Welcome to our latest edition of your favourite plant and civil engineering magazine. As usual, it is packed with all the latest news from a resurgent but still challenging industry, not helped by the continuing lack of leadership from those people who should be busy at their desks up on the hill
This month, we have been learning that the Mining and Quarrying sectors are not taking full advantage of R&D Tax Credits, which are one of the most valuable forms of tax relief available. They’ve been around for many years, but it is only in recent times that many businesses have started to take notice. Not so, however, in the mining and quarry sector, we’ve been told – and that means many companies
are losing out. We report on how that situation can be easily addressed.
On another subject, and not without significance, there’s been a call for more female workers to be recruited to the Irish construction industry. It
comes from the CIF which has launched its first Diversity and Inclusion Guidance Document for the Construction sector in a bid to address the existing gender imbalance, a move that has to be welcomed.
Also to be welcomed is Topcon Ireland’s interest in the next generation who will take the industry forward. As we report in this issue, Topcon, celebrating 20 years in Ireland, has been working with colleges across the island for the past five years to help lecturers bring the newest technologies and workflows to their students.
Many congratulations to Dennison JCB who held their first ever open day recently, officially celebrating their appointment by JCB as the sales and service dealership; around 1,000 people attended the event.
We also hear from Euro Auctions who tell us that construction and agricultural machinery between two and five years old and in top condition is in huge demand. It seems that auction buyers are increasingly looking to acquire low hours machines that have all the functionality and ‘bells-and-whistles’ they need but at a significantly reduced cost of a new machine.
We also turn the spotlight on the ever innovative attachments market, and on the Working at Height sector, as well, of course, on our usual features, including Agri Plant & Equipment and our popular Buyers Guide, plus all the very latest news from across the industry – and all you need to know about entering our annual ‘Plant & Civil Engineer’ awards 2018, the deadline for which entries can be accepted is upon us!
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