IR Laidlaw, part of the Ingersoll-Rand group, has had a management buyout and will now be known as Laidlaw. Roneo Systems Furniture has bought President Office Furniture. A new trade association, the Insulation Concrete Formwork Association (ICFA), has been launched. Trus Joist has appointed Puhos Board as its second national wholesaler. Howarth Timber has acquired Bury St Edmunds-based timber engineering company Marlows & Co.
Plastic sheet manufacturer Makroform has changed its name to Bayer Polymers Sheet Europe.