Cornish-based steel and concrete reinforcement suppliers Devoran Metals celebrate golden anniversary

Family-run South West firm Devoran Metals is celebrating 50 years of supplying steel and concrete reinforcement products to the construction industry.

Formerly known as Pellows and Devoran Joinery, the Cornish-based business remains the only Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels (CARES) approved company within the duchy.

Bought by brothers John Orsman and Sandy Orsman in 1966, Devoran Metals is located on its original site in Truro and currently employs 14 workers.

The firm, which recently launched a new website, has undergone continuous expansion over the years including the recent unveiling of a steel fabrication extension to the main workshop.

It has provided the reinforcing steel for a number of high-profile projects including the new Waitrose store in Truro, Pendennis Shipyard in Falmouth and the upcoming Auchrobert Wind Farm project in Scotland.

Managing director Richard Orsman, who inherited the company from his father Sandy in 1985, says: "Building on the expertise of our forefathers, we have seen the business grow into one of the region's top suppliers of reinforcement steel.

“We would like to express gratitude to our employees and clients. It is with their support and dedication that we have achieved this landmark of success."

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