The Big Sleuth arts project tracks down Stowmarket-based Poundfield Products
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Suffolk-based pre-cast concrete products manufacturer Poundfield has secured a contract marking a departure from its more usual role in construction projects.
The Stowmarket firm has supplied concrete plinths for a major community arts project in the West Midlands, featuring bear statues finished in a range of patterns including Elvis and Shakespeare tributes.
Similar in concept to last year’s Pigs Gone Wild project in Ipswich, “The Big Sleuth” art trail involves locations across the city of Birmingham and a number of neighbouring towns.
Poundfield’s director for bespoke products, Tim Evans, said: “We supplied no fewer than 84 precast concrete plinths, each weighing three-quarters of a tonne.
“This was our largest ever single order of this particular type of product and I’m delighted both that Poundfield was chosen over more geographically immediate competitors and that we were able to supply the plinths to the right locations ahead of time.”
Matt Moss, commercial director of Poundfield, added: “Thanks to Tim and his team, we were able to ensure that this fun arts trail could launch on time.
“Although we are probably better known for supplying large scale commercial concrete products, this shows that we offer versatility and can supply the right products at the right time for more bespoke needs.”