Give it away…

…give it away, give it away now. No, this post isn’t just a cheesy way in which to insert Red Hot Chilli Peppers lyrics into an otherwise staid website. We all know only too well the situation facing us all. We know that a good many hard-working demolition men and women have been – temporarily,…Read moreRead more

Stark Warning…

Message from COVID-19 epicentre makes for sobering reading. This weekend, I received a message from Stefano Panseri of demolition giant Despe. Stefano and his family are from Italy, the very epicentre of the current COVID-19 outbreak that has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 4,000 of Panseri’s compatriots. Thankfully, his family is safe. But…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

NDTG acts on COVID-19 threat…

Training group posts update on CCDO card renewals. “…NDTG are aware of the uncertainty and growing concerns regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 and the likelihood that this may impact the ability of individuals renewing or updating their CCDO cards. At this time, all CCDO cards should be in date, however with the situation the industry is currently…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

Cat’s big beast…

Caterpillar unveils new ultra high demolition machine. Caterpillar has given the demolition world a first-glimpse of the long-awaited Cat 352 UHD ultra high demolition excavator that DemolitionNews first saw (exclusively) in prototype form in Japan last year. The new Cat 352 UHD is designed to handle difficult demolition of tall structures using a range of…Read moreRead more

The return of the Scrap Kings…

Action-packed TV show returns on 17 March. The Scrap Kings TV show is back for a brand new series, as it continues to bring the people behind hands on demolition and salvage, to the forefront. The show follows the men and women who have turned waste into wealth. Redundant buildings and vehicles get stripped for…Read moreRead more