BAR is the trade association for the UK’s reinforcement industry. It includes all major UK reinforcement fabricators and mills. Its membership covers 100% of UK reinforcing steel production and more than 75% of UK reinforcement fabrication.
Chairman Graham Mackenzie welcomed the decision: “I am delighted that we have taken this important step in affiliating the UK reinforcement representational body with other concrete organisations. BAR has a good history of representing the reinforcement sector, but the challenges in front of all of us are considerable. There is more need than ever for us to work with like-minded materials and product interest organisations.”
MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson added: “We are delighted with this very positive move by the BAR members and warmly welcome them into the MPA family. They will bring a large and valuable product into our organisation. This move represents another significant step in the evolution of the trade representation of the industry from a number of fragmented organisations into a genuinely sectoral body that promotes and protects all its members’ interests and enables more effective and influential dialogue with government and other key stakeholders.”