100 Years In The Making

On February15th 2013 a small engineering factory which had stood for over 100 years was bought by a large multinational corporation. It was made clear at the time that this would not affect the workers, the factory would not close, the machinery would not change and no one would be made redundant.

On December 10th 2013 the factory was sold and bought again by another multinational corporation. It was made clear at the time that this would not affect the workers, the factory would not close, the machinery would not change and no one would be made redundant.


25/5/1914

On April 27, 2015 the factory will begin to close down. This will certainly affect the workers. Machinery will be moved, sold and in some cases scrapped, having served diligently for over 100 years. Most workers will be relocated, others will leave voluntarily, but some will be made redundant.

Wear

The factory, whose bones have stood the test of time for over 100 years, serving the nation with all its might, will be abandoned by its workforce into an unknown future. Machinery which has outlasted generations, running strong to the last day, will become buckled and boiled in the scrap metal vats.

Tear

 

It’s the little details I’ll miss most.