Clive Betts, Sheffield Labour MP, has visited Mechan, a city-based rail maintenance equipment specialist, to mark its fiftieth anniversary.
Mr Betts was greeted by Mechan MD, Andrew Mott, Financial Director, Zahir Altaf and Sales Manager, Lindsey Mills, who explained the history of the firm.
Mr Betts was also able to view some of the depot equipment currently under production, including a set of lifting jacks, a bogie drop, destined for the Cairo Metro and a bespoke traverser.
“We were honoured Mr Betts paid us a visit to help mark our milestone anniversary. He is clearly very interested in transport issues and spoke with obvious knowledge about key UK projects, such as HS2, tram trains and the future of the industry,” said Mr Mott.
“Mechan extended its usual warm welcome to our VIP guest and it was a pleasure to give him a tour of our workshop, where he was able to see first-hand the sheer size and scale of the equipment we produce.”