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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...

A passion for heavy lifting

Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day 2018, FLG service centre manager, Jo Stamp, reveals why heavy lifting is the only career for her. Q)...
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On the Hunt for ‘durability and service’

HUNTSMANS have chosen another Atlas Copco HB 5800 breaker for primary breaking in its Cotswolds quarry. The quarry has been operating since 1918 and now...

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...

King of the assists

LIEBHERR has revealed it is at the forefront of the shift to assistance systems that make everyday tasks safer, convenient and more productive. The T...

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...
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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...

“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...

A moment to ‘Take’ in 20 years of progress

Takeuchi UK has come a long way since establishing a home in Rochdale, Lancashire in 1996. Gary Moug reports on how the firm has become a...
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A towering success for XSPlatforms

XSPLATFORMS have Introduced the SafeTower, which they describe as the safest mobile scaffold for all heights. To meet the growing need for safe working...

Five benefits of going green on-site

SITES in the construction sector are turning green in order to combat the challenges climate change presents to our society. Alongside the environmental concerns...
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Staying safe while working at height in poor weather

Matthew Bailey, divisional manager for inspection and certification at HCL Safety, explores what those working at height, and those responsible for their safety, need...

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...
VJ-Technology

Don’t let HAVS take hold of tool operators

By Martin O’Boyle, technical compliance manager at VJ Technology, suppliers of fasteners, tools, fixings and associated products to the UK’s construction and civil engineering...

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...
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Andy’s on a Relentless pursuit for success

ANDY Black is fast becoming a huge presence in the Scottish plant industry – and not just because he stands 6ft 7in tall! A former...

Getting to know…Richard Denholm

RICHARD Denholm is sales and service director for Morris Site Machinery, a fifth generation family-run business which is continuing to see sales grow north...

No job too big or small

Gary Moug reports on the Glasgow firm making waves in the hydraulic problem-solving industry.  TWO years ago, Annabel Allam and Craig Pottie took the bold...

Getting to know Alistair Hodge

Alistair Hodge founded Hodge Plant 30 years ago with just one machine. Today the business has a substantial fleet of premium equipment for sale...

It’s all in the Wrist

A lifelong love of diggers and a desire to start his own business led Alan Gow to purchase his first machine – a used...

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,...
Rebecca Swann of Certas Energy

Reducing emissions from NRMM with alternative fuels

It is an uncomfortable truth that there is no single fuel solution to the air quality problem for the construction sector.

The director’s cut

THEY say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the challenging field of construction photography, when a perfectly timed shot of a standout...
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Anatomy of a quality steel

One breaker steel looks much like another, so it can be difficult to make sensible judgements about quality. Linlithgow-based Rock Force shared some of...

Getting to know… Darren Gilmour

Darren Gilmour started his career with the Malcolm Group as a trainee plant operator in 1994. Today he's Director of Plant at the firm....

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...

Hyundai demonstrates European commitment

ONE year on from the inauguration of its new European headquarters in Tessenderlo, Belgium, Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) recently played host to a...
Stanley LaBounty

The “next big thing” in demolition raring to go

WHEN the Stanley LaBounty Mobile Demolition Processor (MDP) was launched during Bauma 2013 it came with the boast of being the “next big thing”...

As good as gold: Taylor & Braithwaite mark 50 years in business

TODAY, Cumbria-based Taylor & Braithwaite services the north of England and Scotland, with a Hyundai excavator dealership for the north of England and crushing...

Firms must consider a future of sustainable construction

David Kinloch, business development executive at CDE Global, discusses new ways to approach construction waste and recycling restrictions COUNCILS all over the UK are becoming...
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