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  • CASE Introduces All-New Precision Laser Grading Box Attachment

    CASE Construction Equipment has announced the first precision-enabled attachment for CASE skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs) — the new CASE Laser Grading Box. Ideal for concrete subgrade, athletic fields, parking lots, driveways, equestrian arenas and other fine-grading applications, the CASE Laser Grading Box creates highly precise finish grades to within 1/10th of an inch.

    With a reversible cutting edge on all sides, the grading box’s unique push-pull design grades moving forward or in reverse to utilize the maneuverability of a skid steer/CTL and increase productivity. The hydraulic valve system adjusts the grading box, providing operators with smooth and accurate performance even in tough environments.

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    Dec 10, 2018 - 13 hours ago

  • FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System Sets New Record With Latest Industry Milestone

    Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer announced the FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously. The FrontRunner system has now hauled more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.

    Since its first commercial deployment in 2008 at CODELCO’s Gabriela Mistral (Gaby) copper mine in Chile, the FrontRunner AHS has experienced exponential growth in cumulative production, breaking the one billion tons mark in 2016 and the 1.5 billion tons mark in late 2017. This has been accomplished with more than 130 trucks in operation to date. An additional 150 trucks will deploy to the Canadian oil sands over the next seven years.

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    Dec 10, 2018 - 16 hours ago

  • Rick Hansen Foundation Awards YVR Highest Certification for Accessibility

    Vancouver International Airport (YVR) received the ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. YVR is the first airport to receive the rating and is the highest rated building in the program.

    “This year, YVR will welcome a record 25 million passengers and for us it’s very important that every one of these passengers has a seamless and comfortable airport experience,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Accessibility is one of our top priorities and is a key part of our success as a world-class hub. Gold Certification from the Rick Hansen Foundation is a testament to our ongoing efforts to better serve our passengers, partners and communities—and is a milestone we are very proud of.” 

    Rick Hansen, Founder and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation said: “I’m proud to congratulate YVR on being the first airport to achieve ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. I’ve watched YVR systematically make progress on accessibility over many decades. People with visible and invisible disabilities experience accessibility challenges every day and with record numbers of passengers travelling through Canada’s airports, it's critical that these spaces meet everyone's needs. I hope YVR and Craig’s leadership inspires other transport hubs around the world to take steps in becoming more accessible and inclusive for travellers of all ages and abilities.”

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    Dec 7, 2018 - 3 days ago

  • John Deere Unveils All-New 655K And 755K Crawler Loaders Equipped With Final Tier 4 Engine Technology

    Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deere announces the introduction of the 655K and 755K Final Tier 4 crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along with lower daily operating costs. Designed and manufactured in Dubuque, Iowa, the 655K and 755K feature familiar designs, systems and components consistent with other product lines throughout the John Deere crawler family.  

    “Keeping customers top-of-mind, our goal is to provide fleet managers and operators with equipment capable of maximizing efficiency on all fronts,” said Nathan Horstman, product marketing manager, crawler loaders, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The 655K and 755K exemplify our commitment to producing equipment featuring industry-leading technology engineered to minimize downtime and grant users an innovative, reliable crawler loader solution.”

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • CHANGE THE FUTURE OF MINING!

    #DisruptMining: Accelerating the pace of mining innovation

    The mining industry today is collaborating and investing in technology and innovation like never before. Our sights are set on the future of the industry, with #DisruptMining accelerating innovation in mining.

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • Life-Saving Coast Guard Needs More Independence, Stable Funding

    Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers save an average of 15 lives every day and are responsible for monitoring millions of square kilometres of some of the harshest marine conditions in the world.

    Yet the Canadian Coast Guard — which leads maritime search and rescue operations — is hampered by its position within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, which leaves it at the mercy of the department for funding and prevents it from receiving long-term sustainable capital funding.

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • “Big Lift” at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa #4 Shaft

    The skyline of Kirkland Lake changed recently when the 213 foot tall concrete headframe for Kirkland Lake Gold’s new Macassa #4 shaft was slip formed in just 10 days. Another significant event in the #4 shaft construction occurred when the team of Cementation, Tesc, Anmar, Northern Equipment, Niiwin GP, Shaba Testing, Peter Bull, MDB Mining, the Ontario Provincial Police and Kirkland Lake Gold carried out the lift and placement of the shaft sinking Galloway and the equipping deck into the shaft collar through the top of the headframe.

    The lift started with the single drop deck that was attached to the bottom of the main Galloway once it was lowered into the #4 shaft. The Galloway, over 100 tons and 85 feet long, had to be lifted over the top of the 213 foot high headframe and lowered blindly into an exact position below surface in the shaft collar. The crane cables were extended 415 feet from the tip of the boom to the final position of the Galloway where the steel work platform was secured to the concrete walls of the shaft. A Liebherr 750 tonne crane was used to carry out the lift. Custom designed rigging was fabricated to ensure evenly distributed weight and a plumb (vertical) load for all three lifts. The lift commenced at approximately 3:00 p.m. and by 7:30 p.m. the Galloway had been secured in the shaft, weight had been transferred, and as Cementation’s Tom Wadey put it, “The Eagle has landed.” To give you an idea of the scale and uniqueness of the job, when the lift was explained to a veteran crane operator with over 40 years of experience he said “This one should make the cover of Crane Monthly!”

    Well done Macassa #4 shaft team and a special thank you to Kirkland Lake Gold for their support making it all possible.

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • AME ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARD WINNERS

    Leaders in Mineral Exploration and Mine Development to be Recognized at AME Roundup Awards Gala

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    Dec 6, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • SENNEBOGEN Log-Handler Helps Edgewood Mill Keep “Up” With New Sawline

    Everything is on the up & up at the Edgewood sawmill, here in central Saskatchewan. The brand new Linck sawline is ramping up to full production. Yield from its processed wood is up 20%. And, thanks to a new SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T log-handler, summer stockpiles are stacked up higher than ever before.

    When the current owners, C&C Resources Inc., bought the former Weyerhaeuser property in 2009, the mill had been shuttered for five years. In 2016, the firm committed to a $25 million upgrade, highlighted by the installation of Canada’s first German-built Linck sawline in over 20 years. The equipment on the site was already aging out when the site was closed. The goal for the new Edgewood Forest Products was to upgrade to current technology, become more efficient and to take on the larger-diameter round wood available in the region.

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    Dec 5, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • The Federal Government Gives The Green Light To China At Expense Of Middle-Class Construction Workers

    It has been reported that the Canadian Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, has indicated a strong support towards granting LNG Canada a waiver on anti-dumping duties for fabricated structural steel. If granted, LNG Canada, a joint venture that includes PetroChina, will undermine Canadian construction and industrial workers by giving Canada’s largest infrastructure project in history to China—a proven dumping and subsidizing nation.

    “It’s shocking that the Canadian government would be so willing to allow and encourage the use of illegally dumped and subsidized fabricated steel, especially because the spin-off effect will see all trades suffer,” says Ed Whalen, President & CEO of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC). “Our federal government has been sold a bill of goods and are taking it hook, line and sinker. To take such an important project away from Canadians is a crime. We can build complex naval ships on both coasts, but we can’t build construction modules of smaller size and complexity? It’s insane.”

    As we wait on the pending approval of LNG Canada’s request from Minister Morneau, all Canadian industrial construction jobs are at risk. Thousands of Canadian industrial construction workers in plants and on sites will be passed on if the Canadian government gives the waiver to LNG Canada and allows them to sole source from China. LNG Canada is looking to offshore almost their entire project in Kitimat, B.C., worth $40 billion, by using a construction model called modularization.

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    Dec 5, 2018 - 5 days ago

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