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SIA announces keynote speakers for annual event
The 2009 Scaffold Industry Association Annual Conference and Exposition will feature three keynote speakers.
Layher's new galvanising plant ensures quality and jobs
After just 10 months in construction, German scaffolding specialist Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co, began production at its new hot-dip galvanizing plant in March.
Towable scaffold tower now available to rent
The Monkey Tower, trailer-mounted scaffolding system manufactured by UK company Monkey Tower has been taken on by UK Rental company Speedy Hire.
Top flight access from Instant UpRight
Instant UpRight the Ireland based manufacturer of aluminium access products, has embarked on a high value, joint venture to produce specialised work platforms for the US aviation market.
NASC 2009 yearbook now available
The 2009 NASC Yearbook is a directory of regulated scaffolding companies in the UK and a reference for associated health and safety issues. It can be viewed and downloaded from the NASC website and ordered free of charge from enquiries@nasc.org.uk
Modular systems for bespoke safety
Milton Keynes based Zarges (UK) has introduced a range of access steps and platforms designed to help prevent injury and death to workers in the construction industry. According to Zarges (UK), many injuries caused by falling from height could be prevented by choosing the right equipment for the job and making sure it is used.
Aircraft access solution helps keep planes in the air
UK based design and engineering company, Semmco has officially launched a specialist access solution for aircraft maintenance. The tail docking system encases the aircraft tail and consists of a series of platforms which allow engineers to work at four height levels from 2.5 m (8 ft) to 9 m (30ft).
Instant UpRight sets sights on new markets
Irish scaffold tower manufacturer Instant UpRight has set itself a target of appointing 20 new dealers in developing markets as well as a significant expansion of its ‘specials' business.
NASC says "whistle blow" on bad practice
The UK's National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) is encouraging its members to anonymously "whistle blow" on principal contractors who continue to opt for non-regulated scaffolding companies.
Belle Group and Altrad consider merger
French scaffolding and cement mixer manufacturer Altrad Group and the UK’s Belle Group are considering a merger, with the deal likely to be completed during the first quarter of 2009.
Las Vegas perspective
To get a view of the US scaffolding industry, Patrick Hill took advantage of Conexpo/ConAgg last March to talk with the Scaffolding Industry Association, with a major US manufacturer with expansion plans, and with a major European manufacturer that wants to increase its US presence.
Bridging the gap
A new cable stay bridge aims to relieve congestion around the Polish town of Plock, 120 miles northwest of Warsaw, which sits on the banks of the River Weichsel.
Reach for the sky: scaffolding or mast climbing work platforms?
Scaffolding contractors now have a choice-to use traditional scaffolding or to make use of mast climbing work platforms. But how do you decide which technology will be best for your bottom line? Lindsay Gale reports on a possible solution
Access division boosts Harsco
Harsco Corp's Access Services business grew by 26% to US$351 (€525) million and operating profit by 36% to $48.1 (€72) million in the third quarter of the year. “Strong results” in Eastern Europe, the US, Northern Europe, the UK and the Middle East fuelled the company's performance, and it said rental demand for its scaffold, formwork and shoring products remains strong.
Haki takes quality award
Systems scaffolding manufacturer Haki AB in Sweden received the International Star Award for Quality from the Business Initiative Directions.
All around the crane
Contractor, Niedt Scaffolding, used 7000 m3 of Layher Allround scaffolding at a height up to 30 m to enclose the Condor harbour crane at the Meyer wharf in Papenburg, Germany.
High times for low-level
Even falls from modest heights can be extremely dangerous, which is what is fueling the surge in new products providing safe low-level access. Patrick Hill reports for Scaffolding International.
Brand buys two specialists
The US's Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services has acquired two specialist industrial services companies, Industrial Specialists and Protherm Services Group.
Spanning the water
Chandos Construction Ltd of Edmonton, Canada used rolling scaffolding to refurbish the ceiling of the Kinsmen Aquatic Center in Edmonton, Canada.
Services, services, services.
Scaffold manufacturers will do a lot more than sell you scaffolding: design, repair, delivery and training services are also very important
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