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How to Prepare Your Construction Site For Winter

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gSome businesses take breaks during the winter months, but not the construction industry. They brave the cold and carry on, but with the cold months come additional safety concerns. Freezing temperatures, gale force winds and less light to name a few. With the UK having the coldest winter in 48 years in 2017/18, these issues are becoming increasingly prevalent. Check …

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Shipping Containers Make Dramatic Difference to the Industry

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This month we are discussing the place shipping containers take in our lives. At one point or another everything would’ve ended up on a pallet, shipped on a container and delivered on a lorry. Follow the journey of consumer and capital goods below. The Role of Shipping Containers Malcom McLean is generally credited with bringing the container into full commercial …

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UK Automotive Industry Has its Work Cut Out

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The hard-hitting facts of global warming are chilling consumer confidence big time. With nothing in its place, once again UK politicians are running riot in our industry with no plans in place for the thousands of jobs in jeopardy. We have seen it with coal, steel, shipping and now the automotive industry, the one good outcome of the Thatcher years. Here …

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The Impact of Brexit on Material Handling

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Brexit has been on everyone’s minds for the past two years and there’s still a high level of uncertainty when it comes to possible consequences. We haven’t left yet, so it isn’t all set in stone but what will Brexit do for the material handling industry? Goods Import and Export Logistics after Brexit The material handling industry currently accounts for …

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From Big Ben to Burj Khalifa – What it Takes to Build an Architectural Marvel

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This month we are talking about overhead materials handling equipment and naturally had to take a different look at things. Next year on the 7th of September the Queen Elizabeth Tower in Westminster will have been home to Big Ben for 160 years. The Bell, which weighs over 13 tonnes, has been sounding out the note of “E” at almost thunderclap …

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4 Bin Tippers You Need for Industrial Waste Removal

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The UK alone generated a massive amount of 202.8 million tonnes of waste in 2014, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Only 13.5% of that figure accounts for households, with the rest being industrial, construction and commercial waste. With this huge figure in mind it is obvious we need efficient means of waste removal and management. The …

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4 Industry Jobs That Will Disappear by 2040

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We live in an exciting time, where technology and automation are advancing every day. As a result, plenty of jobs are being replaced by machines or new software. Here are four industry jobs that we believe will be extinct by the year 2040. 1. Truck Drivers The driverless revolution is upon us, and that means many transportation jobs will disappear. …