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3 Executive News We update you on what’s happening in our industry, including Mayday meets mini demand, CPA’s brightest Stars, Murray Hire Centres puts Först first, jobs boost as Balloo Hire grows, Plantworx moves to Peterborough, and Finning at the Ready.


9 Standards increase Hire Standards has opened its second depot in the south west of England.


10 Grasp new opportunities We look at Probst’s latest products.


13 Hillhead hotspots Visitors turned out for the recent Hillhead plant exhibition in record numbers.


19 Clearing the air CPA’s Kevin Minton urges hirers to respond to the Clean Air Strategy consultation.


PROFILE E.T. HIRE


21 E.T. assembles its team E.T. Hire of Bolton is set for its next phase of growth following a management buyout. Alan Guthrie reports.


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7 Executive Post Feedback concerning the forthcoming Stage V engine emission regulations.


40 Spirit of Crosshire Paddy’s Motorbike has bought a nice new van, with just one drawback…


MARKET REPORT CUTTING & SAWING


31 Speedy meets dust challenge The hirer teamed up with Dustcontrol to manage air quality during a prestigious London building project.


33 Today’s technology Makita has developed new products for cutting and sawing tasks.


36 Latest products


Editor Alan Guthrie


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25 Mecalac cuts a dash Nick Johnson reports on the manufacturer’s new site dumpers.


26 Lifting interest EHN assesses new equipment shown at the Vertikal Days event.


29 Succeed with succession Adam Bernstein discusses what businesses might consider when passing ownership to the next generation.


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