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    [body] => HMG Paints Chairman Brian Falder died on Sept. 19, 2019. He was 88.

Falder was born in 1931, to Herbert and Ellen Falder, seven months after his father started H. Marcel Guest Ltd. (HMG).

He began working at the company at 14.

Falder met his wife of 65 years, Beryl, and after finding out that she worked for Sterling Vanish in Trafford Park, he remarked, "A girl in the paint industry? … I had better marry you!”

An iron rule at HMG was (and is) that everyone goes home at 5.00 p.m. Falder strongly believed that work and life must be in balance.

For more than 20 years he personally funded a non-contributory pension fund for his team, so that when they retired, HMG employees had “a bit extra.”

He planted the first new trees in Collyhurst for over 100 years in the 1960s, believing that even this part of Manchester “could look like the Lake District if we all do our bit.”

His two sons, John and Stephen, have 40+ years at the family business under their belts and building on their father’s values and passion for paint it has continued to flourish.

Fader always had time for people and usually had a joke or anecdote for them from a seemingly endless repertoire that he never forgot.

His last visit to his beloved factory was just a few days before he died.

There he inspected a Keenok single roll mill that he had originally bought in 1949.

He was as sharp as ever, remembering every detail with complete clarity. The mill, he was told, was “coming home” to HMG to be lovingly restored and placed at the heart of the company he had built and shaped.

Once the Keenok is fully restored and in the center of HMG, John and Stephen are going to have his name engraved upon it along with the epitaph “Si monumentum requiris, circumspice" – if you seek his monument look around you.

Fader was laid to rest on Oct. 4, 2019, exactly 89 years to the day that HMG paints was founded. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-11-13 08:29:00 [updated_at] => 2019-11-13 10:34:51 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 228513 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["322659","317967","317072","320993","323787","317307","324524","324833","322836","325663","323006","320613","317590","317908","319677"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-11-13 08:29:00 [contentType] => ContentType Object ( [className] => ContentType [content] => Array ( ) [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [listURL] => [logoUrl] => https: [id] => 2487 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => content_types [tag] => breaking_news [short_tag] => breaking_news [class_name] => [display_view] => [list_view] => [slug] => breaking-news [box_view] => [ignore_flag] => 0 [image_id] => 0 [layout_id] => 0 [formattedTag] => Breaking News ) [viewURL] => /contents/view_breaking-news/2019-11-13/in-memoriam-hmg-paints-chairman-brian-falder-1931-2019/ [relatedArticles] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 317072 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-09-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 191156 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 191156 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => HMG Paints Launches E-commerce Store [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => hmg-paints-launches-e-commerce-store [body] =>
HMG Paints Ltd launched the company’s first ever E-commerce store.
 
Launching with HMG’s Decorative coatings collection, other product ranges will be added as part of future growth plans. 
 
Founded in 1930, the company believes that now is the time to take the leap into online sales in what is a fast-growing digital economy.
 
Working in partnership with Manchester-based e-commerce consultancy Digitl, HMG has created a fully responsive online store for both customers and stockists of HMG’s Decorative coatings range. 
 
“We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever E-commerce website, giving our customers access to everything they need in one place at their fingertips," said Gracienne Ikin, communications manager HMG Paints Ltd. "The multi-device access gives our customers the freedom to make a purchase at any time of the day and from any device. Keep your eyes peeled for discounts, product launches and other exciting information on our social media channels.” 
 
Developed over the past six months, the E-commerce store will offer HMG’s water-based decorative coatings, UPVC coatings as well as kitchen coatings, with additional options for color-matched products to consumers specification.
 
The new website allows users to post product reviews, book training sessions at HMG, sign up for HMG Trade Professional club, and browse content including the latest product launches. 
 
“This is an exciting milestone for HMG, [as] our Decorative collection is suited for an E-commerce strategy and jumped out as the place to start with our digital growth journey,” said John Falder, managing director HMG Paints Ltd.
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Teknos outlined the group's sustainability targets as part of its strategy renewal for 2019–2025. 
 
The goal is to become the most responsible actor in the industry and to make the world last longer through close cooperation with stakeholders and by investing in developing exceptional customer solutions and enhancing employees’ expertise. The focus areas of the program are sustainable solutions and services, responsible operations and supply chain, people development and future generations.
 
“For us, sustainability means two things: First, is that we invest most of our profits back into the company, and invest in our people and their skills. This way, we can develop the society by sharing our expertise forward through e.g. customer training or social activities," Teknos Group CEO Paula Salastie said. "Second, we feel that it is important for us to support our customers in reaching their sustainability goals. This will help us to make a bigger positive impact.” 
 
In practice, this means that Teknos is committed to developing sustainable solutions and services that enable the company's customers to save energy, extend their products’ life span and reduce the number of hazardous chemicals in their products, among other things. 
 
In the coming years, the company will focus on research into bio-based and secondary raw materials and their inclusion in their products. Country and function-specific road maps are currently being developed to support the CSR program.
 
As part of the work, Teknos has also published a report on non-financial information for the first time. The company commits to developing its sustainability reporting in accordance with the interests and expectations of external and internal stakeholders.
 
Sustainability has guided the company's operations and product development for years. It stems from the values ​​of the family business, the company culture and a willingness to look ahead far into the future instead of just into the next quarter. As a fourth-generation family entrepreneur, Salastie wants to nurture the company like her own child; she speaks about ensuring continuity of both the company and the planet.
 
“Sustainability can also be small actions for which you expect nothing in return, things that make our stakeholders happy," she said. "As such, sustainability is not only realized through our CSR program but is built in the way we operate daily.
 
“We want people's living environment to be as good as now – or better – in the future," Salastie continued. "This means not only taking environmental issues into account, but also both ensuring continuity for the company and investing in the wellbeing and development of our personnel. As we develop the company with a view to the long-term future, we guarantee that we will be able to continue to grow and develop, create jobs, innovate and develop more sustainable and better products, and invest in employee well-being and safety.” 
 
According to Salastie, Teknos is well placed to build a more sustainable world.
 
“We are backed by strong innovation expertise and highly skilled and motivated staff. As a family-run business, our trump cards are agility and the ability to make quick decisions. Our customer focus and years of excellent customer relationships help us work closely with our customers in this field,” Salastie said.
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www.shintopaint.co.jp

PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1933

REVENUE: $130 million

MARKETS SERVED
Automotive coatings; Industrial coatings

KEY EXECUTIVES:
Satoshi Takazawa, president; Masayoshi Kashida, executive senior managing director and director; Yukifumi Tokunaga, executive senior managing director, general manager of sales department and representative director; Toshio Mitsuhara, managing director, general manager of production division and director.

Shinto Paint Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture, processing and sale of paints, adhesives, pigments, synthetic fats/oils, fats/oils, and chemicals in Japan. In addition, the company designs, implements, and supervises painting work and other various construction work, as well as related technical supervision. Further, it engages in contracting of installation work for painting facilities; and related machinery equipment, tools, and devices, as well as design and supervision of such installation work. The company provides maintenance coatings for protection against rust and corrosion to nuclear power stations, chemical plants, petroleum refinery plants, water and sewage treatment plants, and paper mills, as well as large-sized steel structures, such as ships, drilling rigs,  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-07-05 12:57:00 [updated_at] => 2019-07-03 11:39:28 [last_updated_author] => 197901 [uploaded_by] => 0 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["317404","317586","317594","317583","317566","317373","317599","317407","317581","317409","305983","305213","317358","314289","317576"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-07-02 12:51:21 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 317908 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-09-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 191836 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 191836 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => The U.S. Green Building Council Advances Future of LEED [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => the-us-green-building-council-advances-the-future-of-leed [body] =>
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED. USGBC created the LEED green building program 20 years ago to measure and define green building and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings. LEED is updated through a continuous improvement process and with each new version USGBC is evolving LEED’s approach and challenging the building sector to be more resource-efficient and sustainable.
 
In April 2019, USGBC officially released the complete suite of LEED v4.1 rating systems. LEED v4.1 emphasizes the human experience and pushes project teams to create spaces that not only reduce carbon emissions, energy, water use and waste but also improve the health and well-being of the people who live, work, learn and play in these buildings, cities and communities every day.
 
“With LEED v4.1 we have fundamentally transformed our rating system development process,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “It has allowed us to become more agile and adaptable to incorporate real-time feedback so that we can realistically raise the bar on the marketplace. We received an overwhelming response to our LEED v4.1 call for proposals, which has helped us to deliver on the market needs making LEED v4.1 successful and a market leader. Building on this success, we are excited to engage the market again to solicit ideas, proposals and feedback for improving LEED v4.1 and future versions of LEED. Together, we can continue the work we started with LEED v4.1 to ensure that LEED is not only the de facto leadership standard but also creating a better living standard.”
 
Cities around the world are mitigating climate risks by pledging to raise the bar to reduce carbon emissions. Investors are weighing their opportunities, consciously screening for projects that align with their values and prove winning ESG strategies. Building owners are pivoting focus to the occupants to reduce inequality, combat health concerns and deliver value to support the day-to-day needs of everyone and raise their living standard. The trajectory of LEED is to support these market changes by continuing to improve the performance throughout the lifecycle of buildings, advance net zero and net positive practices, and reward leaders based on their performance to enable building owners and city leaders to track progress toward environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
 
“Imagine a rating system adaptive and responsive to the ever-changing world around us. This is what we are working toward with LEED,” said Melissa Baker, SVP, LEED. “Now that LEED v4.1 is out and has been positively received by the community, we are exploring how we can strengthen LEED v4.1 and also plan what’s next for the rating system. We are working to ensure that LEED remains a global leadership standard, and we know that as we evolve LEED, industry feedback and support are critical.”
 
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HMG Paints worked with model maker Guy Cowen to develop a new color range based on hues used in the production of the original "Star Wars" movie.
 
The new Archive-X range of colors, available from www.archive-x.com, was inspired by the colors available in 1977 for the original production team. 
 
“I’ve been searching for an exact color match for my new Millennium Falcon model for a number of years and wasn’t very optimistic about the odds of success, so I contacted HMG,” said Cowen, whose models include studio scale X-Wings and TIE Interceptors. “The job that HMG did was fantastic, and it inspired me to develop my own range of products with the hues used from the original trilogy. The Archive-X range will make many hobbyists very happy. We’ve been searching for these colors for some time.”
 
The Manchester-based manufacturer has previously supplied coatings for the Alien franchise and Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.
 
“...[T]he details in his models is incredible and we’re proud that HMG products will be appearing on his and other hobbyists stunning creations,” said Phil Carey, HMG color technician.
 
The new range is available in 30ml sizes.


 
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HMG Paints Ltd launched the company’s first ever E-commerce store.
 
Launching with HMG’s Decorative coatings collection, other product ranges will be added as part of future growth plans. 
 
Founded in 1930, the company believes that now is the time to take the leap into online sales in what is a fast-growing digital economy.
 
Working in partnership with Manchester-based e-commerce consultancy Digitl, HMG has created a fully responsive online store for both customers and stockists of HMG’s Decorative coatings range. 
 
“We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever E-commerce website, giving our customers access to everything they need in one place at their fingertips," said Gracienne Ikin, communications manager HMG Paints Ltd. "The multi-device access gives our customers the freedom to make a purchase at any time of the day and from any device. Keep your eyes peeled for discounts, product launches and other exciting information on our social media channels.” 
 
Developed over the past six months, the E-commerce store will offer HMG’s water-based decorative coatings, UPVC coatings as well as kitchen coatings, with additional options for color-matched products to consumers specification.
 
The new website allows users to post product reviews, book training sessions at HMG, sign up for HMG Trade Professional club, and browse content including the latest product launches. 
 
“This is an exciting milestone for HMG, [as] our Decorative collection is suited for an E-commerce strategy and jumped out as the place to start with our digital growth journey,” said John Falder, managing director HMG Paints Ltd.
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Teknos outlined the group's sustainability targets as part of its strategy renewal for 2019–2025. 
 
The goal is to become the most responsible actor in the industry and to make the world last longer through close cooperation with stakeholders and by investing in developing exceptional customer solutions and enhancing employees’ expertise. The focus areas of the program are sustainable solutions and services, responsible operations and supply chain, people development and future generations.
 
“For us, sustainability means two things: First, is that we invest most of our profits back into the company, and invest in our people and their skills. This way, we can develop the society by sharing our expertise forward through e.g. customer training or social activities," Teknos Group CEO Paula Salastie said. "Second, we feel that it is important for us to support our customers in reaching their sustainability goals. This will help us to make a bigger positive impact.” 
 
In practice, this means that Teknos is committed to developing sustainable solutions and services that enable the company's customers to save energy, extend their products’ life span and reduce the number of hazardous chemicals in their products, among other things. 
 
In the coming years, the company will focus on research into bio-based and secondary raw materials and their inclusion in their products. Country and function-specific road maps are currently being developed to support the CSR program.
 
As part of the work, Teknos has also published a report on non-financial information for the first time. The company commits to developing its sustainability reporting in accordance with the interests and expectations of external and internal stakeholders.
 
Sustainability has guided the company's operations and product development for years. It stems from the values ​​of the family business, the company culture and a willingness to look ahead far into the future instead of just into the next quarter. As a fourth-generation family entrepreneur, Salastie wants to nurture the company like her own child; she speaks about ensuring continuity of both the company and the planet.
 
“Sustainability can also be small actions for which you expect nothing in return, things that make our stakeholders happy," she said. "As such, sustainability is not only realized through our CSR program but is built in the way we operate daily.
 
“We want people's living environment to be as good as now – or better – in the future," Salastie continued. "This means not only taking environmental issues into account, but also both ensuring continuity for the company and investing in the wellbeing and development of our personnel. As we develop the company with a view to the long-term future, we guarantee that we will be able to continue to grow and develop, create jobs, innovate and develop more sustainable and better products, and invest in employee well-being and safety.” 
 
According to Salastie, Teknos is well placed to build a more sustainable world.
 
“We are backed by strong innovation expertise and highly skilled and motivated staff. As a family-run business, our trump cards are agility and the ability to make quick decisions. Our customer focus and years of excellent customer relationships help us work closely with our customers in this field,” Salastie said.
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www.shintopaint.co.jp

PRIVATE COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1933

REVENUE: $130 million

MARKETS SERVED
Automotive coatings; Industrial coatings

KEY EXECUTIVES:
Satoshi Takazawa, president; Masayoshi Kashida, executive senior managing director and director; Yukifumi Tokunaga, executive senior managing director, general manager of sales department and representative director; Toshio Mitsuhara, managing director, general manager of production division and director.

Shinto Paint Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture, processing and sale of paints, adhesives, pigments, synthetic fats/oils, fats/oils, and chemicals in Japan. In addition, the company designs, implements, and supervises painting work and other various construction work, as well as related technical supervision. Further, it engages in contracting of installation work for painting facilities; and related machinery equipment, tools, and devices, as well as design and supervision of such installation work. The company provides maintenance coatings for protection against rust and corrosion to nuclear power stations, chemical plants, petroleum refinery plants, water and sewage treatment plants, and paper mills, as well as large-sized steel structures, such as ships, drilling rigs,  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-07-05 12:57:00 [updated_at] => 2019-07-03 11:39:28 [last_updated_author] => 197901 [uploaded_by] => 0 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["317404","317586","317594","317583","317566","317373","317599","317407","317581","317409","305983","305213","317358","314289","317576"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-07-02 12:51:21 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 317908 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-09-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 191836 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 191836 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => The U.S. Green Building Council Advances Future of LEED [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => the-us-green-building-council-advances-the-future-of-leed [body] =>
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED. USGBC created the LEED green building program 20 years ago to measure and define green building and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings. LEED is updated through a continuous improvement process and with each new version USGBC is evolving LEED’s approach and challenging the building sector to be more resource-efficient and sustainable.
 
In April 2019, USGBC officially released the complete suite of LEED v4.1 rating systems. LEED v4.1 emphasizes the human experience and pushes project teams to create spaces that not only reduce carbon emissions, energy, water use and waste but also improve the health and well-being of the people who live, work, learn and play in these buildings, cities and communities every day.
 
“With LEED v4.1 we have fundamentally transformed our rating system development process,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “It has allowed us to become more agile and adaptable to incorporate real-time feedback so that we can realistically raise the bar on the marketplace. We received an overwhelming response to our LEED v4.1 call for proposals, which has helped us to deliver on the market needs making LEED v4.1 successful and a market leader. Building on this success, we are excited to engage the market again to solicit ideas, proposals and feedback for improving LEED v4.1 and future versions of LEED. Together, we can continue the work we started with LEED v4.1 to ensure that LEED is not only the de facto leadership standard but also creating a better living standard.”
 
Cities around the world are mitigating climate risks by pledging to raise the bar to reduce carbon emissions. Investors are weighing their opportunities, consciously screening for projects that align with their values and prove winning ESG strategies. Building owners are pivoting focus to the occupants to reduce inequality, combat health concerns and deliver value to support the day-to-day needs of everyone and raise their living standard. The trajectory of LEED is to support these market changes by continuing to improve the performance throughout the lifecycle of buildings, advance net zero and net positive practices, and reward leaders based on their performance to enable building owners and city leaders to track progress toward environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
 
“Imagine a rating system adaptive and responsive to the ever-changing world around us. This is what we are working toward with LEED,” said Melissa Baker, SVP, LEED. “Now that LEED v4.1 is out and has been positively received by the community, we are exploring how we can strengthen LEED v4.1 and also plan what’s next for the rating system. We are working to ensure that LEED remains a global leadership standard, and we know that as we evolve LEED, industry feedback and support are critical.”
 
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HMG Paints worked with model maker Guy Cowen to develop a new color range based on hues used in the production of the original "Star Wars" movie.
 
The new Archive-X range of colors, available from www.archive-x.com, was inspired by the colors available in 1977 for the original production team. 
 
“I’ve been searching for an exact color match for my new Millennium Falcon model for a number of years and wasn’t very optimistic about the odds of success, so I contacted HMG,” said Cowen, whose models include studio scale X-Wings and TIE Interceptors. “The job that HMG did was fantastic, and it inspired me to develop my own range of products with the hues used from the original trilogy. The Archive-X range will make many hobbyists very happy. We’ve been searching for these colors for some time.”
 
The Manchester-based manufacturer has previously supplied coatings for the Alien franchise and Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.
 
“...[T]he details in his models is incredible and we’re proud that HMG products will be appearing on his and other hobbyists stunning creations,” said Phil Carey, HMG color technician.
 
The new range is available in 30ml sizes.


 
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