Birmetals Ltd. of Woodgate Works, Quinton
1936 Formation of new company Birmid Industries which would, amongst other things, establish a new rolling company Birmetals Ltd which would be formed to operate a new mill for high tensile aluminium alloys to meet the demand from aircraft, marine and other industries.
1930s Installed Siemens electric furnaces
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1960 New Sendzimer mill for rolling aluminium alloy strip to very exact thicknesses
1980 750 workers demanded a pay rise when inflation rose at 20%. Dispatch workers refused to load lorries and work the cranes. Rumours abounded that the factory was to close down and a few days later workers involved in the dispute were sacked. The company closed.
Sources of Information
- The Times, 4 April 1936
- The Times, 8 July 1936
- Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0