Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2021.
An observation over the break some have enjoyed, is that the 'main-stream-media' is maintaining its position of predicting the end of the world. Yes, I am a cynic, or is it an optimistic cynic. Gloom, doom and fear sells stories, matched with the appropriate headline and you suck people in - having people reading news stories exposes advertisers - advertisers in turn cause the cash to flow, thus permitting 'main-stream-media' to exist. It doesn't mean any of it is true, it's just selling.
In the meantime the entrepreneur, businesses and industry have as always worked around the scaremongering and the bizarre, and as such are thriving. Something to do with being able to offer customers solutions to situations that needed to be resolved. In one such illustration, I am amused by the stories of material shortages caused by the UK's independence, really, the spin suggests the UK Government is blocking essential goods arriving in the Country? No one else would - so why would they?
As we kick off the New Year the Fenestration News is chocked full of News stories about companies expanding, adding facilities, introducing new products and employing new and additional people, as always its not a big leap to see the direction the industry is heading.
Its great to have an association with and be able to facilitate the forward thinking, thriving and thrusting that actually contribute to Society - Happy New Year to you all.
Brisant Secure: "One of the things we learned from 2020 was that even though businesses may be closed, burglars still burgle so locksmiths still need locks, and they need them quickly." comments: Nick Dutton, CEO
HEGLA Group: "It is essential that the HEGLA ethos continues its culture of openness and trust with customers. As a unified team this will ensure a smooth transition as Steve steps into a consultancy role. The aim is to continue moving forward positively and to ensure customers' needs remain a top priority." comments, Bernhard Hoetger, COO
DOORCO: "GRiPCORE is a truly exciting addition to the DOORCO range. The composite door market is a competitive place and for us, it's all about innovating products which help our customers stand out from the crowd. Creating a solid core DOORCO door was the next logical step for us and I was intrigued by the initial idea of using DOORCO's collective experience to engineer out all the issues consumers face with the current market offering." explains Dan Sullivan, MD
Garnalex: "We understand the importance of user-friendly software systems for fabricators. The Garnalex team has a lot of in-house experience of using this type of software and we're delighted to offer compatibility with Business Micros Evolution, First Degree and LogiKal." explains Software Development Director, Adrian Girling
Fentrade: "The project was completed in time for the start of the 2020/21 academic year and the University of Bath now has a main campus building with improved aesthetics as well as enhanced thermal efficiency. "Intelligently designed projects such as this one deliver huge benefits for end users. We are delighted with the results." concluded Chris Chris Reeks, director
Edgetech (UK) Ltd: "This is one reason that Super Spacer has been specified in some of the world's most iconic, architecturally ambitious buildings -and we're delighted to see it used to such stunning effect in Qatar's National Library." explains Director Chris Alderson
US University picks innovative products from leading UK glass manufacturer for new Hall of Science
Spurring innovation and collaboration between scientists to enhance the student experience was front of mind when American University in Washington DC planned to build a new faculty to house its science programmes.
And as the building will be aiding research into topics including climate change, ensuring that the new facility was environmentally friendly was a key part of the brief.
In fact, the university wanted its new Hall of Science to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold, a certification that demands that operational carbon emissions for the finished building are kept below a certain level.
The three-storey, 95,000 Gross Floor Area (GFA) building relocates the university’s biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, and neuroscience departments into a modern, central location within the institution’s campus. … »
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