Things Can Only Get Better
It’s been a while since I’ve posted on our blog. I’ve been trying to think of an interesting topic to talk about and then, low and behold, one pops up and takes over the world. Covid 19. Coronavirus. Whatever title you care to give it, the situation we all face at the moment has seeped… Read More
A Bit More History
One of the first posts I did on this blog was about an ancient landmark in the hills above Sheffield, Stannage Pole. The link to that post is here. These sorts of projects are always interesting but they don’t come around too often. A year or so ago, we got the opportunity to be involved… Read More
A Day in the Life …………….
The musical reference for this post is easy. One of Britain’s greatest cultural exports, The Beatles. If you want to listen to the track, click here. For a while now, I’ve wanted to produce a video showing Durham Foundry at work. We’ve already got one that shows the stages in making a casting (click here… Read More
Back in the USA
An absolute classic for the musical reference this time. Chuck Berry and Back in the USA. Click here for a bit of rock and roll. I’ve always believed that foundries, in fact any organisation that is proud of what it does, should open its doors and welcome people in. The more we all do that,… Read More
Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 3
Except it’s not part 3, its part 1 but using part 1 in the title doesn’t work as well as part 3 for the musical reference that seems to be a feature of my posts, in this case an excellent and rather appropriate track by Ian Dury and Blockheads, a clip of which can be… Read More
Training, training and more training.
I’ve posted a few things about training over the past months. The opening of the new Foundry Training Centre, comments in the foundry census about training, that kind of thing. All highly commendable and what the industry as a whole needs to engage with if it is to grow and prosper. Unfortunately, there can be… Read More
A Good Heart
Sticking with the starting point of a post a few months ago, it’s another musical reference. This time, the brilliant voice that is Feargal Sharkey and his hit ‘A Good Heart’. For anyone who hasn’t got a clue what I’m talking about the link to the video is here. For those of you with a… Read More
The Art of Cooperation
The foundry industry in the UK goes back quite a long way as it does in most countries. I’ve been involved with it for virtually all my life as has my father before me – he’s ninety one and still takes an active interest in what we’re doing. One constant during both our working lives… Read More
An International Affair
A few weeks ago, I spent a very relaxing holiday on the Greek island of Paxos. To get there, you fly to Corfu and then get a ferry to Paxos which gave us the opportunity to spend a few days in Corfu town. I can recommend it. Bars, restaurants, narrow shaded streets, friendly locals and… Read More
Something To Be Proud Of.
For quite a few years now, Durham Foundry has held both ISO 9001 and 14001 as a combined Quality and Environmental Management Standard. I’m pleased to say that our external audit which has just been carried out by Alcumus has been a splendid success. Not a single non-conformity, either major or minor, in either part… Read More