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Zink COMPANY NEWS 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Envirolead on show at Roofing Sector Workforce Development Strategy launch Having worked with the organisation for four years, Icopal staff in the UK and Ireland have raised a total of £24,000 for The Christie charity. This year, fundraising efforts have resulted in £8,000 being given to support the trust’s fight against cancer. Money raised will go towards supporting The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist cancer centre based in Withington, Manchester. The Christie charity works with the hospital to deliver the latest equipment to ensure patients receive the very best care and treatment. Together they also provide specialist staff and supportive services, including wig and headscarf facilities, complementary therapies and an art room with sessions for patients and carers several times each week. The Christie charity supports the work of The Christie through its fundraising activities, and delivers projects, equipment and improvements that are over and above what the NHS funds. For example, some key posts across the hospital are also funded by The Christie charity, such as clinical nurse specialists. Simon Woods, sales director at Icopal, said: “Our employees have done a fantastic job to raise this much money. It will be going towards a great cause and I’m incredibly proud of our employees for the commitment they have shown to Roofdec secures largest ever project 014 RCIMAG.COM MAY 2017 Copper Stainless ALM (Associated Lead Mills) was one of a number of companies who presented to those assembled at the launch of the roofing sector’s fouryear Workforce Development Strategy, which is designed to elevate standards and ignite growth across the roofing sector. The event, which was organised by The NFRC, was held in Westminster on 28th March in an attempt to reinvigorate interest in the All Party Parliamentary Group – and in particular Members of Parliament – for the roofing industry. One of the ways of doing this was having a number of key companies from across the roofing sector supply-chain present to those assembled and highlight the innovative materials, working methods and range of projects that the roofing sector gets involved with each and every day, which hopefully goes some way to dispelling some of the myths and outdated perceptions concerning a career in construction and particularly the roofing sector. Meeting demands With this in mind, Stephen Reynolds of 2iM, the umbrella company for ALM and JML (Jamestown Metals Limited), provided a great example of a traditional, established material which is used on many heritage buildings – and prestigious projects – but is produced in a very modern way meeting the sustainability and traceability demands of architects and specifiers. Envirolead, ALM’s core product, is produced by Envirowales, a lead acid battery recycling plant located in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, which takes in end-of-life lead acid batteries, separates them into their component parts with the lead bearing components processed further into lead bullion, and the non-lead bearing components either processed further or sold. The lead bullion is then refined into lead alloys to meet customers’ requirements, which includes products for the construction sector. Envirowales uses the very best available technology or BAT, and in doing so to date recycles 96% of every battery which enters the facility. Stephen also talked about ALM / JML’s TOPHAT initiative; an acronym for Transparency Of Product Hallmark And Traceability which he says encompasses the group’s position as a recycler, manufacturer, processor and distributor of rolled lead to BS EN 12588. Collaboration As Stephen explained, this provides peace of mind for those specifying and installing Envirolead: “The TOPHAT initiative brings together the three most important sectors of the construction industry, that being architects, merchants and contractors, closer together, so that Icopal staff raise over £8,000 in support of The Christie charity Rotherham-based Roofdec has secured the Thorpe Park Retail and Leisure project from Leeds-based main contractor GMI with a contract value of £9m. Roofdec says this will be the largest project in value ever carried out by the company and is set to start in August 2017, running for a total of 52 weeks. The new development includes retail, cinema and other leisure facilities and, as well as incorporating 26,000m² of roofing, the external envelope is a mixture of high-specification cladding including 10,000m² of Kingspan Benchmark Karrier system; 3,500m² of granite and limestone rainscreen; 4,500m² of aluminium rain screen; 3,000m² of stainless steel panels and column casings together with other areas of Rodeca and aluminium plank systems. Managing director John Barnes Snr told RCI: “Given the uncertainty in the economy at the moment, this project gives us the backbone of our turnover for the coming 12 months and will be a great addition to our already impressive portfolio of prestigious developments. “However, as with any project of this size and nature, we cannot underestimate the massive team effort it will take to ensure its success.” www.roofdec.com Forty years ago Wetherby-based New Guard Coatings Group first ventured into the world of industrial paints and coatings. The Cooper family is now into its third generation of running the business, which operates as a multi-million pound, multi-national group of companies with entities in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Back in April 1977 when Alan Cooper and his son Paul first established the company, it was a small operation selling and distributing its own range of coatings. Today it holds close ties to the world’s leading manufacturers including PPG, Jotun and Rust- Oleum whilst still developing its own they understand each individual group’s needs in getting the best result out of every roof. This whole process starts through specification, informing the architects through a RIBA approved, core curriculum CPD. By specifying Envirolead, architects are not only contributing to eliminating a toxic stream from entering the environment, they also ensure they get the best possible British Standard certificated lead, and in doing so make each and every roof on these projects an informed quality and environmentally aware decision working at its very best for their clients.” To book your RIBA approved Envirolead CPD or learn more about TOPHAT contact Stephen Reynolds on 07885 463631 or email steve@enviro-lead.co.uk. www.enviro-lead.co.uk products through the Guard range. From one small hub in Wetherby the group has grown to have four premises within the UK: Wetherby, Leicester, Hull (Industrial Paint Supplies (Hull)) and Rushden (East Midlands Paint Supplies) as well as recently opening up its first physical location within the United States in Houston, Texas. New Guard says it continues to look to the future, with an aim to have a larger global presence to maximise market opportunities and expand in Northern Europe, Western Europe and further into North America, whilst ensuring it remains at the forefront of distribution in the UK and Ireland. www.newguardcoatings.com NGC turns 40 (R-L) Simon Woods from Icopal handing over the cheque to Jennifer Bailey from The Christie charity


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