Hello everyone 👋
Please find the seventh instalment of our weekly update below.
Week Ending 01/04/2021 (Thursday)
I'm pleased to report that we had another successful week. The foundry delivered another batch of castings to the machine shop, and we're expecting the first batch back from them in the coming week, which will then progress onto paint the week after.
We hoped to have completed the mill rest trials this week, but the foundry requested more handle patterns instead, so we devoted the pattern makers resource to that as the handles have extra downline processes.
I have been informed that the rests will be ready to collect on Tuesday morning, and I'm hoping the foundry will have an opportunity to cast them in the coming week.
I had a meeting with another local foundry who will take over as we grow our sales. They have more capacity for production runs. The original foundry typically works on bespoke one-offs and small batch production jobs.
We've had two students from Birmingham university working behind the scenes to produce two short videos of our mills. They have shared a couple of teaser shots with me, which I have included below. Next week we are filming the second video at the foundry on Thursday. Both are forecast to be ready on 15/04, and I'll share them with you all then.
We've also had another Kickstart join our team. Dan will be taking over our social media channels and bringing the brand to life on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube & Instagram, and much more exciting work.
Thanks for reading and I hope you've all had a lovely bank holiday weekend - happy easter! 🐣