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Shelter Store gets ready for winter


With temperatures predicted to drop over the forthcoming weeks, Shelterstore.co.uk, one of the UK’s most comprehensive and lowest cost street furniture portals, is urging local authorities, facilities managers and other businesses to ensure they are prepared. The company offers a thorough range of winter products, including rock salt, grit bins, spreaders and shelters.


Last year’s extreme early winter temperatures led to a significant increase in demand for grit bins and rock salt across the UK. Shelter Store is capable of sourcing customers as much as 2,000 tonnes of rock salt – either as 80,000 25kg bags or 2,000 loose bulk bags. The company also offers magic ice melt granules, which are used on airport runways and capable of providing up to ten times more coverage than rock salt.


When it comes to grit storage, Shelter Store offers a range of grit bins (up to 400 litres in capacity) made from thicker polyethylene for extra strength, which are ideal for council uses in large car parks and pathways. A fast response, grit bin filling service is also available.


Furthermore, Shelter Store also offers tailgate-mounted rock salt spreaders which can be fitted to vehicles to spread rock salt, or magic ice melt in one pass on driveways or access roads and is ideal for residential or light commercial applications. Finally, the company’s range of smoking shelters allow building owners, facility managers and employers to provide somewhere outside for people to smoke during the winter months, a time when they will need to be kept dry and protected from the weather. The shelters offer protection from wind, rain and snow, while


they comply with UK & Irish legislation by being 50% enclosed.


Shelterstore.co.uk is a complete online street furniture store providing highly competitively priced products as part of a turnkey service including installation. In addition, the company provides a repair, replacement and removal service for existing street furniture and can also relocate existing street furniture or dispose and recycle existing items. It even offers maintenance and cleaning services on either an ad hoc or contract basis. For more information, visit www.shelterstore.co.uk


Midland Paper Accredited by the CHSA


Worcestershire-based Midland Paper Products has passed the audit and been accredited to join the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Soft Tissue Accreditation Scheme.


Midland Paper Products is a successful converter of toilet rolls, centrefeed rolls, hygiene rolls and floorstand rolls and provider of a wide range of paper hand towels as well as a comprehensive range of dispensers, paper napkins and Metsa Katrin products. It set out to offer products of the highest quality from its inception and so has always been determined to conform to the CHSA guidelines. “It has always been our intention to join the CHSA’s Manufacturing Standards’ Accreditation Scheme so from day one we have adhered to the guidelines,” explained Craig Williams of Midland Paper Products. “In 2008 we began our own conversion operation giving us the quality control and consistency we needed to be certain we would deliver exactly what we promised to our customers every time.


“We are very proud to have secured the accreditation and will now be putting the logo on all our packaging and stationery; we want to shout about our membership.


“Our accreditation comes at a moment we are moving to larger premises and investing in new machinery, important developments that we are delighted to be celebrating.”


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valuable to Midland Paper Products. The CHSA’s auditor, Gordon Butt assessed the company’s products, confirming they complied with the standard in every way and at the same time provided additional valuable and constructive feedback. “We are delighted to welcome Midland Paper Products into the accreditation scheme,” said Graham Fletcher, General Secretary of the CHSA. “The market is extremely challenging right now and cowboy suppliers are cutting corners and selling sub-standard products. It is excellent news for customers that there is now another supplier of paper products who can proudly brandish the scheme logo and so can be depended upon to adhere to our standard.”


The Accreditation Scheme for industrial cotton mops came into being in 2000 and the one for plastic refuse sacks in 2005. A unified look and feel was introduced in 2007 and these two Schemes were formally united with the Soft Tissue Accreditation Scheme in 2011 as the Manufacturing Standard Accreditation Scheme.


The Accreditation Schemes guarantee: • Consistency of supply: customers receive what they order;


• Accurate labelling: customers get what they pay for;


• Fully audited manufacturers: our standard, your guarantee.


Building & Facilities Management – November 2011


The other members of the Soft Tissue Accreditation Scheme are: • Accrol Papers Ltd • Connect Hygiene Products Ltd • Disposables UK Ltd • ESP Limited • Fourstones Paper Mill Co Ltd • Georgia-Pacific GB Ltd • John Barry Ltd • Kimberly-Clark Professional • Matryx Ltd • Metsa Tissue Ltd • Midland Paper Products Ltd • Novatissue SAS • Peter Grant Papers Ltd • SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd • Staples Disposables Ltd • Van Houtum BV www.midlandpaper.co.uk www.chsa.co.uk


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