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Open or closed? NFDC’s latest ‘snapshot’

UK demolition contractors’ federation survey finds 85% of respondents closed all or some sites

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LatinAmerica

Coronavirus affects industry in Brazil and Colombia

Major equipment manufacturers have ceased production while thousands of jobsites are shut down

AGC

Survey: Over 25% of US construction firms laying off workers

Despite challenges, some are gaining work in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

United Kingdom construction site

Joint statement on UK health and safety

Health and Safety Executive joins trades unions and employers to provide clarity on COVID-19 

Big yellow Liebherr lattice crawlers on the ESEASA refinery in Mexico

Double digit rise at Liebherr

Another record year for Liebherr as sales rise more than 11%

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EDA welcomes new members

Despite the impact of Coronavirus on demolition, three companies join Europe’s industry association

America

US coronavirus relief package now covers self-employed contractors

The recently enacted CARES Act provides unemployment benefits to independent contractors

The paint shop at Hitachi's Amsterdam factory.

Hitachi details status of production plants

Production facilities in Japan continue as normal but there are temporary closures in Russia and India

Construction

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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AGC

AGC reports collapse in US demand

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

Hitachi hydraulic breaker

Hitachi in hydraulic breaker launch

Attachment fits ZX excavator range and is designed for easy access to demolition applications