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Saint-Gobain Rigips steps up customer interactions

Gypsum and plaster products leader for global markets aims to further improve customer services through Sixfold’s real-time AI-based shipment visibility platform. Real-time logistics visibility provider Sixfold today announces that Saint-Gobain Rigips, one of the world’s leading providers of gypsum and plaster products, is adopting Sixfold’s live shipments visibility platform to …

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Flame Heating Group invests in Stockton bathroom showroom

Flame Heating Group has opened a new bathroom showroom in Stockton. The display, situated in a room adjacent to its existing trade counter, is already paying dividends following a significant early order from a housing developer. The showroom, which is open to both trade and the public, features three bathroom …

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Bond It launches new product in sealant range

Bond It has launched a new product to compliment its already growing sealants range. Super-Mate is a universal,  high quality siliconsed acrylic sealant which is an economic alternative to silicone and waterbased sealants. It is suitable for use in a variety of interior and exterior applications and tests have shown …

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James Donaldson group acquires Rowan Manufacturing and Smith & Frate

James Donaldson & Sons Ltd (JDS), has announced the acquisition of Rowan Manufacturing Ltd (RML) and Smith & Frater Ltd (S&F) from the shareholders of the Rowan Group. Headquartered in Fife, JDS is a family-owned business specialising in the processing, manufacturing, merchanting and distribution of timber and associated building products. …

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Lakes welcomes a new area sales manager

Lakes welcome new area sales manager (ASM) for the Midlands, Rebecca Bennett, to its external sales team. Having worked in the bathroom sector for nearly 25 years, Bennett is well-known and comes with strong experience in building and strengthening customer relationships. Her industry knowledge will be integral to supporting Lakes’ …

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Voting for the BMJ Industry Awards 2020 has OPENED

Leading merchants, manufacturers and professionals from across the builders’ merchant trade have thrown their hats into the ring to win a coveted trophy from the BMJ Industry Awards 2020 – now its time for YOU to decide who wins! Professionals from across the sector are invited to make their voices …

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Grundfos Pumps announce new managing director

Grundfos Pumps Ltd are a UK leader in the supply of pumps and pump systems for domestic, commercial building services and process industry applications, as well as being a major supplier to the water supply and treatment industries and a provider of packaged fire sets. This successful business, who celebrates …

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Fil appoints Mike Gorman as new sales director

Storage and racking specialist Fil (formerly Filplastic) has appointed Mike Gorman as its new sales director. Gorman brings more than 17 years of industry experience to the Yorkshire company, having supplied builders’ merchants, national DIY chains, supermarkets and high street and budget retailers. Initially, he will be covering the North …

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Richard Hill to succeed Peter Hindle MBE as BMF Chair

After six very successful years as Chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation, Peter Hindle MBE will stand down on the 31st March 2020.  He will be succeeded by Richard Hill. Peter has been instrumental in the strategic development of the trade association which has seen tremendous growth in membership, with …

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Net Zero Carbon: What are Grant UK doing?

Grant UK has outlined its vision for the future in a Manifesto for change. The publication, Grant UK 2030 Vision: Heating homes sustainably for future generations lays out the Company’s mission to support its customers on the journey to net-zero carbon by providing efficient, sustainable and cost-effective home heating, from …

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