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Hamworthy price tag swallowed by Atlantic

Heating equipment manufacturer Hamworthy Heating has been sold for £35m to French engineering group Atlantic Sfdt. 
 31 Mar 2008

Papa gets Birchall's backing in Clio chase

M&E building services provider Birchall is keeping a key ally ahead of the game by sponsoring a father and son in the Renault Clio Cup. 
 31 Mar 2008

McCoughlin is Rinnai's man in the south

Gas heating manufacturer, Rinnai, has appointed Shaun McLoughlin as its Southern specification manager. 
 27 Mar 2008

Final day of Nintendo Wii giveaway

For the chance of claiming a free Nintendo Wii, register your details to receive this site's newsletter on, before midnight on March 27. 
 27 Mar 2008

IKK 2008 is scrapped

IKK 2008, the international trade fair for refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation, which had been scheduled to take place this October, has been cancelled. 
 26 Mar 2008

Diploma delivers the three R's to industry

English, Maths and IT is the cornerstone of a new diploma that promises to deliver the right skills for the construction industry. 
 25 Mar 2008

Manchester HEVAR springboard for HVAC debate

Spring has well and truly sprung and with it Manchester HEVAR (March 26-27) which promises a packed seminar schedule at the start of play at Lancashire Cricket Club. 
 20 Mar 2008

Credit crunch bites into Wolseley's profits

Wolseley's profits fell by 23% and the group blames the US housing market for 'increasingly difficult trading conditions. 
 19 Mar 2008

BEST focus on online training presence

Apprentices and employers who are keen to stay ahead of the game when it comes to skills, can click to a new website set up by the Building Engineering Services Training provider (BEST). 
 19 Mar 2008

HVCA gets member support for convergence

The creation of a single organisation to represent M&E contractors, in the form of convergence, would be "beneficial" say 81% of the HVCA members who responded to a consultation survey. 
 18 Mar 2008

Firms' 'Heat Call for Evidence' deadline looms

UK firms have until March 31 to tell the government what renewable heat opportunities exist and how best to decarbonise the way homes and businesses are heated. 
 18 Mar 2008

Last chance to win a Wii

To be in with a chance to claim a free Nintendo Wii, register your details on to get this site's free newsletter. 
 18 Mar 2008

Lawsons gets building supplier gong

Lawsons, a family -run timber and building supplier has won best overall performing merchants award in the Building Supplies R Us scheme. 
 17 Mar 2008

New benchmark to stop industry getting burnt

Benchmark, the quality mark for the installation, commissioning and servicing of domestic heating and hot water systems, has been updated with new best practice for manufacturers and installers to follow. 
 17 Mar 2008

PTS workers' homes tested for carbon monoxide

Plumbing Trade Supplies has given its employees, nearly 5,000 of them, CO detectors to test their homes for carbon monoxide. 
 17 Mar 2008

Bovema aims high with bulging order book

This time last year Bovema took £45,000 worth of orders but began 2008 with an order book totalling more than £400,000. 
 17 Mar 2008

Public face of Glow-worm leaves big impression

The UK's retail parks were the focus of the 'Warm Glow Tour' aimed at promoting Glow-worm's energy efficient heating and hot water goods. 
 17 Mar 2008

DuPont steps up to protect rights

Refrigerant producer DuPont has taken a further step to protect its intellectual property rights and protect customers from the damaging effects of counterfeit refrigerants by instigating a labelling programme using its 3D Izon technology. 
 17 Mar 2008

Industry hotfoots it to Mostra Convegna

MILAN'S Mostra Convegna Expocomfort exhibition opened its doors this week to showcase HVAC products from around the world until March 15. 
 12 Mar 2008

Wolseley spends £33m on five acquisitions

Wolseley, the world's largest plumbing and heating distributer has made five acquisitions for £33m and expects the purchases to add £45m to its revenue. 
 10 Mar 2008
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