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England Calls for Tradespeople to Help Recreate History

Posted on:February 2, 2018

Klein puts six generations of expertise into every tool we create. We pride ourselves in finding innovative solutions that tradespeople have trusted for over a century and a half, and we do everything that we can to ensure our history of high quality follows us into tomorrow.

Many other organizations and companies like ours work in different ways to keep their own history alive. Last year, we saw how professionals at Dixie Wing honor war heroes by restoring military aircraft. Projects like this can’t be completed without professional tradespeople working behind the scenes.

That’s why the Beamish Museum has put out a call for help.

Shortly after the first pair of Klein pliers was forged together in 1857, England’s coal communities were booming with production. Across the globe from Klein’s startup in Chicago, “The Living Museum of the North” demonstrates what daily life looked like in the early 19th and 20th centuries.

England’s open-air museum features interactive exhibits, including a railway station, a 1900’s town, a 1940’s farm and more. Already spanning across 300-acres, Remaking Beamish will expand its current exhibitions with the addition of 30 new buildings.

From bricklayers and stonemasons to electricians and plumbers, Beamish’s call for tradespeople invites professionals to contribute to the recreation of history. This is the largest expansion the museum has undertaken and will create up to 100 new jobs and apprenticeships.

Each year, 300,000 visitors explore and discover life as told through the museum. With the help of tradespeople, this expansion will welcome an additional 100,000.

Visitors will soon have the opportunity to explore new time periods in a 1950’s town and re-discover current stories by staying overnight in the 1820’s Coaching Inn. The project broke ground on Sept. 22, 2017, but it will take three to four years to complete.

We’ve highlighted just one project around the world that depends on professional tradespeople to get the job done. What unique projects are you currently working on? Have you seen any other large projects in need of more tradespeople? Share them with us on social media.

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