Cold rolling introduced
The process involves the welding together of six 36 in. long hot rolled sheets up to 40 inches wide for feeding through a pair of work rolls surrounded by a circular set of back up rolls. Weekly output is up to 6,000 tons. The cold rolled material is side trimmed and sheared to length on a separate finishing unit and finally annealed in a furnace to remove the hardening effect of the rolling process.
Richard Summers, the younger son of Harry Summers, becomes managing director of John Summers and Sons Limited. He has been a director of the company since 1931 when he was 28.