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Construction and COVID-19: rolling news update

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Deep impact of COVID-19 revealed

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


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

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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

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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Bauma CTT Russia 2020 postponed

Russian construction show postponed in wake of COVID-19 to now run from 8 to 11 September 2020

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Rental demand drops in Turkey

Some equipment types see demand rise, but rental firms expect customers to cancel contracts early

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Balfour Beatty to keep sites open

UK’s largest construction company says it can maintain safety during coronavirus lockdown


Manitou ceases activities in Italy and India

The temporary production shut downs follow those in France earlier this month 

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Terex AWP suspends manufacturing in certain areas

Terex Corp. is complying with government mandates to close facilities, keep team members safe


Bronto Skylift expands reach in Russia

Manufacturer agrees non-exlusive deal for its firefighting and rescue platforms with Prioritet


Action Equipment purchases 20 Magni telehandlers

The Miami-based rental company will take delivery of more than 20 Magni telehandlers this year

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