Capital job for region’s firms

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If the London Underground hits the buffers two Sheffield City Region companies will have played a key part in ensuring everything comes safely to a halt.

Worksop Galvanizing has treated almost 100 tonnes of steel which Chesterfield fabrication firm Direct Engineering has turned into 19 buffer stops that have been installed at various points across London Underground’s rail network.

Each of the steel buffer stops is 2.2 metres wide, by 1.5 metres high and 2.5 metres long, and weighs almost five tonnes.

Ray Woolley, from Foxwood Industrial Park-based Direct Engineering, praised Wedge Group Galvanizing subsidiary Worksop Galvanizing for its work.

“This project involved particularly tight lead times, and thanks to the efforts of the team at Worksop Galvanizing, and the quality of the galvanizing work, the buffers were manufactured and despatched to our customer’s requirements.”