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Why private equity investors are turning to the rental sector
KHL’s Lucy Barnard asks what sort of deals PE investors are looking for in the sector and why
New releases from Makinex
New products will be showcased at the ARA Show in October. 
New appointments at Point of Rental
Company focuses attention on global rental market
‘Record’ construction sales predicted for 2021
Off-Highway Research says construction equipment sales of US$110 billion to occur this year
Australia vaccinates ‘thousands’ of construction workers
New South Wales Government makes Covid vaccines mandatory for workers and construction sites reopen
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
New Zealand has ‘dropped off’ global supply chain
Fears that construction supplies are not reaching New Zealand
Altrad acquisition extends geographic reach
Acquisition of scaffolding supplier enables Altrad’s entry into Ireland. 
Coates CEO Murray Vitlich on ‘the evolution of hire’
Read IRN’s exclusive interview with CEO of Coates, Australia’s largest rental company
Interview: Murray Vitlich outlines vision for Coates
Coates has dropped ‘Hire’ from its name as it focuses on increasing its engineering services
XCMG launches 2.7t mini excavator
New Tier 4/Stage V compliant XE27E/U mini excavator is launched in US, Europe and Australia 
Cat launches Stage V material handlers
Cat MH3022 and MH3024 material handlers join manufacturer’s Next Generation equipment line
Caterpillar upgrades its D4 dozer
New Tier 4/Stage V compliant Cat D4 dozer weighs 13.3 tonnes and delivers 130 horsepower
Makinex appoints new CEO
Incoming CEO John Stewart brings extensive construction industry experience 
Coates drops ‘Hire’ from its name
Change reflects its increasing focus on engineering services alongside traditional equipment rental activities.
Global construction struggles with materials shortages and prices
The post-pandemic availability – and cost – of construction materials is a growing concern
Haulotte Australia wins two HIRE21 awards
Company named best supplier for the second year running and its HS15 E Pro scissor wins best new product 
Coates Hire launches 150t capacity structural prop
Lightweight, heavy-duty prop is the fruit of a research project with Monash University in Australia
Trackunit expands in Asia Pacific
New offices and senior appointment in the region for Trackunit
Trade show return for Sinoboom
MEWP manufacturer to attend three live equipment exhibitions this month, in Australia, Japan and China 
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