By March 02, 2017 Industry news

Punts, pundits and premises: news snippets from around the hardware channel.

Replenish displays with QuickChip – Laminex has devised a clever and rapid way to replenish samples and merchandise displays of its products. The new QuickChip online resource is available 24/7 to order samples, brochures and merchandising elements and bone up on product information.

Great minds meet captains of industry – On 22 March at the Grand Millennium Auckland, the Property Council is bringing together ANZ Chief Economist Cameron Bagrie and Alan McMahon, Colliers International National Director, Research & Consulting, to hear their predictions for Auckland and New Zealand’s economy in 2017.

Formica, going forward – The design competition Formica Formations 2017: A Forward Life is now live and entries are called for designs using Formica laminate that will enhance personal spaces, cross-area living, the public or global spaces, “To see forward and help connect with responsible, thoughtful actions”. Entries are invited from both professional and emerging architects & designers and the judges include top architect Ron Sang and designer David Trubridge. Entries close on 31 July 2017.

The Formula for paint – The Santint range of paint shakers, mixers and automatic dispensers are now available exclusively through Formula Marketing. Formula is also the New Zealand distributor of Campbell Hausfeld air tools, compressors, air nailers, spray equipment, airless sprayers and air accessories, and ColorPak aerosol paints.

Punts and premisesFletcher Building's Distribution division should finally be moving from its Marua Road premises towards the end of this year to the newly expanded Fletcher Building headquarters on Great South Road, Penrose.

Also newsworthy, if you've been watching the first Super Rugby TV coverage you will have seen PlaceMakers has been busy making the most out of its big bucks sponsorship. Its Punt for Prizes Super Rugby Competition is billed as a fun way to increase involvement in Super Rugby – you can play against your mates and there’s a wide range of weekly prizes up for grabs.

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