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Asphalt

British asphalt market stable

AFTER a fall of around 18% in asphalt demand during 2012, the market has begun to stabilise. Although the elimination of any further decline in...

Fatal fall from height leads to ladder warning

THE Ladder Association has reminded companies of the importance of training when working at heights following the tragic death of a roofing contractor. Alan Beutner...
M8

Work starts on motorway upgrades

WORK is to begin imminently on a £500 million motorway project between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The project to manage and maintain a core section of...
Some of Hewden's new fleet of telehandlers will also be on display.

Hewden have this year’s exhibition all wrapped up

MAKING a welcome return to ScotPlant this year is Hewden, who will be displaying their cabin vinyl wrap for site accommodation units. Having listened to...
Finlay Scotland will be showing off some of their new machines at ScotPlant including the J-1170.

Missing Finlay would be a crushing disappointment

VISITORS to the Finlay Scotland stand are in for a treat as they'll be among the first to witness the new Terex® Finlay J-1170...

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,...
On site with hydraulic breaker

Atlas Copco separates construction and mining divisions

ATLAS Copco in the UK have separated the construction and mining service divisions, which they say will allow improved focus on the two sectors....
JCB’s UK employees celebrated a £400 Christmas bonus.

JCB shopfloor employees accept 2.6% pay increase

JCB shopfloor employees have voted to accept a 2.6% pay rise as part of a newly-agreed three-year wage deal. The agreement was reached following...

Highland wind farm brings jobs boost

A new wind farm is set to be created in the Scottish Highlands. The Bhlaraidh wind farm will be developed by SSE Generation Limited and...
Hargreaves Surface Mining has recommenced operations and will now speak to the site's ex-worforce.

Boost for Scottish mining as work resumes at Broken Cross

OPERATIONS at Scotland's largest surface coal mine are back underway, with more than 100 jobs set to be created in the process. Broken Cross, near...

Maybole bypass goes underground

A full 1km section of the Maybole Bypass is to be constructed below ground level as it passes the north of the South Ayrshire...

Liebherr GB praised over apprentices

LIEBHERR GB Ltd has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. The list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service in...

Crieff company fined after young worker loses leg

A Crieff-based groundworks company has been heavily fined for safety failings after a 20-year-old worker had to have a leg amputated when it was...
John Patterson CBE

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...
Buckhurst is the UK and Ireland distributor for The Terramac RT9 rubber track carrier.

Peterhead depot opening for Buckhurst

BUCKHURST Plant Hire have expanded in the north of Scotland with the opening of a new depot in Peterhead. The depot opened on January 6,...
John Hamilton

John calls it a day after 50 years at Hewden

IN 1964, The Rolling Stones released their debut album, The Beatles took America by storm and John Hamilton, aged 16, joined Hewden – the...
Andrew Morrell, Dawn Dickson and David Sibbald celebrate the win.

Training specialists claim best business award

BLACKRIDGE-based construction and plant-training specialists Sibbald have won a prestigious award. The firm scooped the Best Business accolade at the West Lothian Chamber of Commerce...
20 Liugong machines will arrive over the next few months, including the first Dressta dozer to the UK.

Ffrench connection for LiuGong

J. FFRENCH Plant Hire have signed a deal for one of the largest orders for LiuGong construction equipment ever placed in the UK. The...

Sandvik in Varel swoop

SANDVIK has agreed to buy Varel International Energy Services Inc. The acquisition price amounts to approximately 740 million USD. The closing of the acquisition...
TT-UK

Cooking with gas thanks to TT-UK suction excavators

TT-UK has delivered bespoke suction excavators to two of Scotland Gas Network's operating centres - one in Glasgow and the other in Edinburgh. The machine...
Ellon Plant Hire

Local talent key for Ellon Plant

SINCE becoming part of the AB 2000 group last September, Aberdeenshire-based Ellon Plant Hire has gone from strength to strength. They’ve relocated to a new...
Kubota

MST construction division is back by popular demand

AGRICULTURAL machinery specialists MST Group has revived its construction division to capitalise on increasing demand from the plant hire, housebuilding and contracting sectors. The company,...
Bell

Raymond Brown orders coming thick and fast

THE Raymond Brown Group has yet again turned to Bell Equipment after purchasing further Bell articulated dump trucks and wheeled loaders to add to...
Kubota

Kubota not horsing around

KUBOTA has again pledged its support to the annual London International Horse Show, taking its place as one of the key sponsors for the...
Volvo

Compact excavators have become a firm favourite

AH Plant Hire has added more Volvo compact excavators to its fleet. Managing Director Andrew Heaton has continued to develop and expand his hire business...
Avant-700-Series

Avant to launch network north of the border

Avant will be using its stand at the 2014 show to launch AVANTHIRE in Scotland – a growing nationwide network of hire companies that...

Getting ready for the event of 2014

AS the country's construction industry enjoys its fastest upturn in business since before the recession, bookings so far recorded for the ScotPlant 2014 exhibition...
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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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ONS figures point to upturn in construction

THE UK construction industry has experienced its most dramatic period of growth in over a decade according to figures released in early November by...
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Good to go: Short-notice lease boosts highway upgrade

AN upgrade to one of Germany’s oldest highways was deemed too challenging – by virtue of the sandiness and instability of the terrain –...
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