News

12th
November,
2018

SmartSecure and lots of other favourites

A round-up of our most popular hardware solutions has to start with SmartSecure

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31st
October,
2018

SmartSecure Adopted by South Wales Social Landlord

As the result of a successful tender, Carl F Groupco is supplying hardware to Tai Tarian, one of the largest social landlords in Wales with responsibility for over 9,000 properties.

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24th
October,
2018

In the Pink

Big hearted staff at Carl F Groupco supported the national ‘Wear it Pink’ initiative to help raise funds for the charity ‘Breast Cancer Now’.

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15th
October,
2018

Carl F Groupco Nominated in National Fenestration Awards

Carl F Groupco has been nominated in the Hardware Supplier of the Year category of the 2018 National Fenestration Awards (NFA)

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9th
October,
2018

Andrew’s 10th Anniversary with Carl F Groupco

The latest member of Carl F Groupco’s workforce to celebrate an anniversary with the company is Andrew Pric

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24th
September,
2018

Kelly Platten joins Carl F Groupco’s purchasing team

The latest appointment by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is Purchasing Assistant Kelly Platten

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18th
September,
2018

New hardware website launched

With over 7,000 product lines in its catalogue, Carl F Groupco’s website is an essential sales tool and source of hardware information.

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11th
September,
2018

Carl F Groupco Supplies Vent Solution to Support Scottish Regs

The 5000EQA ventilator from Glazpart meets stringent building standards including Scottish regulations

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28th
August,
2018

SmartSecure’s Sales Success

Since launching SmartSecure in 2016, Carl F Groupco reports sales revenue increases of just under 90% year on year for its electronic door locking and access control brand.

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21st
August,
2018

Ten Year Milestone for Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager

Clare White, Carl F Groupco’s Marketing Manager, celebrates ten years working for the national hardware distributor.

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11th
July,
2018

New Carl F direct Web Site

An enhanced, mobile friendly Web site for Carl F direct offers rapid product search functionality and customer access to detailed account information.

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26th
June,
2018

SmartSecure Showcased by Grabex Windows

Grabex Windows featured the FUHR 881 fully motorised multipoint door lock, supplied by Carl F Groupco, on its stand at the 2018 Grand Designs Live London event.

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22nd
May,
2018

Carl F Groupco hardware supports Liniar launch

Carl F Groupco has been selected as a hardware supplier for Liniar’s new range of reversible windows, available exclusively to fabricators from summer 2018.

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17th
May,
2018

Carl F Groupco confirms growth of high spec hardware

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco endorses the findings of the ‘Door and Window Fittings Market Report - UK 2018-2022’ produced by AMA Research Ltd.

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3rd
May,
2018

Brief Encounter: How Carl F Groupco assesses the hardware brief to provide bespoke packages

An article written for Glass & Glazing Products Magazine, April 2018.

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19th
April,
2018

20 year celebrations for Carl F Groupco warehouse staff

Brian Devlin and Pete Garner, warehouse operatives at Carl F Groupco, have celebrated 20 years working for the hardware distributor.

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4th
April,
2018

Pamela Wilson reinforces Carl F Groupco’s presence in Ireland

Pamela Wilson, an experienced Regional Sales Manager for Carl F Groupco, has an extended sales remit which includes Ireland.

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20th
March,
2018

High performance Glazpart vents added to Carl F Groupco’s catalogue

The high performance Glazpart Link Vent range of plastic injection moulded trickle ventilators has been added to Carl F Groupco’s hardware catalogue.

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19th
February,
2018

Roto espag expands Carl F Groupco’s range

Carl F Groupco has added the Roto TSL Espagnolette to its catalogue.

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3rd
January,
2018

Predictions January 2018

An article written for Clearview, January 2018.

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21st
December,
2017

2017/18 Christmas Opening Times

Our offices close on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 4:30pm and re-open at 8:00am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

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17th
December,
2017

Carl F Groupco Appoints New National Sales Manager

John King returns to Carl F Groupco as National Sales Manager.

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12th
December,
2017

Carl F Groupco raises funds for local charities

Kind hearted staff at Carl F Groupco have chosen Homes 4 Dogs as its new nominated charity.

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7th
December,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s successful year for hardware supply

A successful year for Carl F Groupco has affirmed the company’s position as a leading UK hardware supplier.

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22nd
November,
2017

Carl F Groupco & FUHR mark 55 year partnership

A 55 year partnership is celebrated by hardware distributor Carl F Groupco and renowned German lock manufacturer, FUHR.

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16th
November,
2017

Standard Issue

An article written for Clearview, October 2017.

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13th
November,
2017

Carl F Groupco Hardware Report: Premier Products

In this report for Glass and Glazing products, Clare Crockett, Marketing Manager for Carl F Groupco highlights the fact that high end hardware has an increasingly important role to play in enhancing and differentiating the company’s range of window and door fittings.

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9th
November,
2017

Conexis L1 strengthens SmartSecure’s retrofit remit

Carl F Groupco has added the Conexis L1 – a Smart Keyless Locking Handle, to its SmartSecure range of electronic door locking and Smart access control solutions.

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5th
October,
2017

New Trojan TS 008 letterplate is latest Carl F Groupco line

Carl F Groupco has been selected as a distributor of Trojan’s new TS 008 accredited Unicorn letterplate.

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21st
September,
2017

Embracing Automation

An article written for Window News, September 2017.

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19th
September,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s emergency hardware supports safety standards

Established hardware supplier Carl F Groupco is promoting its extensive range of panic and emergency exit gearing.

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13th
September,
2017

SmartSecure: Intuitive Installation

An article written for The Installer Magazine, August 2017.

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4th
September,
2017

Cairngorm Group success supported by Carl F Groupco

Recent contract gains for the Inverness based Cairngorm Group, manufacturers of high energy rated windows, are being supported with hardware supplied by Carl F Groupco.

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16th
August,
2017

Doors Open for Smart Tech

An article written for Glass Times, July 2017.

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14th
August,
2017

High Security: Carl F Groupco’s Hot Topic

Growing demand for high security hardware is reported by Carl F Groupco.

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9th
August,
2017

Carl F Groupco: Moving Heaven & Earth to Deliver Hardware

An article written for Glass News, July 2017.

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2nd
August,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s hands on hardware

An article written for Window News, July 2017.

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30th
June,
2017

Opening Doors: Access Control in The Domestic Sector

An article written for Glass and Glazing Products, June 2017.

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19th
June,
2017

Carl F Groupco reveals new Roto / PN System 700 range

System 700, a new range of fully reversible hardware for windows manufactured by Roto/Peder Nielsen (PN), was launched by Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show.

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7th
June,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s FIT Show Success

This year’s FIT Show was extremely successful for Carl F Groupco.

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6th
June,
2017

Women In Industry: Clare Crockett - Marketing Manager

An article written for Clearview, May 2017.

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18th
May,
2017

Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show 2017: Smart Tech and Hardware Highlights

FIT Show Voices of the Industry article written for Windows Active, April 2017.

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17th
May,
2017

Carl F Groupco: The Smart Cookies

Freshly baked cookies available from Carl F Groupco at the FIT Show.

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16th
May,
2017

SmartSecure lock achieves Secured by Design accreditation

The FUHR 881 multitronic lock, from Carl F Groupco's SmartSecure brand, has achieved Secured by Design accreditation.

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8th
May,
2017

A Private Matter

An article written for Glass News, April 2017.

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4th
May,
2017

Carl F Groupco: FIT and Ready

An article written for Glass Times, April 2017.

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12th
April,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s Reversible Record

Record sales reported by Carl F Groupco of UNI reversible window hardware manufactured by Roto/Peder Nielsen.

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3rd
April,
2017

SmartSecure: Straightforward Sophistication

An article written for The Fabricator, March 2017.

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28th
March,
2017

Carl F Groupco hardware selector created for FIT Show

Carl F Groupco has addressed the challenge of presenting its range of over 7,000 window and door fitting lines with a hardware selector.

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1st
March,
2017

Bumper Carl F Groupco catalogue is biggest to date

A new 248 page full colour catalogue from hardware supplier Carl F Groupco features over 7,000 product lines

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20th
February,
2017

Carl F Groupco extends Kenrick door lock family

Carl F Groupco has expanded its range of door locks with the addition of the Excalibur split spindle door lock from Kenrick.

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14th
February,
2017

Seven things you didn’t know about Carl F Groupco

An article written for Clearview, January 2017.

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8th
February,
2017

Carl F Groupco’s FIT Show Focus

Carl F Groupco will return to the 2017 industry exhibition with another impressive, purpose built display.

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6th
February,
2017

Hardware Horizons: Predictions for the year ahead from hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco

An article written for Windows Active, January 2017.

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23rd
January,
2017

Carl F Groupco Showroom Showcases SmartSecure

A fully interactive showroom has been designed and built by Carl F Groupco at its Peterborough distribution centre for its SmartSecure electronic locking and smart access control brand.

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9th
January,
2017

Proactive Partnerships

An article written for Glass & Glazing Products Magazine, November 2016

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22nd
December,
2016

2016/17 Christmas Opening Times

Our opening times over the 2016/17 Christmas Holidays.

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6th
December,
2016

New video showcases SmartSecure Solutions

A high quality, professionally animated video has been commissioned by Carl F Groupco to promote SmartSecure.

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5th
December,
2016

Carl F Groupco: A progressive portfolio of hardware products

An article written for The Fabricator, October 2016

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10th
November,
2016

Fit and forget Ingenious guarantee from Carl F Groupco

A ten year ‘Fit & Forget’ guarantee is offered by Carl F Groupco for Ingenious’ Duplex and Professional multi-point door locks. A ten year ‘Fit & Forget’ guarantee offered by Carl F Groupco for Ingenious’ Duplex and Professional multi-point door locks supports the distributor’s emphasis on service,

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1st
November,
2016

Carl F Groupco: The demographics of distribution

An article written for Windows Active, September 2016

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10th
October,
2016

Significant access-control advancements offered by SmartSecure

SmartSecure, an electronic door locking and smart access control brand launched by Carl F Groupco, incorporates state-of-the-art technology which provides strong security and safety features.

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28th
September,
2016

SmartSecure showcased at permanent centre

Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure range is now on display at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.

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12th
September,
2016

Carl F Groupco celebrates long-serving staff

As a company that puts people at the heart of its distribution service, hardware supplier Carl F Groupco is proud to announce a number of long-server achievements.

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5th
September,
2016

Carl F Groupco customers benefit from Ingenious enhancements

Advancements to Ingenious door locks set to benefit Carl F Groupco customers are highlighted by the hardware supplier.

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1st
September,
2016

Hardware Smartens Up

An article written for Glass Times, July 2016

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16th
August,
2016

New Trojan RAL colours from Carl F Groupco

An advancement by Trojan to offer its coloured hardware range of flag and composite door hinges in any RAL shade benefits customers of Carl F Groupco.

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2nd
August,
2016

Safe as Houses

An article written for PRO Installer, June 2016

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1st
August,
2016

Voice of the Industry

Written for Glass News, July 2016

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5th
July,
2016

SmartSecure from Carl F Groupco: state-of-the-art access control

An article written for The Fabricator, April 2016.

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29th
June,
2016

Siegenia supplies new TITAN Tilt and Turn to Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco has extended its range of Siegenia hardware with the addition of the TITAN AF, a tilt and turn system newly introduced to the UK market.

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31st
May,
2016

A Smart Idea

An article written for Glass Times, April 2016

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16th
May,
2016

West Port selects Carl F Groupco for Ingenious order

The latest development in Carl F Groupco’s long-standing partnership with West Port is the supply of the innovative Ingenious locking solutions.

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25th
April,
2016

FIT Show SmartSecure Launch Success for Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco reports that the FIT Show 2016 was the company’s most successful exhibition to date.

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19th
April,
2016

Carl F Groupco On Course With Kenrick Training

Kenrick has strengthened its long standing relationship with Carl F Groupco.

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6th
April,
2016

Carl F Groupco appoints SmartSecure Business Development Manager

Phil Rice joins the management team of leading UK hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco.

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4th
April,
2016

Carl F Groupco’s SmartSecure show stopper

An article written for Windows Active magazine's Voices of the FIT Show feature, March 2016

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11th
March,
2016

Carl F Groupco set to capture smart lock sector

The FIT Show 2016 is the launch platform for SmartSecure, an exciting new brand from leading UK hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco.

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29th
February,
2016

What’s hot for hardware

An article written for Glass & Glazing Products magazine, January 2016

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8th
February,
2016

Carl F Groupco Recruits for the Regions

Carl F Groupco has strengthened its national representation with the appointment of three new Regional Sales Managers.

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22nd
January,
2016

The Aluminium Collection from Carl F Groupco

A new full colour, six page brochure promotes Carl F Groupco’s Aluminium Collection.

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22nd
December,
2015

2015/16 Christmas Opening Times

Our opening times over the 2015/16 Christmas Holidays.

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9th
December,
2015

Robot supports Carl F Groupco’s rapid service

A state of the art mobile stretch wrapping machine is the latest investment made by Carl F Groupco.

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7th
December,
2015

Carl F Groupco’s specialism in industry standards

As part of Carl F Groupco’s best practise guidelines, the hardware distributor keeps abreast of relevant industry standards.

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27th
November,
2015

New Multi-Point Player Makes its Mark

An article written for Windows Active magazine, October 2015

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25th
November,
2015

Paul Simpson: Sales Director

An article written for Windows Active magazine, October 2015

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19th
November,
2015

Security Matters

An article written for Windows Active magazine, September 2015

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22nd
October,
2015

Carl F Groupco promotes pioneering Duplex lock

One of the most exciting additions to Carl F Groupco’s hardware portfolio to be announced this year is the Duplex lock manufactured by Ingenious.

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16th
October,
2015

Major FIT commitment from Carl F Groupco

Carl F Groupco’s continuous presence at the FIT Show is maintained with major investment in an 80 sq m stand.

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6th
October,
2015

Raising the Profile of Panic Hardware

An article written for Glass Times magazine, September 2015

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3rd
September,
2015

Tim tackles charity bike tour

Carl F Groupco warehouse supervisor Tim Groves has tackled his longest cycle ride to date to raise money for the Sue Ryder Hospice charity.

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1st
September,
2015

Bolts out of the blue

In this report for Glass Times, hardware supplier Carl F Groupco takes a look at some of the blue-sky thinking that is driving forward new lock technologies.

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21st
August,
2015

Carl F Groupco’s five year merger milestone

Carl F Groupco's five year merger milestone

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16th
August,
2015

Carl F Groupco and Ingenious promote new partnership

A partnership between distributor Carl F Groupco and hardware manufacturer Ingenious has been reinforced following support from the fittings supply organisation for the innovative new Professional and Duplex door lock ranges.

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3rd
August,
2015

Keeps Locks in Stock

Written for The Fabricator, July 2015

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24th
July,
2015

Carl F Groupco service attracts new Sales Director

Paul Simpson has been appointed Sales Director of Carl F Groupco.

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14th
July,
2015

Carl F Groupco’s Frog Racing Fund Raiser

The charitable staff at Carl F Groupco entered the world Frog Racing championships to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.

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13th
July,
2015

Carl F Groupco gets smart with hardware

An article written for The Fabricator magazine - June 2015

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1st
June,
2015

Carl F Groupco’s Hardware Highlights

An article written for Clearview May 2015 Edition

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8th
May,
2015

Hardware sales specialist joins Carl F Groupco

Cheryl Varley, a fenestration industry sales specialist, is successfully established in the position of Regional Sales Manager

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