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Report - Lothian Coated Fabrics, East Lothian - November 2012


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This was the unintended find of the day. Bit warehousey but turned out to be a great wander. Shame about the fires.. There's been a fair few quite recently according to this article.

Bit of quick history pulled from HERE. Worth a read if you're interested - it's from 1994 mind you.. But still a good detailed history :cool

LOTHIAN Coated Fabrics is a Prestonpans company which was created out of a management buy-out in 1982 and which, from its reincarnation that year, has seen annual turnover grow rapidly during the period from #800,000 to #6m, with a further rise projected for the present financial year to #6m-plus.

It has now become one of Europe's leading specialists in PVC and in polymer-coated fabrics -- which in turn has led to its receiving the Queen's Award for Export Achievement.

The years of 1990 and 1991 were good financially, but by 1992 the recession had begun to bite and ''that and a number of other factors led us to conclude that the future direction of the company would be best served by our being based all on a single site''.

This would make for greater efficiency because of economies of scale and of better use of management time. Simultaneously, the building at Newburgh was in a poor repair. An additional point was that the requirement of current environmental legislation insisted that emission abatement systems would have to be installed there. It was decided that this would be prohibitively expensive and so the decision was taken to centre all production and management in Prestonpans.
And a more recent quote from the article regarding the fires

The site became vacant after Allied Textiles, which took over Lothian Coated Fabrics, announced its closure in 2010. In October of last year the Holder Planning made a presentation to the community council on a planning proposal to turn the site into a supermarket but members had raised concerns over how it would affect access and the toll it may take on the town's High Street.
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