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Entrepreneurial award possible for Leonard Cherry
Leonard Cherry has made the short list for Ernst & Young's 2008 Entrepreneurial award
Terex Fuchs launches MHL320 D
Terex Fuchs launched a new materials handler, the 21 tonne MHL320 D, during the IFAT tradeshow held during May in Munich
Sennebogen to develop Green Line machines for demolition
In a major move, German manufacturer Sennebogen is introducing two new demolition machines based on its material handlers. Lindsay Gale reports
JCB launches a demolition specification skid steer loader
JCB has introduced the Series II Robot 160 XD, a skid steer that has been developed specifically for the demolition industry, incorporating the features that are commonly retrofitted to factory-supplied machines to tailor them for the industry
Yolo County C&D waste transfer station opens
A new waste transfer station has opened at the Yolo County Central landfill in Woodland, California, to serve the surrounding area. The new facility will be operated by the Yolo County Planning and Public Works Division of Integrated Waste Management to provide C&D waste recycling for the surrounding county.
Historic car factory to go?
The production block of an historic Edinburgh, UK, car factory may be demolished as part of the £1 billion (US$2 billion) redevelopment of part of the city’s waterfront.
RCA stadium's date with explosives
The RCA stadium in Indianapolis, USA, now has a date with explosive demolition. It will be partially demolished by a controlled implosion in October. With a height of 135 ft (38.1 m), the contractors involved consider that it is to high to easily demolish the upper part of the structure using other demolition measures. As a result, the upper seating section of the stadium will be imploded.
UK bioenergy plant wins approval
Bedminster International, based in Dublin, has gained planning approval for a £35 million (US$70 million) bioenergy facility to be built at Northwich, UK.
Japanese demolition plans
Tweny four apartment blocks across Japan have been scheduled by the Japanese Urban Renaissance Agency (UR) for demolition because they fail to meet that country’s earthquake resistance requirements, according to news reports.
Cuddy wins bus contract
Cuddy Group is shortly to start work to demolish Cardiff’s main bus terminal in a contract worth £450,000 (US$890,000).
Growth Forecast
According to Euroconstruct, growth in the European construction sector will begin to slow down this year due to a downturn in new housing construction and a tail-off in civil engineering activity. Overall growth in 2005 is expected to be +1.9%, compared to +2.1% in 2004. The rate of increase is expected to fall to +1.5% in 2006 and +1.2% in 2007. Chris Sleight reports.
Safety at height
The APEX exhibition and conference, to be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands on 22-24 September this year, will give demolition contractors the perfect opportunity to view the latest equipment from the aerial work platform industry, and also to learn about the new European Temporary Work at Height Directive.
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