A West Lothian plant boss has been elected chairman of the Construction Plant-hire Association. Steven Mulholland, the founder of Mulholland Plant Services, steps up from vice-chairman.
A 17-year-old operator has been given a £100,000 excavator to develop his skills. Blair Hughes works for Glasgow-based Clearwater Group and has been given responsibility for a new JCB 220X, one of the first in Scotland.
Bids are expected from around the world when auctioneer Ritchie Bros. holds its first-ever auction in Scotland next week. More than 250 items of equipment and trucks will be available.
Plant hirers, quarry firms and haulage companies in the Highlands are in line for a windfall if a £158m wind farm gets the go-ahead. Simec Energy wants to build a 39-turbine scheme.
The UK’s largest recycling plant for construction and demolition waste has opened in Livingston in what is described as “a game changer” for the industry. It can recycle 400,000 tonnes a year.
A seven-mile section of the Aberdeen Bypass project will be fully open to traffic tomorrow (Wednesday). And a 1.1m contract has been awarded for ground investigations on a five-mile stretch of the A9 dualling.
New workload statistics make “grim reading” for Scotland’s civil engineering contractors. Workloads reduced for a third consecutive quarter, tipping the sector into recession says the industry's trade body.
Perth contractor I&H Brown has started a major earthworks contract involving millions of cub. metres to pave the way for 3,000 houses on the former Blindwells opencast coal site.
The last Terex-branded rigid truck will come off the Motherwell production line next month as Volvo CE continues to stamp its identity on the famous vehicles. It marks the end of a 68-year history.