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Getting to know…Gail McEwen

Gail McEwen is director and lead trainer at Setting Out For Construction. She was recently named as co-chair of the new SPOA Women in...

Getting to know…Heath Davies

HEATH Davies is general manager of Mecalac Construction Equipment UK. The firm has added a number of new products to its portfolio over the...

Role diversity helps lift Scottish crane technician

Glasgow-based Sandy McCulloch is one of three service technicians dedicated to keeping the Manitowoc mobile cranes, crawler cranes and boom trucks of Scotland in...

Getting to know…Will Redman

Will Redman is distributor manager (north) for dumper specialist Thwaites. He is responsible for managing the manufacturer’s supply of products to dealers in the...

Departure from the norm helps breathe new life into trade body

Outgoing Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) president Callum Mackintosh reflects on his term in office and explains why the journey both challenged and exceeded...

New AB2T training site is ‘as good as it gets’

THE new AB2T training academy in Whitburn has been tipped to play a key role in helping to alleviate plant operator skills shortages in...

New technologies put wind in the sails of civils contractor

A Komatsu HB365LC Hybrid excavator is among a range of machines that have been impressing on Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK’s build of the...

Getting to know…Tim White

TIM White is MD of Pinnacle Platforms, the exclusive GB distributor for Sinoboom aerial work platforms. The business was founded three years ago and...

JCB takes next step on electric journey

JCB has expanded its E-Tech battery electric range, with the launch of the 403E compact wheeled loader. Dan Gilkes recently visited JCB’s HQ to...

Getting to know…Darragh O’Driscoll

WITH origins dating back to the 1950s, McHale Plant Sales is regarded as one of Ireland’s foremost machinery distributors. The firm’s portfolio of applications...

Hydrogen-powered future moves a step closer

Dan Gilkes reports on the progress of JCB’s research into the use of hydrogen to power construction machinery as the industry continues to seek...

High-tech simulator will be just the ticket for training academy

GOLDCAST Academy has revealed to Project Plant that it is in the process of launching a simulator as part of a multi-million-pound project which...

Getting to know…Clive Montgomery

Clive Montgomery, founder of Castle-Douglas based family business CAM Engineering, launched the company with wife Jennifer in 2006, having decided to branch out on...

Getting to know…Fergal Campbell

CDE, a supplier of sand and aggregate wet processing solutions, is this year celebrating its 30th year in business. The family-owned firm, founded in...

Getting to know… Geoff Smith

KUBOTA is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary as the UK and Ireland’s ‘number one supplier’ of mini-excavators. A whole year of activities to...

Getting to know…Adam Caulfield

ADAM Caulfield is national sales director (rental solutions) at Sunbelt Rentals, where he leads a team of over 100 people across the UK and...

Getting to know…Kenny Price

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks after the Motherwell-based articulated hauler specialist rebranded recently. The business, which is part of the Volvo...

Island stay provides a welcome antidote

ORGANISERS of FINROCK 2021, a live virtual exhibition for plant operators, construction professionals and heavy equipment enthusiasts, have hailed the event a roaring success. Hosted...

Going green in a demanding location

McCloskey Equipment’s Tim Watson explains how one London company is  ‘pushing the envelope’ on sustainable aggregates ACCORDING to the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association, every...

Built to last: JCB in new 3.5-t offering

Dan Gilkes tests out the new 35Z-1 zero tailswing mini excavator, which is tipped to appeal to customers globally WITH more than 15,000 sales a...

JCB on the charge to an electric future

Dan Gilkes gets behind the wheel of the new JCB 525-60E electric Loadall, launched as part of the manufacturer’s expanding portfolio of electric solutions...

Getting to know…Brian McGrane

BRIAN McGrane is area sales manager for southern and central Scotland for Liebherr, where he is tasked with selling a full range of products...

Hitachi ’empowers’ customers with new medium excavators

HITACHI has announced that owners and operators have been put 'at the heart' of the design for its latest Zaxis-7 medium excavators: the ZX210-7,...

CDE champions female engineering heroes

Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, CDE shines a light on the contribution made by women within the business. INTERNATIONAL Women in Engineering Day,...

Dumfries firm banks on new slow speed shredder

ESTABLISHED in 1983, Oakbank Waste Management has built its reputation throughout the Dumfries, Galloway and Cumbria regions, proudly achieving 100% diversion from landfill. The...

The unsung heroes of the Covid pandemic

HOUSEHOLD waste has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Environmental Services Association (ESA), every household in the country produces an estimated one...

Getting to know…Stephen McMahon

STEPHEN McMahon is sales manager for Scotland and the north east of England at attachment specialist Miller. He’s worked in the plant industry for almost...

There’s never been a more important time to join YOUR trade association

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) appointed HHH Equipment founder Callum Mackintosh as its new president earlier this year. With trade bodies playing a...

Getting to know…Greg Paterson

KIRKCALDY-headquartered Astrak UK has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the leading suppliers of undercarriage and wear parts in the industry. Recent developments...

Laying the groundwork for increased flexibility

GROUNDFORCE’S decision to align three distinct brands into one attachments division has been credited with bringing a range of benefits to customers. Work started earlier...