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Selco hosts meet and greet with Salford Red Devils trio

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Salford Red Devils’ fans will have the chance to enjoy a pre-playoffs meet and greet on Tuesday with three of the squad members chasing Super League glory. Shane Wright, Tim Lafai and Amir Bourouh will appear at the Salford branch of main club partner, Selco Builders Warehouse on North Phoebe …

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Collier and Catchpole invests in Ipswich shop

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Independent builders’ merchant Collier and Catchpole has invested over £200,000 in refurbishing its Ipswich shop and sales office, together with reconfiguring the yard layout. Tim Rowbottom, manging director, said: “Our business is very much based on the people we employ but without the correct tools and facilities they will always …

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CEMEX expands logistics fleet

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Building materials supplier CEMEX is helping to meet growing customer demand for its products by adding 10 new lower emission tippers to its own fleet. They boast upgraded safety features, a higher payload for increased efficiency and a step change in decarbonisation of its delivery fleet. The new Volvo FM …

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BMF acts to cut members’ energy costs

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With soaring energy prices affecting every sector of UK society, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has partnered with Full Power Utilities to help BMF Members reduce their energy costs through a new tailored service, BMF Energy Plus. BMF members will have access to a pool of suppliers, including some that …

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NBG accelerates talks with suppliers to reduce plastic packaging

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National Buying Group (NBG) is accelerating its talks with suppliers as it steps up efforts to reduce plastic packaging in the construction supply chain, and the potential tax impact on independent merchants. The ongoing dialogue with suppliers follows recent clarification of the obligated parties under the Department for Environment, Food …

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Jewson extends partnership with Ayr United

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Both Ayr United’s men and women football teams will now feature Jewson as their main shirt sponsor after the national builders’ merchant announced it will be extending its partnership with the club. The multi-year deal with the championship clubs represents a significant upgrade in Jewson’s long-term partnership which began in …

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Kestrel joins the BMF

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UPVC fascia, cladding and roofline manufacturer Kestrel has joined the Builder’s Merchant Federation (BMF). The move follows a period of growth for BMF, which now has 850 merchant and supplier companies. Together, they have combined sales of over £44bn and employ over 225,000 people in the building materials industry. Owen …

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Covers aims to raise £30,000 for local hospices

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Covers Timber & Builders Merchants is aiming to raise £30,000 for hospices across the south of England during the company’s annual Help for Hospices week. Between September 12-16, Covers’ 14 depots will be fundraising for 11 hospices that provide vital care and support to people in the communities where they …

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Selco accelerates sustainable fleet push

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As part of its commitment to operate more sustainable transport solutions, Selco Builders Warehouse has been adding cleaner fuel options to its fleet over the last 12 months. The latest development has seen Selco add an electric dropside vehicle, supplied by Guest Truck & Van, to the fleet operating from …

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SuperFOIL Insulation goes carbon positive

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SuperFOIL Insulation’s range of products has gone greener with more recycled materials, less waste, and the company has gone carbon positive. Through switching to UK-based suppliers with a commitment to using more recycled content, the company’s products are now made with 45% recycled material on average. Meanwhile, the company has …

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