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Williams Scotsman working on 'sustainable' portable builldings
Williams Scotsman, the US-based temporary accommodation rental company that includes the European Algeco business, is developing a range of ‘green’ portable accommodation products.
Boels opens 'Mega-Party' location in Germany
Boels Verhuur has opened a ‘Mega Party Rentals’ depot in Hilden in the Nordrhein-Westfalen area of Germany. The 4000 m2 branch has “everything you need for your party or meeting under one roof.”
Joe Dixon joins United Rentals
Joe Dixon, previously head of JLG’s ServicePlus division in the US, has left JLG and joined United Rentals as vice president - sales, effective on 9 June, 2008. He will “lead the company’s strategic sales and business development activities”, said United.
Record Russian investment
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has approved a seven-year, US$ 570 billion programme to overhaul and expand the country's transportation infrastructure. It is will be the largest infrastructure building scheme Russia has seen since the collapse of the USSR.
New WRAP funding available
WRAP has launched a new capital funding grant scheme for waste processing projects in England
A-Plant is double award winner
UK rental company, A-Plant won two awards at Hire Association Europe's Hire Awards of Excellence: best contribution to health and safety, sponsored by Bosch and excellence in training sponsored by ConstructionSkills.
IPAF concerned that Balfour Beatty has misinterpreted trapping accident statement.
Having participated in a working group which focused on trapping accidents, Balfour Beatty has issued a document about the procurement and operation of MEWPs (mobile elevated work platforms) which IPAF (International Federation of Powered Access) feels is misleading.
IDB approves Bahamas road loan
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to provide a US$ 100 million loan to The Bahamas to support measures designed to improve road transport links on the island of New Providence. New Providence, home to 69% The Bahamas population and its capital city, Nassau, has 1600 km of roads. The majority are paved and in an "adequate condition", but the network's capacity is insufficient for its growing volume of traffic.
Sorting out the metal
Eriez Magnetics Europe has launched what it claims is a new cost effective metal sorting solution for the recycling industry.
Australian construction growth highlights need for coordination
Record growth in Australia's engineering and commercial construction sector's has highlighted the need for closer coordination between the government, unions and materials suppliers, according to the latest Australian Constructors Association (ACA) Construction Outlook survey by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
New use for old Wembley
Debris from the old Wembley stadium, home to English football for many years, has been used for landscaping a new urban park
RSC buys aerial rental specialist, American Equipment.
US rental company, RSC Holdings, has entered into an agreement to buy aerial platform rental specialist, American Equipment Rentals.
Gulf Lifting to distribute Hydro Mobile in UAE
Gulf Lifting Rental Co LLC has signed an agreement with Canadian mast climbing manufacturer, Hydro Mobile, to distribute its equipment in the United Arab Emirates.
Entrepreneurial award possible for Leonard Cherry
Leonard Cherry has made the short list for Ernst & Young's 2008 Entrepreneurial award
Haulotte sells first big boom in UK
Haulotte was able to announce at UK exhibition, SED, that it has sold its first H28 TJ+ in the UK.
New Sao Paulo bridge
Brazil-based contractor Camargo Correa is building the country's largest single-line pre-stressed cable-stayed bridge with the help of a Liebherr tower crane.
Hellman moves the Ace of Spades
One of Europe's largest open cast mine drag lines is being decommissioned and moved to a new home in the US
Swift swinging
Penny Hydraulics, based in the UK, produces vehicle-mounted load handling equipment. Products previewed on the company stand at the UK's Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show, in April, included new versions of the company's 500 kg and 1,000 kg Swing Lift cranes
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