The chairman of the British Metallurgical Plant Constructors’ Association (BMPCA), Kevin Parkin, has urged
media and politicians to recognise the importance of manufacturing in the recovery of the British economy.
The Association, which represents companies in the metals process industry, claims that despite the economic downturn, many of its members have helped to secure employment in the
The BMPCA say this is down to the globalisation of steel, aluminium and other non-ferrous manufacturing. They also believe that the nuclear industry will create a number of opportunities for those who have a high level of metals and engineering skills.
Parkin, who is also director of