Expanded Metal Celebrates 125th Birthday

AMICO’s Expanded Metal Corp. Celebrates 125th Birthday

One of Hartlepool’s oldest companies is celebrating its 125th birthday by investing millions more pounds in the plant. Bosses at Expanded Metal say they are here to stay after reaching the fantastic milestone. But, they’re not done yet and are planning for another 125 years. The company, which makes products including expanded metal meshes, has signed a new lease to remain at its site on the Longhill Industrial Estate until 2024.

AMICO Products Used In Testing Of U. S. Navy LaWS Laser Weapon

AMICO Products Used In Testing Of U. S. Navy LaWS Laser Weapon

One of the more recent, and fascinating, applications of AMICO products relates to the military—more specifically, the U.S. Navy. AMICO’s aluminum bar grating was utilized in constructing the platforms on which the floating targets were set for preliminary testing of a prototype laser weapon that could play an important role in the future of naval combat. Check out the article and video below to learn more.

AMICO – Announces Organizational Changes

Joe Smith, President – AMICO Group, has decided to retire from AMICO effective March 31, 2014. Joe joined Gibraltar in 2006 and has led the AMICO business unit on a steady journey into operational excellence and improved performance. Joe will transition during the first quarter before he heads to the tranquility of a mountain trout stream.