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Huws Gray Stockport branch goes up in smoke
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A branch of builders merchant Huws Gray in Woodford, Stockport went up in flames last night. Six crews from Greater Manchester and Cheshire attended the fire at the branch at around 6.15pm, on Monday February 8th. Residents in the area were advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution due to smoke. Crews […]

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Panel Systems invests to boost capacity
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Panel Systems, the manufacturer of architectural, decorative, lightweight, sandwich and composite panels, has invested in a new state-of-the-art CNC machining centre for its factory in Sheffield. The new SCM Morbidelli x400 Nesting Machine Centre, includes a 3.1m x 2.1m matrix vacuum flatbed which means the company can now fabricate and router panels up to 3m […]

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Bence adds new plumbing and heating branch
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Independent builders merchant group George Bence has opened its 6th branch in the Cotswolds, a plumbing & heating branch in Cheltenham. Managing director of the 167 year old independent, family run business, Paul Bence , says: “Our industry has been very fortunate to have been able to continue trading through this extremely difficult phase for […]

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Showerwall introduces new trade brochure and training videos
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Showerwall, the bathroom wall panelling brand, has produced a new trade brochure and two online training videos to help installers understand the features and benefits of their acrylic and HPL panels and how easy they are to fit. The new 20-page full-colour brochure offers a practical overview of the Showerwall range to aid plumbers, joiners, […]

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Cowal buys Catherwood Construction Materials
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Scottish builders merchant Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies has bought Catherwood Construction Materials. Cowal, an established family-run business with four branches located in key areas along the West Coast of Scotland, will retain the Catherwood name and team, including general manager Kevin Ellis, and continue to invest in the business. In March 2017, Cowal bought […]

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New Kerridge CS PSG Director sets out priorities
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Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) customers can expect to see the continued positive improvement and focus on collaboration and customer service, as the company appoints Iain Davidson as its new professional services group (PSG) director. Iain brings a wealth of experience to KCS. Most recently, he held the role of Professional Services Director at a global […]

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Travis Perkins joins BMF ETIM Trailblazers data group
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Builders merchant group Travis Perkins is to support trade association the Builders Merchants Federation in simplyfying the transfer of product information betwen manufacturers and merchants by joining the ETIM Trailblazers group. The aim of the group is to fast track the implementation of the ETIM model of data classification which will simplify the transfer of […]

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