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True Value and ARA form alliance
The American Rental Association (ARA) has created a new alliance with True Value Company, the US-based hardware cooperative, to provide ARA member benefits to the cooperative’s retailers who offer rental services.
UK construction sees –11% fall
Recession is worse than that of the mid-1970s says Construction Products Association.
VDMA sees +5% growth for 2010
German construction equipment manufacturers see growth in Asia and expect a confidence boost from Bauma.
Italian manufacturers form breakaway association
Six of italy's largest construction equipment manufacturers have broken away from Comamoter and formed a new trade association, UNACEA.
Quick-hitch safety guide launched in the UK
A new guide to the safe use of quick-hitches has been published in the UK outlining the responsibilities of all those involved in the use and planning of construction equipment.
More sponsors sign up to ESTA Awards of Excellence
Two further manufacturers, Link-Belt and Sennebogen, sign up to be silver sponsors of the 2010 ESTA Awards of Excellence.
US aerials industry launches AWP training guidelines
A new ‘best practice’ guide on training and familiarization for aerial work platforms in the US and been launched following a collabaration between trade associations, manufacturers and rental companies.
ESTA 2010 awards attract record number of entries
A record number of firms from around Europe have entered the 2010 ESTA Awards of Excellence to be held at the Hilton Munich Park Hotel in Munich, Germany on Thursday 22 April 2010, during the Bauma exhibition
US construction unemployment climbs again
Nearly 1 million US construction workers lost their jobs in 2009
Brazil's rental association appoints new president
The Brazilian equipment rental association ALEC has chosen Mr Durval Gasparetti Cunha as its new president. Mr Gasparetti, who runs Rental Leasing Servy e Comércio Ltda (Rental Servy) business in Sao Paulo, will hold the post for two years. Mr Gasparetti takes over from previous president, Expedito Eloel Arena.
Making an association – Deutsch Abbruchverband rejoins EDA
The Deutsch Abbruchverband (German Demolition Association) has voted to rejoin the European Demolition Association (EDA) with effect from 2010
Nuclear decommissioner joins lifting association
Magnox South Limited, the company responsible for decommissioning five closed nuclear power stations in southern England, has become the 300th member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)
US aerials industry drafts aerial platform training guildelines for US
North American platform manufacturers, rental companies and industry associations AEM (Association of Equipment Manufacturers) and the ARA (American Rental Association) are working together to create a new ‘best practice’ guide for aerial work platform training requirements.
World Crane and Transport Summit success
Almost 300 delegates attended the two day World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 22 and 23 October
Pectel's Darren Wickens appointed to ARCA governing council
Darren Wickins of Pectel (a division of Keltbray) has been appointed as a director of the UK's Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA)
Third European Rental Awards to be held in Prague in May 2010
The third European Rental Awards will be held on 26 May 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, during the European Rental Association’s annual convention.
SIA assists in plank standards update
The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) recently assisted in a Cal/OSHA Board Advisory Committee meeting about scaffold plank design requirement on behalf of a request from the California Research and Standards Safety Unit.
Crane safety alliance formed in the USA
Creating safer crane and rigging operations in the state of Florida, USA, is the goal of the recently formed Florida Crane Safety Alliance (FCSA)
NDA announces Demolition Academy dates
The US National Demolition Association has announced the dates for its 2009 Demolition Academy event
Collaborative approach drives US safety improvement
Fatalities fall -47% in 10 years thanks to cooperation between OSHA and contractors.
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