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13	Crossrail: Jetty construction underway at Wallasea nature reserve

15	Hewden launches Hire Manager

Hillhead 2012

Kubota sees potential for compact, utility machines


Valla pick and carry crane on show


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5 Out & About

  • London: Boarding passes ready as cable car system takes off
  • Avondale Environmental take three Cats
  • Sunderland: Materials Handler for Port of Sunderland
  • A-Plant Lux Enhances Fleet With 50 New Solar Powered Message Signs
  • Access platform helps opera star hit high notes during Queen’s jubilee
  • Winners from Lighthouse Club Competition at Hillhead 2012
  • Southport: AFI Machine Proved To Be Just The Ticket
  • Sheffield: Compact Loader for Farm-based Brewery

9 London: Piletec guards against vibration damage

Piletec has teamed up with ground engineering specialist Miller Piling to provide a low-noise resonance-free method of installing piled foundations for a major office development in central London.

10 Crossrail: Regenerating the River Lea

CroRiver Lea gets up grade with planting to aid environment and cover to encourage wildlife habitation.

11 Crossrail: Jetty construction underway at Wallasea nature reserve

Europe’s largest habitat creation project, The Wild Coast Project on Wallasea Island.

14 Widnes: Loading shovel delivers massive fuel savings to waste recycler

15 Hewden launches Hire Manager

19 Demonstration Days a Great Success!

20 HILLHEAD 2012

A total of more than 17,000 visitors attended Hillhead 2012 compared with 15,500 in 2010. Throughout the three days of the show they experienced more live demonstrations and new plant and equipment than ever before, presented by a record 459 exhibitors.

  • Hillhead the launch platform for Terex Finlay latest models
  • Endecotts introduces new analysis equipment
  • Bigger & better for Kingfisher!
  • Goodyear returns to Hillhead
  • Kubota sees potential for compact, utility machines
  • New products from Weir Minerals
  • Sandvik says “The best Hillhead ever”
  • Miller UK flies the flag for UK manufacturing
  • MOVAX - something different in piling
  • Powerscreen make big statement upon its return to Hillhead
  • RDS debuts Loadmaster iX

31 Vertikal Day

  • Annual cranes & access event goes from strength to strength
  • Bobcat telescopic handlers debut
  • Merlo show rapid transit RT Access
  • UK debut for latest Snorkel Boom
  • Liebherr take the opportunity to promote customers
  • Genie showcased latest products
  • Valla pick and carry crane on show

16 Construction News - Economics - Business - Regulations

  • Rapid progress needed on City Deals
  • “Time to End Boom-And-Bust Roads Investment”
  • Lafarge takes the lead on cycle safety at primary school
  • PLANTWORX 2013 over 60% sold!
  • Construction Output in April a bad omen
  • Government strategy working, but challenges lie ahead

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