From left, James Wild with Tim Skerritt, Chris Davies, Stewart Higgins, Nathan Sayer and Luke Smith. Picture: Ian Burt

North West Norfolk MP James Wild made a return visit to an expanding North Lynn firm.

Tim Skerritt, managing director of engineering company Dodman Limited, welcomed Mr Wild back last Friday to see the new laser cutting and folding facility to complement their fabrication, welding and machine shop services. 

The new laser cutting and folding division uses the latest in laser technology through a new Bystronic Bystar Fibre Laser machine. 

Combining the latest in sheet metal processing technologies, the company based at Hamburg Way on North Lynn Industrial Estate, can offer accurate, reliable, and affordable laser cut and folded products to customers’ exact requirements.

The new facility aims to provide a steel cutting and folding service to a diverse range of clients working within various sectors including food, pharmaceutical, aerospace and power generation. 

This new facility has also enabled the company to expand its health and safety department with a new training facility. 

This will enable the health and safety team to undertake in-house training and open it up for courses which other businesses can book. 

Courses on offer include: abrasive wheel training, fire marshal training, manual handling, asbestos awareness, working at height awareness, harness awareness, and CoSHH awareness.

After the visit Mr Wild said: “It was encouraging to see the impressive laser machine and meet the team leading this new division as part of Dodman’s plan to grow the business. With such high quality engineering businesses based locally, there are many opportunities for people to pursue a career in skilled jobs designing and delivering quality products.”

The company has been trading for nearly 30 years.