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Tractor firm marks history.

A PIECE of artwork has been installed to honour the city's industrial heritage at a former manufacturing hub.

Massey Ferguson unveiled the bronze and granite artwork to celebrate producing over 3.3million tractors at the Banner Lane site, in Tile Hill, from 1946 to 2003.

The artwork was presented by Richard Markwell, managing director of Massey Ferguson, to Lord Mayor Coun Hazel Noonan.

They were joined by Andy Peters, managing director of Persimmon Homes, which has redeveloped the former factory site into homes. Current and past Massey Ferguson staff were also invited to attend and see the artwork unveiled.

Coun Noonan said: "The Banner Lane plant and its workforce left a lasting footprint on the city and we are delighted to accept this wonderful new artwork."

Mr Markwell said: "Our tractors are part of the fabric of Coventry's automotive engineering heritage. We are extremely proud of the legacy of the Banner Lane factory."
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Date:Jul 10, 2014
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