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New appointments at Point of Rental
Company focuses attention on global rental market
‘Record’ construction sales predicted for 2021
Off-Highway Research says construction equipment sales of US$110 billion to occur this year
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
Altrad acquisition extends geographic reach
Acquisition of scaffolding supplier enables Altrad’s entry into Ireland. 
Coates CEO Murray Vitlich on ‘the evolution of hire’
Read IRN’s exclusive interview with CEO of Coates, Australia’s largest rental company
Interview: Murray Vitlich outlines vision for Coates
Coates has dropped ‘Hire’ from its name as it focuses on increasing its engineering services
Coates drops ‘Hire’ from its name
Change reflects its increasing focus on engineering services alongside traditional equipment rental activities.
Global construction struggles with materials shortages and prices
The post-pandemic availability – and cost – of construction materials is a growing concern
Haulotte Australia wins two HIRE21 awards
Company named best supplier for the second year running and its HS15 E Pro scissor wins best new product 
Trade show return for Sinoboom
MEWP manufacturer to attend three live equipment exhibitions this month, in Australia, Japan and China 
Mech-N-Air becomes Easy Lift dealer for Australia
Distribution deal starts with two tracked spiders from the Italian manufacturer 
United Rentals moves into portable accommodation and storage
Acquisition of General Finance Corp adds storage and accommodation businesses in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
LONGER READ: Data fusion
Angus Kennard, former Kennards Hire CEO, explains why he has created a new business, Inauro, to help rental companies manage data.
3D printed crane gets DNV approval
Aluminium crane’s structural parts made using wire additive manufacturing now formally verified by DNV
Edilcentro Srl signs up with Kinosk
Italian rental and sales company Edilcentro Srl has signed up with the Kinosk online rental management platform
Haulotte signs up Tahiti distributor
Sopadep Industry will offer sales, training and support for Haulotte’s range across French Polynesia
Coates profits hold up in first half-year
Owner Seven Group Holdings commits Coates and WesTrac to net zero emissions by 2040
New Sydney branch for Kennards
Australian equipment rental company Kennards Hire has opened a new purpose-built branch in Sydney, New South Wales.
Haulotte launches telematics system
Sherpal telematics system provides comprehensive aerial platform fleet information 
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