50 Years at Reekie Machining

On Monday 9th September 2019, Jim Richmond’s colleagues, past and present, family and friends gathered to give him a “surprise” lunch party to celebrate 50 years of working at Reekie Machining and to thank him for his hard work and dedication to the company.

Jim started just before his 16th birthday on his apprenticeship as a Mechanical Fitter, when David Reekie and Sons was based in New Sneddon Street in Paisley.

During his 50 year service Jim has been taken on a number of roles, starting as a Shop Floor Fitter, spending time as part of the Insitu Machine Squad carrying out on site work in the UK and overseas, before moving in to a Supervisor Role and then into his present job as a Project Engineer for the subcontract work in the Machine Shop.

He has worked with three generations of the Reekie Family, been part of the move to the “new” factory in Inchinnan Business Park and experienced the changes and developments with in the company for the past 50 years.

In the recent years he has been key in ensuring the machine developed by the company for the aerospace industry, has met the exacting standards before being sent out new or after its required MOT.

Pictured above is Jim, still in shock, with right, David Reekie, Managing and Insitu Director and left Jared Reekie, Machine Shop Director.