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DAYS GONE BY

HeavyTorque Issue Three: Days gone by

LOOKING BACK ON ACREFAIR…

RICHARD TEW RECALLS THE DAYS WHEN ABNORMAL LOADS WERE A REGULAR SIGHT LEAVING THE AIR PRODUCTS FACTORY AT ACREFAIR

I am sure that most if not all readers will be familiar with the ‘Air Products’ company. What some may not know is that up until the end of 2009, they had a factory at Acrefair in North Wales, providing a source of abnormal loads for various heavy haulage companies over the years. The factory, which had been in operation for 50 years prior to its closure, manufactured large and heavy columns and cold boxes etc., used for such purposes as air separation, natural gas liquefaction and hydrogen purification. The finished products were exported to many different countries, involving a heavy haul, mainly via Ellesmere Port for onward shipment.

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