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Flooring, Screening and Handrailing

Fluorescent step-nosings promote mine safety

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Industrial flooring company Toughflex Polymer Systems has, over the past five years, been introducing a new concept in 

Upswing predicted for specialist-flooring market

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 There is an upswing predicted for the specialist flooring market as companies are spending more capital on maintenance and upgrades and, more significantly, there are a number of projects planned this year requiring specialist systems. 

Recently-empowered firm launches new products

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 Vinyl flooring specialists Polyflor SA has recently announced its new black economic-empowerment (BEE) partner to be Umnombo Investment Holdings. 

New heavy-duty commercial grade flooring launched

15th April 2005 The largest global producer of wood-based panel products, Sonae Novobord SA has launched a new heavy-duty commercial laminated flooring product specially developed for use in high traffic areas, such as shops, restaurants, hotels and offices. ? 

Safer and faster concrete floor trowels now in South Africa

15th April 2005 The Belgian Full Track power trowels for concrete industrial floors are now being imported to South Africa by Spa Industrial of Benoni. 

Cable-management systems designed for commercial flooring

15th April 2005 Leading manufacturer of electrical accessories and cable management systems Legrand has designed a new cable management system for flooring. 

Saluting female flooring innovation

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 It is a rare occurrence when women are honoured or even given recognition for patented innovations in the engineering industry. 

Second-hand metals create opportunities for nonmetallic products

15th April 2005 During the past few years, the second-hand value of metals has created numerous opportunities for non-metallic products in South Africa. 

New flooring polymer launched

15th April 2005 Johannesburg-based Poly Hi Solidur SA, a leading engineering polymer solutions company in Southern Africa, recently introduced an anti-skid, wear-resistant industrial flooring polymer, called Armor-X, which is specifically suitable for high wear industrial application where traction and grip is... 

Vital new fixing for the grating industry

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 For over 60 years Vital Engineering and Angus McLeod have maintained a reputation for quality and service in the manufacturing of all types of gratings, stair-treads, pressed floors, and safety handrails. 

Empowered flooring firm seeks low-cost housing niche

By: elizabeth rebelo     4th March 2005 What is reportedly South Africa’s first, and currently only, 100% black-owned flooring manufacturer, Marley FloorWorX, is looking at new avenues, especially in low-cost housing, says MD Dr Donald Platt. 

Safety critical in design of maintenance products

19th November 2004 Equipment maker Bellambie Mining & Industrial director George McMaster says that safety is critical in the design of the company’s products used in maintenance procedures. 

Flooring company becomes empowered

5th November 2004 On October 1, Marley Flooring, a subsidiary of Marley SA, was acquired by the Empowerment Financial Investment Company (EFIC) and rebranded as Marley FloorworX. 

SA grating firm secures global orders

5th July 2004 A South African producer of serrated grating has completed a 400 t export order for Chiyoda in Saudi Arabia. 

New antiskid engineering polymer for equipment and flooring

16th April 2004 An anti-skid, wear-resistant floor polymer has been developed for high-wear industrial applications where traction and grip are important. 

Sole licensee appointed for handrail installer

16th April 2004 Pietermaritzburg-based Kwazulu Balustrades, was recently appointed sole approved licensee for South African designer, manufacturer, supplier and installer of stainless steel balustrading and handrail systems, Steel Studio. 

Moisture meter safeguards against damage to wooden and laminated floors

16th April 2004 One of the biggest problems in the wood- and laminate-flooring industry is that of excess moisture.? 

Local company secures sole agency for Malaysian firm

16th April 2004 Local company Barrow Flooring has formalised a sole-agency agreement with Universal?Flooring, of Malaysia.? 

Fibreglass gulley cover maintains its shape under heavy loads

16th April 2004 A new fibreglass gulley cover offering the equivalent load-bearing capacity of a steel cover is availabe from Multotec Wear Linings.? 

Greater UV protection afforded in PVC welding screens

16th April 2004 When a US-based roof-bolter manufacturer embarked on a local manufacturing programme, it opted for a South African company to supply all its welding and safety screens.? 

Corrosion-resistant grating installed at mine

16th April 2004 Rossing uranium mine, in Namibia, has had a new grating system installed in the processing plant’s acid-stock area, where large quantities of concentrated sulphuric acid are stored.? 

Flooring company's handling outsourced for five years

16th April 2004 A Pietermaritzburg-based floor-covering manufacturer has entered into a five-year lease for a complete handling solution. 

Manufacturer doubles capacity for economy-of-scale

16th April 2004 South Africa’s largest manufacturer of concrete floor panels has doubled capacity and streamlined production in a bid to limit manufacturing costs and price increases to customers. ? 

Lightweight aluminium walkway prevents roof damage

By: lauren rota     16th April 2004 A novel aluminium-walkway system has been installed on the rooftops of a development in Umhlanga Ridge, Kwazulu-Natal.? 

Positively-serrated grating introduced

By: lauren rota     16th April 2004 New products have been launched by local manufacturer Andrew Mentis to meet the latest customer demands in flooring, screening and handrailing applications.? 

Concrete flooring company began operation last month

By: lauren rota     16th April 2004 The largest flooring company outside the US has set up a manufacturing facility in Pinetown, Kwazulu-Natal, and began operation last month. 

New dowel-installation system prevents concrete-construction-joint failure

By: lauren rota     16th April 2004 “There are only two types of concrete: that which has cracked, and that which is about to crack” - so the joke goes. 

Gulf project offers opportunities for SA companies

By: lauren rota     16th April 2004 Construction of the second island of the Palm development project is to commence soon, and has the potential to boost the local flooring, screening and handrailing industries. 

Local mills should support steel industry through tough times

By: lauren rota     16th April 2004 “The onus to be proactive and not reactive now lies with local mills, which, after years of dual-pricing subsidies that allowed them to obtain exports at competitive prices, should now support local industry by subsidising the local secondary industry with the high world steel price.”? 

Flooring giant sets up manufacturing facility in SA

12th March 2004 Specialist flooring company Flowcrete has confirmed its long-term commitment to the South African flooring market, with the setting up of a local manufacturing facility and the incorporation of Flowcrete SA. 

Ted Jarvis, Andrew Mentis

14th November 2003 Full name: Edward (Ted) Jarvis Position: MD, since September 1996 Main activity of the company: Manufacturer of open steel flooring (grating), expanded metals, tubular handrailing systems and highway guardrail Date and place of birth: October 16, 1944, Johannesburg Education: Matriculated from... 

Gauteng govt to establish precinct in Joburg CBD

21st October 2003 In what is seen as a show of confidence in the renaissance of the Johannesburg inner city, the Gauteng government has announced plans to house its departmental buildings in a single government zone within the city. 

Telescope site flooring proved a challenge due to Karoo cold

By: candice haase     18th April 2003 Sutherland, located on the high Karoo escarpment, will be the home of the Southern African Large Telescope (Salt). 

Factory expands as housing demand rises

By: candice haase     18th April 2003 Anticipating a growth in the demand for houses, townhouses and cluster homes in the next two or three years, a Muldersdrift hollow-core floor producer expanded production capacity at its plant. 

Company developing expanded metal product business abroad

By: candice haase     18th April 2003 A company well-versed in the manufacture and application of expanded metal products has the ability not only to pioneer the development of applications for its product, but also to make recommendations where expanded metal can be applied. 

Guidelines for sand-cement screeds and concrete toppings revisited 

By: candice haase     18th April 2003 The practice of laying semidry sand-cement screeds tends to be used to ensure quick installation of these surfaces. 

Epoxy product allows flooring company to expand its reach

By: candice haase     18th April 2003 While the African division of an international flooring company has traditionally focused its activity on the industrial sector, a product, launched locally in January, will enable the company to venture into other more aesthetically orientated sectors. 

Summit’s Tensile One floor a world first

18th April 2003 More than 36 000 old car and truck tyres were recycled and reprocessed to make up the 11 250 m2 floor base of the giant Ubuntu village tent, known as Tensile One, which was erected at the Wanderers Club to provide a venue for exhibitors aligned to the United Nations (UN) World Summit on... 

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