The firm was expanding despite an economic recession.
There were fears that the works might close under British Steel Corporation rationalisation plans.
Installation of a rolling mill. The Brockhouse Group, West Bromwich, is mentioned.
Seven steelworkers were made redundant and set up their own company, thanks to help from the Black Country Co-operative Development Company and the Manpower Services Commission. The photograph shows from left Keith Hill, Len Longmore, Pat Holden, Stan Hom
Tarmac was facing a large bill to clear contamination and drainage problems on the redundant site. The photograph shows Labour Councillor and ex-steelworker Bert Turner looking over site.
Management buy-out set up by Roy Taylor with backing from Barclays Bank. The photograph shows (from left) John Rhodes of Deloitte Haskins and Sells, Ron Reavette, Cecil Buckett from DHS and Simon Ranshaw of Edge Ellison Hatwell and Pritchett.