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Jim Lawton completes The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
I had been planning to do the 3 peaks for a couple of years but never got round to it. This year I decided that I would do it in June but again, due to work commitment and the changing of my role within HITEK, this didn’t happen.
With the forecast for the country being good for the week commencing 3rd September I decided that Friday the 7th September would be the day.
As the day approached the weather forecast wasn’t too bad in the Dales but not as good as the rest of the country.
I arrived in Horton-in-Ribblesdale at 6.30am on the morning of the 7th. The weather wasn’t looking promising! The cloud base was very low and there were no hills in sight.
I set off from the café in Horton at 6.38 and within 10 minutes was putting on my wet weather gear – this would remain on for the duration of the walk!
I can honestly say that I have never experienced such poor weather in the Dales! For the whole walk I did not see any of the peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside or Ingleborough. Visibility was down to 30 mtrs for the majority of the day.
The time limit for the challenge is 12 hours for the 26 mile route. I am proud to say that I completed it in 11 hours and 20 minutes.
I would do it again but I would want to be able to see the hills that I am climbing rather than just 30 mtrs ahead and behind me.
Health at HITEK
Pictured from Left to Right: Sarah Turner, Alan Le Page of HITEK, Mark Sydney of NHS North Lincolnshire and Mark Hatfield of HITEK.
HITEK have achieved their bronze Healthy Workplace Award after taking a number of different steps to encourage their staff to eat a more balanced diet and take more exercise.
Health trainers from NHS North Lincolnshire have been visiting staff once a fortnight to offer individual support on healthy eating, physical activity and giving up smoking. HITEK are now providing all staff in the company with free fresh fruit and free bottled water to boost their hydration. One member of staff has lost more than two stones in weight and another has successfully quit smoking since the campaign began in October last year.
‘Creating a Health in the Workplace scheme within HITEK has proved very beneficial to our employees,” said Gemma Terry, Marketing Executive at HITEK.
“Management have seen a number of benefits including a reduction in sickness levels, an increase in productivity and it has also brought the HITEK team closer as they have been helping each to reach their goals.”
Health at HITEK
Pictured from left to right: Mel Glanfield of HITEK, Marie Driffill + Lucinda Davidson Health Trainers from North Lincolnshire NHS and John Terry, Managing Director of HITEK.
In October 2010 HITEK launched Health at HITEK this involves taking a number of different steps to help make the workplace healthy. HITEK are now providing all staff in the company with free fresh fruit, which is delivered to HITEK on a weekly basis, Staff also have access to free bottled water and support from Health Trainers.
Health Trainers from NHS North Lincolnshire visit HITEK once a fortnight and provide employees with support on Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Giving up Smoking.
As part of Health at HITEK a Bike to Work Scheme has been launched, this has proved very popular with a number of staff.
In March 2010 HITEK Electronic Materials embarked on a very exciting journey that is SC21.
SC21 is a change programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace & defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains. International competition, together with the challenges posed by the defence industrial strategy, necessitates rapid improvement in the effectiveness of our supply chains. At the same time, industry must ensure that it delivers competitive solutions for customers whilst maintaining profitable business growth. Signatories to SC21 are committed to developing supply chains to ensure they remain competitive and able to deliver increased value to customers
We can now announce that we are SC21 registered and we will be continuing on with our journey until we become SC21 Compliant.
For more information on SC21 and to follow our progress please visit: http://www.sbac.co.uk/pages/91430300.asp
HITEK celebrates its 25th Anniversary
HITEK was founded in 1985 and this year marked its 25th Anniversary.
All staff and family were invited to HITEK’s 25th anniversary celebrations at The Pink Pig farm in Scunthorpe, which included close up magician Tom Wright, who had the guests mesmerised with his skills.
As part of the celebrations HITEK made a generous donation of £1500 to the British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) this was very gratefully received by BLESMA Representative Charley Streather who attended on the day. Managing Director John Terry made the decision to donate to BLESMA as HITEK has very strong links with the military.
A total of 75 staff members and family made it to the celebrations, the event proved very successful and a good time was had by all.
Pictured from from left to right in the photo it is: Reg Shuttleworth, Ed Nixon both HITEK, Charley Streather from BLESMA and MD from HITEK John Terry.
HITEK approved as Dynamic Descaler Importer
HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd is now qualified to Mil DTL 83528 QPL 9-2008
Suppliers - Eeonyx Corporation
Eeonyx Corporation has developed a line of conductive polymer coatings that can be applied to fabrics, felts, foams, films, powders and plastic parts over a large range of tuneable resistances.
Please click here for more information on the Eeonyx Corporation
Trapped behind the mask
Meet the woman whose ’Ninja suit’ has allowed her to re-enter a dangerous world of mobiles and microwaves after 18 years.
She may be a bizarre sight dressed in a silver-coloured balaclava and matching gloves. But this odd outfit has allowed Cathleen Turner to re-enter the world after an 18-year exile. View the Daily Mail article for more information (547kb).
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HITEK-nology Solutions:- to boldly go, because we can
HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd, a joint venture between HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd and Defence Solutions Ltd, is a facilities company set up to provide the expertise and manpower needed, where the customer needs a platform prepared for long term storage and lacks the resources to undertake the task.
Please click here for more information on HITEK-nology Solutions.
11-02-05 E3503-1 allows operation of High Power LEDs.
One of the latest low temperature curing, one component thermally conductive epoxies from Emerson & Cuming is used to sink heat from the latest range of high power LED devices. Curing at temperatures between 100ÂºC and 150ÂºC ( 30-5mins), the 1W/m.K die attach adhesive is ideal for temperature sensitive substrates. Its long work life of 2 weeks at room temperature and the non-abrasive thermal filler makes it economic and easy to use in both high and medium volume applications.
E3503-1 Technical Datasheet
21-01-05 New Cho-Bond 584-29 Syringe-Pak*
HITEK can now supply the popular Cho-Bond 584-29 conductive adhesive in a 3 gramme syringe kit as well as the normal bi-paks and jars. This new packaging has the benefits of being easier to use and reduces waste.
for more details read the attached datasheet PDF* or contact HITEK.
Concorde Fuel Tank Preservation
Case History: VpCI-337 and VpCI-132
Date: December 8th 2004-12-14
Company: Duxford Aviation Society
Location: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England
Product: VpCI-337 and VpCI-132
Download full Concorde Fuel Tank Preservation case studie in pdf format*
16-9-04 - Updated common materials thermal properties table PDF*
13-9-04 - New syringe packing capability now available from HITEK PDF*
New Flame Retardant Encapsulant Stycast E2527 FR From Emerson & Cuming PDF*
CORTEC MilCorr Blows Hurricane Charley Away!!! PDF*
Flame Retardant Clip-on UL94-V0 Elastomer EMC Door Gasket PDF*
Robust, flexible and easily removeable this gasket enables the cabinet designer to add an serviceable EMI and environmental gasket to a cabinet with the minimum of design effort. The option with Cho-Seal 6370 and the reinforced clip which is covered with UL94-VO rated PVC adds the added benefit of a flame retardant primary EMI seal.
The World’s Best Selling Anti-Corrosion Film is now 100% degradable
Introducing VpCI®-126 Blue BIO (patented) PDF*