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Construction and COVID-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the construction industry worldwide

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Trump pushes for $2 trillion infrastructure package

The latest US economic relief package could focus on construction of roads, bridges and airports


ERA launches coronavirus info page

European Rental Association supports industry with latest updates during coronavirus crisis

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Palazzani sales continue

Italy-based manufacturer is reporting new equipment deals, as it works amid the challenges from COVID-19


Falcon Lifts adds USM ReRents as distributor

The exclusive agreement names USM as the official distributor of Falcon Lifts in North America



Exclusive: how is China’s construction equipment sector recovering?

Beijing-based SHI Yang, Director of Research at Off-Highway Research China, on how China’s construction equipment market is recovering


Alba updates for the US

Alba-Macrel presented newly-certified hoists for North America at ConExpo, where it was exhibiting for the first time


Manitou maintains closures

The group will continue the closure of its manufacturing activities in France, Italy and India


Deep impact of COVID-19 revealed

Survey of members by CECE shows that 30% are already closing factories

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HRIA says rental is ‘essential’

Australian rental, MEWP and telehandler associations call for rental to be defined as ‘essential’


Haulotte launches accessories

They include hostile environment packs, outrigger pads and a device to reduce onsite noise disturbance

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Herc rises to the challenge

US rental firm continues work, saying it has experience in extreme and emergency conditions

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Layher provides e-Learning

Scaffolding manufacturer offers free e-learning to industry professionals who are in isolation 


Pettibone continues critical operations

Michigan-based Pettibone will continue in-person operations for essential employees

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Skanska says ‘ambition is to keep projects running’

The company is taking additional precautions as it aims to keep its construction sites working


New Zealand stops all but ‘essential’ construction

Government of New Zealand provides clear guidance of what it considers to be essential construction work


European construction: ‘Urgent measures required during COVID-19’

Joint statement by 15 sector bodies calls for help to protect workers and support business

JCB is poised to start making ventilator housings after a national call to action from the UK Prime Minister

JCB to produce ventilators

Following an appeal by UK Prime Minister, JCB will help address the national ventilator shortage


Russian rental faces up to virus challenge

The Russian Rental Association has asked its rental members for their views on the impact of COVID-19

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Kennards adapts to coronavirus

New Zealand depots focus on essential services and ‘contactless service’ introduced


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ZMGLIFT offering free face masks

The company has over 2 million face masks to ship to companies in need


US VP Pence appeals to equipment manufacturers

Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) works with government to navigate effects of COVID-19 on industry

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Sinoboom offers face masks

Chinese manufacturer offers face masks to the industry worldwide  

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AJ Networks forges ahead in S Korea

Depots remain open to serve construction sites as they continue to operate

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Comer launches new axle-drives

New axle series for aerial platforms for use with full electric and diesel-electric systems

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