This issue of The Construction Index magazine is dominated by one event – the forthcoming Plantworx equipment show at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
Two years ago, when the UK construction industry was just setting out on its road to recovery, the inaugural Plantworx show took place at Stoneleigh and, after the ravages of recession, the feeling of optimism among exhibitors and visitors alike was palpable.
Plantworx filled a space left by SED – Reed Business Information’s annual plant show which died a death in 2010 after more than 40 years. SED, together with the publications that spawned it (Plant Manager’s Journal and Contract Journal) was a highly symbolic casualty of the worst recession the UK industry has known.
Plantworx was launched into a very different environment, and not just one of optimism as opposed to doom. The industry, and the equipment itself, is leaner, more efficient and more productive than pre-recession; innovation is alive and well in the construction plant sector. And there’s plenty of work around too.
Plantworx is a celebration of all that – and worth celebrating in its own right.
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