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Top 10 Recycling Facts You Didn’t Know!

On the surface, metal recycling might not seem overly exciting BUT as we dig deeper into the steel scrap pile, there's all sorts of shocking stats and facts that we're still trying to get our heads around. From how long you can run an iPod on tin power to why you need...

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Henry Orchard – Then and Now

Spanning three generations and 73 years of trading, Henry Orchard and Sons has established itself as a trusted and essential business in the heart of the Cornish community. The company was founded in 1946 by ex-policeman Henry, who aimed to address the shortage of...

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Family Business Awards success

We are happy to announce our success at the recent Family Business Awards. We came runner-up for the South West, Thames Valley and South Wales region. Judged by a panel of established practitioners from family firms and experts within the advisory sector, we are...

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Henry Orchard: Spring Clean Quiz

It’s that time of year again. Spring is here! Along with less rain (hopefully!), less cold and less stress it may be time for less scrap metal. It’s the perfect occasion to get rid of some of the old bits and pieces gathering dust, or rust, around your business. Take...

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Businesses encouraged to help clean Cornwall

A CORNISH business owner is encouraging companies to get involved with Clean Cornwall Week. Henry Orchard, Managing Director of Henry Orchard and Sons believes that businesses can do their bit to reduce litter across the county by encouraging their employees to think...

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Truro School Scrap Orchestra

We were really pleased to supply the Truro School Music department with some scrap metal for the pupils to turn into musical instruments. It was a great day and it’s amazing that one person’s rubbish can be turned into another person’s art or music. [gallery...

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Crane Sailing for New Crinnis Beach Restaurant

Crane sailing at Crinnis Beach. Meals on wheels was given a new twist as St Austell metal recycler, Henry Orchards and Sons, helped Sam’s Cornwall, move its latest venture into place. It was meals of wheels with a twist at Crinnis Beach as two well-known St Austell...

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How to scrap an aeroplane in 2 days!

We were asked to help scrap a DC-10 aeroplane, which used to belong to the Dutch Air Force. The plane, which made its last flight into Newquay Airport, had been decommissioned following its service. Before we went on site, all parts that could be reused were removed...

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