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Mayor’s visit to business in the frame for success

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The Mayor of Dudley has visited a borough business which is in the frame for more success with its cutting-edge technology.

Councillor Anne Millward visited manufacturing firm Frameclad at its premises on the Pensnett Trading Estate as part of the Made in Dudley borough initiative.  

Frameclad is a steel frame manufacturer, which supplies components, frames and structures for the construction industry.

It employs 50 people and owes much of its success to offering the most advanced technology and products as an alternative to traditional methods of construction.

By using light gauge steel framing to produce the materials for construction there is potentially a huge saving in time, weight and cost over traditional methods.

It has the ability to work on small-scale projects where clients require stock lengths and components to more in-depth, large-scale projects which are predesigned, fully engineered and assembled.

Since opening a new factory on the estate in 2018, the company has doubled its capacity and now occupies two units covering 50,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space.

Councillor Anne Millward (left), Mayor of Dudley with Mark Munns (centre), chief executive at Frameclad and Paul Winwood (right), managing director at Frameclad.

Councillor Anne Millward, Mayor of Dudley (left) with Mark Munns, chief executive at Frameclad (centre) and Paul Winwood, managing director at Frameclad (right)

Councillor Anne Millward, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

It was a pleasure to meet the staff at Frameclad this week.
This borough is known for the part it played in the industrialisation of the modern world and it’s wonderful to visit businesses that are keeping our industrial heritage alive and carrying the baton for future generations of manufacturing.
I wish Frameclad every success at it continues on its journey of growth.

Paul Winwood, managing director from Frameclad, said:

Since the company first launched back in 2009, we have used our experience to adapt what we do to meet the changing demands of the construction industry. This has allowed us to grow from strength to strength in recent years.
We pride ourselves on the products we offer and the very high level of service we provide. We are proud of the region’s industrial heritage and the part we are playing in keeping that heritage alive as we remain at the forefront of off-site building technology.

The Made in Dudley Borough initiative aims to highlight the work of local businesses through visits from key figures at Dudley Council.

Businesses that want to apply for a tour from senior council figures and feature in the Made in Dudley Borough series can get in touch via the website at www.dudleybusinessfirst.org.uk

Businesses can also get the latest news and information before anyone else by signing up to the free email bulletins at www.dudley.gov.uk

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