March CIWM Business Club Member News Round-Up

Johnston Sweepers Donate Primary 600 hi-vis vests TO Primary Schools To Promote Be Seen Be Safe campaign; Legislation Drives Hunt For Flue Gas Treatment Solution, Says Sorbacal; Dennis Eagle Hits The Road (Union) Jack!

Dennis Eagle Hits The Road (Union) Jack!

BCNmarch2Dennis Eagle recently invited EPIC Media Group to emblazon one of their latest Elite 6 refuse collection vehicles, with a full Union Jack wrap, proudly demonstrating Dennis Eagle’s history and British roots.

When asked about the wrap Kevin Murton stated “We have seen an increase in the number of vehicles that are being wrapped by customers, not least due to the wow factor that they are able to create”.

Murton continued “When Dennis Eagle approached us to get involved in the Made in Great Britain campaign we were excited by their designs and could not wait to start wrapping “Jack”; he made a welcome change to our day to day changeable graphics”.

EPIC Media Group is well known in the municipal graphics industry, supplying Councils, Municipal Waste Contractors and commercial waste companies up and down the Country with a changeable graphic system for their fleet of vehicles.  As well as changeable graphics, EPIC also supply vinyl wraps, safety curtains and cab kits.

“Jack” has made a number of public appearances since his wrap, not least a starring role in BBC Midlands Today on Thursday 26th February as part of their celebration of Midlands manufacturing.  He is currently being used as a demonstration vehicle with customers where the response to both the vehicle and the wrap has been very positive.

“Jack’s” next public appearance will be at the Southern Municipal Show which is taking place on Wednesday 14 May in Kent.


Johnston Sweepers Donate 600 hi-vis vests To Primary Schools To Promote Be Seen Be Safe Campaign

BCNMarchJohnston Sweepers has donated six hundred free high-visibility jackets to primary schools in the Dorking area, as part of the company’s community partnership programme.

The brightly coloured reflective jackets have been supplied to support local schools in their Be Safe Be Seen campaigns, and are designed to be used as part of schools’ walking bus schemes, cycling proficiency training and school trips, to heighten children’s safety.

The schools receiving the jackets are St. John’s Community School, North Downs Primary, Surrey Hills CE Primary (pictured), St Joseph’s RC Primary, The Weald Primary, Powell Corderoy Primary, St. Catherine’s, Polesden Lacey Infants, and Hartlip Endowed CE Primary.

Johnston Sweepers has been manufacturing road sweepers in Dorking for 90 years and today is one of the largest sweeper producers in the world.  One of the area’s largest employers, Johnston is keen to raise awareness of manufacturing and the career possibilities for young people looking for apprenticeships and skills training in engineering.

Johnston has recently expanded its Dorking operation, investing £11m in the very latest technology and production processes as part of its commitment to the future of manufacturing in the area.  Establishing community partnerships with local organisations is now one of Johnston’s primary aims, to promote awareness of manufacturing in the local area and to engender interest among would-be future engineers!

The company has recently signed a sponsorship programme with Dorking Cycling Club and actively supports Dorking Museum, as well as getting involved in local sports club activities.


Legislation Drives Hunt For Flue Gas Treatment Solution, Says Sorbacal

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), the new environmental regulation framework has just come into force. According to Sorbacal, the consequences of this new regulation with regards to the flue gas treatment requirements are still quite hard to assess, as the updated reference documents (‘BAT conclusions’) are not yet available for most industrial applications, apart from steel, cement and lime and glass.

However, it says there is no doubt that IED will change the environmental management of the industrial sites in two ways:

  • Increased control of the European environmental agencies possibly leading to a decrease of the derogations previously granted by local UK authorities
  • Lower emission limit values (‘BATELVs’) regarding pollutants released at the stack.

In both cases, and especially in the current economy, industrial environmental managers are asked to find even more efficient solutions while their budget is being squeezed.

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