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News and Updates from JC Metalworks

Check back regularly to read updates about JC Metalworks and recent projects, as well as useful news and information. If you would like to get more regular updates and stay in touch online, don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and we are on LinkedIn as well.

If you would like to come and visit us to see how the JC Metalworks team and state of the art facility and machinery can help you take a product idea into a reality, give one of our specialists a call today on 01509 233 280 to arrange a consultation.

What is a laser cutter?

Thu Oct 19, 2017    JC Metalworks

Technology continues to move so fast, but at JC Metalworks we love that! We fully embrace new technological developments and what those developments...

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The Importance of Prototyping

Fri Oct 13, 2017    JC Metalworks

A prototype is an early sample, model or release of a product to test a concept. JC have our own in-house prototyping facility and it has proven incredibly beneficial to clients.

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What are Shop Fixtures and Fittings?

Tue Oct 10, 2017    JC Metalworks

Shop fixtures and fittings come in all shapes and sizes from retail display units through to cabinets, rails, shelving and stands, euro hooks and furniture…

Tags : Rainbows Children’s Hospice, point of sale, display, retail

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It’s a Recruitment Drive!

Thu Oct 5, 2017    JC Metalworks

We are delighted to announce that we have welcomed four new additions to our metalworking team and are hunting for candidates to fill three more!

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What is a Point of Sale Display Stand?

Fri Sep 22, 2017    JC Metalworks

A Point of Sale display stand is a specialised form of sales promotion that is found near, on, or next to a cash desk and intended to gain the customer’s attention with a view to making an additional or impulse purchase.

Tags : retail, point of sale

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We’ve been ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Re-certified!

Tue Sep 19, 2017    JC Metalworks

Here at JC we are celebrating our re-certification of both ISO 9001 and ISO 14000, making us one of only a handful of precision metal manufacturers in the UK to hold both standards.

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July & August 2017 Employee of the Months

Thu Sep 14, 2017    JC Metalworks

We’re thrilled to announce our Employee of the Month awards for both July and August along with a Long Service Award.

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What Makes a Good Retail Display Unit?

Tue Sep 12, 2017    JC Metalworks

Ask 10 people what makes a good retail display unit and you may well get 10 different answers. However, drawing on our years of experience designing, prototyping and manufacturing a range of different retail display units, point of sale and point of purchase units, as well as other retail products for…

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What is Metalworking?

Fri Sep 8, 2017    JC Metalworks

Well to put it at its most basic, metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. The term ‘metalworking’ covers a huge variety of work across multiple industries / sectors.

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HR Director Retirement & New Appointment

Wed Sep 6, 2017    JC Metalworks

We recently said a huge heartfelt thank you and goodbye to our HR Director Ann Robinson as she retired from JC Metalworks. Ann had been with us for three years and was integral in helping us to ensure our systems and processes were appropriate and robust.

Tags : retiring, New employee, news

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Technical Team Support Job Vacancy - Metal Cutting

Mon Aug 21, 2017    JC Metalworks

Due to the continuing growth of our business we are seeking to recruit two experienced Team Support specialists in our Cutting and Fabrication Depts. This is a key role in our business and will see you managing the day-to-day technical aspects of the department under the instruction and supervision…

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Technical Team Support Job Vacancy - Metal Fabrication

Mon Aug 21, 2017    JC Metalworks

Due to the continuing growth of our business we are seeking to recruit two experienced Team Support specialists in our Cutting and Fabrication Depts. This is a key role in our business and will see you managing the day-to-day technical aspects of the department under the instruction and supervision…

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MiG Welder Job Vacancy - Metal Fabrication

Mon Aug 21, 2017    JC Metalworks

Due to the continuing growth of our business we are seeking to recruit a welder to join our Fabrication Team. You will weld and prepare our products in preparation for spraying and finishing. MIG welding experience with very thin gauge materials in the range of 0.9 – 3mm is essential although TIG /…

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JC Metalworks on the Big Screen!

Thu Jul 13, 2017    JC Metalworks

After a two day shoot, scripting, voice over work and some blinding editing we are absolutely thrilled to be able to show off the JC Metalworks facilities here in the East Midlands.

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Welcome and Congratulations to New Staff

Thu Jun 22, 2017    JC Metalworks

Huge congratulations go to Paul Crompton who has been appointed Production Planner. Paul will take over the role from Denver Brown who is moving to the role of Team Leader in Assembly, Despatch and Goods In. Congrats to Denver too...

Tags : staff expansion, News

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We are Officially an Excellent Manufacturer!

Wed May 10, 2017    JC Metalworks

Well it really did happen! A group of us dressed up in our very best finery and with a few stomachs held in we headed off to the Leicester Mercury Business Awards… and we came back with the title of ‘Excellence in Manufacturing’!

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, News, manufacturing, leicester mercury

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Value Engineering and the Price of Steel

Thu Mar 9, 2017    JC Metalworks

For some Value Engineering can be difficult to define. For some, but not for us.

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November 2016 Employee of the Month

Fri Jan 27, 2017    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our November 2016 Employee of the Month! Patriyk Piotrowski

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, News, Staff Announcement

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In Demand: An Interview with our MD Nick Oakland

Wed Jan 4, 2017    JC Metalworks

In Demand: An Interview with our MD Nick Oakland by Manufacturing Today about 2016 events and another year of operation.

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The Great JC Metalworks Charity Bake Off

Tue Dec 6, 2016    JC Metalworks

The Great JC Metalworks Charity Bake Off came to Bishop Medadow Road, Loughborough on 16th December between 12 noon and 2pm in support of Rainbows Hospice.

Tags : JC Metalworks, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, News

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Getting into the Christmas Spirit

Wed Nov 30, 2016    JC Metalworks

Getting into the Christmas Spirit; that's exactly what we've been doing here at JC Metalworks with Elvin the Elf.

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October 2016 Employee of the Month

Mon Nov 28, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our October 2016 Employee of the Month! Steve Wooldridge

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, News, Staff Announcement

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September 2016 Employee of the Month

Fri Oct 28, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our September 2016 Employee of the Month! Jaroslaw Panak

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Welcome to our Three New Apprentices

Fri Oct 14, 2016    JC Metalworks

A news article that features JC Metalworks Apprenticeship Programme welcoming three new apprentices to their Loughborough metal works and headquarters.

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September was our Busiest Month EVER!

Tue Oct 11, 2016    JC Metalworks

Phew! As September turns to October we are also celebrating our busiest month on record with a growth on invoiced sales exceeding 20%.

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A Reason to Celebrate: It's our 30th Birthday!

Tue Oct 11, 2016    JC Metalworks

As many of our clients and suppliers know this year sees us celebrating our 30th birthday. This in and of itself is a huge achievement and something we are all very, very proud of, but we are already planning the next 30 years!

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August 2016 Employee of the Month

Mon Oct 3, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our August 2016 Employee of the Month! Liz Clarke

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Welcome to Two New Employees

Tue Sep 20, 2016    JC Metalworks

Join us in extending a warm welcome to our two new employees: Business Development Manager, Phillipa Coleman, and Accounts Technician, Ana Montero-Munoz

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We've got the Thumbs-Up for ISO Re-certification

Tue Sep 20, 2016    JC Metalworks

We're delighted to share the news that we've got the thumbs-up for ISO 9001 & 14001 re-certification, quality management systems that we really care about.

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July 2016 Employee of the Month

Thu Aug 11, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our July 2016 Employee of the Month! Keshu Kuchhadiya

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How will Brexit affect the Retail Industry?

Tue Aug 2, 2016    JC Metalworks

How will Brexit affect the Retail Industry? We need to start asking the important questions - How does Brexit affect one of our biggest industries?

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Where's It Bin? Cleaning for a cause this August

Fri Jul 29, 2016    JC Metalworks

Where's it Bin? JC Metalworks is cleaning for a cause this August

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June 2016 Employee of the Month

Mon Jul 25, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our June 2016 Employee of the Month! Balvir Ram

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May 2016 Employee of the Month

Mon Jul 18, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our May 2016 Employee of the Month! Janusz Berdechowski

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, Staff Announcement, News

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Three cheers to our Three Apprentices!

Tue Jul 5, 2016    JC Metalworks

Congratulations our three apprentices on our Apprenticeship Programme who have all passed their current levels of their apprenticeship qualifications.

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Barry Rawding Retires After 6 Years of Sevice

Mon Jun 27, 2016    JC Metalworks

Barry Rawding, a member of our despatch team, is retiring! JC Metalworks held a presentation to celebrate Barry's success with the company over the years.

Tags : Awards, news, retiring

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Factory Changes - Phase 3

Fri Jun 24, 2016    JC Metalworks

Factory Changes - Phase 3 has begun... It’s been a little while since our last blog, in this time we’ve seen more exciting changes to our factory floor.

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Proud Sponsors of Rainbows Hospice

Wed Jun 22, 2016    JC Metalworks

JC Metalworks is one of the proud sponsors of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, and has appeared in several articles over the last few weeks

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April 2016 Employee of the Month

Wed Jun 1, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our April 2016 Employee of the Month! Satish Patel

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March 2016 Employee of the Month

Thu May 26, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our March 2016 Employee of the Month! Dilip Godhaniya

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, Staff Announcement

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Celebrating Success with 'Made in the Midlands Award Nomination

Tue May 24, 2016    JC Metalworks

We have been celebrating at JC Metalworks. We recently received a nomination for the ‘Made in the Midlands’ Awards in the Sustainable Manufacturer category

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, News

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What would life be like without artificial light?

Wed May 18, 2016    JC Metalworks

The importance of artificial light to our lives cannot be underestimated. We take a look at how our lives might be different if it had never been invented

Tags : light, electrical

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Two New Additions to the Team

Wed Apr 20, 2016    JC Metalworks

We have recently welcomed two more new members of staff. With growth at the forefront of our plans our new additions will add real value to our team.

Tags : JC Metalworks, News, New employee, expansion

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February 2016 Employee of the Month

Wed Apr 13, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our February 2016 Employee of the Month! Archie Kelly

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Our Team is taking part in 'The Suffering'

Wed Apr 13, 2016    JC Metalworks

On 25th June 23 members of the JC Metalworks team will be taking part in ‘The Suffering’ - a 10k obstacle race held at Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough

Tags : JC Metalworks, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, News, The Suffering

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Congratulations to our new HR Director

Thu Mar 24, 2016    JC Metalworks

We at JC Metalworks would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Ann Robinson on her recent promotion to HR Director.

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Factory Changes - Phase 2

Tue Mar 22, 2016    JC Metalworks

Factory Changes - Phase 2. Since our last blog we have started Phase 2 of our exciting changes to our factory floor which includes new racking.

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Exciting changes to our factory layout are underway!

Wed Mar 2, 2016    JC Metalworks

We will be making a number of investments to improve our facilities including making changes to our factory floor to facilitate our planned growth.

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January 2016 Employee of the Month

Tue Mar 1, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our January 2016 Employee of the Month! Mandy De Nysschen

Tags : Awards, JC Metalworks, Staff Announcement

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New Year & New Beginnings

Mon Feb 8, 2016    JC Metalworks

We have started off 2016 with five new additions to our growing team to support our growth and improve our service.

Tags : JC Metalworks, Staff Announcement, staff expansion

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December 2015 Employee of the Month

Thu Jan 28, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our December 2015 Employee of the Month! Des De Silva

Tags : Staff Announcement, JC Metalworks, Awards

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November 2015 Employee of the Month

Tue Jan 19, 2016    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our November 2015 Employee of the Month! Irmantas Eitutis

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Throwback Thursday - We share a little piece of history 

Thu Dec 17, 2015    JC Metalworks

We recently stumbled upon a little piece of history – a 43-year-old Apprenticeship Agreement belonging to Jesukh (Jack) Chauhan – Director of JC Metalworks

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October 2015 Employee of the Month

Tue Nov 24, 2015    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our October 2015 Employee of the Month! Dariusz Stockmann

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September 2015 Employee of the Month

Thu Oct 29, 2015    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks we continue with our Rewarding Excellence programme. Congratulations to our September 2015 Employee of the Month! Adrian Gruska

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Welcome to our New Director, Nick Oakland

Mon Oct 19, 2015    JC Metalworks

In September 2015, Nick Oakland joined JC Metalworks as Managing Director Designate, he brings extensive experience, energy and enthusiasm to his new role

Tags : New employee, JC Metalworks, expansion

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New Estimator joins our Team

Mon Sep 28, 2015    JC Metalworks

On 24th August 2015, we are improving our service to customers by welcoming a new Estimator, Steve Wooldridge, to our growing team.

Tags : New employee, expansion, staff expansion

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Satish Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Mon Sep 7, 2015    JC Metalworks

In the last ten years, Satish has witnessed a huge changes here at JC Metalworks – employees, premises and technology have all evolved.

Tags : Survival of the Fittest

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Welcome to our New Website

Mon Jul 13, 2015    JC Metalworks

It is important for us to maintain an open line of communication with our clients – both current and prospective. That’s why we’ve launched a new website.

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Our New Laser Cutting Machine: One Year On

Tue Jun 9, 2015    JC Metalworks

Last year received a £100k Regional Growth Fund (RGF) grant from LLEP to fund the purchase a new laser cutter. Now we take another look one year on...

Tags : Amada UK, laser cutting

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Loughborough College Enterprise & Apprenticeship Careers Event 

Thu Mar 12, 2015    JC Metalworks

We will be visiting Loughborough College for its Enterprise and Apprenticeship Careers event. Learn about apprenticeships in the metal work industry...

Tags : JC Metalworks, loughborough college, apprenticeships, apprentices

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£5k Raised for Rainbows Hospice

Wed Oct 29, 2014    JC Metalworks

We're extremely proud to announce that our Loughborough metalworkers have managed to raise over £5000 for Rainbows Hospice...

Tags : charity, Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Survival of the Fittest, JC metalworks

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Diverse Retail Display Projects

Tue Oct 21, 2014    JC Metalworks

Here at JC Metalworks, our engineering and manufacturing team has been working on a diverse range of retail projects this week.

Tags : retail, pos, display, point of sale, manufacturing

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We are taking part in Nottingham's Survival of the Fittest

Mon Sep 22, 2014    JC Metalworks

On 11 October, several members of company will be taking part in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest run, raising money for the Rainbows Hospice

Tags : Survival of the Fittest, Rainbows Children’s Hospice

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Custom Metal Pallets Improve Production & Sustainability

Fri Sep 19, 2014    JC Metalworks

In order to improve production and sustainability, our QHSE Coordinator, Prakash Chavda, is working on the design and manufacture of metal pallets...

Tags : JC metalworks, custom metal pallets, sustainability, efficiency, Quality

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We receive £100k RGF Grant for New Laser Cutter

Fri Jul 4, 2014    JC Metalworks

A £100k Regional Growth Fund (RGF) grant from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) to fund the purchase of a new laser cutter.

Tags : Laser Machine, Regional Growth Fund

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Welcome to Ann Robinson, our New HR Manager

Mon Jun 23, 2014    JC Metalworks

Aiming to fulfill our business strategy from a HR perspective, we are pleased to announce that we have appointed Ann Robinson to the role of HR Manager.

Tags : JC metalworks, HR, New employee, hiring, Quality, customer care

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Health & Safety Week

Mon Jun 16, 2014    JC Metalworks

With a strong commitment to the occupational safety of our team, we are a proud supporter of Health and Safety Week.

Tags : health and safety, JC metalworks, Quality

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Our MD Cuts Ribbon at Amada Grand Opening

Wed Jun 4, 2014    JC Metalworks

Our very own Managing Director Jason Chauhan had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Amada UK’s Technical Centre in Kidderminster.

Tags : Jason Chauhan, Amada UK, Technology, JC Metalworks, metalworking, japan

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Fulfilling Recurring Orders

Thu May 22, 2014    JC Metalworks

This week we are working on a number of precision metalworking projects in addition to fabricating retail displays for single-run jobs and recurring orders

Tags : recurring orders, efficiency, manufacturing, customer care, JC Metalworks, assembly

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Precision Metalworking For Beauty Retail Displays

Thu May 15, 2014    JC Metalworks

Our latest precision engineering projects have involved the forming and fabrication of point-of-sale displays for use in department stores by beauty brands

Tags : pos, point of sale, retail, JC metalworks, Quality, sales, manufacturing, beauty stands, display

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A Busy Time For Point-of-Sale & Display Manufacturing

Fri May 2, 2014    JC Metalworks

The past few months have been an exceptionally busy time for us as we are working on manufacturing a number of different retail display units.

Tags : manufacturing, retail, sales, metalworking, point of sale, display, assembly, JC Metalworks, pos

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Retail Units Manufactured in response to Tobacco Display Ban

Tue Apr 15, 2014    JC Metalworks

We are currently working on creating new retail display units that will help a grocery store chain comply with the newly introduced tobacco display ban.

Tags : JC Metalworks, retail, sales, point of sale, pos, assembly, efficiency, manufacturing, metalworking

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We Helped Loughborough RFC Raise £5k for its Junior Section

Mon Mar 31, 2014    JC Metalworks

Last weekend we helped out at a Loughborough RFC hosted Mini Rugby Festival that raised funds totaling £5000 for its Junior section.

Tags : JC Metalworks, charity, loughborough rugby, local community

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Our Manufacturing Facility 2 Years On

Wed Dec 18, 2013    JC Metalworks

Having moved to our current premises in 2010, the last 12 months have seen us develop our new facility further to support the needs of our clients.

Tags : JC Metalworks, expansion, point of sale, manufacturing, metalworking, Laser Machine

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Foreman Paul Fletcher Retires after 10 Years of Service

Wed Dec 11, 2013    JC Metalworks

After ten years of service as Foreman at JC Metalworks, and in and around Loughborough for over 40 years, Paul Fletcher will be retiring from the trade.

Tags : retiring, JC Metalworks, metalworking, manufacturing, Jason Chauhan, foreman, loughborough

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We've Expanded our Retail Display Operation into India

Fri Sep 20, 2013    JC Metalworks

JC Metalworks expands the retail display operation into India as part of a 5-year plan to expand internationally to maximise opportunities in Asia.

Tags : JC Metalworks, expansion, india, manufacturing, metalworking, point of sale, pos, efficiency, assembly, loughborough

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We've launched our New Newsletter

Thu Jan 31, 2013    JC Metalworks

We have sent out our first news update of the year, which includes helpful industry information, news and case studies from projects we have completed.

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We are Environmentally Friendly

Wed Nov 23, 2011    JC Metalworks

We have been striving to become a more environmentally friendly company and have been successful in achieving this target by becoming ISO 14001 accredited

Tags : sustainability, manufacturing, efficiency, JC Metalworks, environmentally friendly

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Our Business Continues to Grow

Tue Nov 22, 2011    JC Metalworks

Our business continues to grow and recent success has resulted in the creation of over 30 new jobs in the last few months.

Tags : expansion, JC Metalworks, loughborough

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A New Name & Updated Branding

Fri May 27, 2011    JC Metalworks

J.C. Metal Works has changed its name and modernised its brand image to better reflect the company’s size and ambition. The business will now be known as JC Metalworks Ltd.

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We've upgraded our Powder Coating Technology

Mon Feb 7, 2011    JC Metalworks

We have completed the installation of a new ITW Gema powder coating system at our Bishop Meadow Road manufacturing site in Loughborough.

Tags : powder coating, JC Metalworks, expansion, purchasing, manufacturing, display, Quality

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We've moved to Bishop Meadow Road, Loughborough

Mon Feb 1, 2010    JC Metalworks

We have acquired a 60,000 sq.ft site on Bishop Meadow Road, Loughborough and will relocate all of our operations there in the next 12 months.

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