Construction Industry News

TVH Works to Bring Stability Amid Uncertainty

Date: 01-04-2020 / Author: fmotz

In the face of the chaos created by COVID-19, TVH Parts Co. (TVH), known throughout the Americas as a provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries, is working hard to do its part in bringing stability to a rapidly changing situation. As a crucial member of the supply chain to critical industries such as material handling and logistics, TVH is in an important position to help keep daily necessities such as food, medication and medical supplies traveling to where they’re needed the most.

What Leading Construction Companies Are Doing In The Wake Of COVID-19

Date: 01-04-2020 / Author: fmotz

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) brings countless businesses to a grinding halt, the construction industry remains resilient — even in the face of tremendous challenge.

Unlike many industries where “working from home” and “drive-thru service” are feasible countermeasures, construction firms have jobsites to run. Chris Hopper, executive vice president and general manager of Skanska, told the Cincinnati Business Courier, “You can’t hang drywall from your house.”

Pettibone’s Critical Infrastructure Workers Continue Operations

Date: 31-03-2020 / Author: fmotz

After careful deliberation amid the developing COVID-19 situation, Michigan-based Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC has announced it will continue in-person operations for essential employees. On March 23, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 (the Order) requiring that all non-essential businesses cease in-person activities. The Order includes an exception for operations employing “critical infrastructure workers.” Under the Order, Pettibone is an excepted business.

JCB’S UK Factory Joins Global Call To Action Over Ventilator Shortage

Date: 31-03-2020 / Author: fmotz

JCB in the United Kingdom is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the Coronavirus crisis in order to join the global effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced today.

JCB received a direct appeal from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month to help plug the national ventilator shortage and to help save lives of Coronavirus patients. Following the approach, JCB Chairman Lord Bamford promised to help in any way the company could and immediately mobilized a research and engineering team to examine potential ways to assist.

COVID-19: Manitou Group maintains the closure of its manufacturing operations in Europe and India

Date: 31-03-2020 / Author: fmotz

In the context of a still very serious health crisis, and in accordance with recommendations or regulatory
obligations, the Manitou group is maintaining the closure of its manufacturing activities in France, Italy and India.


The group is actively working on preparing for the reopening of the sites. It will not be possible to reopen the sites
before the second half of April. The re-start will be gradual, in order to integrate the implementation of sanitary
measures and to reactivate the entire supply chain.

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