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Product News Archive November 2008

Ground level solution 27 November 2008
Most timber posts rot within 200mm of the groundline and changes in preservative legislation in 2004 have exacerbated the problem. Postsaver25 is a sleeve that protects the fencepost at ground level from the organisms that cause decay.

PPG do the double 27 November 2008
Paint manufacturer PPG, whose brands include Johnstone's, Leyland, Fat Hog and Inspired, is celebrating after taking home two of the top awards at this year's annual Mica gala dinner.

Kit out your staff 14 November 2008
Abus has launched a promotional campaign so that retailers can obtain free clothing for their staff.

Combi-CB is a hit at Interbuild 13 November 2008
Combilift used last month's Interbuild to showcase its newest and smallest model to date, the Combi-CB – and attracted a great level of interest.

A Lyte to lead Hailo's way 6 November 2008
Lyte Ladders & Towers has become the UK and Ireland distributor for German manufacturer Hailo.

Making total sensor 4 November 2008
The new Sensor Light from lamp manufacturer Megaman combines a low-energy light bulb and a built-in light-sensitive security switch meaning these exterior lights come on automatically when darkness falls.

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