Husqvarna Construction further strengthens its surface preparation offering by introducing shot blasters, steel blasters and related dust collectors under the Husqvarna brand. This is the last step in the integration of the Blastrac offering. As a total solutions provider and partner, with local presence all over the world, Husqvarna Construction now has a solution for any surface preparation job.

“Adding the important shot blasting application under the Husqvarna brand to our existing surface preparation solutions – such as floor grinding, scarifying and scraping – represents an important milestone in our goal to support our customers with any surface preparation challenge they may face,” said Stijn Verherstraeten, Senior Vice President Concrete Surfaces & Floors at Husqvarna Construction.


Shot blasting as a method enables effective cleaning and retexturing of concrete and asphalt. The method can be used for removal of coatings, paint, epoxy and removal of markings and rubber from highways. Skid resistance improvement on sidewalks, roads and  runways are also application areas for these versatile shot blasters. The addition of steel blasting solutions considerably enhances the existing Husqvarna surface preparation portfolio. The steel blasting applications go broader than just construction, delivering cost-effective and efficient solutions for paint removal and steel surface remediation on windmills, ship decks and petrochemical
storage vessels.

“We’re committed to support our customers all the way – before, during and after their projects. We have dedicated teams for surface preparation in our key markets and are continuously investing in internal and customer training programs to enhance competence in removing, preparing and refining floors,” said Stijn Verherstraeten.

The complete re-branded offering of shot blasters, steel blasters and related dust collectors from Husqvarna Construction is available for order from May 24, 2023.

TPS360 Employee Spotlight – Lauren Watson

Introducing Lauren Watson, our spotlight employee of the day at TPS360! Lauren joined us as an administration assistant in May 2022, reporting to the office manager. Her responsibilities included managing company timesheets, tracking, and maintaining company vehicles, and ensuring accommodations for employees working away from home. She also provided support with day-to-day administrative tasks and the purchase ledger.

We have exciting news to share! During Christmas 2022, Lauren decided to transfer to a site-based position as a labourer at TPS360 and has also enrolled as an apprentice with FeRFA the Resin Flooring Association. How awesome is that? Lauren has been enjoying her work on site and is eager to learn more. We are extremely proud of her achievements!

In her free time, Lauren enjoys going to the gym and indulging in a packet of M&S Percy Pigs on her way home (yum!). She has an active mind filled with amusing facts and thoughts. Lauren also loves scenic walks with her dog (weather permitting) and is a big fan of dancing and partying. You can often find her at various festivals throughout the year.

At TPS360, we are fortunate to have Lauren representing women in construction. Her work ethic is truly impressive, and we are grateful for her dedication, whether it’s working late nights, early mornings, or putting in hours in between.

As Lauren once asked, “Does a cow know a penguin exists?”

Fosroc Flooring Training Hosted by Resapol

You are invited to join the Fosroc complete floor solutions product training at your local Resapol Depot. The training will include classroom and practical demonstrations covering a range of Fosroc flooring products and systems. Morning (10am – 12pm) and afternoon (1pm – 3pm) sessions are available.

Reserve your place today!

Resapol Leigh Depot – 14th June:

Unit D4, Moss Industrial Estate, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 3PT
01942 609 001

The Preparation Group Unveils Refurbished Training School

The Preparation Group, a leading mechanical surface preparation equipment manufacturer and contractor, is excited to announce the launch of its newly remodelled Training School. Located in the historic city of Lincoln, the purpose-built facility offers construction industry professionals an ideal space to host training days, product launches, demonstrations, and more.

With over 31 years of experience in the industry, The Preparation Group places a high priority on
quality services, innovation, sustainability, and exceptional customer care. However, the company’s
unparalleled dedication to upskilling its workforce and the construction industry as a whole is what
truly sets it apart.

“Our aim is to share our expertise in order to raise awareness and knowledge of mechanical surface
preparation methods and their importance,” said Tracey Glew, Managing Director of The
Preparation Group. “By breaking down the barriers that prevent many people from pursuing a career
in the construction industry, we are helping to build a more skilled workforce that is better equipped
to meet the demands of the industry in the 21st century.”

The company’s virtual training school, set to launch in late 2023, will provide comprehensive
education in equipment operation and maintenance, surface preparation techniques, and industry
best practices. Students will receive a balanced curriculum of independent desk-based and practical
training, equipping them to confidently handle a range of working scenarios. This expansion will also
allow global customers and partners to benefit from The Preparation Group’s expertise and training

“Our in-person training is available for construction industry professionals throughout the UK, and
our virtual expansion will help us reach a wider audience,” added Tracey Glew. “We are proud to
offer accessible, high-quality training and support to our customers across our industry and beyond.”
The new Training School offers a versatile and well-equipped environment in the historic heart of
Lincoln. With over 500m2 of space and a variety of surfaces, including resin systems, terrazzo, and
concrete, the facility provides businesses with an ideal space to host training days, product
launches, demonstrations, and more.

In addition to its training and upskilling efforts, The Preparation Group continues to innovate and
develop new technologies and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of its services. Its
range of specialised equipment is designed to be versatile and adaptable, allowing the company to
tackle a wide range of surface preparation tasks. From shotblasters to hand grinders and a huge
range of accessories, its equipment is designed to meet the diverse needs of its clients.

The Preparation Group also endeavours to maximise sustainability, choosing methods that minimise
its environmental impact where possible, while ensuring that its clients receive the most sustainable
and cost-effective solutions for their surface preparation needs.

“At The Preparation Group, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results while also making a
positive impact on our industry and beyond,” said Tracey Glew. “With our investment in upskilling
and training, our innovative approach to surface preparation services and equipment manufacturing,
we continue to build a more skilled and sustainable construction industry that is equipped for the

To learn more about The Preparation Group and its newly remodelled Training School, or to enquire
about training and using the space, please visit or contact +44
(0)1522 561 460 to speak to a member of the team directly.