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23rd June 2017
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Mereway and Speedfab construct bath racer for charity
West Midlands based kitchen, bathroom and bedroom manufacturer, Mereway, has entered a team with a difference into a local Fun Run as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The team will not just be running for charity but will also be pushing a bespoke 'Bath Racer', a bath in a cradle that has been designed and built by one of its suppliers.
The Bath Racer was the brainchild of Mereway buyer Wayne Frost and SpeedFab, a supplier to Mereway that manufactures bespoke stainless steel parts.
"We were delighted to be asked by Mereway to work on the Bath Racer," says Trevor Pritchard at SpeedFab. "We love a challenge and were able to design and build the Bath Racer within just a few weeks."
The bath cradle has been constructed using SpeedFab stock materials and parts donated by SpeedFab suppliers, SAL Abrasives and Acorn Industrial Supplies.
Mereway has chosen to support the Knowle Fun Run because the Norris family, the owners of the business live locally and have participated in the run for many years.
Mereway MD Bob Norris says: "It is an annual event for the family to join in the Knowle Fun Run and enjoy the atmosphere whilst raising money for good causes. We are grateful for the support we have received from SpeedFab as they have not only made the Bath Racer for us but also made a generous donation to our appeal.
"We are looking forward to bringing the Mereway Bath Racer to the event this year and having a lot of fun whilst helping us reach our £30,000 target."
Image: SpeedFab employees with the Bath Racer: Kevin Page - workshop manager (holding helmet), Jack Burley - fabrication/welder (sitting in bath) and Marcin Dymkowski - fabrication/welder
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