An award-winning Melton firm has produced a commemorative manhole cover bearing the Leicester City Football Club logo in recognition of the Foxes’ incredible Premier League title winning season.
Passionate supporters at leading iron technology firm Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s Holwell Works foundry site have produced the covers and the company has asked the newly-crowned champions of England if it could present one of them, or a cast iron plaque, to the club as well as offering to supply some of the products free of charge.
Saint-Gobain PAM UK is the primary supplier of ductile iron and cast iron products to the UK’s key utilities, telecoms, highways, civil engineering, construction and housing sectors.
Last year the company won the best apprenticeship employer award at the Melton Times Business Awards and the firm is also a valued sponsor of our awards.
Gary Postle, national key account manager at Saint-Gobain PAM UK, said: “Manhole covers are a core product at Holwell Works on Asfordby Hill.
“There are a number of Leicester City supporters who work there. The plant director is a Derby County supporter but even he agreed to the commemorative manhole cover!
“We’ve made about eight of the covers at the moment but we could make as many as we need to.”
He added: “Leicester winning the Premier League has been quite uplifting. Production in the city has improved due to their success and it’s fair to say it has for us as well.
“Just in terms of people’s general wellbeing, staff have been walking around with smiles on their faces.”