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Wayne Devine has announced his decision to step down after 28 years as CEO of the MASCO UK Window Group.

He leaves in early March and the process to find his successor has begun. In the interim, Darius Padler, MASCO group vice president, will take over as CEO for the UK Window Group.


As the founder of the business Devine served as CEO following its acquisition in 2000 by the MASCO Corporation, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of home improvement products.

Since the beggining devine has worked to establish and grow the company which has become one of the UK’s largest PVC-U window and door fabricators. The group supplies doors, windows and conservatories to fabricators and installers across all market sectors from its multiple manufacturing sites across the UK. Its familiar quality brands include Phoenix Doors, Duraflex, Techniglass, Premier and Evolution.

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Slashed lead times


A new initiative, that has brought record-breaking lead times to the glass and glazing industry, looks set to result in a fabricator’s busiest ever trading period.

The TWR Group announced late last year that it would roll-out ‘never seen before’ lead times to give installers dual-coloured bi-folding doors within fifteen working days.

This new initiative went live at the end of February (2018) and the group’s managing director Terry Richardson says: "We have been inundated with enquiries, with the forward order book showing the business is on course for its busiest ever quarter of trading.

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Frost to speak

Head of the GJB Holdings Group, Roy Frost, has signed up to speak at the upcoming Glazing Summit, a high-profile conference for leaders from across the fenestration industry. To be held in Birmingham in May, Frost will be speaking to an anticipated audience of over 300 industry professionals on the topic of mergers and acquisitions. He will be drawing on his own experience having recently bought not one, but two large-scale fabricators. Essex-based fabricator GJB Window Systems was Frost's first acquisition soon followed by Stoke-based fabricator Listers Central. .

Back to school

Swansea based AB Glass has been awarded a contract by Willmott Dixon to carry out works at a new school development in North Devon.

Route 39 Academy is a multi-million pound two-storey development that will provide 700 places for students between 11 and 18 years of age. Willmott Dixon – which claims to be the country's only carbon neutral construction company – appointed AB Glass to provide design and installation services at the new Route 39 Academy development.

AB Glass began work on the project during December 2017. The aluminium system being installed by the company for the project includes Kawneer AA100 curtain walling and AA720 doors.

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New quaity standard


Hurst Plastics has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management, making the company one of the first in the glazing industry to achieve the new standard.

The Hull-based firm achieved the transition almost a year ahead of the September 2018 deadline, which is when the former 2008 version will be superseded.

More stringent than its 2008 predecessor which Hurst Plastics already held, this new quality standard extends across the whole business management process and demonstrates Hurst’s company-wide commitment to continuous improvement and best practice.


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New Insight for Morley

Morley Glass & Glazing has extended its partnership with industry data specialists Insight Data for another year.

Looking to promote its Uni-Blinds sealed units to both fabricators and installers nationwide, the Yorkshire-based IGU manufacturer made Salestracker an integral part of its sales and marketing. Insight’s prospect data and market intelligence produced such strong results for Morley that they have re-signed for a third successive year.

We’re thrilled to see the great team at Morley Glass & Glazing continue their partnership with us,” says Jade Greenhow, Insight Data’s general manager. “Ian and the team came to us looking to reach out to new customers across the country and really promote their product range. It’s fantastic to see how our services have helped Morley achieve this and more, and we look forward to celebrating further success with Morley over the coming year.”



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The Editor writes
The will of which people?
So Brexit rolls on and the 60 headbangers who keep Mrs May in
office, so they effectively run the country, have set out their demands.
They say that, not withstanding a transition period, there must be a
clean break with Europe in a year's time. No access to the single
market, no customs union and especially no European laws or court of justice.
A bunch of self important, self seeking people are keen to break from our closest and biggest market, and ally.Why, has always been beyond me.They campaigned on a platform of lies and misinformation and the result only gave them the narrowest of victories. The thrust of the campaign since then – there is no doubt that they have never let up campaigning – has been to ignore or ridicule, not to say disenfranchise, every one who voted to remain in Europe. The vitriol they dispense makes me think that they are not at all confident in their win.
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