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Groundforce struts its stuff

As the Aberdeen Bypass nears completion one company is celebrating its crucial – but largely unseen – contribution. Groundforce Shorco worked with the main contractor for two years to provide temporary works.

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Chopper in pole position

VIDEO  A specialist helicopter from America has helped Balfour Beatty install 140 poles to connect a north-east wind farm to the electricity network. The composite poles have a longer lifespan than timber.

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It’s in the stars

The search has started for the young people who could become future leaders of the UK plant industry. More than 700 plant apprentices are eligible to enter the Stars of the Future awards scheme.

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More Liebherrs for Whyte

Whyte Crane Hire is taking its Liebherr fleet to new heights with a further 21 machines. Some will be deployed to Whyte’s recently-awarded contract at the INEOS refinery in Grangemouth.

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Volvo trucks: Made in Scotland

Volvo Construction Equipment is to begin selling Scotland-built rigid dumptrucks under its own branding.  It means production of Terex Trucks rigid haulers will eventually end.

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AB2000 in big Sany deal

AB2000 has bought a further nine SANY excavators in one of the biggest single orders in Europe for the Chinese equipment. 'Our first four have been some of the most reliable in our fleet,' says plant director Bill Marsh.

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A bridge so far

Bridges that have been installed to help improve and repair Scotland’s infrastructure were highlighted this week by Mabey at an exhibition in Edinburgh. Projects include the Aberdeen bypass.

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Good cop, bad cop

They say a change is as good as a rest. Try telling that to Brian Young. The boss of Young Plant Sales, Scotland’s most successful multi-franchise dealer, has just reached the end of a whirlwind 12 months.

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40 years of the big push

Forty years ago 10 ground-breaking machines rolled off the Caterpillar production lines as the advance party of a concept that would leave a lasting legacy on the muckshifting industry. The D10 was born.

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That’s some paint job

A graffiti artist has been at work on a brand-new Liebherr…and no-one is annoyed. The special paint job marked the 75,000th wheeled excavator to be produced at Liebherr- Hydraulikbagger GmbH.

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