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News Archive - September 2008

Lynch clinches Heatline's commercial director role 30 September 2008
The Vaillant Group has appointed Roy Lynch as commercial director for its Heatline brand in the UK.

Crunchtime - Firms urged to bite into green funds 30 September 2008
The Carbon Trust is relaxing its rules for loans on energy efficiency improvements and has increased funds to help firms struggling for resources during the credit crunch.

Ductwork bodies seal collaboration deal 29 September 2008
The Association of Ductwork Contactors and Allied Services (ADCAS) and the Ductwork Group of the HVCA have signed an accord to work more closely together to promote excellence across the sector.

Crane buys Delta Fluid Products 25 September 2008
Building services supplier Crane Ltd has bought Delta Fluids Products.

Industry flocks to London HEVAR 24 September 2008
HVAC industry professionals got a lot more than they bargained for on the first day of London HEVAR which started today.

Wolseley's pre-tax profits fall by £489m 23 September 2008
Global heating supplies distributor Wolseley’s profit before tax has fallen by £489m this year.

Baxi calls for green heating revolution 23 September 2008
Heating manufacturer Baxi is calling for a shake-up of the home heating industry with business and the government working to bring about a green energy revolution.

Beijer sets sights on Carrier's wholesale operations 22 September 2008
G & L BEIJER, the Swedish owners of UK wholesaler Dean & Wood intends to acquire Carrier's acr wholesale distribution operations in Europe through a new share issue to Carrier.

LG air-conditioning's GM hotfoots to London HEVAR 22 September 2008
The GM of LG UK's air-conditioning division Graham Hendra is to take centre stage at London HEVAR 08, to explain how to "Maximise VRF system design".

Hollyoaks gets CORGI's gas safety gong 16 September 2008
Mock the week comedian Michael McIntyre was far from joking when he congratulated Hollyoaks for its "contribution to gas safety" at the CORGI Awards.

Rooney's injury causes two firms to feel pane 15 September 2008
Two construction firms paid the price (nearly £60,000) for an employee’s broken pelvis after safety failures led to a 600kg glass panel falling on him.

Tyson takes lead after Oceanair Distribution's sale 15 September 2008
AC distributor Oceanair Distribution has been bought by investment group Cripps Trust Corporation and former owner Bob Cowlard has gone back to work for Sanyo.

Forget Simon Cowell, vote at S-Factor LIVE at London HEVAR 08 15 September 2008
Never mind the X-Factor, HVAC businesses and individuals are clamouring to take part in the S-Factor on September 25, with sustainability the hot word on every building services professional's lips.

Family survives gas poisoning but weren't saved by CO bell 11 September 2008
A chemistry academic and his family lived to tell the tale of how carbon monoxide gas filled their Leicester home, but it was not their CO alarm but the alarm clock that saved them.

New MD leads Armstrong Manchester 11 September 2008
Gary Mannus has been appointed managing director at Armstrong HVAC Manchester.

Brown agrees a £910m heating deal 11 September 2008
Gordon Brown has agreed a £910m heating package with energy giants.

Photovoltaic to supply 12% of Europe's electricity by 2020 10 September 2008
The top 50 CEOs from Europe's photovoltaic industry say PV energy can step up to provide 12% of European electricity demand by 2020.

Apprentice clearing house to save skills in downturn 10 September 2008
The Secretary of State for Skills, John Denham, has announced a rescue package to protect house building skills during the economic downturn.

Repair sector weathers construction storm 08 September 2008
The repair and maintenance sector has grown by more than 2% since the start of 2008, keeping itself buoyant while overall construction output sank by 0.5%.

Ventilation project aims to blast away bio-terrorist threat 08 September 2008
Academics at Canada's University of Saskatchewan are working to create a ventilation system to protect buildings from chemical warfare and bio-terrorist attack.

Earth Energy moves to buy Scottish heatpump firm 08 September 2008
Falmouth-based ground source heatpump firm Earth Energy has bought fellow heatpump specialist Earthwise Scotland.

Viessmann's MD Stewart Purchase resigns 05 September 2008
Stewart Purchase, the joint managing director of the boiler manufacturer Viessmann has resigned from his post to set up his own firm.

Wolseley gets rid of 84 UK jobs 05 September 2008
Wolseley UK's Leamington Spa headquarters and its Ripon office has be hit by job cuts for the second time in 18 months, with the latest round of bad news affecting 84 jobs.

Re-enter the dragon- China's Haier returns to UK ac market 05 September 2008
Chinese ac manufacturer Haier is to re-enter the UK air conditioning market with a direct presence from February 2009.

Danfoss invests big in heatpump plant in Poland 04 September 2008
Danish controls manufacturer Danfoss is to invest €20m in its new heatpump production facility in Poland and the firm says the factory will be the largest producer of heat pumps in the country.

JCT to launch eco-friendly construction contracts 04 September 2008
The Joint Contracts Tribunal will publish eco-guidance terms to help construction firms improve their sustainability.

Clivet Aircon's sales surge despite economic downturn 03 September 2008
Building services firm Clivet Aircon is experiencing a surge in sales, despite the downturn in the UK’s economic climate.

School grades heatpumps top of the class 03 September 2008
Pupils at a Milton Keynes Primary school are enjoying the benefits of renewable energy, in particular a heat pump system supplied by Danfoss Heat Pumps UK.

HSE urges speedy faulty ladder exchange 02 September 2008
From September 1, Speedy Hire is offering to exchange old and faulty ladders for safer equipment.

Silent killer alarm recalled for being silent 02 September 2008
Telford-based firm Jo-El Electric has raised the alarm by ordering the recall of 10,000 carbon monoxide detectors because it fears the devices will fail in an emergency.

JS Wright's noble choice leads new FM division 01 September 2008
Building services provider J S Wright has unveiled its new maintenance and facilities management division and has hired the Marquess of Northampton's former M&E man to lead it.