New Skills On Show At Sleaford

Dave Fereday lines up components of a jig
Dave Fereday lines up components of a jig

Great Plains is busy recruiting skilled workers to help run its new factory, and meet some of the new manufacturing challenges it faces.

The company has made half a dozen key new appointments, says Colin Adams, Managing Director: “As we move from being an assembly plant into a full manufacturing site, we have required new staff with specific skills and experience.

“Some of these have been filled by existing employees who have successfully re-trained to improve their skill sets, but several new people have come from outside the company to expand our team and their recruitment has made the company stronger”.

Among the new appointees is welding technician Dave Fereday, who has gained years of experience with several Lincolnshire companies, and is currently making some of the jigs (engineering templates) that will be used to produce Great Plains cultivators at the factory later this year:

“These jigs need to be made to a high degree of accuracy so they produced finished assemblies which fit together correctly to form the finished machine.

“It’s a bit like building a house – if the foundations are not correct you’re going to have problems!”