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Introduction to Variable Speed Drives

Magnet will be hosting a seminar on 19 April in Durban entitled "Introduction to Variable Speed Drives", presented by Johan Gropp of Top Performer Training. The seminar takes place between 08h30 and 15h00 at Magnet's Head Office. Delegates will be served snacks, beverages and lunch, and they are also entitled to CPD accreditation. The same course will also be held at Magnet's Richards Bay Branch on 18 April. For more information, contact Samantha MacDonald.
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3M Scotch-Brite Random Orbital Discs

Engineered to give you a faster-cutting, longer-lasting and more consistent alternative to paper and cloth abrasives, 3M’s Scotch-Brite Random Orbital (RO) Discs are far superior indeed! The Random Orbital discs are used to prep bare metal for painting, requiring less pressure to cut, less loading and less glazing. These innovative discs are constructed especially for random orbital sanders, using a non-woven nylon web embedded with premium ceramic grain. The result is a longer-lasting disc that offers a quicker initial cut than most coated abrasives designed for random orbital sanders, not…
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New Appointment

Magnet would like to welcome new appointment, Shalendra Barath, who has joined the company as a Sales Engineer. Shalendra, more affectionately known as Scully, was an employee at Magnet ten years ago. At the tender age of 18, Scully started out as a driver for Magnet’s former branch in Pietermaritzburg. Eventually, he worked his way up the ranks and became a storeman and then an internal salesman, all whilst studying towards his B-Compt Degree. Since then, Scully has worked for several electrical companies including Powermite and Electrical Supplies Corp. With a decade of experience in the industry,…
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Earth Hour 2013

This year, Earth Hour takes place on 23 March. It is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation in the world! Its conception was spurred by the intention to motivate people to take action on climate change. The Earth Hour initiative now inspires a worldwide community of millions of people, across 152 countries, to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment. Magnet would like to encourage as many companies and homes as possible to switch all lights off tomorrow between 20h30 and 21h30 in support of this climate-conscious initiative. For more information…
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Magnet's "Pizza Awards"

On the afternoon of Friday, 15 March, Magnet held their first quarterly state of the company address for the year. Affectionately named after the cheesy treat offered to the staff, the “Pizza Awards” affords Magnet MD, Brian Howarth, the opportunity to update the staff on the state of the business, as well as reward staff members for excellent work and various other achievements. Brian commented on the success of the company over the past financial year and then gave the staff insight into what is to be expected for the company in the year ahead. Furthermore, Brian announced the winner of…
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