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It’s all in the Wrist

A lifelong love of diggers and a desire to start his own business led Alan Gow to purchase his first machine – a used JCB 3CX – at the age of 19. Now, as …

Hyundai sets sail for harbour work

AN Isle of Bute-based boat builder has recently completed work on a canal dredger custom fitted with a 22-tonne Hyundai excavator, which is now plumbing the …

Getting to know…Adam Bruce

ADAM Bruce, managing director of AB2000, founded the plant hire company back in 1995. Despite vowing at the time to have a fleet of no more than 20 machines, …

Empteezy does it

Livingston-based spillage containment firm Empteezy recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Project Plant’s Fraser Rummens met with founder Bruce Wishart …

Handle with care

AIRDRIE-based plant equipment supplier, A. T. Best Handlers, is the specialist dealer for Manitou in the west of Scotland. The business is run by father and …

Getting to know… John McGrath

John McGrath recently retired from his role as senior lecturer in plant mechanics at Glasgow Kelvin College. John, who’s also chairman of the Glasgow branch …

Where Eagle dares

When many plant hire firms decided to scale back on investment during the recession, Eagle Plant adopted a different approach by seizing the opportunity to …

Firms must consider a future of sustainable construction

David Kinloch, business development executive at CDE Global, discusses new ways to approach construction waste and recycling restrictions COUNCILS all over the …

The sound of success

Mark Williamson, sales and marketing director at PH Media Group, looks at how plant hire firms can harness the power of on-hold marketing to boost sales and …

A moment to ‘Take’ in 20 years of progress

Takeuchi UK has come a long way since establishing a home in Rochdale, Lancashire in 1996. Gary Moug reports on how the firm has become a major player in the …