Clearview North May 2013 - Issue 138 - Page 41

INDUSTRYNEWS Backstage World Champs tour for members Four Network VEKA members were treated to a front and back stage tour of the Crucible Theatre at a lunch hosted by Steve Davis ahead of the World Championship, in association with their Network VEKA membership recently. Paul Dumville and Helena Bent from AWC Windows and Home Improvements, Cherene Clare and Barry George from Rugby Double Glazing, Peter Mew and Phil Gray from Mews Windows and Ron and Colette Cox of Addison Ousebank were selected by a draw to win the fantastic prize day out. MD John Ogilvie explains: “The Crucible tour with our Brand Ambassador was an idea suggested by our Chairman, but due to the nature of the event, we anticipated that numbers would be restricted. After writing to our members inviting them to express an interest, we had to draw the names by ballot due to the high number of responses!” Steve presented all his guests with an autographed cue as a memento of the day. Peter Mew donated his cue to a meningitis charity auction, that raised an impressive £2500. Steve was chosen as the face of Network VEKA, due to their shared values of approachability, long term consistency, professionalism and integrity. Network VEKA, 01282 473170, www.networkveka.co.uk Expanding Global Manufacturing Capabilities Composites technology leader gains manufacturing assets to support European and global customers. Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) announced it has signed an agreement to lease manufacturing floor space in Pouance, France. Additionally, CSP will purchase equipment from a composites manufacturer that was formerly located in the facility CSP will lease. The agreement helps boost CSP’s existing global manufacturing and customer support capabilities. “The Pouance acquisition improves CSP’s ability to provide our customers with exceptional global support in terms of manufacturing and service,” said Frank Macher, chairman and CEO of CSP. “This operation expands our global network, increases CSP’s manufacturing capacity and provides us with the opportunity to expand our customer base in Europe in the near future.” The facility includes approximately 120,000 sq ft of floor space, six compressionmolding presses, 12 thermoplastic injection presses and supporting equipment. Staffing of the facility has started and production is expected to begin later this year. For more than 40 years, Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has provided leadingedge technologies in light-weight materials and composite solutions for the automotive, heavy truck, HVAC and construction industries. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, CSP holds more than 50 patents covering materials development and manufacturing processes in composite materials formulation, design and manufacturing technologies. More information is available at www. cspplastics.com. Join Triple Anniversary Celebration at UK plant It’s been 10 years since Guardian lit their UK float glass furnace and what a 10 years it’s been. After investing over £100 million in the UK plant, Guardian continued to develop its commitment to the UK market when 5 years later they invested a further 6 million in their laminating glass line, then just last year another £35 million in one of the world’s most technically advanced magnetron glass coaters. To celebrate these three land mark events and Guardian’s continued commitment to the UK market; Guardian would like to invite you, the glass and glazing industry, to join them in their Triple Anniversary Celebration. Scott Thomsen, President of Guardian’s Global Flat Glass Division will be leading the event with a keynote speech. This is an unprecedented opportunity to hear from one of the most influential businessman in the worldwide flat glass industry. The Triple Anniversary event will see the official opening of Guardian’s magnetron glass coater, with Thomsen set to cut the ribbon. The event will take place at Guardian’s plant in Goole, East Yorkshire on Tuesday 11th June, starting at 10.30am. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Guardian in their Triple Anniversary Celebrations, visit www.guardianglass.co.uk/industry to book your free place at the event. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com THE MAY 2013 ISSUE SPONSORED BY DURAFLEX 41