Long service awards for local workers

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THREE oil industry workers from Balmedie have been rewarded for their long service to offshore container manufacturer and supplier OEG Offshore at a recent ceremony held by the company.

Greg Jeffrey, Mark Muirden and Kevin McMurray from Balmedie and Donald Cook, Brian Alexander and Robert McPhee from Inverurie were amongst 26 members of staff who were recognised for a combined total of 205 years of service to the company.

Between them, the three Balmedie men have served for 21 years - Greg having worked at the company for six years as an electrical supervisor; Mark having clocked up five years of service as a joiner; and Kevin having spent ten years in his role as an electrical chargehand. Storeman Donald and welders and fabricators Brian and Robert have each worked for the firm for ten years.

The awards were presented to staff at a team barbecue, held in recognition of the workers having attained the double century with OEG Offshore and previously, with Vertec Engineering and Containental Offshore, which both merged to form the new company in February 2010.

“These long service awards are an opportunity for us to recognise staff who have dedicated many years to the company, in its former state as Vertec Engineering and Containental Offshore and since the merger of the two businesses to form OEG Offshore”, said John Heiton, Chief Executive of the Dyce-headquartered company,

“We try to provide our staff with a positive, challenging environment in which to operate. Working together as a team has played a crucial role in us becoming the successful company that we are today and we are proud to have a large number of staff who continue to want to work for us.”