Helping you back into work…

Resurrecting Demolition-Jobs to aid those left jobless by COVID-19. It is a sad fact that there will be some (possibly many) demolition workers left unemployed as the COVID-19 pandemic as current sites are closed and start-dates for new projects are pushed back. And so, we have partially resurrected a tool that we last called upon…Read moreRead more

Training solutions in the COVID-19 age…

Training providers rally to help industry through pandemic crisis. The world is on the brink of an all-encompassing national lockdown. But some forward-thinking training providers are harnessing technology to help industry remain on track through this unprecedented crisis. ProTrainings – sponsor of our Training Talk podcast series – is offering a FREE online course to…Read moreRead more

PPE appeal…

Cantillon and De Group join forces to combat COVID-19. While stocks of PPE are already depleted and orders backing up, we might find ourselves not really having meaningful use for what we have got. If that were the case, there are likely to be massive shortages within the NHS and probably zero current stocks for…Read moreRead more

Hillhead bumped…

Hillhead and PlantworX shows agree postponement amidst COVID-19 crisis. As we predicted in yesterday’s Comment piece, the Hillhead 2020 exhibition has issued a statement to say that it has been shifted back by a year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. An official statement says: In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hillhead…Read moreRead more

JCB halts production…

Manufacturer responds to COVID-19 threat. JCB is today stopping production at all of its UK manufacturing plants as disruption resulting from the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic causes an unprecedented reduction in global demand. The company is halting production for the rest of this week and the whole of next week at its nine manufacturing plants in…Read moreRead more

Comment – The show must go on…?

COVID-19 fallout hits industry exhibitions. The ConExpo 2020 exhibition in Las Vegas last week was shortened by a day amidst fears over the Coronavirus pandemic. News has reached us this morning that the ScotPlant exhibition in Scotland has been postponed along with the Glastonbury music festival that was scheduled to take place in June to…Read moreRead more

Ritchie Bros. responds to COVID-19

World-leading auction house focuses online. With concerns about large gatherings growing around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many trade shows and events have been cancelled. Thanks to its industry-leading online bidding system and mobile application, Ritchie Bros. will continue to conduct regular onsite auctions, with temporary changes to the process and procedure of…Read moreRead more

Pulling Together…

What can we do to help you during the COVID-19 crisis? I have just got back from the ConExpo exhibition in Las Vegas and, on the advice of the US’ Center for Disease Control, have placed myself in self-isolation for the next seven days. I am fortunate in that I generally work from home; so…Read moreRead more