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Rapid growth sees expansion at Norwich-based glazing firm

Rapid growth at Norwich-based glazing manufacturer, Norwich Aluminium Limited, has seen the company move to new 80% larger premises and employ five new staff as it continues to fly the flag for UK manufacturing in construction.

Norwich Aluminium was established six years ago by local man Alex Warren. Alex, who was working in the glazing industry at the time, spotted an opportunity to move into aluminium, a material which was growing in popularity for commercial and architectural glazing. By re-mortgaging his house, Alex set up the company in a unit on White Lodge Trading Estate in Norwich, next to other established brands such as Screwfix and SIG.

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Centurion partners with helmet safety technology company Mips in UK first

Above-the-neck PPE specialist Centurion Safety Products, has announced a partnership with Swedish helmet safety technology company Mips, which will see the British manufacturer incorporate the Mips (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) patented helmet-based technology within their market-leading Nexus helmet.  

When the Centurion Nexus with Mips helmet technology launches in March 2021, Centurion will become the first UK manufacturer to offer Mips helmet technology in a hard hat and be the first company globally to incorporate the new Mips ‘cradle’ rotational impact protection system into their helmets.

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NASC members to give 290+ young people a start in scaffolding

NASC members will provide more than 290 young people across the UK with scaffolding industry experience through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, which officially launches today.

A total of 50 NASC members – both contractors and suppliers – have signed up to the Kickstart Scheme through the NASC, committing to provide six-month work placements to out of work 18–24-year-olds.

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Extra 7.5% off steel gutters this February

This February Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems is offering an Extra 7.5% OFF Infinity Galvanised Steel and Colour Coated Galv Steel gutters and downpipes with code ‘X75FEB21’.

Galvanised steel guttering, and the colour coated versions, really are the more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic gutters - with the metal’s considerably longer life and 100% recyclability at end of life (plus it doesn’t contribute to the contamination of the environment by micro-plastics lost into the ecosystem in the production of new plastic and old plastic waste dumped in landfill fragmenting and ending up in the stomachs of earthworms, then birds etc.).

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Casella launches Orbi-Trace Smart-Tag to support workplace social distancing

Workers and businesses have never been more aware of the need for positive occupational hygiene culture than they are as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been an unprecedented effect on businesses – in Q2 of 2020, over 32,000,000 working days were lost as a result of Covid-19 related absences, translating into a cost of over £4 billion to UK businesses[1]. The challenge industry now faces in reopening is balancing worker health, the concerns of employee and legal and legislative responsibility around operating a ‘Covid secure’ workplace.

Read more: Casella launches Orbi-Trace Smart-Tag to support workplace social distancing