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Report - Cincinatti Machine Offices, Erdington 23/06/09

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Rookinella, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. Rookinella

    Rookinella I should have danced all night
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    Visited with Rigsby.

    This was site number 4 on out flukey day of epicness where every explore went ticketiboo and the sun was shining and everything! Thanks to OT and the Midlands Masters of Epicness for help with directions to this because we were lost and we got distracted watching some pikey get nicked just over the road.

    It was really cool inside especially the flooded auditorium and I found a pack of cup-a-soup from yonks ago that had amazingly old packaging. It's untouched inside and it seems like it would have been a really nice place to work in with its views over the canal and swish flooring.

    Press release from 2007:

    One of the most famous engineering works in Birmingham is to close after 73 years of production.

    The Cincinnati machine tool factory in Kingsbury Road, Erdington, is to be shut with the loss of 90 jobs.

    Union officials immediately condemned the plan, calling it "yet another nail in the coffin of West Midland manufacturing".

    The announcement came less than a year after the business, latterly known as Cincinnati Lamb but previously having operated as Cincinnati Milacron, was sold by US parent group Unova to MAG Industrial Automation Systems for £2 million. It was the first factory established by the original Cincinnati firm outside America and at its peak employed up to 2,000 people.

    Lathes and boring machines produced there graced manufacturing sites throughout the UK and around the world as one of the foremost names in machine-making.

    Tom Keogh, regional officer for engineering union Amicus, vowed to challenge the closure saying: "They will not be getting away quietly from this."

    A source close to the company said it is believed production is to be transferred to China. No company spokesman was available.


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