Clearview Midlands July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 36

INDUSTRYNEWS Members Win Prizes Congratulations to Nigel Budd of GGF Member Thomas Sanderson Ltd Window Accessories on winning an iPad Mini 32GB in the GGF FIT Show Prize Draw sponsored by Citation. On receiving his prize Nigel commented, “It was a real surprise and great pleasure to win this iPad. Many thanks to the GGF for not only running a fun prize draw, but also for all the work they put in to make the FIT Show an enjoyable experience for Members, in particular the Member’s Lounge area which was of great benefit throughout the show.” As sponsors, Citation, (who work with the GGF on employment law issues and provide free guidance to GGF Members on legal matters in the work place) conducted the draw at the GGF offices on the 24th April, at the Emergency Glazing Networking Event. Damian Wasey, Citation Relationship Director drew the lucky winners’ names in front of GGF Members, GGF Staff and members of the media. The other two prize winners’ were; Richard Warner of Crendon Conservatories in Buckinghamshire who won the Lamborghini experience and Glen Horrocks of Float Glass Industries, Manchester also won an iPad Mini. For more go to: www.ggf.org.uk Push Part L back to 2014, pleads joinery industry A clash of new regulations is going to create a costly and bureaucratic burden on the entire joinery industry, according to the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) today. It is calling for any implementation of proposed new Building Regulations to be pushed into 2014. In another clear example of the impact of the continued delay to the announcement of Part L of the Building Regulations, the BWF is up in arms about the burdens on business that will now be caused if Part L is rushed through at the same time as joinery manufacturing and woodworking firms are dealing with the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and requirement for CE marking which becomes mandatory from 1st July. Iain McIlwee, BWF chief executive, said: “The delay has meant that our members are spending time and money getting detailed u-value calculations complete for all relevant joinery products in order to comply with the CPR, which comes into force next month. Revised Part L regulations could mean that all that work may need to be done again.” BWF has published guidance for members at http://www.bwf.org.uk/toolkit/cemarking Welcoming staff from around the world The industry-leading VEKA UK Group recently welcomed representatives from VEKA sites around the globe, including the USA, Brazil, China, Russia, Spain, Poland and Germany. All the visitors, Heads of Manufacturing at the VEKA plant in their country, visited the 400,000 sq ft Burnley factory, and looked around the extrusion lines and construction of the new mixing plant technology, which is due to be completed soon. Adrian Lord, Head of Production for The VEKA UK Group explains: “The worldwide VEKA Group is the world-leader in the extrusion of PVC-U window profile systems, and twice a year we meet with our counterparts from around the globe to share learning in extrusion, lamination and mixing plant technology. “One of our annual meetings is held at VEKA AG in Sendenhorst and, for the second, one of the daughter companies is chosen. This year is the turn of the UK and we were extremely proud to show them around our site, which will soon feature the most advanced mixing plant in the UK. We were also keen to share with our colleagues the energy-saving measures we have implemented across our extrusion area, which has saved a massive 2200 tonnes of carbon over the last few years. For more information. VEKA plc, 01282 716611, www.vekauk.com, salesenquiry@veka.com 36 JUL 2013 To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com