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Banks gets lubricated

The plant maintenance and management arm of The Banks Group has landed new distribution deals with FUCHS Lubricants and Oil Analysis Laboratory Services, which provides fluid analysis services.

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Bomag seeks Scots dealer

Bomag has started a search for new dealers in Scotland after Molson Young Plant Sales pulled the plug on their 17-year partnership to switch to Ammann.

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Ashleigh steps in at Nigg

A sub-contractor is stepping in to complete part of a £350m harbour job after the withdrawal of the Spanish main contractor. Ashleigh was sub-contractor to Dragados which pulled out last month.

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McLeod’s £67m wind boost

R J McLeod is expected to begin preparatory works next month on its £67m contract for the South Kyle wind farm. The job includes 50 reinforced concrete foundations and around 48km of access tracks

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Construction’s Covid cash

Construction projects worth £78m are included in a £230m ‘return to work’ package unveiled today by the Scottish Government to help stimulate the economy.

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What about after the virus?

Scotland’s construction industry is being asked to help shape its post-virus future. 'The sector cannot realistically go back to the way it was,' says the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum.

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Epiroc cuts jobs

Swedish manufacturer Epiroc is shedding 425 employees as its responds to reduced global demand from mining and infrastructure companies. 'It will make us stronger and more resilient.'

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What if workers won’t come back?

The potential refusal of staff to return from furlough after lockdown is among the issues tackled in a new document by the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum.

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The return: No fast answers

The Scottish Government has set out its road map for the construction industry’s return to work. It will be slow and uncertain warns Roddy Cormack as he takes a closer look at the implications.

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JCB cuts 1,500 jobs

JCB is to lay off nearly 1,000 people at its UK factories. Five hundred agency jobs will also go as the company faces a 50% fall in global demand due to the effects of Covid-19.

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