Ken clocks up 50 years service and has building renamed in his honour
Chevler, the Tir-y-Berth manufacturer of cupcake cases that are sold all over the world, has renamed its headquarters building after its longest serving employee who has retired after 50 years service.
Ken Reed heard Chevler managing director Stuart Whelan tell colleagues that the company’s building is being renamed Reed House in his honour at a recent ceremony.
Engineer Ken’s late father moved from Buckinghamshire to Hengoed in the early 1960s to set up a new factory for Chevler. As a young teenager Ken lived with his family alongside the machinery in Hengoed’s Schoolhouse while their new home was being built and this is where his interest in and knowledge of complex paper cutting and forming machinery stemmed from.
He joined Chevler on leaving school and has been with the company ever since. Luckily for the company his expertise and knowledge will be still be available to rapidly growing Chevler as he will be working on new projects on an ad-hoc basis.
A keen photographer, Ken has been treasurer of Bargoed Camera Club for the past five years says he intends to spend some of his retirement honing his photographic skills while wife Hilary, who he met on the factory floor in 1964 and married six years later, says she has plenty of d-i-y jobs lined up for him! He also intends to carry on researching his family tree.
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