Melvin’s working days with Glaxo

ROTARY TALK: Melvin Coates pictured with Brechin Rotary Club president Dave Howson in front of an aerial view of the Glaxo.

ROTARY TALK: Melvin Coates pictured with Brechin Rotary Club president Dave Howson in front of an aerial view of the Glaxo.

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AT the most recent meeting of Brechin Rotary Club club member Melvin Coates gave an account of his life and times working with Glaxo.

Melvin recounted the far off days of 1969 when he started as a young analyst of raw materials, later moving to the production side at Montrose.

He outlined in detail the expansion and development of Glaxo at Montrose, where at one time 1,000 personal were employed along with another 300 sub contractors.

In describing the diversification of Glaxo Smith Kline as it is now known, Melvin said the processes exploded, but fortunately just in the number of them.

Brechin Rotarian David Myles thanked Melvin for his informative presentation.