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Benjamin Priest and Sons

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Dec 1921.

Benjamin Priest and Sons Ltd. of Old Hill, Staffordshire

1854 Company founded

1912 Became private company

1959 Made public company

1961 Manufacturers of press-work, welded fabrications, nuts and bolts. 400 employees. [1]

1974 Subsidiaries Benjamin Priest and Sons (Holdings) had varying performance: the nuts and bolts business was performing less well, Crew and Sons, maker of stainless steel products, was improving, J. E. Woodall and Co, roofing components, had been affected by the 3-day week; Priest Jackson Pressings still had problems; the Integrated division, which included Integrated Conveyers Ltd, Integrated Handling Ltd, Hi-Space Systems Ltd, had performed well.[2]

1984 In order to rationalise auto-component supply, the company agreed with Armstrong Equipment to close its bolt making operation and transfer some operations within the group[3]

1987 Benjamin Priest sold Priest Jackson Pressings division to Associated Steels and Tools Co[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times Oct. 2, 1974
  3. The Times, May 02, 1984
  4. The Times May 7, 1987