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Kiltrotator: the rise of Steelwrist in Scotland

STEELWRIST has been making waves north of the border this year, with a number of clients spanning from the Borders to north of Aberdeenshire. Project...

Hyundai sets sail for harbour work

AN Isle of Bute-based boat builder has recently completed work on a canal dredger custom fitted with a 22-tonne Hyundai excavator, which is now...

Getting to know… Sandy Fairweather

SANDY Fairweather is one of the most admired and popular figures in the Scottish plant industry. He’s seen most things after a lifetime in...
demolition

Demolishing challenges for five decades

777 Group, one of the UK’s largest and most successful demolition companies will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary throughout the course of 2014. From humble...

Perfect timing: Young Plant explains decision to expand in the north

YOUNG Plant Sales managing director Brian Young has hailed the firm’s new Inverness depot as “key” to growing the business in Scotland. The Doune-headquartered firm...

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...

The components that make the wheels turn

Graham Bow, committee member of the Scottish Plant Owners Association, takes a look at some of the changes within the plant industry in recent...
Mark Ormond, Managing Director Manitou UK

Getting to know… Mark Ormond

Mark Ormond was appointed managing director of Manitou UK last year, having spent the vast bulk of his career in the agriculture sector.

Family values remain at the heart of Young Plant

BRIAN Young has revealed it’s been very much business as usual at Young Plant Sales despite selling to the Molson Group. Brian, who has agreed...

Retiring Young: industry stalwart reflects on 40 years in plant

BRIAN Young, one of the most respected and longest-serving figures in the Scottish plant industry, recently retired from his role as managing director at...
finance

Clock is ticking on firms eligible for AIA tax relief

A new survey shows British plant firms are in danger of missing out on tax relief worth hundreds of thousands of pounds due to...

Getting to know…David Marshall

David Marshall was appointed Worsley Plant’s area sales manager for Scotland after impressing MD Sean Heron when he worked on the attachment specialist’s stand...

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...

“Price alone should not be king”

Brian Young has been managing director of Young Plant Sales for over 20 years. Based in the outskirts of Doune, Stirlingshire, the business was...

Charging forward with electric mini

Dan Gilkes tests out the new JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator.

Demolition man

David Skillings, founder of Skillings Crushing Company speaks to Project Plant about his long-standing relationship with Rammer breakers and Rammer UK dealer Murray Plant OVER...

Wet processing plant helps firm to double up

A family business in Tempo on the outskirts of Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, has reportedly doubled its materials processing ability since installing a new CDE wet...
TT-UK

Training and exam facility gets pass marks

DEMAND for TT-UK’s Accredited Training & Assessment Facility has almost doubled in 12 months. For more than the 30 years TT-UK has been in...

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,...

“People will put their money where it makes sense”

ACCORDING to Andy Black, founder of Relentless Plant Services, breakers now make up about 40% of the flourishing firm's business. This is partly due to...
Claire Sheerin of Hays

Diversity in construction: how far have we come?

In a recent survey of construction professionals nearly half of the respondents (46%) said they felt their career progression has been limited due to their background.

Are you really ready for winter?

Brendan Aherne, GRITIT’s regional director for Scotland, explains that taking on adverse weather conditions in increasingly litigious times takes careful planning and meticulous execution. It’s...

Tracked conveyor is the ‘missing link’ for Breedon

BREEDON Northern has invested in the largest Terex Finlay tracked conveyor currently available from Finlay Scotland. The TC-100 is being used as a link...
Worsley Plant

Recycling in the Scottish outdoors aids environment

MCGOWAN Outdoor Access can now achieve 100% recycling of materials in the Scottish countryside thanks to a MB Dig A Crusher Crushing Bucket, supplied...

Getting to know… Steven Mulholland

STEVEN Mulholland was recently elected to the role of chairman of the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA). The founder of West Calder-based Mulholland Plant Services succeeded...

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,...

Kubota enjoys last laugh with historic milestone

When mini-excavators were first introduced to the British market in the 1970s, some scoffed at the concept. As Kubota celebrates its 50,000th excavator sale...

A suit that’s tailored for construction sites

An exoskeleton suit could revolutionise the construction industry in America when it is released next year, and its developers ‘absolutely’ expect the technology to reach Europe.

A powerful partnership

Kubota UK joined forces with engine and transmission specialist Mitchell Powersystems (MPS) in 2016 in a strategic partnership that established MPS as the official...

Getting to know…Tim Ferwerda

Tim Ferwerda, sales, marketing and distribution director of Finning UK & Ireland, is by his own admission relatively new to the plant industry, having...

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