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Dual Seal Glass Ltd.

A COMPANY in Huddersfield has supplied glass to some of the country's most prestigious developments - and many of the town's landmark buildings.

Dual Seal Glass Ltd was established in 1995 by the father and son team of David and Nigel Meredith.

In the early days, the company manufactured double glazing units for houses in a 12,000sq ft unit in Milnsbridge - serving more than 200 credit accounts, including builders and joiners.

In time, Dual Seal decided to make the change from the domestic to the commercial sector, requiring considerable investment and a more dedicated workforce.

It led to the company moving to much larger premises in the former Henry Brook & Son factory on Leeds Road. Since the move, further expansion means the unit is four times its original size with the company occupying almost 500,000sq ft.

Continued investment has seen the installation of a fully automated sealed unit production facility and a pounds 1m investment in state-of-the-art cutting equipment - the first of its kind in the UK. Plans are now in place to update the toughening facility with a new furnace offering energy saving, improved yields and increased capacity.

Alongside all this, the company has increased staff numbers from 16 in 1995 to 76.

Dual Seal has supplied glass to contracts across the UK and mainland Europe. Most of those projects are for offices, hospitals, hotels and sporting venues.

They include Doncaster racecourse, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and numerous football stadia. Contracts in the education field include ones for Calderdale College, Huddersfield University's creative arts building and Kirklees College's new Waterfront development.

The company also boasts an impressive financial record - maintaining "excellent" levels of profitability over the years with the bulk of earnings retained in the business to support its continued expansion.

Nigel said: "The key reasons for the company's success are its willingness to adapt to market trends, its strong customer focus and its investment in up-to-date machinery.

"Dual Seal has also played its part in supporting the local community and has long-standing relationships with both Huddersfield Giants and Huddersfield Town."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 2, 2011
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