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Operators ask for help

Plant operators and ground workers made up nearly a quarter of the construction employees who sought help last year from industry charity The Lighthouse Club.

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Two days, one Knight

The north of Scotland dealer for Yanmar compact equipment enjoyed “unprecedented success” at last week’s Black Isle Show, its first in association with the French manufacturer.

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‘Weaknesses’ in road railers

An incident that resulted in a worker suffering life-changing injuries revealed “alarming weaknesses” in the design of road-rail vehicles and working processes on the network.

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‘Not enough’ says BAM

BAM Construct UK has pledged “no sudden moves” as it launches a search for more profitable markets. The company said it cannot earn enough from construction alone to invest for the future.

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Munro bags Morrison team

Pat Munro (Alness) Ltd, the Highlands construction materials and services firm, is targeting bigger contracts after recruiting the bulk of the management team from Morrison Infrastructure in Inverness.

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Morris Leslie in £36m deal

Morris Leslie Plant Hire has given its biggest-ever telehandler order to JCB. The £36m deal for 555 Loadalls from six metres up to 20 metres was placed through dealer Scot JCB.

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I&H Brown starts clearing

The civil engineering division of I&H Brown has won a major contract at one of the biggest community projects in the UK. The project calls for extensive site clearance and excavation of 52,000 cub. metres of topsoils and subsoils.

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One finishes, one begins

The £31m Dalry Bypass was opened to traffic this morning by the Farrans Roadbridge JV seven months ahead of schedule . . . just a week after the start of another Ayrshire road scheme.

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A96 update next week

Updates on the design work to dual the 26-mile section of the A96 between East of Huntly and Aberdeen will be outlined next week. Transport Scotland wants a preferred option by the end of the year.

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When demolition goes wrong

The Health and Safety Executive has told the demolition industry to tighten up its procedures following a Channel 5 documentary that highlighted a series of failures.

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