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09.03.2018 | FiFab Support: Willie's Big Fife Coast Run for SAMH

Fundraising for Scottish Association for Mental Health

FiFab will be supporting Willie Rennie's Big Fife Coast Run for SAMH

To Mark his 50 years on this earth Willie will be running the full length of the Fife Coastal Path.

Willie is doing it to raise money for the freat mental health charity SAMH.

He is planning to complete the 117 mile route from Kincardine to Newburgh over the easter weekend starting on Friday 30th march.

FiFab are proud to support this good cause.
 
20.03.2018 | FiFab: Our Workforce are FiFab's Greatest Asset

At FiFab we understand that our workforce is our greatest asset. We, therefore, do everything we can to keep them safe and provide them with the best opportunities to develop.
From our intensive operator training schemes, our role in “DYW” (Developing the Young Workforce in Fife), to our long standing apprenticeship programme, we invest heavily in retaining our workforce and assisting them with their individual career progression.

Our on-going continuous improvement programme, which encourages our employees to propose ideas on possible ways to improve our efficiency and productivity.
The initiative concentrates on seven key areas of waste, which also help improve our sustainability, namely: overproduction; inventory; transport; process; idle time; operator motion and bad quality. Previous successes include going 'paperless' in Payroll and the redesign of product movement containers.

At FiFab we are also passionate about our future workforce. Our apprenticeship scheme and impressive work experience programme, helps us to ensure we always have a highly-skilled and consistent skill base.
 
30.03.2018 | FiFab: Our Workforce are FiFab's Greatest Asset

Team FiFab have donated £750 to Maggie's Fife. Pictured is Tumng Edwards receiving the cheque from members of the team at Fife Fabrications Limited. 
 
08.05.2018 | FiFab: FiFab Appoint a New Non-Executive Director

FiFab are delighted to announce that Don Munro has been appointed to the board as a non-executive director. Don has  a long career in business and looks forwad to assisting the team at FiFab.
 
24.05.2018 | FiFab: President's award hails FiFab's manufacturing Excellence

At the annual awards dinner of Scottish Engineering, the support group for the industry in Scotland. The President's Award for manufacturing excellence was awarded to Fife Fabrications. This award recognises team FiFab excellence.
 
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19.07.2018 | FiFab: Fife Fabrications latest investment 'Wilson Tool X Sharp'

Wilson Tool X SHARP fully commissioned. Many thanks to Tim Palmer from Wilson tool for the training, he is pictured with Robert Hodge from our Punch/Laser team.
 
29.06.2018 | FiFab: FiFab Welcome Lochgelly High School Pupils for work experience.

Jade Shields and Keanne Morrison both pupiis at Lochgelly High school joined us for a work placement this week. This links in with the work being carried out by DYW Fife highlighting the opportunities for girls in engineering.

Jade (3rd from the left) and Keanne  (4th from the left) joined FiFab colleagues in Sales quotations, customer service, production engineering, finance and procurement.  Well done to Jade and Keanne.
 
22.06.2018 | FiFab: FiFab Welcome Lochgelly High School Pupils for work experience.

We were delighted to welcome Connor Wood, Emma Devine and Ross McDonald to FiFab last week. They each worked in quality engineering, production engineering and maintenance.

Well done to Connor, Emma and Ross who worked very hard and were keen to learn whilst at FiFab.
 
20.07.2018 | FiFab: 40 Years Service for Dougie Smith

Congratulations to Dougie Smith (Production Engineer), 40 years service at FiFab. Well done.
 
30.07.2018 | FiFab: FiFab Welcome Students onto Foundation Apprentice Programme.

FiFab welcomes Hannah Reid & Thomas Burns for there placement on the foundation apprentice programme. They are pictured with Bill McGraw our production supervisor.
 
20.08.2018 | FiFab: Foundation Apprentice Feedback

"Throughout my two weeks at FiFab I learned a lot about the how the company operates. I was able to build upon a range of my existing skills such as communication, problem solving and teamwork. I was also lucky enough to develop a range of new skills as part of the experiences I had. I was part of a project where I had to help figure out how to hold a component in a jig securely, to allow it to be welded. I spent a lot of time with inspection team where I was measuring components to ensure that they were within tolerance and accurate. I also spent time with engineers who showed me an insight into what they do as Engineers.

Overall I absolutely enjoyed my experience and I mostly enjoyed being part of a team, trying new things and the hands on learning. This has helped to build my understanding or the Engineering sector."

Hannah Reid
Foundation Apprentice
 
05.09.2018 | FiFab: Charity Cheque Presentation 2018

Friday the 31st August 2018 saw a number of good causes recieve a donation from FiFab.
Some really worthwhile good causes that we hope in some way our donations can help them continue their good work.

Organisations who recieved donations included:

The Fetal Medicine Fund
Fife Sands
Guide Dogs Scotland
ERSKINE
Age Concern
Prostate Scotland
The Teenage Cancer Trust
Make a Wish "Harris Grant"
The Glenrothes Art Club

Have a click through the picture gallery at the side!
 
07.09.2018 |FiFab Investment: Tru Laser 5030 Fibre & Tru Punch 5000 Large Format Turret Punch

A great piece of news, we are pleased to announce our biggest ever investment in over 46 years in business. This takes investment in the site to over £2.6 million in the last 5 years.

The laser (Tru Laser 5030 Fibre) and the punch machine (Tru Punch 5000) masters every task with reliability and productivity and will be fully integrated into an automated material handling system and is estimated to be up and running in our facility, by the end of January 2019.

It is often highlighted that the UK lags the rest of the world in terms of investment and automation. This further investment by the management team here at FiFab reinforces our beliefs in the manufacturing sector ability within the UK to be best in class.

We will keep you updated with regular news on the project.
 
01.11.2018 |FiFab Attend Foundation Apprenticeship Schools Recruitment Event:

Over 130 Pupils from Central Fife School’s attended the event where multiple employers, including FiFab, delivered interactive and engaging workshops to pupils. These workshops allowed pupils to gain an insight into the career pathways available within a variety of sectors.

Pictured is Bill McGraw and Keith Page from Fife Fabrications.