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Ash and Lacy

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1961. Meriwheel.

of Meriden Street, Birmingham.

1896 Became private company.

1940 Perforated metals. [1]

1959 Became public company.

1961 Metal perforators, sheet metal workers, galvanisers, metal stockholders and wholesale suppliers to builders' merchants and ironmongers. Products include perforated metals, galvanised and zinc gutters and pipes, garden wheel barrows, coal bunkers and storage bins. 220 employees. [2]

1969 Ash and Lacy Perforators Ltd.

1972 Butterfield-Harvey Group sold General Galvanizers and Globe Tank and Foundry (Wolverhampton) to Ash and Lacy[3]

1995 Acquired C. I. Group

2000 a large proportion of the shares were acquired by Hill and Smith Holdings

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical World Year Book 1940. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p117
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  3. The Times Jun 21, 1972