Encirc furnace rebuild results in charity boost
More than £13,000 has been raised for three charities following a major redevelopment in the UK’s leading complete beverage supply chain business.
Encirc, based in Elton, Cheshire, manufactures, fills and distributes glass containers for some of the world’s leading brands.
The site’s two furnaces are the largest used in global container glass manufacturing have been in operation since 2005 and are due for replacement. So in January Encirc carried out a substantial furnace rebuild on one of its two furnaces, as well as replacing and upgrading equipment across the plant, in a £30million project.
During the rebuild a unique manufacturing charity incentive scheme was launched by Encirc and its onsite contractors. As part of the scheme a pot of charity money built up every day that there were no onsite health and safety issues or concerns flagged up. The pot, contributed to
o by Encirc, as well as its main furnace rebuild contractor Sorg, and a host of other smaller contractors, grew to £13,200 following the 49 day project.
The three chosen charities were:
- Dreams Come True
- The Alzheimer’s Society
- The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
The £13,200 was split equally between the three charities.
Mark Hoile, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Encirc, said: “We were really pleased to lead this cutting edge fundraising scheme at Encirc. It was a great initiative, as not only did it raise money for some fantastic causes, it also helped to promote excellent levels of safety during a major furnace rebuild.”