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Hadley Completes Steel Framing Buy

Last updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A manufacturer of cold rolled steel framing products has been fully brought into the steel solutions empire of Hadley Group. Hadley Group originally acquired a 50% stake in Hadley Steel Framing Ltd (HSF) ten years ago.  Now it has bought the other 50%. HSF will continue to operate as a stand-alone business but will enjoy the […]

Nine in 20-Year Club

Last updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Staff loyalty is spreading at a Nottinghamshire-based metal railings and gates manufacturer. A ninth employee in recent months has passed the 20-year milestone working with Alpha Rail in Huthwaite. Colin Moore from the finishing department joins a band of eight employees who over the last two years have been at Alpha Rail for more than two decades – […]

Harper Chalice Lures Binns to Dealership

Last updated: Monday, October 1, 2018

The UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic and electrified perimeter security systems has added to its dealer network with what it describes as ‘one of its most prestigious signings to date’. Harper Chalice has secured premier prison perimeter systems installer Binns Fencing as an authorised dealer of its high security defence and detection systems and complementary […]

Hadley Group Heads to Fencex

Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

A global manufacturer of cold rollformed sections and profiles will be showcasing its range of fully engineered fencing solutions at Fencex 2018 (stand 2) on Wednesday 17 October at the NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Hadley Group’s cold rolled steel fencing systems are claimed by the maker to provide an optimum strength-to-weight ratio to give maximum durability, easier handling […]

Zaun Hosts Made in Britain Event

Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

A 1,000-strong manufacturers’ organisation that promotes the value of British manufacturing as a differentiator is coming to Wolverhampton for its first sales and marketing workshop of the new autumn season. Pioneering steel fencing systems manufacturer Zaun will host the Made in Britain workshop on Wednesday 19 September, focused on marketing, sales, exports and PR. Delegates will hear about […]

Zaun Sells Palisade

Last updated: Monday, September 3, 2018

Pioneering perimeter systems manufacturer Zaun has entered into a previously-untapped market for the Wolverhampton-based business by introducing Palisade fencing to its extensive product portfolio. The facility in Wolverhampton now boasts the most modern Palisade rolling line in the UK, which runs 24 hours a day. Zaun sales and marketing director Chris Plimley said: “This is […]

Alpha Role in Latest Film

Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2018

What’s the connection between Spider-Man, Batman, an ITV drama, a home restoration show and a supermarket Christmas ad? Answer: they have all found a role for products from Huthwaite-based metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail. A backstage role in the super hero’s newest adventure movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is the latest accolade for Alpha Rail. […]

Tennis Top Priority at London Park Revamp

Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2018

The redevelopment of tennis courts in a London borough park are the first priority in a 15-year masterplan. The London Borough of Hounslow’s planning committee approved Gunnersbury 2026 in January 2016 to unlock the potential of sports facilities at Gunnersbury Park – with tennis courts the first priority and a new indoor community sports hub. Essex-based ETC […]

ArmaWeave Achieves Steepest Raking Yet

Last updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This photo shows the incredible raking ability of Zaun’s ArmaWeave fencing system. Accredited ArmaWeave installer Crime and Fire Defence Systems carried out the installation at a high security site, where the fence climbed a 50m-long 25°slope using full width panels. Zaun owner and co-founder Alastair Henman said: “The raking powers are such a big benefit over 358 […]

Alpha Help Transform York Racecourse

Last updated: Thursday, July 26, 2018

York Racecourse has poured £4m into a redevelopment of the course enclosure to overhaul many of the historic buildings on site. Main contractor Lindum Construction appointed Alpha Rail to help restore many of the original aesthetics of the enclosure area by manufacturing and installing metal railings and gates in designs typical of the era as part of phase 2 of the […]