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August 2018

A Day in the Life of an IFG Drake Sales Coordinator

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Beverley Robson, IFG Drake’s Sales Coordinator, plays an integral role in the day-to-day running of the business. 

Tell us about your role at IFG Drake…

As IFG Drake Sales Coordinator it is my responsibility to stay organised, deal with customers, and keep the sales administration up to date. Although I spend most of my day at my desk, I liaise with customers daily, and one of the best things about my job is the camaraderie between colleagues and customers.

My everyday tasks revolve around processing orders and ensuring that stringent customer requirements are met. Whether it be raising despatch notes and invoices, dealing with customers, or coordinating between production staff and customers to ensure requests are completed.

After working for the company for 21 years, I know the ins and outs surrounding my role. However, when my day involves mountains of paperwork, ensuring current relevant legislation is up to date is never a one-off job. It requires continual monitoring and activity which can be interesting when our customers are so diverse!

I think what makes IFG Drake stand out from the crowd is our customer service and commitment to providing a quality product.

 

Meet some of the rest of the IFG Drake team in our Working for IFG Drake video

Geotextiles in Ground Stabilisation

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Geotextiles are used extensively across the civil engineering sector to improve the lifespan of constructions and for ground stabilisation purposes. At IFG Drake, in West Yorkshire, we produce the polypropylene staple fibres that are used in the manufacturing of geotextiles used in these applications.

Ground stabilisation is important for the reinforcement of aggregate layers for high trafficked surfaces such as roads, railways and car parks. The geotextile strengthens and stabilises the ground when laid on top of the soft underground layer. The geotextile is laid, and the aggregate material is spread on top. This then acts as a barrier and stops the mixing of layers which would lead to a reduction in strength.

Geotextiles used for ground stabilisation are beneficial not only because they strengthen the ground, leading to a reduction in maintenance costs, but also because they mean that the construction depth can be reduced. This leads to a saving on materials and labour costs, allowing companies to get a better-quality product, for less cost.

Using a geotextile in a ground stabilisation project ensures that the product is long lasting and cost-effective. The products allow the ground to bear more weight, leading to an increase in surface lifespan. Geotextiles also help with filtration and separation issues, further cementing these benefits.

IFG Drake PP staple fibres are used globally in geotextiles which are used in so many projects including coastal erosion, car parks, railways and roads, so get in touch with your requirements so that we can find a fibre solution for you.