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Martin-Black plc, wire rope manufacturers, of Coatbridge.
1887 company formed (?)
1937 Martin, Black Ltd, of Speedwell Works, supplier of Tru-Lay Ropes
1957 Juru Estates, listed on the Stock Exchange, acquired Martin, Black (Wire Ropes) and changed its name to Martin-Black Ltd
Stock market listing acquired for Martin-Black (Wire Ropes) Ltd
By 1981 subsidiary companies included:
1975 Rights issue, partly because of the need for extra funds due to the increased size of orders for the offshore oil industry
1976 Queen's Award for Export
1984 After several years of losses and sale of the Canadian subsidiary, Martin-Black ceased wire making operation in Glasgow and sold the wire businesses to Bridon; the remaining businesses were Ryeside Constructional and a 10 percent interest in an Indian company
1985 Reverse take-over and renamed as Dean Park Hotel Group
1986 Acquired by Queens Moat Houses