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IDS’s new state-of-the-art worktop picker improves efficiency

IDS has invested £350,000 in a state-of-the-art Hubtex EZK20 worktop picking platform for its warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The multi-directional picker allows operators to pick from both sides of the warehouse’s cantilever racking, with the capacity for up to 450 worktops per day. Capable …

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Buy-out secures future of construction products company

A long-established building products business has undergone a management buy-out backed by a £500,000 loan from Mercia Fund Managers. Quantum Profile Systems, which employs 90 staff at its headquarters in Oldham, is a leading supplier of contract flooring accessories and plastic extrusion products to builders’ merchants and window manufacturers. The …

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Myers Group celebrates 90 years

Independent builders merchant group Myers group is celebrating its 90th year in business. It was set up by Hervey Myers as a housebuilding business in 1929 ; today it turns over more than £50m and employs more than 350 people from across the region. The group now comprises subsidiaries Myers …

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Pallett supplier makes recycling pledge

Pallett supplier Goplasticpallets.com has pledged to recycle every plastic pallet and plastic box it supplies to customers. Currently 96% of the plastic pallets Goplasticpallets.com supplies are made from recycled materials. Just 4% are produced from virgin material which is recommended for ultra-hygienic environments, for instance some food and pharmaceutical products. …

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BSW joins the BMF

BSW is the latest member to join the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). BSW Timber is the largest sawmilling business in Great Britain, with the company’s foundations going back to 1848 and employing 1300 people. BSW sawmills are located throughout the UK, at Fort William, Boat of Garten, Petersmuir, Dalbeattie, Southampton, …

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TIMco expands warehouse to meet increasing customer demand

TIMco, one of the UK’s largest and fastest growing wholesalers to the construction industry, has further expanded its warehousing facilities in order to improve efficiency and service to its growing customer base. The newly expanded warehousing facilities, which will be operational from the end of February 2019, will allow for …

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IPG to give away 25 knee pads to help battle ‘The Problem of Plumber’s Knees’

Plumber’s Knees: it’s the underlying health issue known by plumbers nationwide – but may still come as quite a shock to those not in the trade. It’s the news that was recently revealed in an article, published by The IPG last year, that found a staggering 75% of working plumbers will experience problems with their …

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BMI launches new UK & Ireland branding

Roofing giant BMI has brought its UK businesses together under the BMI UK and Ireland banner. The move follows the coming together of Icopal and Monier Redland, and a period of investment in premises, systems and people.   Maintaining the link with some of the sectors best-known names, the new …

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Covers Chichester to host free anti-theft tool marking events

Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Chichester will be hosting a series of free anti-theft tool marking events during February and March. The company, which is based on Quarry Lane, is inviting local tradespeople to visit their depot to get their tools officially marked by Sussex Police to protect their …

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Häfele UK raises £29,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Staff at Häfele UK, the Rugby –based furniture fittings and architectural hardware specialist, have raised £29,520 for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of an ongoing fundraising drive. The company is aiming to donate a total amount of £50,000 to the charity. The money was raised over the course of the …

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