A Heart of Steel
Maher, the first material stockholder to join the BVAA back in 2010, remains an independent company, allowing it to forge close relationships with customers.
Maher is a company that lives by its values, investing in its people, plant and new technologies to achieve the highest standard of service reliability, accuracy and flexibility. With a genuine care for its workforce and local community, Maher is proud to be a supporter of the Heart of Steel for the Yorkshire Steel Man.
The Steel Man is a planned 32-metre-tall landmark artwork, brought to life by artist and sculptor Steve Mehdi, which will serve as a beacon for the Yorkshire region and a symbol of innovation and advanced manufacturing. The Steel Man will sit on the Sheffield and Rotherham border, overlooking the M1, honouring the people and places that forged the region.
As a specialist in the supply and processing of high integrity alloys, Maher has donated all of the material for the 3000kg Heart of Steel which will sit inside The Steel Man. When complete, the heart will be engraved with up to 150,000 names, raising vital funds for The Steel Man charity and helping the British Heart Foundation fund important research.
At the centre of the super alloy heart sits a 2-metre-long spine, around which the Alloy 625 panels are built. Having extensive experience with materials that can prove challenging to machine, Maher was able to supply the material and machine the spine in-house, using skills normally applied for machined nickel alloy parts for the Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Power Generation or Naval & Marine industries.
ĎItís fantastic for Maher to be part of this history in the making! The Steelman will be a symbol for our regionís industrial heritage and an inspiration for future generations, whilst supporting the British Heart Foundation. We are extremely proud to play a part.í said Donna Saul, Managing Director at Maher.
For full details of Maherís stock profile, on-site services such as heat treatment, machining and Non-Destructive-Testing, as well as company news and details on current vacancies, please visit www.maher.com.
To find out more about The Steel Man and to donate to the Heart of Steel appeal please visit the Steel man website www.thesteelman.co.uk where a £20 donation can be made to add an individualís name to the Heart of Steel. The British Heart Foundation will receive 10% of all Heart of Steel donations to fund life-saving heart research.
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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 45
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