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Marshalls plc, pf Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, a manufacturer of natural stone and concrete hard landscaping products, supplying the construction, home improvement and landscape markets. It is based. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

1890 Solomon Marshall and Son was established by Solomon Marshall, stone merchant.

By 1911 Solomon was owner of a stone quarry.

1964 Halifax Tool Co changed its name to Marshalls (Halifax)

1981 Incorporated as a public limited company: Marshalls Halifax PLC

1981 Marshalls (Halifax) was involved in concrete, quarrying and engineering; reported 15 percent decline in profits[1]

1987 Sold Reliance-Mercury

1987 Changes of registered office in Huddersfield

1988 Purchased W. G. Smith (Cannock) Ltd manufacturer of concrete kerb and paving

1988 Subsidiary companies included[2]:

Acquired George Armitage and Sons plc of Wakefield

1991 Sold H. I. P. and Infutec to Bodycote.

1996 Transferred the engineering businesses to Halco Group

2001 The company acquired Stancliffe Stone for £10 million.

2009 Group name changed to Marshalls plc.

2020 Marshalls offers complete hard landscaping solutions for the domestic and commercial hard landscaping markets, as well as street furniture and lighting. The company operates its own quarries and manufacturing sites throughout the UK. It also operates Marshalls NV in Belgium covering Benelux and Northern France

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 30, 1981
  2. Annual report: Companies House