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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

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

1972 Maker of aircraft ground support and airfield tractors; acquired Mercury Truck and Tractor and Mercury Airfield Equipment businesses from the Hestair Group[1]

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[2]

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[3]

1988 Subsidiary companies included[4]:

Acquired George Armitage and Sons plc of Wakefield

Later Marshalls


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Sources of Information

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