10 jobs created at new British Steel metal centre in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 21 Mar 2018

A decision by British Steel in Scunthorpe to sell products and services to construction businesses from major developers to local house-builders is paying dividends.

For the opening of a metal centre on the 2,000-acre site off Brigg Road has created 10 new jobs.

The investment is also said to have further strengthened British Steel’s UK network of metal and service centres.

The new centre, which has replaced a smaller facility on the outskirts of the town, is able to supply a wide-range of constructional steel products and services to businesses of all sizes.

The company has announced its intention to become a major supplier to the construction industry in the region.

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Richard Farnsworth, British Steel’s managing director for construction, said: "Our new metal centre is an exciting development, not only for us but for the region’s construction industry.

"Moving to bigger facilities allows us to offer customers an extended range of steel products including our UK manufactured structural sections with next day delivery as standard.

"We’ll also have further processing facilities including cutting to length so we can tailor our products to customers’ precise requirements.

British Steel's Scunthorpe metal centre

"This diverse range of high performance products and services means our centre can now serve developers of all sizes, whether they’re building a city centre office block or an extension to a house.

"And our excellent location means we can deliver, or they can collect, our steel at incredibly short notice – a vital service in the construction industry.

"We want to become the supplier of choice to this region’s construction industry and believe our new Scunthorpe Metal Centre, supported by our facility in Hull, will help us lead business and community re-development throughout the Yorkshire and Humber area."

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The new Scunthorpe centre is said to be the latest step in British Steel’s commitment to serving the needs of the UK's construction market, forming part of a 15-strong network.

Mr Farnsworth added: "Our regional metal centres provide customers with a quick and convenient way of buying a wide range of steel products including sections, bars, angles, channels, plate, sheet, mesh, flooring and hand railing. And as part of an integrated supply chain, our products also come with full traceability.

"Our extensive stock range and own transport fleet enables us to meet customer needs with next-day delivery in the immediate area while customers can also collect their own material from our extensive stockholding."

As well as cutting to length, the Scunthorpe centre also offers shot-blasting and painting services.

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