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GE Power - Turn the Lights Down
GE Gradilux, lighting dimmer-stabilizer reduces costs and power consumption for public lighting. In a typical city public lighting systems operate for approximately 4,000 hours annually. This accounts for a significant part of the municipal electricity energy bill and with energy costs rising, is an increasing burden on local taxpayers. In some cities, street lights are now being turned off as municipalities struggle to contain...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Lakeside Manor Care Home & Independent Living...
Lakeside Manor Care Home & Independent Living Apartments at St Peter on the Channel Island of Jersey is a luxury new build project by AC Mauger, one of the largest main contractors on the islands. Robert Adams Architects from the UK selected Rhepanol fk single ply from SIG Design & Technology for its aesthetic quality plus speed and ease of installation for multi-use roof applications. Jersey based Ken Bailey was appointed as...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Goes Platinum: Celebrating 70 Years in Business
2012 is a remarkable year for Great Britain and a significant milestone for British manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex, which is celebrating its 70th year in business. The company, which remains family owned, was founded in 1942 as C&C Marshall Ltd. From day one it specialised in producing a variety of PVC products and quickly established a reputation as a pioneer of PVC extrusion and injection moulding techniques. By the early...Read More
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PMA UK - Did You Know?
Traditionally, PMA has produced conduit and fitting products in the standard PMA colours of black and grey. But did you know that the world’s leading brand of cable protection systems also produce their range of products in colour? PMA are recognised as pioneers of the industry. Their unique products are acknowledged and respected as being durable, flexible, easy to install, and resistant to weather, termites and rats...Read More
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JS Air Curtains - Zen Air Curtain at Bishopsgate Refurb
A Zen air curtain from JS Air Curtains is integrating seamlessly into the entrance hall at 1 Bishopsgate, following the building’s recent refurbishment. The air curtain is helping to keep the large reception warm whilst minimising heat-loss from the entrance. The office refurbishment was the first in the UK to achieve a Gold SKA rating and helped the Grade 2 listed building in the City of London achieve in excess of 30% savings...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Current Demand for Boiler Operator Training is Unprecedented, Says...
Spirax Sarco is adding more training courses to its schedule to meet record demand for boiler operator training. The number of delegates taking the Spirax Sarco Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) course has tripled since the second half of 2011. The rise in demand has been prompted by boiler operators and managers seeking to enhance their knowledge of steam management systems in line with the recommendations...Read More
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Wieland Electric - Getting Connected with PVs
The introduction of feed-in tariffs for renewable power generation have led to a surge in demand for photovoltaic systems. This is presenting contractors with extra business, creating a great opportunities for the wholesalers that supply them, says Ian Langeveld of Wieland Electric. Until quite recently, the use of photovoltaic (PV) systems to generate electrical power from solar energy were seen by many as ‘a nice idea but too expensive’...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - Alticom
Alticom bv is a Dutch company that owns 33 transmission masts in The Netherlands. Alticom purchased Gamatronic Power+ RM systems with matching battery cabinets in order to equip their full solution data center rooms. Customer Profile Alticom rents out space in their 33 transmission masts for antennas to Telecommunication network operators and room within the constructions for the associated equipment and as...Read More
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Daikin UK - Renewable Heating Technology from Daikin Helps North London School...
Sudbury Primary School in Wembley, north London, has undergone a £7 million expansion and refurbishment programme to provide more classrooms and bring aging buildings up to current standards. As well as a new two-storey extension, a striking circular building with classrooms and a central open learning area, existing buildings were refurbished and a new library built. Planning requirements stipulated the new build element met...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - Recent Projects
75 Bulk Fuel Tanks. ADE have fulfilled an order for 75 bulk fuel storage tanks and wall mounted ATS panels. The tank capacities ranged from 3,000 to 45,000 litres. This large order has been completed in less than six months of the order being placed. Rocking the Rock Wool. Part of a large delivery of Rock Wool, used in the silencing of our generator systems. Hopefully this delivery will see us through the day. Modified...Read More
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Eaton Power Quality Appoints Mark Vojkovic as Contracts Sales Manager
Eaton’s Electrical Sector has announced the appointment of Mark Vojkovic as Contracts Sales Manager for its Power Quality business in the UK. Commenting on his appointment, Mark said: “Having previously met Eaton’s IT & National Channel Sales Manager and heard his vision for the company I knew that I wanted to be a part of what he described and applied for the role as soon as I heard about it. As Eaton’s Contracts Sales...Read More
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Kingspan Access Floors - Major Investment for Kingspan Access Floors
Kingspan Access Floors is to invest £1.25 million on new, state-of-the-art production equipment at its Hull manufacturing site to meet increasing demand for its raised flooring products. Most of the demand is coming from overseas markets where Kingspan’s international sales have increased by more than a third compared to last year. Major orders have come from across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and also Continental...Read More
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Atlantic Boilers - Low NOx Level Boilers Boost BREEAM Rating at new University of...
This project forms a new centre-piece for the University of Exeter’s famously hilly Steetham Campus. Working with nature’s features on the site, a green corridor will connect the Forum with the wider landscape. Central to the scheme is an undulating timber grid-shell roof, which shelters and unifies a series of new student-focused spaces within. The fluid form respects the views from the city to Dartmoor. The consulting engineers...Read More
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Munters - FSDF Breakfast Meeting at Munters
The Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) are holding their next East Midlands Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday 17th July at Munters - 8am - 10am. These events are FREE OF CHARGE and will include a buffet breakfast. The meeting will consist of a presentation from the FSDF, followed by a presentation from us about Munters IceDry, as well as some of our latest innovations. If you would like to attend, then please click...Read More
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Other Industry News
Dulux Trade Paints Used To Brighten £1.5m Passivhaus Office
Armstrong Canopies Help Bring Unity to a Split-Site School
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