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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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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.

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.
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.

Charging forward with electric mini

Dan Gilkes tests out the new JCB 19C-1E electric mini excavator.
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.
A.T. Best Handlers Ltd new depot Macmerry Industrial Estate

Best foot forward

A.T. Best Handlers Ltd. has opened a new depot in Tranent, East Lothian after telehandler manufacturer Manitou extended the company’s area at the start of this year.
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...
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New division will lift Hodge to new heights

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE HODGE Plant has launched a new Lifting Solutions division to provide customers with quality, versatile and safe solutions for all their lifting requirements. The...
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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...
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A whole new level

Dan Gilkes gives his verdict on the latest additions to the JCB X Series excavator line-up JCB has taken a major step forward with the launch...
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...

A sense of CAM in Castle Douglas

IT’S fair to say Castle Douglas-based CAM Engineering has come a long way since founder Clive Montgomery borrowed his dad’s van, put a toolbox...

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...

Landmark recycling plant is Brew-ing up opportunities

BREWSTER Bros, a third generation family business, recently opened what has been hailed the largest recycling plant of its kind in the UK, in...

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…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...

New depot gives Scot JCB flexibility for future

SCOT JCB is confident the firm’s new Edinburgh depot will give the business an extra edge in an increasingly competitive job market. The firm recently...

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...

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...

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...

Fall protection kit can limit risks

THERE were 144 work-related deaths in the last year, according to a recently published HSE report. The most common cause of death was a...

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...

Converted ADTs propel groundworks specialist forward

A duo of Hydrema articulated dump trucks have been converted for use as binder spreaders by a Whitburn-based ground engineering contractor, which has proved a...

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)...

Murphy’s law

ADRIAN Murphy was appointed CEO at Blue Group last year, tasked initially with bringing increased coordination across the various businesses. Having held senior role at...

Optimum bearing selection for mines and quarries

Mining and quarrying are among the toughest of industrial environments, with dust contamination posing a real threat to plant and machinery. David Oliver, channel...

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...

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...

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… Henry Brain

HENRY Brain's career has seen him work for numerous attachment firms up and down the country, culminating in his current role as managing director...