Features

Ward hits top gear

Martyn Ward Plant, the heavy earthmoving and equipment specialist, is making fast progress on its £1m contract for the final restoration phase at a former opencast coal site in Ayrshire.

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Stars in their eyes

A Scottish plant apprentice who was identified as a star in the making two years ago has returned to the scene of his triumph to speak to the young people following in his footsteps.

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The Station Master

More than 95% of the demolition material produced during the £120m redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street station has been recycled. And thousands of tonnes have been used on other projects in the city.

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Road teams go plastic

Surfacing contractors working for a leading house builder could soon be laying plastic roads across Scotland. Springfield Properties hopes to convince councils to allow it to use the material on all its developments.

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My other car’s a Liebherr

Plant operator Eddie O’Donnell swapped the controls of his Liebherr materials handlers for a Ford saloon recently to take part in the West Cork Rally. He's more usually found hauling logs on the Isle of Mull.

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It’s all under control

An Aberdeen company has become Scotland’s largest operator of Trimble machine-controlled plant after increasing its connected fleet to 14. And it's helped secure two multi-million pound contracts.

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It’s all about the operators

Plant operators in Scotland will have the opportunity to give their verdict on card schemes at a meeting in Stirling in January. A series of events will seek clarification on the passport schemes.

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Splash is a smash hit

A wash bay for construction plant cleaned up at a recent environmental awards presentation. Trime UK’s X-Splash product competed against more than 800 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards.

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World award for Safedem

Scotland’s sole contender in a scheme for the world’s best demolition companies has won an award for its work on Glasgow’s Red Road flats. Safedem was the only Scottish company to reach the shortlist...again.

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New look for Cat

Caterpillar is launching a new look for its machines, engines, generators and work tools. The latest branding colour echoes the graphics used on the company’s first crawler tractors in 1925.

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