CAB’s 30th Anniversary

by | May 15, 2024 | Events

Image Above: Peter Dziurzynski – CAB President

Thirty years ago the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) was formed by an amalgamation of three existing trade associations, the Architectural Aluminium Association, the Patent Glazing Contractors Association and the Aluminium Window Association. Today the Association has over 140 members which includes Consultants, Fabricators, Installers, Systems Companies and many Specialist Product Supply & Manufacturing companies. The Association and its members form the voice of the Aluminium Fenestration Industry across the UK & Ireland and are represented on many working groups and influential bodies supporting aluminium in the construction and home improvement sectors. In January 2006 CAB became a company limited by guarantee.

From left to right: Bob Ramage – CAB Lifetime Member, Eric Marshall – HWA – CAB Lifetime Member, Iain Mackay – Adams Rite – CAB Lifetime Member

We are indebted to our founder members who shaped CAB in the early years, seen here in 2004 at CAB’s AGM, Bob Ramage formerly of Caldwell, Eric Marshall formerly of HWA and Iain Mackay formerly of Adams Rite. Without the dedication and support of these former members the Association would not be as strong as it is today.

CAB will be recognising its 30 years in supporting the Aluminium sector in the Construction Industry at this years Members AGM. The event will take place at the Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire on Thursday 20th June 2024. Some 200 members and their guests will be attending the event which promises to be an unforgettable occasion.

The Carden Park Hotel is located in a beautiful 900-acre site and is easily accessible from the M6, M56 and M53. Its facilities include a recently opened spa, private garden, hot tubs and outdoor pools. The days activities will include a golf tournament together with other activities, offering plenty of networking time prior to a black tie evening dinner with speakers and entertainment. Back by popular demand will be Ian Stone, a stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer, notable for appearing as a guest on shows such as the comedy panel show Mock the Week. Later in the evening members and their guests will be entertained by The Capricorns, an 8-piece London based rock/pop band, that continue to tour the country to rave reviews.

Ian Stone – stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer

But it’s not all about networking and celebration, there is much work to be done to make the Association more relevant to a wider membership. Aluminium is now used extensively in home improvement projects and continues to grow apace in other sectors such as Outdoor Living and in Fences and Gates. Aluminium is also used extensively in Roof Construction, Roofline Systems, Rainscreen Cladding and Rainwater Goods. With my recent appointment as CEO I am looking forward to growing the Association to become more inclusive of aluminium used in the built environment and further growing CAB’s influence in the coming years.

Should you wish to learn more about the use of Aluminium used in Construction, please contact CAB directly, or why not consider joining the Association and be recognised as being involved in supporting your Industry and helping to shape its future.

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