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News in Brief – January 2015

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The first roof panels have been lifted into place as the conversion of London’s former Olympic Stadium gathers pace. Approximately 10,000 panels will be fitted over the next few months, work which follows on from the installation of eight kilometres of cabling and 112 steel rafters, the longest of which is 38m. At 84m at its deepest point the new roof is believed to be the largest cantilevered roof in the world.

Tata Steel has extended its Trisomet metal cladding range with a 135mm panel that meets the latest Scottish Technical Standard (Section 6) and its 0.15W/m²K U-value requirement. The panel is available in lengths of up to 20m and has a thicker core which gives increased performance. For details visit or Tel: 01244 892130 .

Metsec has won the accolade of being named “Best Business of the Year” at this year’s Business is Good for the Black Country Awards. Metsec Managing Director, Neil Richardson said: ”We are proud that the judges were inspired by our investment in people, processes and equipment. As an organisation, we work hard to continuously offer all our employees and young engineers the best possible career development and training opportunities across our business divisions to ensure future excellence.

Graitec has announced the coming together of its three UK companies, Adris, MicroCAD and Graitec UK into one company known as Graitec. Following on from the acquisition of MicroCAD earlier this year and the joining of Graitec UK and Adris it has been decided to formalise these companies into one UK entity.

Newport Galvanizers (part of Wedge Group) has galvanized a 40t spider sculpture that makes up the main attraction for Bristol-based Arcadia Spectacular’s dynamic and unique shows that incorporate music, pyrotechnics, laser shows, and aerial performances. The plant was called upon to galvanize the steel feet of the spider.

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