Norwich-based AC Bacon Engineering, which specialises in fabricating buildings for the agriculture industry, has teamed up with long-standing suppliers Worksop Galvanizing, part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, to process steel used to create two large grain stores for South Pickenham Estates in Norfolk.
“We have worked alongside the team at Worksop Galvanizing on many of our projects,” Andrew Willimott, Buyer at AC Bacon, explained. “Our most recent work weighed over 700 tonnes in total with steel used to fabricate a variety of structures including grain stores, which play a pivotal role in farming operations. It’s important our buildings are fabricated and galvanized to a high quality, not only protect the structure itself, but also the products stored inside.”
“The farming environment can be a particularly challenging one, so galvanizing our steel ensures our buildings last a lifetime with no need for maintenance or servicing, which can be quite costly taking into account the size of the grain stores and the labour and resources it would require. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Worksop Galvanizing on similar projects in the months and years to come.”
South Pickenham Estates, which is home to a 5,802 acre farm and vineyard, plus sporting, catering and accommodation, specified galvanizing as a finish for AC Bacon’s steel buildings due to the quality and long-term protection that it provides.
Paul Robinson, Commercial Manager at Worksop Galvanizing, explained: “The team here at Worksop Galvanizing has worked with AC Bacon across a variety of projects for over 10 years and we’re pleased to have played a part in this large-scale job for South Pickenham Estates.”
Wedge Group Galvanizing is the largest hot dip galvanizing organisation in the UK with a history dating back over 150 years. With 14 plants strategically placed across the country, the firm offers a truly national galvanizing service.