Christmas 'Capping Off' Ceremony08 Jan 2020
In December, Albumedix held a 'Capping off Ceremony' to celebrate the brand new, four-storey manufacturing plant extension being confirmed as watertight!
It was a fantastic morning, (for more reasons than just the complimentary breakfast butties & the opportunity to catch up with colleagues from every department!) where we heard motivational speeches from the CEO (Peter Rosholm) about the companies bright future plans & unveiled the dedication plaque. We even had the opportunity to explore the space on each of the new floors. With the project currently on-track and on-time, it was great to celebrate the hard work and support of Albumedix, Scitech (our construction partner) and the landlords all together.
We followed this up with some traditional 'capping off' ceremony activities. Historically, topping a newly constructed building off with a tree formed part of a ritual designed to make peace with the gods. Some accounts track the first known instance to Egypt and the completion of the first pyramid, where the workers placed a tree on top to honour their fellow builders who had died during construction - the tree being a sign of everlasting life.
In Scandinavia, a more widespread practice was followed. When the timber frame of a building was complete, a tree was placed on the highest point to appease the tree-dwelling spirits whose habitat had been disturbed. Viking invaders took the custom to Britain where the tradition has also lived on since.
With a nod to our companies partially Danish history and the festive time of year, we opted for a Christmas tree and three flags to top our building off.
This ceremony was the perfect end to a very successful 2019 for Albumedix, stay with us for more expansion updates as we move into 2020!