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Contents 5 Executive News


Our coverage includes BTG goes for growth, Mather & Stuart fleet expansion, Martin Plant’s Show success, Astley Hire celebrates half-century, Generator Power opens Reading depot, new Hilti cut-off saws, and look out for our outreach National Visitor Campaign.


11 Road Show News Hirers got a great deal out of our East Midlands Road Show.


13 Showman’s saves energy Environmentally-friendly products dominated the Showman’s Show.


17 Bright outlook Alan Guthrie discovers the breadth of equipment offered by Generac.


19 Ready to Advance Advance Tool Hire & Sales is looking forward to its 20th anniversary. Alan Guthrie reports from Nottingham.


PROFILE EAGLE PLANT HIRE


23 Eagle’s leap of faith Alan Guthrie visits Glasgow-based Eagle Plant Hire, which invested significantly in its fleet during the downturn and has kept expanding since.


NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER 2016


37 Review security GAP MD Iain Anderson explores measures to prevent theft and fraudulent hires.


39 Up to Standard


Alan Guthrie meets the team at Hire Standards in Westbury.


45 Seen at Saltex EHN reviews new grounds care products with hire potential launched at the Show.


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of Crosshire We introduce our new column, having invited a number of experienced hirers to have their say. Jackhammer kicks off this issue.


MARKET REPORT SITE WELFARE & SECURITY EQUIPMENT


27 “More than a metal box” The growing sophistication of welfare units means that they offer more and more hire opportunities.


31 Latest products


MARKET REPORT COMPACT PLANT


51 Valuing versatility Kicking off our Market Report, we talk to a number of machinery suppliers who, despite several events that disrupted buying patterns this year, are confident about future demand.


Publisher’s Statement:


Executive Hire News is the specialist business magazine serving the tools, equipment and plant hire industry, and this issue is mailed to 5,308 executives with management responsibilities.


55 Clean sweep Nick Johnson is impressed by the latest attachments from Exac-One.


57 Latest products


WE’VE GOT THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE RIGHT JOB. Find out more about our genuine Atlas Copco working tools, chisel paste & breaker start-up kits.


THE PASSIONATE VOICE OF OUR HIRE INDUSTRY Editor


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Consultant Plant Editor Nick Johnson


Group Commercial Manager Craig Donovan


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