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CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION AWARD - 24 March 2015 

 Glenhead Engineering Best Carbon Footprint Reduction Award 

Today we received our certificate of award for Best Overall Reduction in Carbon Footprint from Crichton Carbon Centre in recognition of our Sustainable Process Improvement programme in the business. To view it, click here.


OUR NEW ISO 9001 - 17 February 2015 

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Our new ISO 9001:2008 certificate from the Quality Audit that took place in December has now been received. To view it, click here.


WDC BUSINESS SHOW - 07 October 2014  

 West Dunbartonshire Council Business Show - 7th October 2014 

It was the West Dunbartonshire Council's Business Show today in Clydebank Town Hall, and we were exhibiting in it. Here's Fraser Milne, our General Manager, taking a turn in manning the stand in the afternoon.

It was a busy day with over 40 other exhibitors, plus Business Information Seminars, Meet the Buyer Seminars and Networking Areas.


CHARITY COFFEE MORNING - 25 September 2014  

Glenhead Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

More than a coffee morning... a cake bonanza in addition to the coffee, resulting in a very successful event with many visitors, including neigbouring businesses. The amount raised for Macmillan Cancer Support by the end of the day was £636.52

The image on the left gives an idea of the home baking up for grabs. Thanks to all, both the the organisers and the donators.


BOILER IN A BOX - 22 September 2014  

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Today, we took delivery of a new biomass boiler to supply heating to our factory and offices. To save factory space and save time in the installation process, our supplier, V G Energy pre-installed the boiler system into a custom-built container unit. This was then craned to the outside back of the factory, and will be fitted into the internal heating system in the factory and offices.

The image on the left shows the container being hoisted up for moving round the back of the factory. To read and see more, please click here...

UPCOMING EVENTS - 15 September 2014  

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Tue 16th September - We are hosting a Business Gateway event "Promoting Manufacturing Excellence in West Dunbartonshire". This event is for Chamber of Commerce members only.

Thu 25th September - We have organised a charity coffee morning to support Macmillan Cancer Support. All customers are welcome to this event in our new factory.

Tue 7th October - We are exhibiting at the West Dunbartonshire Business Show in Clydebank Town Hall.


THE WINNING TEAM - 12 September 2014  

 ABT annual football tourney 2014 Glenhead Engineering winning football team - ABT Tournament

We entered two teams into ABT Machine Tools And Tooling's 5th Annual Football Tournament - our Young Glenhead five-a-side team won the tournament trophy, defeating SPX ClydeUnion Pumps' team in the final.

Additionally, Kevin McCord won the Player Of The Tournament trophy. Well done Niall, Sean, Jamie, Kevin and Shaun!

To see a larger image of the winning team click on the team photo on the left.


NEW FACTORY OFFICIAL OPENING
 - 20 August 2014  

 Fergus Ewing opens Glenhead Engineering new factory       

Today, Fergus Ewing, the Minister for Energy, Enterprise & Tourism, officially opened our new factory. Mr Ewing is shown here next to the commemorative plaque in the Board Room that he has just unveiled in front of invited guests from both our customer base and supportive public bodies. The plaque was designed and manufactured by our own engineers in the new premises.

After the ceremony, there was a tour of our new factory. Read and see more...


BRANDON MAKES BATON 
- 30 July 2014

Brandon Makes Baton

Brandon, the 10 year old son of Derek, one of our engineers, made this engraved aluminium baton (with a little help from his Dad) to commemorate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It was made from an aluminium off-cut, machined and engraved to perfection. Read and see more...



GLENHEAD GREETS GLASGOW 2014 - 23 July 2014

Glenhead Engineering Greets Glasgow 2014

Today, as it is the official opening of the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, we decided that at the morning break we would celebrate this by sharing some traditional Glasgow food and drinks in our recently completed new canteen.

So we had a choice of Tea Cakes, Caramel Logs, Irn Bru, pies and tea (or coffee). To add to the celebrations with families after work, there was also a miniature bottle of whisky for everyone. More...


WE'VE MOVED - 16 June 2014

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The move to the new premises was completed at the weekend with the Admin department now safely located within the new offices. The contact details are the same as before, except the postal address is now 58 Beardmore Way instead of 60 Beardmore Way.


WE'RE GOING ROUND THE BEND - 12 May 2014

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At the start of May we acquired new premises round the corner, behind our current factory. Already, with the help of SMAS, the project plan for the move has been devised, the factory floor lined out, and internal alterations begun.

We plan to migrate in stages beginning the weekend of 16th May, and should be complete the move by the beginning of June.

Have a look at progress here.   (last update 13 June)


NEW HAAS ST-40 REPLACES ST-30 - 09 April 2014

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Today we took delivery of a new Haas ST-40 Turning Centre - on the left you can see it newly placed in the factory waiting to be commisioned. It increases our cutting length for turning & boring long shafts and tubing. The capabilities of this machine are detailed on Haas' ST-40 web page. The ST-40 upgrades our Haas ST-30, which can be seen ready to go (right) on the low-loader that delivered the ST-40.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY CASE STUDY - 13 December 2013

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Crichton Carbon Centre has now issued its Case Study of guiding Glenhead Engineering through participation in a resource efficiency project, working with a Business Advisor from Crichton's Sustainable Process Improvement (SPI) programme. The benefits can be seen, since 2011, on the left.

Read the full PDF article here. The case study also featured on page 31 of Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce's Winter 2013 Business Magazine.

NEW SODICK AD35L UNCOVERED - 26 November 2013

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Today our new Sodick AD35L spark erosion EDM was delivered. This joins our other Sodick, an AG600LM wire EDM, which we believe is the Sodick with the biggest bed size in Scotland.

On the left is the AD35L on arrival with plastic cover for protection, and on the right is the AD35L uncovered and being commissioned. You can read more about both here.

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WE'RE READY AT OSE - 02 September 2013

Glenhead Engineering Offshore Europe 2013 Stand 2C23

We're in Aberdeen now and have set up our stand for the Offshore Europe Exhibition and Conference that starts tomorrow. We're at stand 2C23 in Hall 2 - do come and visit us.

NEW APPRENTICES INTAKE - 09 August 2013

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Over the last month or so, we have recruited five apprentices fresh from local schools to add to our existing apprentice complement. Here we see (L to R) Sean Kennedy, Niall Cunningham, Kevin McCord and Frazer Neilson. Rory Cullen will join us in the workshop in January.

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OFFSHORE EUROPE 2013 DETAILS - 15 May 2013

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We can now confirm that we will be on stand 2C23, shared with Scottish Development International. Our details on the Offshore Europe 2013 website can be found here. We look forward to meeting you in Aberdeen!

RECRUITMENT FEATURE IN SUN NEWSPAPER - 28 February 2013

 Glenhead Engineering Job Vacancies February 2013

We are featured again in an editorial article in the Sun Newspaper's Jobs page, as well as placing a Job Vacanices advert, where we are again looking to fill three posts:

- CNC Miller/Programmer
- CNC Turner
- Toolmaker

In addition, in the full feature article, we see that not only do we have a wide range of skilled engineers of all ages, but we have an apprenticeship scheme to bring in fresh young people to develop into time-served engineers. The article features one of our apprentices who has just completed his four year apprenticeship to graduate into a fully qualified engineer.

The full feature article can be read here. The recruitment advert containing the details of the vacancies, and how to apply, can be read here.

BASELINE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT COMPLETED - 22 February 2013

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We have worked with the Crichton Carbon Centre to produce the baseline for measuring our improvement programme towards reducing our Carbon Footprint.

Today Crichton informed us that we have a baseline assessment of 437 tonnes CO2e in the baseline year, using Cricton's Sustainable Process Improvement (SPI) Programme. SPI follows guidance given by Defra/DECC (2009), which is based on The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standard (WRI/WBCSD, 2004).

STAND BOOKED AT OFFSHORE EUROPE 2013 - 21 January 2013

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Today we got confirmation that we have a place on the Scottish Development International stand at the Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Aberdeen from 3rd-6th September 2013. Once we have more details, we will publish these in our News section.

More information on the event can be found at the Offshore Europe website: www.offshore-europe.co.uk

DELIVERY OF MEYER ST2066 PRECISION LATHE - 05 September 2012

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On the left is a photo of the Meyer ST2066 just delivered to the factory today. The Meyer ST2066 precision lathe is a large capacity machine with a 660mm swing dimension and distance between centres up to 3000mm. It is of Gap Bed design with a precision ground bed and saddle. This is ideal for the increasing number of larger pieces being machined by Glenhead.

The lathe was quickly operational and a picture of it in business can be seen here (or click on the photo).

RECRUITMENT FEATURE IN SUN NEWSPAPER - 16 August 2012

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Today we were featured in an editorial article in the Sun Newspaper's Jobs page. We are looking to fill three posts:

- CNC Miller/Programmer
- CNC Turner
- Toolmaker

The full feature article, with the advert containing the details of the vacancies and how to apply, can be read here.

GLENHEAD AT SMAS CONFERENCE - 26&27 March 2012

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We had four delegates at the SMAS National Conference at Dunblane Hydro on the 26th and 27th. In addition, the Glenhead Engineering stand featured well in the exhibition area, and new contacts had the opportunity to learn about our cababilities. The top picture shows Bob O'Donnell, our MD, speaking with a visitor to the stand, and looking on is John Caldwell.

Bob said "This SMAS event has been excellent - great speakers and great presentations. What a positive outlook for Scottish manufacturing."

Our lower picture shows the SMAS lineup (left to right), Lena Wilson, CEO Scottish Enterprise; Linda Hanna, Director of Company Growth, Scottish Enterprise; Fergus Ewing, Scottish Government Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism; Nick Shields, Director of Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS), Scottish Enterprise.

SMART EXPORTER TRAINING FOR GLENHEAD - 6 March 2012

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Sharon and John start Scottish Development International's Smart Exporter training "Preparing to Export Introductory Programme" at the Titan Enterprise Offices in Clydebank.

EXHIBITION STAND BOOKED AT SMAS CONFERENCE - 8 February 2012

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We've booked a stand at the SMAS National Conference "Driving Value for Scotland" in Dunblane Hydro on 27 March. If you are going to be there, then do give our stand a visit.

ISO AUDIT - 19 January 2012

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Today we had our ISO quality audit by two auditors from Moody International, and all seems well. See the new certificate here.

SIGN OF THE TIMES AT GLENHEAD - 15 November 2011

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With the increase in business in recent months and more visits by customers and prospects, we've put up a much larger sign prominently abvove the engineering workshop making it much easier to see which factory is Glenhead Engineering. We've also set up illumination on the sign, so that with the short daylight of winter approaching, we've even easier to spot.

If you wish to see the Google Street View image, before the new sign, click here (opens in new window).

NEW MEETING/BOARD ROOM OPERATIONAL - 3 October 2011

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The recently completed new meeting/board room is now fully operational.  Built as a mezzanine above a new Inspection office and store in the factory, the new room offers additional space for meetings with customers and prospects. As part of the design there are windows that offer a grand view of the shop floor. New facilities for video presentations and conferencing have also been implemented.

GLENHEAD AT SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE IN ABERDEEN - 6 September 2011

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Today, Bob, David and Sharon attended the conference / exhibition in Aberdeen that was held between 6th and 8th September.


NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
- 5 September 2011

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Glenhead's redesigned website went live today. Bob O'Donnell, Glenhead's MD, said that not only was the whole design much more modern, but new functionality had been added, such as the ability to upload drawings for quotation. "The original site has done us well these last six years, and now is the time to give our customers an additional channel to communicate with us" concluded Bob.



 

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