Helping ‘Meadley’s’ to grow their successful agricultural business
Posted on 7th December 2017 at 09:10
M Meadley & Sons’ invitation to help them wire and light a new grain storage building was just the kind of challenge we love to get our teeth into.
Meadleys are arable farmers, based near Driffield, and produce wheat, oil seed rape, Yorkshire peas and barley.
They had built a huge new industrial barn to help them comply with the latest food storage regulations, and wanted us to get involved as an extra pair of hands.
“James installed the correct lighting so that we are now able to work after dark, and also wired an electric roller shutter door and plug sockets to enable us to use equipment like vacuum cleaners for cleaning down etc.,” said family farm co-owner Philip Meadley.
“My brother and I had planned out what we thought we needed for the new store, right from the mains incomer to the lighting, and then James came and walked through it with us, to sense check it and work out what materials we required. He then did the specialist work.”
Completing this project to a high standard has helped Meadley’s to ensure their storage facilities meet the most stringent requirements, including being rodent-proof. This has, in turn, opened up new business opportunities, like selling their grain to the local Bell Mills, which is in turn supplies to big names within the manufacturing world like Kellogg’s.
Philip added: “This was a big investment for us, but hopefully it has future proofed our business by ensuring we can meet current and future requirements.
“I chose Foleys because I know the family – I went to school with James’s dad Chris – and because I wanted someone I could work with.
“I’m pretty practical and was able to do the manual work myself, but James provided the specialist electrical knowledge to ensure every aspect of our installation is exactly as it should be.
“The project all went very smoothly, with no issues, and James was a pleasure to work with as I knew he would be. The Foleys are a nice Yorkshire family as we are, and good to do business with, so we share a lot of empathy.”
Although the new barn was the big push for Meadley’s, in terms of our electrical support, we remain on standby to help with any unanticipated remedial and testing work as well.
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