30 new jobs and £1m new paint plant
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of St. Helens, Councillor Sue Murphy to Rainford to officially open our new paint plant and celebrate our 40th year and expansion which has created 30 new jobs for the local area.
Our £1m state-of-the-art electrostatic powder painting plant is one of the most advanced and eco-friendly in the UK and will bring significant benefits to the business in process control, capacity, speed, reliability and powder coating performance.
The new facility has created seven new jobs and we are recruiting a further 24 hires in other parts of the business including assembly, welding, electrical, technical sales-support and customer services.
Speaking at the opening event, the Mayor said: “It’s wonderful to have a facility like this in St Helens and the investment you have made is so important to the area, for which I thank you. Today I’ve seen the amazing work you do and heard how you all carried on working so hard during Covid. Each and every one of you is doing a great job.”
Rainford Managing Director, Jerome Fox, said: “We’re celebrating 40 years this year, during which time our business has gone from strength to strength. In the last three years we’ve more than doubled revenue and increased our team by 70 people to 170: a considerable achievement given the Covid pandemic.
“This growth is driven by demand for our cabinets and enclosures because they’re an essential part of the UK’s critical infrastructure that we all rely on, especially in high-speed broadband and 5G, rail, energy and defence markets.”
Jerome adds, “This latest investment is part of our on-going growth strategy, further reinforcing our operational capability to satisfy customers. We now have full in-house control of our processes from design, through manufacturing, to final product delivery.”