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of Kirby Muxloe
1954 New rolling mills installed at Desford and Wednesfield
1958 New automatic bearing-tube mill commissioned at Desford
1960 Investment to double the capacity for making bearing tubes and other heavy duty steel tubes at Tubes, Ltd, Desford
1967 Developed a 3-roll piercing method of making tubes which improved on the long established Mannesmann 2-roll piercing method
1969 Investment by TI in the Desford works to make the plant the most advanced and integrated works for making roll and bearing tubes
1972 Investment by TI to increase the capacity for making hollow bar at Desford
1974 Manufacturer of hot-rolled hollow bar.
1976 TI Desford Tubes was awarded the Queens Award for Export