Construction Industry Reaches Out To Help Victims in Chile and Haiti

JCB Pledges $100,000 Worth Of Support For Chilean Quake Victims

JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford today pledged assistance worth $100,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster.

He is donating a 3C backhoe loader complete with attachments and spare parts to help with reconstruction efforts in the country’s second city Concepcion that was hit by last weekend’s 8.8-magnitude quake, which has killed more than 700 people. About 1.5 million homes were also damaged in the earthquake and initial estimates put the cost of rebuilding at between $15bn and $30bn.

JCB – which has a backhoe factory in Brazil – is supplying the machine through its Chilean dealer Derco, which is also making available free-of-charge a fleet of used machinery for the authorities to use in rebuilding efforts. Derco’s HQ in the Capital Santiago – 270 miles away from Concepcion – have been severely damaged by the quake while their premises in Concepcion appear to be largely unaffected.

Sir Anthony said: “This is one of the most powerful earthquakes on record and it has had a catastrophic effect on Concepcion. I hope in some small part our donation will contribute to the rebuilding effort and help some of those people whose lives have been turned upside down by this disaster.”

Earlier this year JCB donated equipment worth $150,000 to help the disaster relief effort in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that killed around 220,000 people.

HYUNDAI CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AMERICAS Donates Four Additional R110-7 Excavators To The Earthquake Relief Efforts In Haiti.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. and Hyundai Heavy Industries have finalized the donation of a total of five R110-7 Crawler Excavators to the nation of Haiti in support of their Earthquake Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction efforts.

The first R110-7A arrived in Haiti in February and has been working ever since. Two more R110-7 will arrive the beginning of next week.  These machines will be equipment with Bucket Thumbs donated by the Werk-Brau Company.  The final two R110-7 machines will arrive the week of the March 15th.

Hyundai’s commitment and donation to the Haitian relief effort is one of the largest by any construction equipment manufacturer to date.

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