Welcome to another year of challenges and uncertainties, but it is not all bad; the industry has some very positive things to look forward to.
In the coming months, aseries of plant and machinery shows will serve to underscore just how resilient and confident is the industry, despite Brexit and the rest of it. ConExpo 2017 in Las Vegas in March will have close on
3,000 exhibitors; quite a few from this part of the world. The Executive Hire Show in February is also shaping up to be a record breaker, with the majority of the key players in the hire industry taking stands, and closer to home, we have a number of Q8 Oils farm machinery shows in January and February.
In this our first bumper issue of the New Year, we have a number of special features, not least a comprehensive look
back at what was a highly successful Plant & Civil Engineer ‘Plant, Construction & Quarry Awards’ night. While everyone may have been a winner, only a few took home a coveted trophy, and all the prestige that goes with it. There was also a Special Recognition
award for one the industry’s most dedicated and respected (and now retired) individuals. Find out who won what and why in our special supplement.
Also announced on the awards night was news that Plant & Civil Engineer will be hosting the first ever Plant & Civil Engineer Masters Golf Event at the 5 star Lough Erne Resort on the Faldo Course on Wednesday 21st June 2017. You can find all you need to know about how to take part elsewhere in this issue.
We also turn the focus on the world of GPS Technology and look at some of the very latest innovations, and we have been speaking to a number of auctioneers who have enjoyed a very successful 2016 and are anticipating an equally good year ahead. One auction company in particular has plenty to celebrate: Wilsons Auctions, the UK and Ireland’s largest independent auction company, has been marking 80 years in business.
In our ‘View from the Cab’ series, we have been getting the operator’s view on a Hydrema dump truck, a Case wheeled loader and a Magni telescopic handler; we also take a look at what is new on the excavator market, and report on all the latest plant sales around the country, so there’s plenty to catch your interest!
Well, that’s all for now. We hope you’ve enjoyed your festive break and that the New Year will be a good one for you.
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