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New home for scrap metal
2:52pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 in Business
AN Altrincham-based scrap metal dealer is on the move - after 40 years.
This week staff and customers of J Davidson are adjusting to a new, £2.5m state of the art, purpose-built site on Craven Road, Broadheath.
The move has provided an economic boost, with the creation of 15 extra jobs.
Gone are the portable building offices, under arches storage points and a congested scrapyard - and replaced with a two acre site that is clean and spacious, with purpose-built offices, ample car parking space, weigh bridges, new de-pollution centre and non ferrous processing plant.
The new site, built on derelict land, has been developed to encompass the latest equipment and technology in the field of scrap metal, as well as purpose-built offices and garage space for the company’s 20-strong fleet.
On site, a new ‘authorised treatment facility’ is fully equipped with industry recognised equipment, allowing for the safe de-pollution of scrap vehicles.
The new site also boasts the very latest Le Fort 1,000 tonne shear which was constructed on site at the end of July; a new O&K machine fitted with hydraulic shear attachment and a new JCB Load Hall.
“The move has come about through natural growth,” said managing director Jamie Davidson.
“After 40 years in operation, we have simply out-grown our old site on Viaduct Road. The new site provides a clean, modern environment for our workforce as well as offering our customers ample parking and an easy process for dropping off their unwanted metal.”