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Armitage Shanks, sanitaryware makers, of Barrhead, Hanley and other sites
Production of vitreous chinaware for export was concentrated at Barrhead; more complex, small production vitreous chinaware was focussed on Hanley
1974 Acquired Sherwood Woodwork
1980 At that time was organised as 4 operating division: ceramics, engineering, plastics, woodwork.
1980 Bid from Blue Circle Industries was agreed by the Armitage Shanks board but referred to the Competition Commission, which did not block the merger.