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1973 All the subsidiary companies of Davy-Ashmore were brought under a common name - Davy International Ltd. 4 divisions were created:
1974 Davy International, having purchased 29% of British Rollmakers Corporation, the other large maker of rolls in the UK, made a take-over offer which was rejected by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
c.1976 Acquired Head, Wrightson and Co
1978 Acquired McKee Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio; Davy changed its name to Davy Corporation with 2 main subsidiaries - Davy International, handling engineer and construction, and Davy Engineering Industries, handling the equipment design and manufacturing activities