Factory closed for last time

THE GATES closed for the last time on Friday night at the Heatrod Elements factory in Bells Marsh Road, Gorleston.The heating elements factory, which had 60 employees, had ceased production in November after Swedish owners Sheathed Heating relocated its operations to Manchester.

THE GATES closed for the last time on Friday night at the Heatrod Elements factory in Bells Marsh Road, Gorleston.

The heating elements factory, which had 60 employees, had ceased production in November after Swedish owners Sheathed Heating relocated its operations to Manchester.

At its peak Heatrod employed 200 people at four sites in the area and made around two million thermostats a year.