A MANUFACTURING firm in Huddersfield is set for a television appearance.

Crosland Hill-based industrial fans manufacturer Woodcock & Wilson will feature in Engineering the Future, a documentary highlighting the vital role of manufacturing to the health of the UK economy.

Managing director Mark Jones said: “We are delighted to be involved with a programme of this nature, which seeks to dispel the myth that ‘Manufacturing UK’ is a spent force and show that it is well, alive and a dynamic force constantly contributing to the economic well-being of the nation as a whole.

“We will be appearing alongside two other manufacturing organisations active in totally different fields but whose products, like ours, are world-class in terms of performance, technological design, fitness for purpose and value for money.

“It is my sincere hope that viewers, particularly school leavers and graduates, will be persuaded that industry is not something dirty, old-fashioned and unattractive, but something offering a career in an environment where technology, innovation, determination, knowledge, ideas and expertise are used to create products of great value to the community and the places in which we live.

“Without it, our world simply could not function, a fact frequently overlooked by the media which is why we are so pleased to be part of a programme that shows the other side of the coin.”

Woodcock & Wilson, formed in 1973, specialise in high quality bespoke-designed fans for an extensive range of applications, including heating and ventilation, air pollution control, petrochemical, offshore and process engineering. Its products are sold all over the world.

Engineering the Future, made by London-based Collaborative Media, will be screened at 8pm tomorrow on Sky Digital 166 and BBC/ITV Freestat 402.

The programme will be repeated at 11.30am on Sunday, August 14.

The programme is dedicated to highlighting the crucial importance of UK manufacturing to the overall health of the country’s economy.