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In the Black: hard work pays off for Stewarton hire firm

WHEN Tom Blackwood bought out his retiring father, Tom Senior, in 2001, Blackwood Plant Hire consisted of a few machines. Today, the Stewarton-based firm has...

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...
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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...
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Honesty is best policy for Hardox Wearparts Stirling

“IT’S great to be part of an organisation that’s actively trying to grow and capture new opportunities as the mists of the recession start...
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Kubota dig deep to mark anniversary

KUBOTA has teamed up with plant hire specialist GAP Group at ScotPlant 2014 to showcase its range of solutions for the construction industry. The...
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A Speedy solution to help with flood relief

SPEEDY Services will be back at ScotPlant, fresh from donating vital equipment to help flood victims in Burrowbridge, Somerset, cope with the damage...
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New Doosan machine is helping to take a load off

DUMBARTON-based William Thompson & Son Ltd has purchased the company’s first Doosan wheel loader and crawler excavator for work on a new soil and...
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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...
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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...
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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...
scaffolding

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...
Compressors

Compressors on track to meet tough rail challenge

COLAS Rail is using Doosan Portable Power’s new generation of compressors to apply shotcrete to the interiors of French train tunnels. Colas is the...
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”...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Fortune-seeking at 4000m

A fleet of five new Hitachi EX3600-6 excavators has been supplied by the Hitachi construction machinery dealer for Kyrgyzstan, Turkuaz Machinery, to work at...
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Processing on the move

The first models in a range of crushing and screening buckets from ALLU promise dramatic cost savings in soft rock mining GAME-changing technology seems a...
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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...
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