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June 2015

Larissa runs Edinburgh Marathon for CLDF

Larissa runs Edinburgh Marathon for CLDF

ITW Construction Products’ Operations Director, Larissa Neve, completed the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of May – raising £1000 for the “Children’s Liver Disease Foundation” (CLDF). Finishing the course in 4 hours and 8 minutes in challenging windy conditions, Larissa was spurred on to raise funds for the charity she had seen providing outstanding support to the family of a colleague.

Larissa was applauded in at the finish line by 3 year old Mason, his father Stuart McIntyre (Glenrothes Warehouse Supervisor) and sister, Ella. The day after Mason’s first birthday, he was rushed to Kirkcaldy...

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May 2015

Ochil’s SpaceRafters top the class

Ochil’s SpaceRafters top the class

SpaceRafter open web rafters deliver space and savings in new student housing in Edinburgh

Ochil Timber Products supplied high-performance ITW SpaceRafters and  SpaceJoists to the value of £35,500 for the roof and floors of a 6 storey, steel-frame student housing development in Edinburgh. Named “Shrubhill House,” the development for client, Ziggurat Student Living, will provide retail space on the ground level with 260 student beds and communal kitchen and living spaces in the floors above. In order to be ready for the new University intake in September 2015, a 10-month build programme was pu...

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March 2015

Mick to conduct “Symphony”

Mick to conduct “Symphony”

ITW Construction Products announce the appointment of Mick Kelly as Business Development Manager. With a wealth of industry experience behind him, Mick is tasked with mediating between their customer base and ITW’s global software team on “Project Symphony” – the code name for ITW’s all new roof truss and SpaceJoist open web joist software currently in development.

In 2008, Mick joined ITW from hsbCAD where he held the position of Group Business Manager and has since operated as Business Development Manager (Alpine & hsbCAD) and European Software Development Manager. With a keen key for detail and ...

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March 2015

ITW CP recruits strengthen Roof & Floor division

ITW CP recruits strengthen Roof & Floor division

ITW Construction Products (ITW CP) are happy to announce the appointment of Tim Lloyd-Davies as Software Programme Manager. Tim will drive local development of ITW’s new European Roof & Floor Software, whilst leading the improvements in the existing software for the UK & Ireland market.

Tim joins ITW from British Telecom, where he held the position of Head of Software Development with 17 years prior experience within the software development world. Holding an MSc in Computing for Commerce and Industry, Tim has worked in various roles over the years developing his technical skills. In recent years he has held a number ...

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March 2015

The new Cullen brochure is here!

The new Cullen brochure is here!

ITW Construction Products (formerly ITW Industry) have published their new “Cullen Timber Engineered Connectors” brochure for 2015. Continuing their ITW “Product Line Simplification” strategy which was strongly evident in the previous issue, ITW CP have endeavoured to further streamline and enhance their comprehensive connector range, making Cullen products even simpler to specify and pick.

The brochure’s most notable product update follows R&D with the subsequent introduction of the new MHIC hanger with internal flanges, to replace the IFI and HIFI joist hangers. The MHIC is suitable for use where...

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December 2014

ITW’s elves donate toys!

ITW’s elves donate toys!

Anne O’Rourke of ITW Construction Products (ITWCP, previously ITW Industry) rallied her elves (colleagues) for a second year to donate toys in support of the “Mission Christmas” children’s charity run by Forth One Radio in partnership with ASC scaffolding contractors.

The campaign sets out to encourage Christmas shoppers to buy just one extra present as a gift to a disadvantaged child to make their holiday a little brighter. ITWCP’s gift haul of 44 toys exceeded last year’s contribution, with an estimated value of £350 donated by Glenrothes and Redruth staff. Donations ranged from this year...

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November 2014

Cambridge Roof Truss – Excelling in Service

Cambridge Roof Truss – Excelling in Service

To meet growing demand for roof trusses and open web joists in their area, new start-up company – Cambridge Roof Truss Ltd (CRTL) opened for business in September.

With an abundance of roof truss industry experience, Jack McMinn and Sue Mills head up CRTL as company directors having both previously held senior positions within timber engineering businesses. The directors are joined by skilled designers working with “Gang-Nail” roof truss & “SpaceJoist” floor engineering software who will be on hand to provide after sales technical support.

Trading as a design and sales office initially, CRT...

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October 2014

Construction training on YouTube

Construction training on YouTube

New Cullen builders’ metalwork instructional video scheme

ITW Construction Products’ (ITW CP, formerly ITW Industry) are beginning to release instructional installation animations to maintain correct use of Cullen builders’ metalwork on site. The scheme answers requests from the industry for product installation instructions that anyone can follow on site, regardless of language spoken.

Videos are bite sized at under a minute long to get builders up to speed as quickly as possible. All have been completed in-house by ITW CP’s Cullen Technical and Graphic Design teams working in close...

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October 2014

Truro Timber Frame’s BF Adventure

Truro Timber Frame’s BF Adventure

Truro Timber Frames Ltd joined a myriad of Cornish construction suppliers and tradesmen for the #bigkitchenbuild – a campaign to build a new kitchen for their local children’s charity.

Established in 1989, the “BF Adventure” activity centre helps hundreds of disadvantaged and disabled children every year. Set in 60 acres of land near Falmouth with three large flooded granite quarries, the organisation gives children the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, archery and team building exercises – all tailored to suit individual needs. Participants can learn skills and a...

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October 2014

From design to completion with ITW Construction Products

From design to completion with ITW Construction Products

ITW Construction Products, a leading manufacturer of fixing, fastening and drilling systems for wood, steel and concrete applications and ITW Industry, specialists in software, components, fasteners and equipment for the timber construction industry, are pleased to announce that from September 2014 they will function as one combined business, operating under the name of ITW Construction Products.

The newly consolidated ITW Construction Products business will comprise primarily of their five key sub-brands - Alpine and Gang-Nail, specialists in software and nail plates for the production of roof trusses and open web...

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July 2014

Keith carries torch for Commonwealth Games

Keith carries torch for Commonwealth Games

ITW Industry's Procurement Manager, Keith Bailey has been given a second chance at life and is living it to the full. In 2008 at the age of 46, Keith was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes and went on to develop severe hypoglucaemic unawareness. This led to a complete change in Keith's life; losing his job, driving licence and independence. On top of this, Keith was given the devastating news that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

After recovering from his setbacks, Keith found himself with a new found appetite for life which has seen him running marathons and charity races at the same time as raising money for charity and pr...

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May 2014

World Cup Wall Schedule download

World Cup Wall Schedule download

Keep track of the 2014 World Cup matches and scores with our wall schedule! - Maybe even use it to predict who will win the tournament!

Click here to download a JPEG file from our flickr account or

Click here to download a PDF

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May 2014

Truro Timber Frame to attend Royal Cornwall Show

Truro Timber Frame to attend Royal Cornwall Show

ITW Industry SpaceJoist customer, Truro Timber Frame will be exhibiting at this year’s annual Royal Cornwall Show at the showground, near Wadebridge on the 5th-7th June.

Truro Timber Frame is a family-run business of two brothers (Nick & Rob Winfield) and a close team of skilled craftsmen. Established in 2010, the company has already forged a good reputation the in manufacturing & construction of contemporary bespoke timber frame buildings to meet all requirements and budgets.

Nick Winfield, one of the business’ founders, comments – “The Royal Cornwall show is a great opportunity for us t...

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