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News Archive - September 2013

Survey shows continued growth for construction product sales in Q3 30 September 2013
The latest State of Trade Survey published by the Construction Products Association today (30 September) reveals that sales of construction products continued to increase during the third quarter of 2013, following the recovery in Q2.

Airedale moves forward with new factory 27 September 2013
Airedale International Air Conditioning has announced that it will move production to a new temporary site in Leeds within the next few weeks.

Has Milliband created a year of fear? 26 September 2013
"In announcing that a Labour government would freeze energy bills for two years, Ed Milliband has created a year of fear for potential investors in funding desperately needed new generating capacity for the UK," Andrew Eastwell, chief executive of BSRIA has said.

A-Gas taps into benefits of social media 25 September 2013
A-Gas is now using social media to keep users and potential customers up-to-date.

Airedale International's parent company set to acquire Barkell 25 September 2013
Airedale International's parent company, Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire privately-held Barkell Limited, a market-leading manufacturer of custom-built air handling units based in Consett, County Durham.

Keeping cool is big business for Labcold 23 September 2013
Labcold manufacturer of medical and laboratory refrigerators and freezers, is doubling the size of its premises thanks increased sales across both product and service divisions here in the UK and across the globe.

£6m funding for local authorities to develop heating and cooling networks 20 September 2013
A new £6m grant funding programme has been launched to help Local Authorities (LAs) in England and Wales to develop new heating and cooling networks, and expand existing networks.

Government support for self-build homes ‘increases consumer choice’ 18 September 2013
New measures announced by the Government to help more people build their own home will increase choice and affordability in the housing market, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

ICS provides sub-zero conditions for music video 16 September 2013
ICS Cool Energy has been working with two-time BRIT award winning group, Travis, on a new music video.

FSW acquires Beacon Design and Engineering's UK refrigeration equipment business 16 September 2013
FSW has announced that is has acquired Beacon Design and Engineering's British refrigeration equipment business.

Grimsby Ice factory's vision for the future 13 September 2013
The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust has proposed a mixed use cultural and commercial future for the ice factory to benefit the local community.

Construction recovery ahead 13 September 2013
Today’s data from the Office for National Statistics highlight a dramatic increase in construction new orders during the second quarter of 2013.

Fujitsu goes the right route to market 13 September 2013
FG Eurofred, the face of Fujitsu air conditioning in the UK, is restructuring its sales operation to fine tune its long standing commitment to a dual route to market.

Six of the best make CIBSE shortlist 13 September 2013
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced the six companies that have been short-listed for this year’s CIBSE Employer of the Year Award.

Maltese act on mislabelled cylinders 12 September 2013
A number of gas cylinders used in the recharging of air conditioning and refrigeration systems are being recalled because they are non-refillable but marked otherwise.

Williams - the company that no-one wants to leave 12 September 2013
Williams Refrigeration in King's Lynn celebrated loyal employees with a special Long Service Award Lunch on Tuesday 3 September at the company’s showroom.

ARAMENA launch gives new voice to HVACR industry 12 September 2013
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the United Nations Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) - regional office of West Asia today announced the launch of ARAMENA, an association of manufacturers of the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration products and components (HVACR) in the Middle East and North Africa.

Tesco exits US market 11 September 2013
Following its strategic review in the United States, Tesco has agreed a sale of the substantive part of Fresh & Easy’s operating business to YFE Holdings, an affiliate of Yucaipa Companies.

Industry giant Daikin UK puts its weight behind The ACR Show 09 September 2013
Daikin UK has confirmed its support for The ACR Show 2014, with a substantial exhibition presence and title sponsorship of the event.

Inferno at Airdale 09 September 2013
A fire broke out at Airedale International Air Conditioning's site in Rawdon in the afternoon of Friday, 6 September.

Airedale takes immediate steps to return to normal operations 09 September 2013
Following a fire at Airedale International Air Conditioning's site in Leeds, the UK manufacturer says it is implementing immediate contingency plans to return the business to normal operations as quickly as possible.

Mitsubishi combines VRF and hydronic technologies 06 September 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has harnessed the benefits of a VRF and hydronic technologies in a new hybrid air conditioning system.

US settlement with Safeway to reduce emissions 06 September 2013
In a settlement agreement Safeway, the second largest grocery store chain in the US, has agreed to implement a corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce its emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide.

Sainsbury's trials world’s first naturally refrigerated trailer 06 September 2013
Sainsbury’s is trialling the world’s first naturally refrigerated trailer to transport chilled and frozen goods.

Businesses must adapt to face future challenges 06 September 2013
The construction industry – and the building engineering services sector – must continue to ensure that they remain entirely fit for purpose in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Arkema to build 1234yf plant 05 September 2013
Arkema has announced that it is building a 1234yf low global warming potential refrigerant gas production plant, with start-up expected in 2016.

Scattergood Generating Station swaps ocean cooling for air cooling 04 September 2013
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), joined by elected officials, regulatory and environmental leaders, broke ground on a $950 million repowering project at the Scattergood Generating Station in Playa Del Rey that will reduce - and is a major first step toward eliminating -ocean water cooling, reduce emissions, and improve power reliability and integration with renewable energy.

Cool new US climate change goals 04 September 2013
The US Energy Department has announced its latest climate change goals to incorporate two new rules.

Cheap refrigeration ‘falling over’ in summer sun 04 September 2013
The hot summer has underlined the importance of good quality refrigeration equipment, says Williams.

Manufacturing rises at the fastest rate since 1994 03 September 2013
The latest data from Markit/CIPS indicates that the UK manufacturing sector has maintained its robust start to the third quarter of 2013. After the solid increases in output and new orders registered in July, August saw the momentum continue to build, with growth rates for both variables at their highest since 1994. However, cost inflationary pressures surged higher on the back of rising raw material prices.

Date overload spurs investment in cold stores 03 September 2013
Six cold stores in Saudi Arabia dedicated for dates storage with a total capacity of 100,000 tons have stopped receiving any orders to take in more produce because they are full.

BSRIA issues guide for procuring Soft Landings services 02 September 2013
How to Procure Soft Landings – guidance for clients, consultants and contractors (BG 45/2013) from BSRIA, is written primarily to help public and private sector clients and main contractors procure Soft Landings services from their construction supply chains.

Adande supports new Aircell test facility 02 September 2013
Somerset-based ECH Engineering has made a six figure investment in a new refrigeration test facility, south of Bristol.

Ammonia leak kills 15 in Shanghai 02 September 2013
Fifteen people were confirmed dead and 25 others injured, five critically, after a liquid ammonia leak at a refrigeration unit in Shanghai on Saturday.

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