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1909 Mining Engineering Co (Meco) founded

1968 Dowty acquired Higgins Boughton Industries and its principal subsidiary Mining Engineering Co (Meco) of Worcester[1].

In its heyday, more than 1,000 employees passed through its gates in Worcester.

1979 became Dowty Meco

1989 Management buy-out from Dowty.

1993 Became Longwall International after the company was merged with the mining equipment interests of the Dobson Park Group.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 16 January 1968
  2. The Times, January 20, 1993