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Family firm wins orders worth £1.9m
A FAMILY steel firm has completed two major contracts worth more than £1.9m.
Finley Structures, based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, have finished a contract to fabricate and erect a 1,000-tonne steel frame which will form a wind turbine testing facility in Blyth.
The firm won the £1.9m contract from Shepherd Construction who were building three new facilities to house test rigs for full-scale wind and marine prototype devices for National Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC), in Northumberland.
While working on the contract, Finley also delivered a new 800-tonne shed for Sunderland-based Unipres, working for main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.
Managing director John Finley said: "Working on two big contracts like this at the same time has been challenging, but we've handled that challenge head-on and without any problems, which is further testament to our superb workforce.
"We continue to go from strength-to-strength, winning major contracts and taking on staff, and huge jobs like this are becoming run-of-the-mill to us."
Formed by Mr Finley in 2000, the firmnow has a turnover approaching £12m and regularly wins contracts from 50-tonne to 2000-tonne nationwide.