Post by Administrator on Oct 31, 2013 16:23:11 GMT
ONE of Barry’s oldest factories closed its doors today – ending 109 years of production in the town – despite attempts to save it.
The Rank Hovis Mill, at Barry Docks, halted production on October 25 and its 43 employees will now vacate the site.
“Given that the Mill first commenced production in 1904, it has been a very sad time for all and the management team thank the remaining employees for their contribution and commitment over many years of loyal service.”
The Atlantic Mills site on the docks site was built in 1904 by the then Hovis-Bread Flour Company - Britain's largest flour miller, which has since been renamed Rank Hovis.
Associated British Ports (ABP), who leased the site, will decide what will happen to the premises and surrounding area.