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1987 Growing fast; merged 2 subsidiaries Dudley Wood Engineering and Welin Lambie to form Dudley Fabricated Products at the Brierley Hill site. Later in the year closed the lifeboat maker, Welin Lambie; Seaboard Lloyd and its American associate were sold to their managements. Steel milling and rolling business at Wednesbury (ex-F H Lloyd) sold to United Engineering Steels .
1989 Rising profits; the cost of the F H Lloyd acquisition had been recouped by disposals and developments in the business. Acquired the centrispinning business of Firth Vickers Foundry from Firth Rixon to add to the power and defence business, complementing the high alloy spun products of Lloyds (Burton)