Big day as Slingco and Thurra founder turns 80!

There was much to celebrate at Slingco last week. Their founder and ours, Chris Dykins, turns 80 this year and Slingco’s longest standing team member, Rob Schofield celebrates 40 years at Slingco.

We all marked the occasion with a lunch of fish & chips fresh from a take-away van in the factory and glasses of fizz, followed by cakes and a coffee truck!

Not far behind Rob is Dave Diggle who will be celebrating his 40 years at Slingco next year. The team at Slingco were especially delighted that Matt Dykins (US President) was able to join them for this special occasion.

Nick Dykins commented: “Part of our mission is to be authentic, honest and respectful, to care about each other and be proud of our work and the business we are building. It certainly felt that way yesterday. Thanks to Rob and all our wonderful team who have contributed massively along the way.”

Our sister company Slingco is an award-winning global supplier of specialist tools and equipment to construction, industrial, commercial and energy infrastructure markets, with over 40 years of industry heritage, serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide from their head office in Lancashire and base in Georgia, USA.

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