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Arbor Forest starts planing production
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North Lincolnshire-based timber importer and timber products manufacturer Arbor Forest Products has begun production on its new sawmill planing line. The company is investing £6 million in the new facility which features unique timber scanning technology, allowing the company to eliminate defects in lengths of timber – reducing waste and saving time for Arbor Forest […]

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How green is your scheme?
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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts It’s a truth universally accepted that the UK construction industry is a major contributor to our carbon emissions and our negative impact on the planet. So, it’s great to see CO2nstruct Zero – the CLC cross industry change programme to […]

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Bradfords highlights International Womens Day with Exeter Chiefs podcast
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Rugby and builders merchanting are two areas, traditional thought of as male-dominated, that more and more women are succeeding in. To celebrate International Women’s Day in March 8 2021, builders merchant Bradfords produced a podcast interviewing women from both Bradfords and Exeter Chiefs. Introduced by Zoe Harvey, a sales adviser from from the Bradfords Dorchester […]

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Kerridge Commercial Systems launches Sales Rep Portal to assist remote sales teams
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Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has extended its online trading offering with the launch of K8 Sales Rep Portal, a quick-to-deploy, web-based product that allows field sales teams to take orders while working away from the office. The site can be accessed from anywhere with a suitable internet connection and can be used on smartphone and […]

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MKM opens 80th branch
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Builder’s merchant chain MKM Building Supplies is opening its 80th branch, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The 1.2acre site, at Lupton Road, Wallingford will be a one-stop shop for both local building trade and retail customers. Stock will include plumbing and heating, electrical, drainage, roofing, timber, doors, ironmongery and joinery. The branch will also offer a building […]

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New BMF report shows plumbing and heating sales bounce back
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Plumbing and heating merchants saw sales continue to bounce back at the end of  2020 from the low point earlier in the year caused by the first UK lockdown. That’s according to a new statistical Index compiled by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in partnership with MRA Research and GfK. The new Plumbing & Heating […]

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Surprise!!!
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Never inquire into another man’s secret; but conceal that which is intrusted to you, Though pressed both by wine and anger to reveal it. My 13-year-old son, with whom I am currently sharing an office thanks to COVID-19, leaned a few new choice words expressing surprise on Monday morning. Well, they probably weren’t new to […]

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