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Trimite Group announces acquisition of Firwood Paints

Trimite Group announces acquisition of Firwood Paints12 March 2018 | Business NewsLondon, 6th March 2018. Trimite Group has announced today that it has acquired Firwood Paints for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of Trimite's strategy to add to its range of products to enhance the offe [...]
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An End Of An Era And A Fond Farewell

It's always hard to bid farewell to a member of the Firwood family but after 42 years, Martin Wallen our Managing Director is retiring Firwood Paints Ltd has been a well-established family run business since 1925 which was initially set up as Firwood Paint and Varnish Company by Martin's Grandfathe [...]
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Brexit Blues, not at Firwood Paints

The implications of Brexit on British manufacturing are as yet hard to predict but there is no doubt that it is a major worry for both large and small companies. Until such time as clarification on any exit deal from the EC becomes clear then businesses are going to struggle to make long term plans [...]
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Christmas and New Year opening times 2017/2018

Christmas and New Year opening times 2017/2018 The festive season is once again approaching and the hard working Firwood Staff will be taking a break over the Christmas period. Firwood will close at midday on Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. All departments includin [...]
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About Micaceous Iron Oxide Paint

Corrosive protection needn't be unattractive with Firwood MIO Paint Micaceous iron oxide (MIO) is a naturally occurring mineral substance and is used as the primary ingredient in some protective coatings and primers due to its anti-corrosive properties. When it is added to a coating and applied to [...]
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Ron's Retiring

Firwood would like to say fond farewell to Ron who is retiring from the post of QC Technician after over 28 years of working at Firwood. Ron has made a significant impact on his colleagues and will be duly missed by all. We thank Ron for his time here at Firwood Paints and wish him a long and h [...]
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Avoid frightful paint failures this Halloween

How to prevent frightful paint failures Halloween is approaching and the bone chilling weather with it.Those tricky painting jobs need extra care and attention to ensure they don't just give up the ghost. Scary paint failures such as peeling and flaking paint and frightfully hideous results can be [...]
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Leisure complex at Horwich Bolton

Firwood Case Study - Horwich Leisure Complex Firwood Paints are pleased to be associated with the new Swimming and Leisure complex at Horwich Bolton which is due to open to the public in October 2017.Firwood's High Quality Chlorinated Rubber PaintFirwood has a reputation for providing only the ver [...]
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Delivery information and opening times over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Firwood Paints will be shut for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend from 1700 hrs Thursday 13 April 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 18 April 2017. Customers requiring deliveries prior to Easter should place orders no later than:Tuesday 11th April for standard two day delivery service. and Wednesday 1 [...]
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Fond Farewell to Peter Lonnen

Firwood would like to say fond farewell to Peter who is retiring from the post of Commercial manager after over 20 years of working at Firwood. Peter has made a significant impact on his colleagues and will be duly missed by all. We thank Peter for his time here at Firwood Paints and wish him a l [...]
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Success at Firwood

An ageing work force is an issue for many areas of manufacturing industry and as a consequence it is good news when young school leavers look to manufacturing for their career. Reece Molyneux who has just completed his apprenticeship with Firwood Paints having joined the company directly from lea [...]
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Chlorinated Rubber Paint

Chlorinated rubber paint is a hard wearing and flexible coatings with a good resistance to water and chemicals.They provide anti- corrosive protection in locations such as coastal environments and chemical works. Firwood's highly effective range includes primers and top coats for a variety of dif [...]
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You Won't Find Gravy In Our Xylene

Following the controversial recall of Kania Gravy Granules from Lidl Stores after they were discovered to have been contaminated with xylene, we wanted to reassure our customers that they won't find gravy in our Xylene.Xylene is a colourless, flammable liquid with a sweet odour that exists in three [...]
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Fond Farewell

Today we say a fond farewell to David who is retiring after 17 years of working in our maintenance department.David has made a significant impact on his colleagues and will be duly missed by all. We would like to thank David for his time here at Firwood Paints and wish him a long and happy retirem [...]
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Good riddance to bad rubbish

Good riddance to bad rubbish The staff of Firwood Paints and residents of Oakenbottom Road can breathe fresh air again following the closure of the Chadwicks Waste Site adjacent to Firwoods Bolton Factory. Local residents were invited today to witness the last remaining lorry load of waste being [...]
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