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Rental rate rises assist Sunbelt to pre-Covid revenue levels
Sunbelt Rentals’ first quarter revenue up 22% on 2020 and 12% on 2019, partly thanks to increasing rental rates
Snorkel UK announces sales and product manager
Alec Boyle returns to Snorkel UK as technical sales and product manager for Scotland and North East England
Booking open for IAPAs & IPAF Summit 2022
The IAPA awards are also open for entries, with the in-person event set for 10 March in London
GAP moves HQ in response to growth
New, larger headquarters in Glasgow, UK, will support data analysis to drive efficiencies
Speedy downplays supply chain issues
Trading update says “positive momentum” being sustained
Rob Oliver to step down as CEA’s chief exec
Suneeta Johal named as new CEO of UK-based Construction Equipment Association
Palfinger custom lifts for Eurotunnel
The 16 rail-mounted scissor platforms, with 1.5 tonnes capacity, will help maintain a high-voltage power line 
Interview: Blackwood Engineering’s evolution
Casting and counterweight manufacturer Blackwood Engineering prepares for ever-evolving future as a total solution supply chain partner
New appointments at Point of Rental
Company focuses attention on global rental market
Rapid adds updated Alimak to fleet
Rapid Platforms adds the improved Scando 65/32 and expands its hoist division across UK
Speedy opens specialist centres in Scotland
New Aberdeen and Edinburgh depots will meet rising demand from the offshore oil & gas, infrastructure and housbuilding sectors
Wraith joins IPAF Rental+ programme
Martin Wraith to oversee development, implementation and ongoing audit of the IPAF Rental+ standard 
GAP adopts UK emissions compliance scheme
CESAR ECV (Emissions Compliance Verification) system identifies engine emissions and other data on machines 
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
WernerCo invests US$13.8m in UK
Ladder manufacturer to relocate to new 15,800m2 distribution facility as part of investment plan
Altrad acquisition extends geographic reach
Acquisition of scaffolding supplier enables Altrad’s entry into Ireland. 
HVO fuel roll-out for Speedy Access
UK company’s powered access division to use diesel alternative biofuel as standard across its equipment fleet
Advances in van mounted aerial work platforms
Focus on gross vehicle weight and electric power key elements in new product design 
AJ Access to distribute Zoomlion platforms in the UK
The partnership will initially cover DC scissors, with the boom lift line following in 
Manitou reports ‘exceptional backlog’
Group revenue was up 27% for the first half of the year and the backlog stands at €1.8 billion
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