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Speedy Hire furloughs 50% of employees
UK rental company temporarily closes some smaller depots but maintains national coverage through its superstores
US clarifies construction eligibility for paycheck protection loans
American firms that meet small business size standards are eligible 
Coates Hire working through crisis
Events business has ceased, but rental company still active in construction and natural resources sectors
Chile gets ready for construction slowdown
Chamber of Commerce highlights risks of company bancruptcies and growing unemployment
Coronavirus affects industry in Brazil and Colombia
Major equipment manufacturers have ceased production while thousands of jobsites are shut down
Survey: Over 25% of US construction firms laying off workers
Despite challenges, some are gaining work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
VIDEO: challenges for Maxim from Covid-19
Frank Bardonaro, Maxim Crane Works chief operating officer, talked to D.Ann Shiffler, American Cranes & Transport magazine editor
Wim Sarens on Covid-19
Sarens said the great majority of its projects worldwide were still open and that it hoped to see restrictions on other sites being lifted
CNH Industrial updates European production plans
The majority of its European assembly operations will remain suspended until April 17
Ainscough Crane Hire virus update
Key Worker status assigned to Ainscough Crane Hire for Critical National Infrastructure assets
Challenges of Covid-19 on crane and rigging
Maxim Crane Works COO Frank Bardonaro talked to D.Ann Shiffler about how his company is addressing the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis
Aggreko offers use of 1,300 small gensets
Power company offers the UK government up to 1,300 small generators to support COVID-19 testing sites
US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors
The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors
Zeppelin Rentals helps with virus response
The German rental company has helped build temporary virus testing stations and other facilities
Loxam issues COVID-19 update
10% of Loxam’s French network remains open in support of the health crisis or to ensure the continuation of public services
Eyewitness: COVID-19 and South African construction and rental
George Landsberg of Hi-Reach Manlift in South Africa reports that many rental and construction businesses have stopped working
Hitachi details status of production plants
Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India
Brazil’s rental industry ‘on the front line’
Brazil’s rental association ALEC sends letter to federal, state and municipal governments highlighting ‘essential’ role
Manitex addresses Covid-19
Crane maker Manitex International updates investors in response to the evolving Covid-19 virus pandemic
US unemployment claims break records while construction slows
Tighter shelter-in-place orders bring constuction to a halt in many areas, putting thousands out of work
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