On the night of the 4th/5th February 2014 a major storm hit south west England and swept away part of the sea wall at Dawlish severing the main railway line into the West Country. Following an assessment of the damage a major repair project started.
On Friday 7th February, Stainless UK received an order from Can Geotechnical, part of the team of contractors assembled to carry out the repairs, for the supply of Grade 316 stainless steel Grip Bar fully threaded anchor bars for use in tying together the new concrete wall that had to be constructed.
With the urgency of the repairs, Stainless UK quickly organised a weekend shift at their Sheffield factory to start manufacturing the 6m long, 36mm and 39mm Grip Bar anchors. This enabled the first delivery of bars to be made on Tuesday 11th February.