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    Post Sevalco Plant, Avonmouth, Bristol


    Visited with Tumbles and Rigsby..

    Quote from 3rd December 2008

    http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/...l/article.html

    "Chemical company Sevalco has announced plans to close its Avonmouth factory, with the loss of 88 jobs.
    The company, which makes a product used in rubber tyres, blamed the credit crunch and the downturn in demand for new cars for its decision yesterday.

    A spokesman for Sevalco said it was unclear what would happen to the company's 20-acre factory site which has been in operation since 1951.

    Sevalco, owned by Columbian Chemicals, makes carbon black, an engineered material that improves the strength and durability of a range of products.

    These include tyres and other mechanical rubber goods, as well as inks, paints and plastics.
    The firm said it had witnessed a significant reduction in demand for carbon black in Europe in recent months.



    In a statement, the company said the plant's 88 employees would go through a formal 30-day consultation period about the plans to axe their jobs.

    The decision to close the factory came a day after it was announced that manufacturing activity shrunk at a record pace in the UK last month."

    This is a real ghost town. The lights are on, the people have left, quite eerie as the plant has all the outward appearances of being live along with authentic noises.



    check out the video to hear the randon noises.. its only a few seconds long
































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    what a place plus cracking pictures:)

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    awsome pics.. I loved that site when I was there... shame I didnt stay longer.


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