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Two senior sales engineers, who have a total of 74 years working for Street Crane Company, are retiring. John East leaves having spent 49 years with the company. He looked after sales in the south of England. Roger Heywood, the representative for the north west of England, has retired with 25 years’ service.

John started with the company as an engineering apprentice, working as a plater and welder before moving on to the installation fitting team. He moved into the sales office in 1973 and relocated to Bath in 1989 when he took over sales for the south. “I will miss the old team, but I am looking forward catching up with interests in caravanning, cycling and fly fishing,” he noted.

Roger started with the company in 1987 after an earlier career in engineering. During his retirement he plans to spend more time with his three grandchildren. He commented, “It will be good to have a life not driven by the alarm clock, but I have lots of outside interests to take up the time.”

Chairman Martin Street commented, “John and Roger have both given great service to the company and I wish them both a long and happy retirement. We have come a long way together and the business has grown substantially, but still remains a family business with a happy and tight knit team.”

Street Crane is the UK’s largest factory crane and hoists producer by a significant margin. From their Chapel-en-le-Frith factory and a satellite unit in Buxton they produce in excess of 400 complete cranes per year, mainly for the home market. In addition, the company produce around 2500 hoists, some for the UK but mostly for export to over 60 overseas distributors. The company was founded by former RAF pilot Peter Street in Sheffield in 1947, relocating to Chapel-en-le-Frith in the 1960’s.

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Chris Lindley-Smith, Tel. +44 (0)1298 812456 Fax. +44 (0)1298 814 945
Street Crane Company, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0PH, UK
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