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August 20, 2014

Terex Finlay J-1170 All Geared Up For New Recycling Site

A Crewe-based haulage and plant hire business has taken delivery of a new Terex Finlay J-1170 as part of its investment in a new recycling centre.

TW Frizell (Haulage and Plant Hire) is opening a new £1.5 million recycling centre in Stoke-on-Trent – where the machine will be used on the site.
In the meanwhile, until the new venture opens, the company has contracted out the J-1170 to a brownfield regeneration site in Liverpool.
Founded in 1968 by Trevor William Frizell, and now run with the help of his son, Joe, TW Frizell (Haulage and Plant Hire) has more than 70 employees and offers a range of services including plant hire, bulk excavations, labour supply, demolition, site clearance and muck away, including tipping facilities.
It also undertakes groundworks, link-up approval for railway contracts, landscaping, ponds, water courses (de-silting) and supplies quality topsoil and recycled aggregates.

The plant has been introduced by Finlay Central, part of the Finlay Group of companies.

It will be used at the Stoke-on-Trent facility to crush concrete aggregates for recycling purposes and type 1 MOT, producing 200 tonnes an hour.

Trevor Frizell said: “We chose this machine because we wanted to invest in the best plant, from a good company.
“We are in the job for the long haul and therefore wanted the best equipment.”
The Terex Finlay J-1170 is a compact and aggressive tracked primary jaw crusher, which features a robust hydrostatically driven Terex jaw chamber - providing high capacity with large reduction ratios.
The jaw chamber configuration can be set up specifically for either processing construction demolition debris or quarrying applications.
Other features include a heavy duty variable speed VGF and integrated pre-screen giving excellent production throughput in demolition and recycling applications, as well as quarrying and mining.
The machine’s compact size, quick set up times, ease of transport and user friendly operational features make it the ideal choice for all sized operators.
Its ability to run the jaw either forwards for backwards makes light work of more sticky materials.
At TW Frizell (Haulage and Plant Hire), the machine was specified with a range of bespoke features, including an extended conveyor to cope with increased stock pile sizes and a dust suppression unit, a magnet dirt belt, as well as radio remote control.
Neil Partington, of Finlay Central, helped the company specify the J-1170. He said: “The machine is a powerful and versatile addition to the company’s fleet.”

Shepherd PR News

August 20, 2014

Shepherd PR Extends Apprenticeship Scheme

Shepherd PR is on the look-out for more apprentices to join our growing team.
Our company, based in Ashbourne, has already taken on two youngsters after starting the training scheme last year.
Now we are looking to extend the successful programme by offering places to two more new recruits.
The firm, which generates media coverage, videos and award entries for clients, as well as managing social media, needs extra support for the video team along with help for the social media and news departments.
Jo Foster, Shepherd PR online manager, said: “We have found that apprentices can offer real benefits to our business and we’re pleased to be able to offer these opportunities in the area.
“We’re looking for people who are energetic and enthusiastic, with an interest in business and the media.
“This opportunity will give two people the chance to gain some great experience which they can combine with additional training.”
The scheme has already proved a success for two former students at nearby Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

Kathryn Moorcroft, aged 19, has now moved into full-time employment at the business after completing a 12-month Social Media apprenticeship which combined work with studying at Derby College.
Kathryn has since returned to QEGS to give a talk about her experiences as an apprentice and the benefits it can offer.
Georgia Handley, aged 17, is currently studying Business Administration at Derby College as part of her apprenticeship at Shepherd PR, and almost 12 months on, is an integral part of the team.
Ms Foster added: “Both Kathryn and Georgia have contributed to the team and demonstrate what can be achieved by hard work and a drive to succeed.”
Anyone interested in the social media apprenticeships can contact us by telephone on 01335 368020 or by email: 

August 20, 2014


Sandtex Trade - Leading The Way In Colour

Decorating professionals looking to introduce inspiring colours for outdoor projects can turn to Sandtex Trade for a wide range of shades – and exceptional durability to ensure a long lasting finish.

Sandtex Trade shades are now included in the Crown Trade Colour Collection fandeck - showing the sheer variety of colourful options available.

The fandeck displays the full spectrum of shades available across the range of masonry and trim products, all placed in colour families.

Sharon Smith, Sandtex Trade Brand Manager, said: “Colour used outdoors can achieve a stunning impact and there are many shades available across our product range to create a superb finish.

“We hope to inspire greater use of colour for masonry paint projects and promote the benefits of creative choices across commercial, industrial and domestic projects.”

As well as achieving a colourful finish, decorators can be assured of Sandtex Trade’s time-proven and trusted formulas, which have been protecting buildings for more than 50 years.

The formulations include performance features such as UV stability, to ensure colour retention for years to come.

Decorators can find out more about Sandtex Trade from the Customer Relations Team on 0845 372 3425, or email

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