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Tim-Wadsworth

Getting to know… Tim Wadsworth

TIM Wadsworth is sales director of Hydrema UK, having initially joined the business to work with his father some 33 years ago. Since then, he...

Getting to know…Adam Bruce

ADAM Bruce, managing director of AB2000, founded the plant hire company back in 1995. Despite vowing at the time to have a fleet of...
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...

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,...

Getting to know… Russell Conn

RUSSELL Conn was appointed Scottish sales manager at Bell Equipment UK earlier this year, having worked for the manufacturer in South Africa for almost...

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...

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...

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...

Breaking new ground: a year with 71 Engineer Regiment

71 Engineer Regiment is made up of three Squadrons including Paisley-based 102 Field Squadron, which specialises in construction plant and combat infrastructure. They’ve had a...

Handle with care

AIRDRIE-based plant equipment supplier, A. T. Best Handlers, is the specialist dealer for Manitou in the west of Scotland. The business is run by father...

Charging forward with electric mini

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

New SPOA President wants to “better the intake” into Scottish plant industry

Fraser Dykes is the new President of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA). His day job is running Dumfries-based heavy equipment contractors AMD Contract...

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...
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.
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...

Patience pays off for Lomond Plant

Lomond Plant has taken huge strides since being founded in 1988. The firm was significantly impacted by the recession but is back on track...
Solatainer

Good energy: Scottish market embraces solar solutions

Rail and social housing projects are helping to drive growth for Garic in Scotland.

New blood vital to the SPOA

Jim Houstoun, Past President of  the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), currently involved with training for members, explains why the organisation remains in robust...

Where Eagle dares

When many plant hire firms decided to scale back on investment during the recession, Eagle Plant adopted a different approach by seizing the opportunity...

Fitting tribute to a Scottish legend

ORIGINATING over 90 years ago, in the 1920's, The Malcolm Group started life with assets of just a single horse and cart. A small family-run...

Constructing plans to tackle mental health

Male construction workers are 1.6 times more likely to take their own life than the average UK male, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.
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Brammer to sponsor Hillhead 2014

BRAMMER, a supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, has confirmed that it will once again sponsor Hillhead 2014 – the world’s...

Innovation is “part of JCB’s DNA”

Project Plant editor Gary Moug recently visited a JCB factory in Uttoxeter to see the manufacturer's latest excavator developments. Afterwards, he spoke to Nick...

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...

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...

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...
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Cloburn Quarry fix costs and save fuel with new Cat

CLOBURN Quarry in Lanarkshire has become the first company in Scotland to purchase a Cat® 966K XE Wheel Loader. The business has also invested in...

Callum Hammers home the message

CALLUM Mackintosh, owner of Highland Hammer Hire, is aiming to become THE one-stop destination for attachments in the north of Scotland. It may seem like...

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...

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...

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