British Gypsum’s plaster and plasterboard plant in Kirkby Thore, Cumbria has been awarded silver World Class Manufacturing (WCM) status.

The site was presented the silver award for creating a safe working environment for employees and for its commitment to continuous improvement across all areas. The assessors were also impressed with its production processes and focus on environmental performance and energy reduction.

Chris Britton, plant manager of the Kirkby Thore site of British Gypsum, said: “The award is very important as it recognises our consistently strong performance and progression. We advanced from a bronze award to a silver award due to the team’s focus on safety and people development and it is this dedication that will hopefully lead to the plant moving to the gold standard in the not too distant future.”

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