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Stars of the Future

Promising plant apprentices recognised at Stars of the Future

The construction plant sector has a promising future judging by the outstanding calibre of the this year’s entrants for the Stars of the Future awards hosted by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
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Brick manufacturing bolsters in 2018

According to the latest ONS figures, the brick industry has produced 7% more bricks in the first quarter of 2018 than in the same quarter last year, building on the 10-year high of 2 billion bricks delivered during 2017

Brick and tile stocks at their lowest for three years

Concerns about the availability of bricks and roof tiles are being reported by housebuilders. Brick stocks did recover slightly in the slow period at the beginning of the year but are at their lowest level since the beginning of 2015. While stocks of concrete roof tiles are also at their lowest for some time
Training on Plant in Construction

CPA to host Training on Plant in Construction forum

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is hosting a Training on Plant in Construction (TOPIC) Forum on 25 April 2018 at Nuthurst Grange Hotel in Hockley Heath, Warwickshire, to formulate a strategy on the future direction of skills development for construction plant and equipment
Innovation is Here

CEA to host annual Innovation is Here conference

The CEA’s annual conference, Innovation is Here, is set to help explain how companies can embrace digital opportunities, and will take place at One Great George Street, London, on 22 March
tracking device

Stolen JCB worth £25,000 recovered with battery operated tracking device

A stolen JCB 2CX loader has been recovered thanks to the installation of a battery operated tracking device from AMI Group AMI Group were able to locate a stolen JCB, by using the wireless, covertly installed battery operated tracking device, within a few hours of it first being reported stolen. After...
construction and earthmoving equipment

Exports and imports of construction and earthmoving equipment increases

UK exports of construction and earthmoving equipment remains resilient in 2017, showing a 21% increase in the first 9 months compared with 2016
lifting operations

Updated guidance on lifting operations now available

The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) has released a new revised plant safety guidance document entitled ‘Lifting Operations With 180⁰ and 360⁰ Excavators’
softmud bricks

Wienerberger launches four new softmud bricks

Wienerberger, the global supplier of building material and infrastructure solutions, has announced the launch of four new softmud bricks
builders merchants

BMF calls on Chancellor to back modernisation of builders merchants vehicles

The Builders Merchants’ Federation (BMF) has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond to urge him to put measures in the forthcoming budget that will support the modernisation of builders merchants’ delivery vehicles
construction plant hire

CPA conference explores the developments in construction plant hire

Over 150 key contacts attended this year’s Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) Plant Conference which took place at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre near Coventry

Construction equipment sales grow by 6%

In the first three quarters of 2017, sales of construction and earthmoving equipment grew by 6% compared with the same period in 2016
stolen plant equipment

AMI tracking device leads police to stolen plant equipment

AMI Group has led West Yorkshire Police to a haul of stolen plant equipment worth £250,000 following the recovery of a stolen roller protected with an AMI tracking device
tracking device

AMI group to launch ultra-small tracking device

Gary Stockton, Founder and Managing Director of asset tracking company AMI group, has announced the launch of an ultra-small tracking unit

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