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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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Vertex offers its equipment

Russia-based aerial platform rental company provides 40% of its fleet to help fight COVID-19

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AGC reports collapse in US demand

Associated General Contractors of America said conditions had deteriorated rapidly since February and called on Congress to act

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Dingli has launched an electric version of its 22m rough terrain scissor, launched last year

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Nationwide MEWP lockdown advice

UK-based rental company shows how to shut down and islolate aerial platforms left on site long term

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Eyewitness: Australian construction and COVID-19

Tim Nuttall, Managing Director of Access Hire in Australia, reports on the impact of COVID-19 

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GAM at service of critical sectors

Spanish rental company GAM Rental turns focus to serving critical industries

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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

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Alimak reports impact from COVID-19

The company’s Chinese organization is back in operation but says materials and the global supply chain will be impacted

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CCA: Canadian construction sites should remain open

Canadian Construction Association says work should continue, provided set protocol is followed

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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

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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

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Falcon Lifts adds USM ReRents as distributor

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

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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

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Alba updates for the US

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

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Manitou maintains closures

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

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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’

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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 

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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

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New Zealand stops all but ‘essential’ construction

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

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

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

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