Metso appoints McHale Plant as exclusive Irish agents
Quarrying, mining and oil and gas equipment manufacturer Metso has appointed McHale Plant Sales as exclusive agent in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for its mobile rock crushing and screening product lines.
Kobelco appoints McSharry Bros Irish dealer
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has announced the appointment of McSharry Bros. as its exclusive dealer for service and supply of the Kobelco brand throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
New Doosan and Bobcat dealer for Ireland
Limerick-based Adare Machinery has been appointed by Doosan Construction Equipment as a new Authorised Dealer for Doosan Heavy and Bobcat products in Ireland.
FJS launches NC dumpers in Ireland
FJS has announced that as of January 2015 it has been appointed as an NC dumper dealer. "We a pleased to be able offer this excellent range of site dumpers along side the Kubota range of construction equipment," commented Frank Smyth.
Industry and local politicians make case for lower aggregate tax in NI
The Quarry Products Association of Northern Ireland along with local politicians Sammy Wilson MP and Margaret Ritchie MP have met with the Economic Secretary to the UK Treasury, Priti Patel MP, and her Treasury officials in London to discuss the urgent need for the re-instatement of the Northern Ireland Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme (ALCS) and the 80% derogation that the industry enjoyed here between 2004 and 2010 when it was suspended due to a European Court judgement.
Urgent action needed on Construction Contracts Bill
The Construction Contracts Bill is a piece of legislation aimed an improving the process of payments within the construction industry in Ireland. It seeks to remove the possibility of payments being withheld for extended periods of time. While the aims of the Bill have been widely welcomed, the industry is not happy with the length of time it is taking to implement the Bill.