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AB2000’s expansion plans gather pace

TO support the firm's ambitious expansion to Inverness and Aberdeen and in the Central Belt, AB2000 has bought six E-series Articulated Dump Trucks from...
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BAA calls for ‘idiotic’ EU directive to be postponed

THE British Aggregates Association has asked the Department for Transport to postpone a new EU directive before lives are lost. The Large Goods Vehicle Driver...
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Daltons in 30 tonne excavator swoop

EDINBURGH-based Daltons Demolitions Limited has bought a new full demolition specification Doosan DX300LC-3 30-tonne crawler excavator from Scotia Plant Ltd. The machine has been supplied with a...
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Boom time for plant industry highlighted by £35 million deal

A clear sign that the UK plant market is booming again came today when it was announced JCB has secured an order for more...
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MPA publishes action plan to support growth

THE Mineral Products Association has published its ‘Government & Industry Action Plan’ which sets out key actions for both the next Government and the mineral...

Health risks found at scores of construction sites

A national targeted inspection focusing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited. During...
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New excavator takes wind farm by storm

FRASER Maclennan (Contractor) Ltd, based at Dormoch in Sutherland, has bought the company’s first ever Doosan crawler excavator - and the machine has been...
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Student event will address skills shortage

AN event will be held at Plantworx 2015 to address a shortage of skills and encourage more youngsters into the construction equipment industry. On the final...
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Quarry workers create a buzz

QUARRY workers across the UK are being recruited in the fight to preserve bumblebees. The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has teamed up with the Bumblebee Conservation...
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Construction output tipped to grow by 30%

TOTAL construction output in the UK will grow by 30% between 2013 and 2018 according to new forecasts. These figures are published in the latest edition of the...
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Breedon Aggregates in £1.7m fleet deal

BREEDON Aggregates has invested £1.7 million in seven new machines. The haul includes five new Cat® K-Series wheel loaders from Finning, to support its quarrying...
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Network Rail’s profits soar amid record investment

NETWORK Rail spent almost £7 billion improving and expanding Britain’s rail network over the last 12 months. This amounts to almost £20 million a day...
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Sapphire firm still sparkles

TO coincide with GAP's Sapphire Anniversary, celebrating 45 years of successful trading, the Glasgow-based firm has purchased another 400 Atlas Copco compressors. The order, made up of...
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Hewden builds the ultimate ‘Man Cave’ for football fans

With the World Cup starting this week, national plant hire specialist, Hewden has made every man’s dream a reality by transforming a standard builder’s...
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ScotPlant 2014 is in the books

ScotPlant 2014 - another successful trade show at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, witnessed magnificent machine debuts and the usual flurry of big-money deals,...
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Rail improvements will boost Glasgow Games

SCOTLAND’S railways are being prepared to do their bit to make this summer’s Commonwealth Games a success. Network Rail is undertaking a programme of enhanced...
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New Hyundai excavator set for ScotPlant debut

THE latest addition to Hyundai's Robex excavator range will be shown for the first time in the UK at ScotPlant. The R430LC-9A has an operating...
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MPA seeks support in battle to solve industry challenges

THE Mineral Products Association, the principal trade association for the quarrying and aggregates industry in Scotland, held its inaugural Parliamentary Reception at the Scottish...
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JCB sends fleet to flood zones

JCB reacted to the recent national flood disaster by deploying a £750,000 fleet of machines to help stricken families. The company despatched four of...
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Met helps builders of new bridge stay safe

MET Office forecasts are playing a vital role in keeping the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing road bridge on schedule and construction workers...
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Passenger views sought over Queen Street transformation

A public consultation on the proposed £104m transformation of Glasgow's Queen Street Station has been launched. Network Rail has unveiled new designs for how the...

Hodge Plant moves to secure Case dealership

HODGE Plant has secured a dealership for Case Construction Equipment. The Blantyre-based sales and equipment rental firm operates a fleet of more than 100 machines....

£1.5m project to tackle Glasgow flood nuisance

SCOTTISH Water is to implement a crucial environmental improvement project to tackle the issue of flooding in part of the Knightswood area of Glasgow. The...

Landmark Case – equipment giants take biggest ever stand

CASE Construction Equipment will be occupying the largest stand in the history of ScotPlant. Case, together with Hodge Plant, their newly appointed dealer in Scotland,...
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Scot who became JCB chief retires

A Scot who rose through the ranks to become JCB's Group Chief Executive has retired after 43 years' service. John Patterson CBE, who started his...
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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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Marine challenges with new Forth bridge construction

CONSTRUCTION of the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) continues, a project with its share of complex and challenging marine work, according to Damian McGettrick, an...
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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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Forklift earns its keep

JAMES Brown of Port Charlotte is the lifting king of Islay and it’s not just his renowned ability as Champion of Islay in the...
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