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Tyre production stopped in tracks by boiler breakdown

TYRE production has ground to a halt at Pirelli's UK tyre factories because of a boiler malfunction. 
 26 Aug 2008

UK firms are taking longer to pay bills

UK businesses are now settling their bills almost four weeks after their agreed payment dates according to research by Experian. 
 22 Aug 2008

Euroheat opens biomass training centre

Heating stove distributor Euroheat has opened a biomass training centre and showroom in Bishops Frome, Worcestershire. 
 22 Aug 2008

Palamarczuk heads up W Meier humidification

Walter Meier (Climate UK) has appointed Roger Palamarczuk to head up the company’s humidification division, with effect from 4th August 2008. 
 20 Aug 2008

HVCA launches CHP and biofuel installation guides

HVCA Publications, the publishing division of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association, has launched two guides to good practice for the Installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) (TR/37) and the Installation of Biofuel Heating (TR/38). 
 20 Aug 2008

Credit insurance warning for construction

The construction sector could be refused credit insurance, which covers bad debt following the insolvency of a customer. 
 19 Aug 2008

Durapipe UK trains next generation in plastics

Durapipe UK is responding to the increasing interest in plastic piping systems by offering colleges and universities free training packs which outline the benefits of plastic systems. 
 18 Aug 2008

LSC Survey: Training boosts staff loyalty

A SURVEY of 79,000 employers carried out by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) revealed a third of construction firms don’t train their staff – leading to more unfilled vacancies (40%) in that industry than any other. 
 18 Aug 2008

100 hours to cut carbon and prepare for energy certification

CIBSE has launched a new campaign offering guidance to help cut the cost of EPCs & DECs, in return for a commitment to pledge 100 staff hours to dedicate to energy reducing activities. 
 18 Aug 2008

Wolseley UK creates three new divisions

Wolseley UK has brought its lightside plumbing and heating businesses under a new Lightside division and has reorganised its other businesses into two more divisions Heavyside, and Commercial and Industrial. 
 15 Aug 2008

Growing number prefer Barbara the builder to Bob

Forget the Mario brothers, it looks like the Maria sisters are the plumbers more and more householders would prefer to see wielding a wrench in their home, and a builder named Barbara may be more welcome than Bob the builder, according to a recent poll. 
 15 Aug 2008

Carillion fined nearly £100,000 for safety breach

Carillion JM was fined £70,000 and ordered to pay £24,000 in costs at Maidstone Crown court for failing to protect an employee who died at work after falling 17 metres. 
 15 Aug 2008

Johnson Controls competes for top place at Olympics

Johnson Controls' technology is being used at the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium and many other games venues in Beijing. 
 14 Aug 2008

Armstrong appoints a global green director

Steve Cooper, managing director of Armstrong Integrated Systems, has been appointed global director of renewables and sustainability for pump manufacturer Armstrong. 
 14 Aug 2008

Vaillant appoints Ryan ACS as distributor

Ryan Air Conditioning Spares has become Vaillant’s main air conditioning distributor in the Manchester region. 
 13 Aug 2008

HETAS to offer MCS

HETAS is expanding its appliance approval and installer schemes to cover the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). 
 13 Aug 2008

Wendon becomes HEVAC president

The new president of HEVAC, the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association, is Paul Wendon of Fläkt Woods. 
 11 Aug 2008

ABS dives in to cheer Olympic hope Tom Daley

Tom Daley, the young British diver competiting in the Beijing Olympics, was cheered on by his uncle and sponsor Kevin Selvester, director of the building services contractor ABS. 
 11 Aug 2008

Skerritt opens Birmingham base

M&E contractor Skerritt has unveiled new offices in the West Midlands. 
 8 Aug 2008

Police hunt for Wolseley's boiler burglars

Thieves made off with six boilers in a night-time raid on a Wolseley distribution center- the second heist carried out at the site that week. 
 8 Aug 2008
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