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Kobelco produces its 300,000th excavator
Japanese construction equipment reaches milestone with ‘sense of gratitude toward everyone’
Blackwood Engineering expands in UK
Casting and counterweight manufacturer Blackwood Engineering has purchased a second UK site to further its growth plans
Weir reveals ‘operational disruption’ from cyber attack
Mining, construction and oil and gas supplier reveals significant disruption from cyber attack
Global mobile crane fleets report now available
New study by Off-Highway Research and International Cranes and Specialized Transport sheds light on the world’s largest mobile crane fleets
IPAF rolls out e-PAL app internationally
Now available in 26 countries, new ePAL app lets MEWP operators share their qualifications with site managers
Oshkosh reports “significant’ supply chain disruption
JLG’s owner says situation particularly challenging for access equipment and may lead to further price increases
IRN webinar to offer cybersecurity tips as threat grows
Working from home and digitalisation mean rental companies more vulnerable 
Construction growth to “power global economy”
Construction growth to be driven by unprecedented levels of stimulus spending on infrastructure
Vinci and partners launch huge hydrogen initiative
French construction giant to help grow €1.5bn fund for clean hydrogen infrastructure solutions
JCB “ramping up” production levels
Company profitable in 2020 despite pandemic and is currently increasing production levels
Siemens Mobility signs $3bn Egyptian rail deal
German firm to build ‘first ever’ high-speed, electrified main and freight line in the country
US construction sector to grow by 3.3% a year
New forecast from GlobalData says total infrastructure spending in US to hit US$1.4 trillion over the next eight years
New wind catching tech enters commercial development
Multi-turbine system for floating offshore wind farms uses 80% less space, is more sustainable and produces cheaper electricity, says Wind Catching Systems 
Vermeer Caribbean launches
Rebrand points to growing presence for Vermeer in selected Caribbean islands.
ARA: 2022 rental revenues to surpass 2019’s record
Equipment rental revenues in 2022 will surpass previous 2019 peak, fueled by construction and industrial services, according to ARA
India’s US$1.3 trillion infrastructure plan
Indian Prime Minister Modi promises substantial infrastructure investment
How construction workers are struggling with poor mental health
Why poor mental health is such a problem in the construction industry, and what we can do to lower suicide rates
Bridge-building giant up for sale
UK engineering firm Cleveland Bridge in administration after Covid-related project delays
Wacker Neuson growth offset by supply issues
Asia Pacific a growth highlight while supply chain delays a challenge
Palfinger attack highlights escalation in cyber crimes
What lessons does the Palfinger case have for the wider construction equipment industry?
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