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Thomas Bennett (of Leeds)

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of Leeds

1970 Alcan Booth Industries acquired 25 percent of Thomas Bennett of Leeds, glass merchants and makers of aluminium shop front systems and laminated glass[1]

c.1976 Alcan Aluminium acquired Thomas Bennett as its first diversification move away from metals.

1976 Supplied laminated glass for a Dutch prison "without bars"[2]

1976 Keith Bennett of Thomas Bennett and Sons was chairman of the Safety Glazing Association[3]

1978 Alcan established a new factory to make bullet-resistant safety glass in Leeds based on the expertise acquired with Thomas Bennett.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 21, 1970
  2. The Times, Jun 28, 1976
  3. The Times , Aug 11, 1976
  4. The Engineer 1978