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How can rental companies tackle the skills shortage?
Published on: 09 July, 2024
IRN columnist Andy Wright looks at how rental companies can be proactive in their effort to find solutions to this critical issue
Why construction is training record numbers of mental health first aiders
Published on: 03 July, 2024
Can mental health first aiders effectively help colleagues in crisis?
An electric equipment battery primer, part 2: advanced technologies
Published on: 03 July, 2024
More advanced battery technologies have emerged in recent years to address the shortcomings of traditional flooded lead acid batteries.
Interview: Olivier Colleau on Kiloutou’s ‘stabilization phase’ and beyond
Published on: 02 July, 2024
Executive chairman of France-based renter Kiloutou talks M&A, growth prospects and the energy transition
Speaker announcement: TJ Lyons on MEWP safety at Working at Height conference
Published on: 01 July, 2024
TJ Lyons to present on the philosophy of accident prevention at November event
Too much of a good thing: Can rental companies ever sign too big a contract?
Published on: 27 June, 2024
Can you ever have too much business with one customer?
Interview: New markets and new equipment for Hidromek
Published on: 21 June, 2024
The two driving forces behind Türkiye-based OEM Hidromek, Ahmet Bozkurt and Engin Barutcuoglu, talk to Andy Brown about new products and markets
Fitting in: Vertical mast lifts fill specific needs on the job
Published on: 20 June, 2024
This growing market segment caters to the need for lightweight, compact, low level access
Is rental changing its attitude toward the energy transition?
Published on: 19 June, 2024
IRN profiles the initiatives companies are implementing to drive change forward
Construction hoists - a new era of design
Published on: 19 June, 2024
Access International takes a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and products in the construction hoist sector
Alba launches for new applications and architecture
Published on: 19 June, 2024
Alba-Macrel shares its views on new hoist products and sector developments 
The education challenge facing Brazil’s rental market
Published on: 17 June, 2024
Analoc says it’s a $12 billion industry, but still immature 
Interview: Equipment Depot on its secret to safety
Published on: 14 June, 2024
US-based material handling renter Equipment Depot recently celebrated its best safety record in its history, highlighting a company-wide commitment to the goal of zero accidents and injuries
Could US tariffs on Chinese goods endanger adoption of electric construction equipment?
Published on: 12 June, 2024
When news emerged last month that the US government would be raising tariffs on a wide range of Chinese goods, including electric vehicles and batteries, it wasn’t immediately obvious whether this would apply to construction equipment

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Scaffold sharpshooter
Published on: 10 June, 2024
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Published on: 07 June, 2024
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GEDA’s Multilift P22 ‘rises’ to the call
Published on: 04 June, 2024
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Project report: Restoring Maryland’s State House
Published on: 04 June, 2024
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Paola Palazzani on a new ‘people first’ strategy
Published on: 02 June, 2024
Palazzani’s new president talks market developments and cultural change 
Going mobile: A must-have customer experience
Published on: 29 May, 2024
Paul Maddison, director of digital innovation at United Rentals, talks about what defines a valueable digital interface for customers, and why you need one
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