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    RFM buys Ventrolla from Era

    Wooden sash manufacturer Ventrolla has been acquired by the RFM Group From ERA Home Security for an undisclosed sum. The buyer, a Leeds-based property group says it will now invest in both a new showroom...

    TV turns to ‘truly inspirational’ Shelforce

    Shelforce, the specialist fabricator employing a 75% disabled workforce, has been chosen by producers of ITV4’s Made In Britain to feature in the next series of the programme that tells the story of British...

    System addition

    Nottingham-based aluminium fabricator ALU HAUS has added Epwin’s Stellar system to its portfolio. Director Jason Bamford said the look of the system and ease of installation were key to the decision: “We have added Stellar because it’s...

    PWF moves into rooflights

    Birmingham-based Performance Window Fabrications has launched a new rooflight division, Glass Roof Direct. Glass Roof Direct supplies thermal flat rooflight windows in a range of three products – fixed, ventilation and access. The addition follows the group’s...

    Cairngorm reassures post lockdown homeowners with on-site ‘welfare unit’

    Customers of fabricator-installer Cairngorm Windows can be more at ease about having fitters in their homes post-lockdown since the company invested in a mobile ‘welfare unit’ with canteen, washing and toilet facilities. While non-emergency home...

    Sternfenster takes on 30 to tackle lead-time woes

    Sternfenster has grown its workforce by 30 in less than three months to build capacity in response to the growing in demand for windows and doors this summer. Managing director Mike Parczuk said the company...

    Veka to cut 25 jobs – but fewer than feared

    Veka plc says it will be cutting 25 of around 400 jobs following its Business Review launched in response to the pandemic and the loss of two major customers. But the Burnley-based systems house added...

    Modplan takes ‘Control’ to keep customers in the know

    Veka trade fabricator Modplan has launched an internal Control Hub to keep track of progress of orders across its multiple manufacturing sites and keep customers informed of any issues. Managing director Heidi Sachs explained: “Our...

    Modplan invests for upgrade and expansion

    Modplan has installed 12 new fabrication machines from Avantek across its multiple production facilities as part of the trade fabricator’s wider investment plan. The machines include quad welders and corner cleaner, five-head fully automatic welder,...

    Modplan dedicates factory for growing flush sash

    Modplan has set up a dedicated factory at its Newport headquarters for the sole manufacture of its Halo flush sash windows. Managing Director Heidi Sachs said: “The popularity of our flush sash windows continues to...