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Storage tank, pipework and material handing systems makers and erectors of Warrington
1965 William Neill and Son merged with Capper Holdings; company renamed Capper-Neill. William H. Capper continued as chairman; William P. Capper, who had been managing director of Capper Holdings for 7 years was appointed managing director of the parent group.
1973 William Neill and Son was the main steel fabricating subsidiary of Capper-Neill
1977 Subsidiaries included:
1978 Rights issue to pay for new head office and new factory in Southampton
1983 In the face of unexpected threat of bankruptcy due to disputes about contracts in the Middle East, the company was rescued by cash injection by Consolidated Contractors (CCC) of Lebanon and the banks, who effectively assumed control of the company
1984 Company forced into receivership by the banks
1984 Management buy-out of Capper Pipe Services