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Engineer in at Mesh Specialist

Last updated: Friday, September 1, 2017 - Save & Share

A Hartlepool metal mesh manufacturer has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new engineering manager.

Experienced mechanical engineer Michael Proud has joined The Expanded Metal Company to oversee production and maintenance at the firm’s 25,000+ sq m site.

He holds an HNC in Mechanical Engineering and held engineering roles in Foster Wheeler Power Products, Peart Fencing and Expamet, before working in the recycling industry for five years.

He said: “The Expanded Metal Company has a long tradition of manufacturing in North East England so it’s exciting to be joining the firm and to be part of its highly specialist engineering team.”

The Expanded Metal Company supplies a wide range of high quality expanded metal mesh products and offers specialist capabilities in metal work, such as cutting, welding, drilling, punching, shearing and roll forming.


MD Philip Astley said: “Michael has an innate understanding of production processes and maintenance in large scale manufacturing operations and brings a great deal of technical acumen to the role.

“He has a fantastic reputation in our industry. We’re delighted to have him on board.”

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