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There was certainly no ‘seven year itch’ when leading Liniar fabricator TruFrame and Rapierstar celebrated seven years of trouble free supply in May 2018.

Since moving onto Rapierstar’s StarPVCU range of fabrication fasteners in 2011, both companies have enjoyed a close working relationship that has helped to ensure that all the hand finished windows and doors leaving the TruFrame factory are using the correct screw for every application.

Rapierstar has made the voice of the UK door and window industry heard at an international level at one of the most important events in the global fastener industry’s calendar.

US import tariffs, China’s influence in global trade, raw material prices and Brexit were three of the hot topics dominating the agenda at the sixth triennial EFDA (European Fastener Distributor Association) Conference, which took place recently in Rotterdam.

Preparations are well under way by the challenger team aiming to upset the odds in round two of this year’s Ryder Cup style GMF Cup Challenge, a charity golf event taking place at Quinta do Logo in September.

The personal experience of living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) has driven Rapierstar’s Karen Avery to complete a trio of tough physical challenges over a four-month period to raise funds for a leading charity dedicated to helping those with the chronic long-term condition, Action for ME.

Karen, who heads up the accounts team at Rapierstar, has already successfully completed her first two challenges – the Manchester 10K Great North Run and the Wilmslow Half Marathon – and is now preparing for a demanding 24.5 mile walk to scale the three Yorkshire Peaks in August.

Leading REHAU window and door fabricator Shepley Windows has reached the 10-year milestone in its use of high quality fasteners from Rapierstar.

Rapierstar has passed another major milestone on its path to record growth, by exceeding more than £100,000 of dispatches in a single day for the first time.

Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar is helping leading Scottish trade fabricator Merlin Network (Scotland) to keep production on track and to a high standard as it experiences record demand for its PVCu windows.

Group MD and founder David Furness, his brother Mark Furness and Scott Rogers have been joined on the Rapierstar board by Andrew Carroll (Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors) to assist with strategic planning and development.