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MP Opens New Alpha Rail Factory

Last updated: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - Save & Share

The Member of Parliament for Ashfield and Eastwood has officially opened a new fencing factory in her constituency.

Alpha Rail opening L-R Gloria de Peiro Steve Shirley Phil Ball Dean Briggs Mark SipsonGloria de Piero opened Alpha Rail’s new manufacturing facility in Huthwaite, with 40 customers, staff, suppliers and contractors present, after an £800,000 refurbishment to the 16,000 sq ft purpose-designed workshops and offices.

Before being elected as an MP, Ms de Piero was GMTV’s political editor and previously worked on the BBC’s Politics Show.

She said: “Over its 30-year history, Alpha Rail has played an important part in the local economy, providing employment for generations of local people. Their growth and expansion into this fantastic new facility represents the next phase of their development and I wish them every success.”

The new factory is located on Nunn Brook Rise on The County Estate in Huthwaite. Alpha Rail has re-developed the site to accommodate metalworking machinery and dedicated areas for each fabricating process in the factory and a two-storey office space.

Notable local projects have included the Hucknall Town Centre Improvement Scheme, the A453 widening project on Remembrance Way and the £5.2m renovation of Forest Recreation Ground.

Alpha Rail MD Steve Shirley said: “We completed our relocation in January and are now all settled in. The response from customers and other visitors has been excellent.  The move has also given employee morale a further boost.”

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