Scots company Murray Plant has been named the world’s number one distributor by an American attachments manufacturer and has landed the sole UK distribution rights for OilQuick couplers.
The zoology graduate who went on to become the head of Scotland’s biggest multi-franchise plant dealership has gone off hire. Brian Young has taken retirement as planned three years after selling the business.
Network Rail is looking at ways to work more effectively with SMEs. A major customer for plant hirers and specialist equipment suppliers, it wants to spend 33% of annual expenditure with SMEs by 2022.
The team affected by the withdrawal from Scotland of Morrison Infrastructure by parent company Galliford Try has moved to a new home as it operates under the Pat Munro umbrella.
North-east plant people were digging deep last Friday to raise cash for charity. A total of £2,675 was raised at the 55th annual dinner of Aberdeen Branch of the Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers.
The funeral takes place today of Ronnie Stuart, the man who helped build a Glasgow company into the biggest plant hire organisation in Europe. At its peak it was running thousands of machines and had 23 subsidiaries.
Euro Auctions will hold a one-day ‘stock rotation’ sale in Inverness on December 7 for civil engineering contractor MGL in association with GAP Hire and Nixon Hire. And it's continuing to accept outside lots.
Multi-franchise dealer Molson Group has been given an £11m boost to fuel further expansion. It will be used to develop sites and brands and to expand its waste management business.
A groundworks contractor has been fined £32,000 after an employee suffered multiple serious burns. A court heard workers digging post holes struck an 11kv electricity cable, engulfing the man in flames.