needed a former warehouse to be converted into a fully functional television studio on short notice, for an as-yet-unnamed soap opera. Edinburgh-based Prolyte distributor black Light, in association with Scaffolding Great Britain (SGB), was asked to supply and install almost 600m (1980') of truss for the lighting rig. The BBC decided on Prolyte X30V triangular truss for this application because of its good loading characteristics and ease of use due to the CCS conical coupling system.
The order was placed on the day before Good Friday, with the first delivery required the following Wednesday. This schedule would have been a tall order over an ordinary weekend, let alone one with a public holiday on either side. "We were really up against it on this one," says Gavin Stewart, black Light’s managing director, "but because we carry a relatively large sales stock of Prolyte truss, and with some support from the manufacturer and other members of the UK distributor group, we were confident that we could make the deadline, tight as it was." The initial shipment was delivered on the Wednesday as required, and the riggers from SGB were able to start installation on time, with the second and final delivery a few days later.
Stewart commented, "black Light became Prolyte distributors in 2000 because it was an exceptionally good range of products manufactured by a technically proficient company. The fact that Prolyte was able to react so quickly to fill in the gaps in our stock and enable us to fulfill the requirements of a very important client proves this."