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Issue : August 1998

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  • In StockSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    Every week In Stock brings you news of the latest developments in products, plant, tools, materials and equipment. Contact names and numbers are listed to put you directly in touch with the appropriate sales and marketing departments

  • Electrical contractor's upbeat forecast challenges 1999 slowdown predictionsSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    ELECTRICAL contractor T Clarke has predicted that orders will remain buoyant through to the Millennium.

  • Wolseley tipped to cement bid for RMC builders' merchantSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    WOLSELEY is understood to be the leading bidder in the race to acquire Hall & Co, the builders' merchant chain put up for sale by readymix and cement giant RMC.

  • 3i backs London refurb firmSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    VENTURE capitalist 3i has taken a £4 million stake in growing London refurbishment contractor General Building and Maintenance.

  • North takes hitSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    NORTH Midland Construction, the Nottingham -based contractor, has reported a dip in pre-tax profits to £726,000 for the half ending June (1997: £1.21 million). The firm was hit by a cancellation of cable duct laying work and poor margins from its civils side.

  • Bovis must think on a grand scaleSubscription

    News27 August, 1998


  • Failed contractor snapped up for £2mSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    JOHN Mowlem is set to become a major player in Irish contracting after buying the rump of collapsed contractor Irishenco.

  • White Young Scots buySubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    QUOTED consulting engineer White Young Green has acquired the Scottish civil and structural consulting engineer Peter Fraenkel & Partners for an undisclosed sum.

  • Overhaul of plant training overdueSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    TWO RECENT inquiries into fatal accidents in Scotland have again highlighted the problems of plant training.

  • The taskforce's blind spotSubscription

    News27 August, 1998

    Sir John Egan's report, Rethinking Construction, the culmination of 10 months' of deliberations by the taskforce set up by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott last year, fails to address the central problem of construction - the role of the client, writes Stephen Drewer

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