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Construction considered ‘essential’ in many US regions
Despite increasingly strict coronavirus precautions, construction continues in many large American markets
Economic recovery post coronavirus could be ‘robust’
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development releases €1 billion in emergency funds
SLD helps prevent dam collapse
Rental company’s rapid emergency response helped save UK reservoir from total failure
APR installs 120MW in 30 days
APR Energy took just 30 days to install a 120MW power plant in the Dominican Republic.
Thompson Pump prepares for Hurricane Irma
US pump manufacturer declares itself ready to aid recovery, if and when Hurricane Irma hits the US
Rental industry aids hurricane recovery
Donations are pouring in from associations and rental companies while others focus their efforts on getting equipment and rental items to areas in need
Hydrogeological risk awards at Samoter
Projects dealing with hydrogeological problems and action after natural calamities such as earthquakes, landslides and floods to be recognised at show
ARA donates to Red Cross
The American and Tennessee rental organizations donated $6,000 for the Tennessee fire relief efforts
JCB machines worth “millions” on stricken cargo ship
UK-based manufacturer confirms there are 105 of its machines on board the Hoegh Osaka, which has been grounded in the Solent
JCB lends machines to support UK flood relief
Manufacturer deploys fleet of machines worth nearly €1 million, plus operators, to help clear up and move people amid flooding
Can rental industry provide power security for UK?
UK trade association responds to TV broadcast on the vulnerability of the UK's power infrastructure and suggests key role for power rental fleets.
HKL helps in flood relief efforts
HKL provides wheeled loaders, trucks and mini-dumpers to help distribute sandbags at the Elbe River near Magdeburg, Germany.
United Rentals assists with Oklahoma tornado cleanup
Aerial work platforms, telehandlers, power and HVAC equipment has been supplied by United Rentals to assist in the cleanup following the tornado that ripped through Moore, OK, last week.
US rental industry mobilizes for Sandy recovery efforts
Enormous need for pumps and power on the East Coast, with restoration projects likely to create a second wave of demand for power and dehumidifiers.
US renters support Hurricane Irene recovery operation
US rental companies acted quickly to help those affected by the massive Hurricane Irene last week. With damage expected to reach US$10 billion in value and an estimated 5 million homes without electricity, there was enormous demand for temporary power as well as pumping capacity.
Japan's Nikken sees 'long road ahead' for reconstruction
Japanese rental company Nikken said that around 13% of its fleet – 330000 items of equipment – is currently working on the clean-up following the March earthquake and tsunami.
Aggreko to supply 200MW of power for Japan
Aggreko is to establish a temporary 200 MW power plant in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in the country.
Komatsu gives earthquake/tsunami update at Conexpo
Komatsu said it hoped to resume normal production levels in mid-April following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Kanamoto responds to disaster in Japan
Japanese rental giant Kanamoto established a disaster task force on the day of the earthquake and tsunami and like its competitors is doing its best to help in the recovery efforts. All its staff in the affected areas are “alive and safe”.
Japan's rental industry struggles with recovery efforts
Japan’s rental industry is working hard to provide back-up for the country’s rescue operations following the earthquake and tsunami last Friday but is being severely hampered by shortages of equipment and fuel.
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