As our customers come back for more and more of our excellent quality our business has grown, giving us the nice headache of how to expand. We have aquired an additional 15,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.
The new fabrication facility has now been completed and is currently being used to manufacture large bespoke chassis, approximately 14m in length. The facility also incorporates a 10tonne overhead lifting capacity.
This new facility perfectly compliments the existing 30,000 sqft fabrication facility with 20tonne overhead lifting capacity.
With it’s extra large table of 4000mm x 1650mm and a maximum load of 8,500kg the new vertical milling CNC machine offers both speed and capacity in one superb package.
For control the KMC4000 comes with the latest FANUC CNC controller, which can take instructions direct from emailed CAD drawings allowing work to commence immediately.
The new machine allows Goodman Metal Works to offer a greatly improved service for CNC machining, and perfectly compliments the current range of CNC machines.
The first deliveries began in May and were staggered in accordance with customer requirements until July.
Goodman facilities allowed the hoppers to be fabricated and painted, together in one place, saving both time and money.
Each barrel is 12m long and 2.6 m in diameter and requires specialist knowledge in their production. The barrels are manufactured at a rate of 4 a month using fully machined track rings and full assembled chain rings for driving the barrel. Submerge arc welding was also used to produce a stronger weld before manufacture.
The barrels are exported Worldwide where they are used for drying stone in the tarmac production process.
The Silica, as it is known, is an illuminated 85ft tower with a bus shelter and kiosk at its base.
Designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress, Silica is the final part of the £1m redevelopment of Big Lamp Corner and forms the part of the £11m improvement plan for the town centre called the Civic Pride Initiative.
The structure's spire contains thousands of glass bulbs which are lit by LED lights. These can be lit up with various colours and spectacular lighting combinations.
Goodmans not only fabricated the tower, but also arranged the wide load movement orders to transport the tower to Weston Super Mare from Nottingham, as well as site erection.
The 19 metres high sculpture made of stainless steel will rotate in the square in front of the Ice Centre.
Designer Wolfgang Buttress said that the design has been inspired by the image of a skater pirouetting and has become an abstract of that – he wants the sculpture to reflect the themes of ice and movement.
Part of the design brief has been to produce a landmark sculpture and we are proud to have been associated with this project.
It is made of steel, copper and bronze and etched into its 'bark' are the names of the civilians killed in the city during World War II.