Apr. 12, 2021 - British media reported that Liberty Steel has resumed partial production at its Rotherham plant on 6 April 2021 with some furlough staff since intermittent operations that started on March 12. A Liberty Steel spokesman said “Liberty Steel has today resumed partial production at its Rotherham plant following a period of intermittent operations since March 12. We are grateful for the support from our customers and suppliers in enabling the restart and in supporting our self-help measures such as matching our current stock to customer orders, and working with customers to achieve terms that will bring in cash earlier.”
Liberty Steel spokesman added “We have also agreed some a few manufacturing campaigns in other units, including the Stocksbridge furnace, and the Stocksbridge, Thrybergh and Brinsworth rolling mills. The group continues to work on solutions to provide additional working capital facilities to replace the funding gap left by Greensill, and meantime is making use of the furlough scheme.”
Liberty employs 5,000 in the UK including 1,600 in Rotherham and Stocksbridge where most workers were put on furlough on March 12 to save money.
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