Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 5

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS LONG-STANDING FABRICATOR MAKES SWITCH » » TRADE FABRICATOR UNIVERSAL Trade Frames has just switched to purchasing its glass from Epwin Glass. Managing Director Brian Kruger said: “As a longstanding and loyal Spectus fabricator it made good sense to buy our glass from the same business as our profile supplier. Epwin Glass has seen considerable investment in their business and we were very impressed with their product range and quality of their offer.” By sourcing its glass from Epwin Glass, Universal Trade Frames will benefit from the quality and reliability an Epwin brand brings, something Brian knows, having been a Spectus fabricator for over 20 years. He commented: “Being a Spectus fabricator plays a big part in the success of our business because our customers recognise what the Spectus names means and the value it adds.” The decision to switch to Epwin Glass makes it one of an increasing number of fabricators making the switch: a further nineteen customers have joined in the last three months alone. Universal Trade Frames and Spectus have made a strong partnership over the past 20 years. In partnering with Epwin Glass, Universal is taking the strength of that partnership to the next level. GGF welcomes Slimline » » THE GLASS AND GLAZING Federation (GGF) is delighted to welcome Slimline Glazing & Aluminium Systems into Membership. Slimline Glazing brings concepts in structural glazing, aluminium design and manufacturing into reality and is at the forefront of the specialist glass market with unique and contemporary design innovations. From glass bridges and staircases to free- standing external glass structures, Slimline glazing delivers seamless structural solutions from design through to installation. Being justifiably proud of its reputation in the sector, Slimline offers the highest level of expertise and customer satisfaction and with an in-house architect and preferred building contractors it is able to handle projects of any size in commercial and domestic markets. On joining the Federation, Abigail Chapman, Company Secretary of Slimline commented, “We are pleased to join the GGF and we aim to take full advantage of key benefits such as the technical support, sharing and gaining market knowledge and the multiple networking opportunities provided by the GGF.” Richard Hearn, GGF Head of Membership and Training added, “We are delighted that Slimline has joined the Federation and look forward to mutual benefits.” FROM TINY ACORNS GROW MIGHTY FLEETS… » » ACORN ALUMINIUM IS A local retailer supplying homeowners with high quality windows and doors. Established in 1989 and about to enter our 30th year of continuous trading, Acorn has recently (for around the past two years) branched out into small commercial projects, mainly in aluminium, ranging from £25,000 - £150,000. The business has benefitted hugely from the corporate that has built up over the years, but also, has achieved in excess of 40,000 local window and door installations, not to mention more than 1000 conservatory installations. This summer, Acorn staged an eye-catching photoshoot of its car and van fleet at the stunning Tollerton Hall in Nottingham; which is being renovated into a private house from a business premises. Acorn’s James Hibbert said, “We have always enjoyed a high profile locally with our sign- written fleet of vans and cars. This design came about after a discussion with our long-standing design company – Cavalry Design – based in Nottingham. The vans are used by our installation teams, our surveyor has an eye-catching truck, and our sales team all have identical Toyota Auris estate cars.” C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » O CT 2018 » 5