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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit EDM, a company based in Newton Heath, to mark the start on site for an extension to their existing factory. EDM employ lots of engineers, they make stuff and they sell it all over the world. What they make is pretty sophisticated - mainly full-size replicas of big bits of aircraft digitally enhanced to give an inflight experience without ever leaving the ground, and used principally for cabin crew training. In a competitive market the company is thriving through quality and innovation and shows that manufacture at the smart end of the spectrum is still a major part of our economy.

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