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Balfour’s £500m civils deal

Balfour Beatty has been appointed sole contractor for a Scottish civil engineering framework valued at £500m that allows public sector organisations to get the best value designs.

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TPA’s Scottish expansion

TPA, a supplier of temporary access products, is expanding its operations in Scotland. It has spent £250,000 expanding a depot in Lesmahagow and appointed a regional manager.

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Eagle lands in Edinburgh

Eagle Plant Hire is anticipating a huge surge in turnover after opening a new depot in Edinburgh.  It expects the combination of continued growth at its Glasgow HQ and business from the new facility to drive a 60% increase.

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Lomond’s £13m JCB deal

Lomond Plant has bought more than 250 JCB machines in a £13m package that includes 18 of the latest X Series excavators. The investment supports Falkirk-based Lomond’s expansion plan which has seen it

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Young Plant heads north

Young Plant Sales has opened a depot in Inverness as parent company Molson Group steps up its expansion programme. The industry will be able to view the premises at open days next month.

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Hill tracks ‘out of control’

The organisations that carve out vehicle tracks across Scotland’s hillsides and forests are accused of failing to protect the landscape. The claim follows a three-year study by environmental groups.

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Carillion bill is £65m

Payments to Carillion workers who were made redundant following the company’s collapse in January will cost taxpayers £65m. The news was revealed by construction union Unite.

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Duffy leads Scottish sales

Access equipment business Genie UK has appointed Craig Duffy sales manager for Scotland and The Republic of Ireland. He joins from spider lift specialist VP Access where he was national business development manager.

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Plant owners to meet

More than a dozen companies will be exhibiting when The Scottish Plant Owners Association returns to Inverness for a members’ meeting next week. It follows a similar event in 2017.

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Operators: The new generation

A ‘trailblazer’ scheme to train a new generation of plant operators has been given the green light. It comes two years after an industry group was set up to attract more recruits into cabs.

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