Date posted: 17th October 2019
We were delighted to welcome a visit from Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, to RPS to discuss our future plans and investment.
The visit gave Managing Director Gary Hudson and Project Manager Terry Murphy a great opportunity to show the Mayor our passion, how much we have invested in the region and the positive impact we are making in the Tees Valley economy.
As a key local employer and thriving business, it was great to share with Mr Houchen our plans for the purpose built facility, designed by local architect Apto Design Ltd and constructed by principle contractor Hobson Smith Construction Ltd.
It was exciting to explain how we’re developing and expanding our services, including installing our new high-performance shredder. We were able to update the Mayor on the benefits this new piece of technology will bring and how it will increase opportunities for business development in the future.
As part of the visit, Mr Houchen was given a tour of the site and he met a number of staff, including Alaister Jackson, our Logistics Co-ordinator and Dave Large, part of the Warehouse team.
The Mayor was also keen to learn more about the pallet industry in general and our commitment to sustainability, and we demonstrated how we reuse and recycle pallets to help promote a circular economy.
Impressed with our new site and the strategic direction of the company, Ben said: “Who would’ve thought pallets are so complex. In a diverse industry, RPS leads the way to provide environmentally responsible solutions for pallets.
“It’s great to see the investment RPS is putting in to the Tees Valley with their new purpose-built facility in Eaglescliffe, employment opportunities and growth of industry in the region.”