Big crowds expected at Plantworx

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This year’s Plantworx is expected to be the biggest yet, with 15,000 visitors expected over the three-day event.

The UK’s largest construction equipment machinery exhibition is three weeks away and the Construction Equipment Association has confirmed the show has 386 exhibitors committed, with 160 doing so for the first time.

The Leicestershire site is equivalent to the size of all 20 Premiership soccer pitches added together and visitor pre-registration is up by 25% compared with the last event two years ago.

Colin Evison, head of innovation at Bam Nuttall, said, “Plantworx presents contractors with a vast array of the latest construction plant and equipment on display and being demonstrated all in one place. It enables us to keep up to date on the very latest additions to the construction industry so that we may continually improve the way we deliver and maintain infrastructure.”

Highways England will be on-site and will be actively recruiting apprentices, trainees and operators to work on UK-based projects.

Paul Whitehead, who leads Highways England’s plant community group, said, “Growing our own talent will play a vital part in shaping Highways England and developing a high-performing organization. As a government company with capital funding certainty over five years, our supply chain has the confidence to invest in the people to make them capable of delivering what is a huge amount of work.”

May 19, 2017

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