PC Richardson and Company

M6 Thelwall Viaduct

In July 2002, after the discovery of a serious problem, the Highways Agency gave PC Richardson and Co. the enormous job of replacing all 148 of the roller bearings located beneath the supporting columns of the Thelwall Viaduct.
When it became obvious to the company that what they needed for such a time-critical and important job was a reliability of supply and a wealth of expertise to call on for advice and support, they turned to Kay Welding Supplies.
From January 2004 through to the job’s completion in April 2006 we were able to keep PC Richardson working efficiently on the bridge by delivering urgently needed supplies to them on site every day.  
While this included everything from screws, welding electrodes, safety wear, cutting and grinding equipment, and welding equipment, a particular challenge was to source, hire, pick up and deliver a plasma cutting system that was able to cut 30mm thick steel at a height of 50 metres and, without which, the job would have been seriously hampered.