Prince Andrew visits IOM

Prince Andrew, the UK’s special representative for international trade and investment, visited Swagelok in Tromode and opened Manhattan Aviation’s new training center at the Freeport, Ballasalla. That’s him on the right.

The Isle of Man operation of Swagelok Company is their largest manufacturing operation outside the U.S. It is an industry leader in fluid system technology and services. From the Isle of Man facility, Swagelok supports its piping and regulator product offering for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. They employ 190 people making it one of the largest of the 52 manufacturing companies on the Island. Manhattan Aviation is a recruitment agency supplying contract labor to the aerospace maintenance industry as well as training courses for people in the industry.