Uncertain future for 150-job Washington firm



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A QUESTION mark is hanging over the future of a Washington factory after confirmation its parent company is listening to offers.

In a trading update released to the Stock Exchange, the Tanfield Group confirmed it has had several inquiries about the possible sale of its Snorkel aerial platform division, which employs about 150 people at its factory in Washington’s Vigo Lane.

“The company has received a number of approaches from credible parties, who have expressed interest in making a strategic acquisition of our Global Aerial Work Platform business division in order to enter this recovering market,” says the statement.


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