Contents 5 Executive News
Our coverage includes Selwood buys more Ammann, Andrews Sykes launches scrappage scheme, KDM’s essential reading, Higher Concept on the move, SPE takes to the road, TowerLight wins Dutch order, Showman’s Show set to celebrate, and hirers stick with Atlantic Coast.
10 Lively Lucas
Alan Guthrie visits Peter Lucas Tool Hire, an enthusiastic independent based in Llandudno Junction.
12 Milestone Manitou Nick Johnson goes on-site in central London to watch Leighton Hire Centre’s new Manitou compact telehandler at work.
15 Arvill adds value Airdrie-based Arvill Plant and Tool Hire has chalked up 25 years’ successful trading. Alan Guthrie discovers the reasons behind the company’s achievement.
3 Executive Hire Forum Following Wolseley’s sales of Brandon to a private equity company, we consider the implications for both the hirer itself and the wider industry.
9 City News
Catherine Stratton considers the latest news from several of the Tool Hire Top Ten.
36 Crosshire Our correspondent suggests that we should follow an example from hirers serving other markets and charge a premium for supplying the newest kit.
10 MARKET REPORT FLOOD DAMAGE RESTORATION
25 After the flood EHN considers the key role that hirers can play both during and after emergency flooding incidents.
28 Restoration period Surrey-based Restoration Express specialises in hiring and supplying equipment for flooding-related remedial work. Alan Guthrie reports.
30 Latest products We assess equipment available from suppliers such as ArcGen Hilta, Seddons, Climate Hire & Sales, JCB, Western, Demon, Obart, the Hire Supply Company, Earlex and Wacker Neuson, amongst others.
17 The worst is over, but… Catherine Stratton discusses the findings of her newly published Plant Hire Investment Report 2009/2010.
18 Pulling out the stops Alan Guthrie visits Lancashire-based One Stop Hire, which this month opens its eighth depot.
21 Machinery movers KFS Special Vehicles has added to its range of small plant transporters for hirers.
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