Building the scenes for a new Rubb Group video

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Our new video is set to take viewers behind the scenes at the Rubb Group to highlight the design, manufacturing and construction processes that underpin our fabric building solutions.

Creative company Studio Wallop has been busy gathering video footage and images over the summer for the new company film for the Rubb Group.

Staff and ongoing work at Rubb took centre stage when Studio Wallop spent some time on site filming the design and manufacturing processes involved in creating Rubb fabric structures.

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Studio Wallop is an independent creative studio based in Liskeard, Cornwall, specialising in film, animation, photography and design. Set up by director and designer Stephen Tolfrey, Studio Wallop has more than 24 years experience in producing work for many clients, from small independents to major international brands.

Owner/Producers Stephen and Kim Tolfrey filmed at Rubb’s design and sales offices and PVC and steel manufacturing workshops. They also visited the site where Rubb’s building frame steel work is hot dip galvanized to protect it from corrosion.

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Staff from Rubb Marketing and the film crew visited two high profile Rubb buildings in the north east of England: Newcastle United and Sunderland Association Football Clubs’ training facilities. These two sports buildings are considered to be flagship indoor football training hubs and are good examples of how Rubb building systems can help protect players from the elements, while providing an internal light and airy atmosphere thanks to our translucent roofing systems.

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From the pitch to the airfield

With filming and photography complete at Rubb and key sites in the north, Studio Wallop then set off on the long road trip to Gatwick Airport for the opening of the new Rubb aircraft hangar for easyJet at Gatwick Airport. The new top-flight, two-bay facility provides 5200sq m (58,125sq ft) of usable working floorspace and can accommodate two Airbus A321s at the same time.

The video also features other projects and highlights from throughout the Rubb Group, which has operations in the UK, USA, Norway, Sweden and Singapore.

Rubb Group CEO Rune Vamråk said: “We are very proud of our new video. Studio Wallop and the staff involved did a great job. The video allows clients to explore our commitment to excellence in engineering in everything we do, while watching the processes involved when creating our quality fabric building solutions.”

You can view the Rubb Group video here.

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Newcastle Aviation Academy and Airport

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Rubb UK enjoyed the opportunity to explore behind the scenes at Newcastle College’s  Aviation Academy and Newcastle Airport with other members of the Advanced Manufacturing Forum recently. It was an excellent tour.

Tim Jacklin, Manager of Newcastle Aviation Academy and RAF Engineering Veteran, provided an informative tour of the facility. Based at Newcastle International Airport, the £3.3million Aviation Academy allows students to develop their knowledge and skills in an exciting and practical environment.

Facilities include a Boeing 737 fully functional aircraft, incorporating all systems on which students can carry out standard repairs on the flying controls, engine, power supply, air conditioning and landing gear. The academy also features a series of workshops kitted out with the very latest equipment, designed for the study of specific aspects of aircraft engineering and an IT Suite equipped with modern CBT training equipment for the electrical and electronic practical training.

We also found out more about Newcastle International Airport’s Training Academy which provides world class training to businesses and individuals from across the globe. Course are available in Aviation, Firefighting, First Aid, Security, Offshore Emergency Response, Crisis Management and a whole range of other safety related courses. Customers include Heathrow Airport, Faro International Airport, Vector Aerospace and a number of organisations from other industries.

A look behind the scenes of baggage handling completed the tour and gave us some unique insight into the operations at Newcastle Airport.

Rubb UK continues to provide a variety of aircraft hangars to the aerospace and defence sectors. To find out more please visit http://www.rubbuk.com/products/aircraft-hangars.htm

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Rubb lands at IDEX

Rubb Managing Director Ian Hindmoor (pictured below right) and Sales Manager Andy Knox gear up for IDEX 2015. Andy returns to the Rubb Blog with all the latest news from the show in Abu Dhabi…

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Setting up – An early start
We checked into the hotel at 4am on Saturday and then we were up and out again at 8am to go and collect our passes and set up ready for the opening day. The stand showcasing our military buildings looked good (Hall 06 – Stand A38). Once we had checked everything over and delivered our brochures to the appropriate parties we were done ready for the show to start.
We could not have picked a better hotel. The Novotel Al Bustan is clean, friendly, comfortable and perfectly located, just a five minute taxi ride to and from the exhibition centre. The plan was simple, gym, food, beer whilst watching the match and then bed (we won’t discuss the match).

Day 1 – Don’t look down!
We arrived at the exhibition nice and early on Sunday to get a pre-show walk around and get our bearings. The morning was a little quiet but the opening ceremony was very entertaining and by the afternoon the familiar buzz of chatter was in the air and the show was starting to gather some speed.
Amongst the delegates there was a stand-out person of interest that had to be approached. James Kingston, professional adventurer from Channel 4’s Don’t Look Down documentary was more than accommodating when approached for a quick business selfie. James (pictured below left with Rubb MD Ian Hindmoor) had been scaling the roof tops of Dubai just the day before – feel free to take a look at his latest daredevil antics at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ceqxF6AxZzM
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Before we knew it the day was done and it was time for a quick shower and turn around for a reception hosted by Ambassador Philip Parham CMG at the British Embassy. As always this was a first class networking event allowing us to spread the Rubb name.

Day 2 – A busy day ahead
A 7am gym session kicked Day 2 off with a bang, followed by breakfast and a taxi to the show. Straight away it was evident that Day 2 was going to be busier than the opening day – the queue for security was nearly out the door and it wasn’t even opening hours.
A quick catch up with emails and the office back home was quickly interrupted by two visits of interest and a familiar face which is always nice, the day was panning out nicely…..

A Day of Firsts for Women in Aviation

Be it commercial flight, space aeronautics, or military piloting, here at Rubb, Inc. we are very interested in anything under the umbrella of aviation. Rubb has supplied aircraft hangars, air cargo facilities and ground support buildings, including airport terminals, to numerous airlines, airports, military organizations, and even NASA for over thirty years. And although our buildings are as dependable, if not more, than they were thirty years ago, there have been many milestones in the world of aerial navigation since the turn of the twentieth century. Two of the most significant of those milestones occurred on June 18th in the years 1928 and 1983, and they were pioneered by two of the most influential American women to date.

Amelia_EarhartAmelia Earhart, born on July 24th, 1897, was a natural adventurer and tomboy, making her the perfect candidate for piloting. After a ten-minute passenger flight in 1920, Earhart knew that she belonged in the air, and spent the following year saving up for flight lessons. On May 23rd, 1923, Earhart became the 16th woman in history to be issued a pilots licence, and after five years of activity in the aviation community she finally had the opportunity to put her ability to the test. On June 18th, 1928, Earhart successfully landed in South Wales, England after a 20 hour and 40 minute flight across the Atlantic from Newfoundland, Canada. That day would forever be known by the first transatlantic solo flight piloted by a woman. Earhart continued to make aviation history through other solo transoceanic flights as well as in long-distance air racing competitions until her disappearance in 1937 during an attempt to fly across the world. Her reputation and fame, however, proceeds her, as she is known today as one of the most remembered and accomplished pilots in history.

Sally RideSally Ride was born on May 26th, 1951, and like Earhart, was very passionate in everything she did. So after receiving a bachelor’s degree in English and Physics, followed by her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University, she was an obvious candidate for the NASA space program which she joined in 1978. After five years of aeronautic development, ground communication, and astronaut training, she was ready for her first flight into space. On June 18th, 1983, Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger, and would spend over 300 hours in space during the rest of her NASA career. Ride later retired from NASA and carried out the rest of her life teaching, writing, and encouraging science in education. She died of pancreatic cancer in 2012 at age 61. Ride is one of the most esteemed astronauts of our time, whose legacy lives on through her achievements in aviation.

June 18th has become a day to remember for aviation lovers across the world. So in honor of Earhart and Ride and all of their accomplishments, Rubb would like to say thank you to all of the aviation pioneers out there. And in the words of Earhart herself, “The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

Join us for the AAAE Conference and Exposition

Gonzalez11The 83rd Annual American Association of Airport Executives Conference and Exposition is an opportunity for organizations to support the airport industry, as well as gain valuable exposure and network with other airline business leaders.

Please visit Rubb Building Systems at Booth 451 to discover how we can solve your aviation needs with a variety of platforms ranging from aircraft hangars, to air cargo facilities, and temporary airport terminals. Rubb has proven experience with numerous airlines, airports, and military organizations throughout the world. While you are there, be sure to meet with Rubb USA’s President, Dave Nickerson and the newest edition to our sales team, Sean Hickey.

The event will be held in Exhibit Hall A of the H. B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX from May 18-21, 2014.

Rubb to Exhibit at the 2013 AAAE Show in Reno

Jim Chadbourne will be off to Reno to share information about Rubb Buildings at the 85th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition. The show runs from May 20-22, 2013 at The Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada.

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) annual conference always attracts thousands of airport and aviation professionals, including airport executives; airport and aviation suppliers and vendors; airline personnel, and representatives from FAA, TSA and DHS. Four days of discussions revolving around the current state of affairs of the airport industry will be supplemented by an exhibit hall with over 200 vendors ready to assist the industry in meeting its challenges with their products and services.

Monday, May 20, 2013: 08:00 am – 3:30 pm and Tuesday, May 21, 2013: 08:00 am – 2:00 pm