Caldwell Mill-Duty Coil Grab for Steel Service Center

A 37.5-ton capacity mill-duty coil grab has been installed beneath the hook of a 40-ton capacity overhead crane at a Monarch Steel Company Inc. facility in Decatur, Alabama.

The coil grab was manufactured by The Caldwell Group, a Rockford, Illinois-based company that specializes in both standard and custom lifting equipment. Alabama Sling Center, a Caldwell Group distributor, provided the coil grab to the Monarch steel service center, located in Decatur in northern Alabama.

The grab replaced a previous coil grab that had become damaged over time; the facility opened in 2004. It is rigged below a 92-ft. span top-running double-girder crane, with a single hoist, manufactured by Zenar. The grab carries coils from the processing machine to a floor storage area, over a distance between 100 ft. and 200 ft.

Zoo’s all inclusive

Paignton Zoo’s commitment to being modern, inspiring and inclusive is reaching all areas- even the toilets- to enable everyone to enjoy one of Europe’s top 10 zoos.

Wild Planet Trust has opened a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet at Paignton Zoo, by the Island restaurant- the Zoo’s main catering outlet. The state-of-the-art toilet facility is part of a larger refurbishment programme at the Zoo, intended to reflect the Trust’s “modern, inspiring and inclusive outlook”.

Supplied and installed by Closomat, the Changing Places toilet features all the space and key equipment to enable anyone who needs help to deal with their intimate care to do so in an appropriate environment. Without Changing Places, many disabled people cannot visit a venue, as they are unable to use standard wheelchair-accessible toilets.

The IPG congratulate Roman for hitting record breaking numbers at KBB 2020

Europe’s leading shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has revealed its delight at hitting record breaking numbers at the UK’s main bathroom event, KBB, earlier this month.

The IPG, the largest and fastest growing membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists was one of the first to share in their delight. Roman Showers are one of The IPG suppliers who made an impressive impact at KBB with record numbers hitting their stand. Visitors were able to view Roman’s British manufactured products, including new launches and a range of innovative developments, demonstrating the company’s full range of capabilities and vast experience within the UK market.


When it comes to underfloor heating systems, there are two types, water and electric. Both warm an area from the floor up and unlike central heating warm the people and objects in a room rather than just heating the air. Central heating is still used in millions of UK homes and causes a massive amount of energy wastage.

Underfloor heating offers much greater freedom from a design perspective as it saves around 15% more space and eliminates the problem of visible pipes and radiators. But which one wins the race, water or electric?

We’ve been manufacturing products for the Highways and Street Lighting and Outdoor Power industries on our Somerset premises since 1990. 

The business grew from founder Colin Fisher’s Toolmaking business in 1982, adding wrought iron gates, railings and other products and later including fabrication of sheet steel products – Feeder Pillars.  We moved to Somerset from Erith in Kent to better service our biggest client at the time.  Since that time the business has re-centred itself and now has 4 core product lines:

  • Feeder Pillars
  • Pedestrian Crossing Equipment
  • Brackets for signage and lighting
  • Insulated Groundworking Tools

Here at Fisher & Company we have a well-earned reputation for manufacturing excellent quality and in industry leading fast lead times, especially for Bespoke and Special Feeder Pillars and other Stainless or Mild Steel items.

Coronavirus means huge challenges ahead for small business owners and SME’s

“As the coronavirus is escalated to the pandemic phase, we need to stand resolute
as a company to give as much stability as we can to our staff and their families. We
are having to adjust our ways of working and living in order to minimise the impact
on society and delay the onset of the virus. Leaving aside the affect these
necessary measures will have on individuals and families, there are key questions
that, as business owners, are on everyone’s minds.


Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen was chosen as the brand of choice for the luxury bathrooms in an exceptional new development of one of York’s famous landmarks.

The Old Fire Station, located in York’s historic Clifford Street has recently undergone a dramatic transformation. Dating back to 1938, the fire station has been thoughtfully restored to retain its historic character while offering stylish contemporary living.

Added protection where needed from Crittall MW40

Crittall’s Corporate MW40 steel windows can be specified where superior air, wind or water resistance and greater sound attenuation are required.

Offering the same high-quality appearance as the company’s successful Corporate W20 range the MW40 variant can accept glass up to twice the thickness as its stable mate. Either double, or triple glazing up to 32mm thick can be installed with a consequent higher level of thermal or sound insulation.  This is achieved while retaining the same slender steel profile for which Crittall products are renowned thereby ensuring maximum light ingress.

Snickers LITEWork Working Clothes for the Summer

The innovative new quick-drying fabrics in this lightweight workwear make them a must for the summer months.

A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. That’s why Snickers NEW LITEWork clothing can help you keep your cool when you’re working in sunny, warm and humid environments.