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Challenges of Covid-19 on crane and rigging
Maxim Crane Works COO Frank Bardonaro talked to D.Ann Shiffler about how his company is addressing the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis
Aggreko offers use of 1,300 small gensets
Power company offers the UK government up to 1,300 small generators to support COVID-19 testing sites
US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors
The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors
Zeppelin Rentals helps with virus response
The German rental company has helped build temporary virus testing stations and other facilities
Loxam issues COVID-19 update
10% of Loxam’s French network remains open in support of the health crisis or to ensure the continuation of public services
Eyewitness: COVID-19 and South African construction and rental
George Landsberg of Hi-Reach Manlift in South Africa reports that many rental and construction businesses have stopped working
Hitachi details status of production plants
Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India
Brazil’s rental industry ‘on the front line’
Brazil’s rental association ALEC sends letter to federal, state and municipal governments highlighting ‘essential’ role
Manitex addresses Covid-19
Crane maker Manitex International updates investors in response to the evolving Covid-19 virus pandemic
US unemployment claims break records while construction slows
Tighter shelter-in-place orders bring constuction to a halt in many areas, putting thousands out of work
Australian union calls for adherence to safety protocols
Australia’s CFMEU union has called on contractors and builders to follow enhanced health and safety and hygiene practices to combat the spread of coronavirus
Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19
Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 
North America’s top contractors aim to minimise exposure to coronavirus
Firms are using everything from basic hygiene to collaboration technology to keep people safe
CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open
Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed
BAM reopens in UK and offers Euro update
Dutch contractor says it has redesigned operations to ensure social distancing can be observed
Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package
The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports
John Deere closes US plant for deep clean
Operations at Dubuque, Iowa, plant suspended on 30 March following employee COVID-19 diagnosis
Concrete industry in Latin America fights Coronavirus
Concrete companies assist with public space cleansing operations
Strabag gradually restarts work in Austria
Austria’s largest construction group Strabag is gradually resuming work on more than 1000 construction sites in the country 
New federal guidance suggests US construction could continue
Appeals from construction officials appear to be heeded as new guidelines more strongly support work on US sites
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