Recession Watch 4 – Thompsons lay-offs…

Seven employees of the contractor Thompson’s of Prudhoe have been made redundant. The men, who worked in demolition, were given the news at the end of last week, after their positions were reviewed in light of the economic climate. Full story here.

Recession Watch 3 – Volvo cuts more jobs…

Sweden’s Volvo Construction Equipment, part of Volvo Group has announced that it will cut an additional 850 jobs. The new redundancies are in addition to the 500 job cuts already announced earlier this autumn. Full details here.

Shea Stadium demolition progressing well…

The world-famous New York Times has carried details of the progress of the demolition of Shea Stadium, former home of the New York Mets baseball team. Words and photos can be found here.

Recession Watch 2 – JCB jobs saved…

More than 300 jobs have been saved at JCB after workers at its 11 plants around the UK voted to accept a deal that would see a reduction in their working week from 39 hours to 34 hours. Read the full story here.

TV to blame for yet more social ills…

Picture this. You are a professor with years of experience and education under your belt and you are in desperate need of additional funding to continue your chosen research project. Do you go cap in hand to the Government, or to industry? Do you plead poverty and hope that some lottery dollars will come your…Read moreRead more

Ian Wright joins “hidden killer” campaign…

Figures issued by the Health and Safety Executive today revealed that every week 20 tradesmen die from asbestos-related diseases, and this number is set to increase. Former tradesman and England and Arsenal footballing legend, Ian Wright, has given his support to help highlight the importance of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) “Asbestos:The Hidden Killer”…Read moreRead more

What happens when photographers get too close…

Implosion scheduled…

An implosion to demolish the former Dan River Dye House at the Long Mill site on Riverside Dr. in Vancouver is scheduled to occur on Oct 30 at 10:00AM. MCD Investments LLC, the owners of the property, hired a contractor to perform the demolition. The City of Danville’s role in this operation is to provide…Read moreRead more

Another US stadium slated for demolition….

It seems that rarely a week goes by that US sports fans don’t say a fond farewell to a once popular sporting stadium. And it will soon be the turn of the vacant “Aud” in Buffalo, New York. The Memorial Auditorium, known to locals as “The Aud,” was built in the 1940s as a home…Read moreRead more

Canadian Sears store falls…

Nice video showing the controlled dismantling of the Sears store in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1954, the store is being demolished to make way for a new, replacement shopping mall.