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ALS acquires ALcontrol’s businesses in the UK

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ALS Limited is pleased to confirm the acquisition of ALcontrol’s food, water and environmental businesses in the UK from ALcontrol Financial Ltd with immediate effect. The deal includes the acquisition of the ALcontrol laboratories in Hawarden, Rotherham, Aberdeen, Bellshill, Dunstable, Shrewsbury and Newton Abbot as well as the online reporting systems.

The acquisition will result in the creation of one of the largest analytical testing organisations in the UK and Ireland, operating from a total of 22 sites and employing over 1,500 staff in the food, water and environmental sectors.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 16:23


British Sugar TOPSOIL’s HortLoam chosen for new edible garden project at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

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HortLoam - British Sugar TOPSOIL’s new BS3882:2015 compliant planting topsoil launched in June – has been chosen as the base planting medium for the new Global Growth Vegetable Garden at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Chelmsford, Essex.

It has been mixed in a ratio two parts HortLoam with one part native clay and green waste compost to provide an open, friable and humus-rich medium ideal for growing vegetables from around the world.


Dee Valley Water protecting public water supply from illegal usage

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Dee Valley Water have successfully prosecuted two businesses in the Chester area for illegally accessing water from hydrants connected to its water supply network. The two companies prosecuted were Clean Line Waste Water Solutions Limited of Birkenhead and TDM Drainage Ltd (trading as Metro Rod) based in Deeside. Following a successful court case, both were charged with offences that breached Section 174 of the Water Industry Act 1991 and received quite significant financial penalties of a fine with full costs awarded plus an additional victim surcharge.

Following a number of complaints made about water quality within the Chester area, the Company paid particular attention to the problematic areas which eventually led to its staff finding tankers owned by the two aforementioned companies filling up from a hydrant and who were subsequently prosecuted.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:51


Generac impress with their dust suppression

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Generac Mobile Products, the Milton Keynes based supplier of a range of environmentally biased power products for the UK construction rental industry enjoyed a highly successful three days at the recent construction machinery exhibition – Hillhead.

Working alongside their distributors, ACE Plant, Generac demonstrated a range of their dust suppression units from the mighty, self-contained, Dustfighter DF7500 MPT to the powerful, yet diminutive, DF Smart unit.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 12:26


Additional drop-off locations for ALS Environmental

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The timely and efficient transport of samples into the laboratory is critical to the running of any sampling project. In order to aid the logistical element of the analytical process ALS Environmental are proud to announce they have launched four new drop-off locations around the UK, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Crayford (Kent), Redhill (South London) and Stoke on Trent, with their Leeds location being moved nearer the M1. These locations are active from Monday 1st August 2016.

Where is my nearest drop-off? Utilise their Postcode search here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 09:47