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Marshalls (Halifax)

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Concrete products, quarrying and engineering, makers of aircraft ground support and airfield tractors, of Halifax

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

By 1911 Solomon was owner of a stone quarry.

1911 The Halifax Tool Co was first registered

1964 Halifax Tool Co changed its name to Marshalls (Halifax) Ltd, a private company.

1968 Main divisions were concrete, quarrying and engineering; reorganisation of Stockton Stone; rights issue[1]

1972 Maker of aircraft ground support and airfield tractors; acquired Mercury Truck and Tractor and Mercury Airfield Equipment businesses from the Hestair Group[2]

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[3]

1988 David R. Marshall was chairman of Marshalls Halifax PLC; other directors were John D. Marshall, Keith F. Marshall, Andrew H. Marshall, Simeon J. Marshall, G. Brian Taylor[4]

1988 Subsidiary companies included[5]:

Acquired George Armitage and Sons plc of Wakefield

1996 Transferred the engineering businesses to Halco Group

2001 The company acquired Stancliffe Stone for £10 million.

2009 Group name changed to Marshalls plc.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Aug. 26, 1968
  2. The Times, Sep 18, 1972
  3. The Times June 30, 1981
  4. 1988 Annual report
  5. Annual report: Companies House