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IPAF seeks UK manager

IPAF seeks UK manager

25 May 2017: The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is advertising for a new UK general manager following the departure of Dave Roddy. more »

HSS finds new chief executive

HSS finds new chief executive

24 May 2017: HSS Hire has named Steve Ashmore as its new chief executive to take over from John Gill. more »

UK exports twice as much construction equipment as it imports

UK exports twice as much construction equipment as it imports

24 May 2017: They say British manufacturing is dead – not in the construction equipment and machinery sector, it's not, where we export double what we import. more »

Ridgway Rentals buys 26 JCBs

Ridgway Rentals buys 26 JCBs

23 May 2017: Oswestry-based Ridgway Rentals has taken delivery of a £2.5m order for 26 high-specification JCB excavators. more »

Severfield shows trailer innovation

Severfield shows trailer innovation

22 May 2017: Severfield and its supplier Montracon have produced a bespoke trailer to transport plant and equipment. more »

More Volvos for JJ Groundworks

More Volvos for JJ Groundworks

18 May 2017: Buckingham-based JJ Groundworks has added five new Volvo excavators to its plant fleet. more »

Drones deployed to recover stolen plant

Drones deployed to recover stolen plant

17 May 2017: Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has introduced drones to locate and recover stolen plant machinery. more »

Speedy returns to profit

Speedy returns to profit

16 May 2017: After the boardroom battles and heavy losses that characterised 2016 at tool hire giant Speedy, 2017 has seen stability and profits return. more »

Nixon Hire moves into Hewden’s Castleford depot

Nixon Hire moves into Hewden’s Castleford depot

15 May 2017: Nixon Hire has consolidated its Bradford and Wakefield depots into a new facility in Castleford. more »

Drones deployed for Sussex bridge checks

Drones deployed for Sussex bridge checks

12 May 2017: West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty, has begun trialling the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county. more »

Denmark's CableLift returns to the UK

Denmark's CableLift returns to the UK

25 May 2017: A Danish-made cable-based alternative to the hook-loader has a new UK distributor. more »

Roddy joins Snorkel

Roddy joins Snorkel

24 May 2017: Snorkel UK has appointed Dave Roddy to the new position of business development manager. more »

Speedy goes hyperlocal with South Bank mini store

Speedy goes hyperlocal with South Bank mini store

23 May 2017: In a railway arch between Waterloo station and the Royal Festival Hall, Speedy Hire has opened a mini hire shop for contractors working on London’s South Bank. more »

Terex completes Genie sales team

Terex completes Genie sales team

23 May 2017: Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has appointed Keith John as Genie sales manager for the south of the UK. more »

SI specialist boosts slope capability

SI specialist boosts slope capability

19 May 2017: Surveying and site investigation specialist Central Alliance has taken over specialist drilling contractor Electro Install and set up a geotechnical division. more »

Alimak lands £5m Wood Wharf order

Alimak lands £5m Wood Wharf order

17 May 2017: Sweden's Alimak has secured a £5m contract to supply construction hoists for the new Wood Wharf development in Canary Wharf, London. more »

Contractors fined £20k for site death

Contractors fined £20k for site death

17 May 2017: West Country groundworks specialist Steve Hoskin Construction and developer Cavanna Homes have been fined after a worker was killed by a reversing telehandler. more »

Alien Covenant sees JCB’s biggest ever product placement deal

Alien Covenant sees JCB’s biggest ever product placement deal

15 May 2017: A fleet of more than 20 JCB machines has a feature role in the latest instalment of Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien series. more »

Star Platforms buys 250 more lifts

Star Platforms buys 250 more lifts

15 May 2017: Powered access company Star Platforms has invested more than £4m on 250 additional scissor lifts, boom lifts and low level access platforms. more »

Tower crane strike on the cards as talks collapse

Tower crane strike on the cards as talks collapse

12 May 2017: Peace talks to avert a tower crane operators’ strike have collapsed. more »

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