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  • CBI debuts 6400CT Horizontal Grinder and presents Frontline Machinery with the 2019 Dealer of the Year Award at September Factory Forum

    Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) premiered the 6400CT Horizontal Grinder and Chipper at the 2019 Factory Forum in Newton, New Hampshire. The 6400CT processed steel contaminated railroad ties along with a mix of construction and demolition debris to headline the range of environmental equipment at the show.

    “The 6400CT’s patented cassette-style rotor is a great example of CBI’s customer-driven product development,” said George Wilcox, Director of Sales and Marketing at CBI & Ecotec – Americas. “This is an excellent machine for customers who demand productivity, reliability, and versatility without compromise.”

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    Oct 16, 2019 - 20 minutes ago

  • Peterbilt Delivers First Medium Duty Electric Model 220EV To Frito-Lay

    Peterbilt Motors Company announced the delivery of the first Peterbilt Model 220EV to Frito-Lay. Six battery electric Model 220EV medium-duty trucks will be used by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division as part of its Modesto, California, Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project (ZANZEFF) announced on October 3. 

    “Peterbilt continues to lead the charge in electric commercial vehicle development. With Frito-Lay’s Model 220EV, Peterbilt will have 15 battery electric trucks in three applications – city delivery, regional haul and refuse—in customers’ hands running real routes and collecting real world validation data,” said Jason Skoog, PACCAR Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager.

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    Oct 16, 2019 - an hour ago


    Tigercat acquires ROI, gaining foothold in material processing sector.

    Effective September 30 2019, Tigercat Industries Inc. based in Ontario, Canada completed the purchase of Ragnar Original Innovations (ROI) located in New Hampshire, USA. The company, founded by Anders Ragnarsson, currently manufactures material processing machinery used in the construction, forestry and recycling industries.

    Tigercat is pleased to welcome Anders and his talented staff to the Tigercat team. They bring decades of experience and expertise in the design and manufacture of material processing machinery, broadening Tigercat’s range of capabilities within the marketplace. Anders has assumed the role of VP Material Processing Products. He and his team will continue to operate from their Chester, New Hampshire location until a new facility in Freemont, New Hampshire ­– currently under construction – is completed.

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    Oct 15, 2019 - 21 hours ago

  • Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation Named by WIT

    — Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), announces the recipients of the 2019 “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation.” According to Ellen Voie, president and CEO of WIT, the magazine created the award in 2018 to support part of WIT’s mission to promote the accomplishments of companies that are focused on the employment of women in the trucking industry.

    According to Brian Everett, publisher of Redefining the Road, there are several key features that distinguish companies recognized on this list, including: corporate cultures that foster gender diversity; competitive compensation and benefits; flexible hours and work requirements; professional development opportunities; and career advancement opportunities.

    “The second year in existence, this award is driven by the marketplace, and the sheer number of individuals in the industry who participated in the process is incredible,” said Everett. More than 150 nominations were received, and nearly 11,000 votes were cast to identify the companies named to the list, according to Everett.

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    Oct 15, 2019 - 21 hours ago

  • The Volvo Group passes the milestone of one million connected customer assets for increased sustainability, uptime and safety

    The Volvo Group has delivered more than one million connected customer assets, in terms of delivered trucks, buses, and construction equipment. The large amount of data collected is used to improve productivity by increasing vehicle and machine uptime, reducing emissions and noise, as well as improving traffic and site safety.

    “The connected solutions bring increased vehicle and construction equipment uptime for our customers, better safety for drivers, operators and other road users – and of course – less emissions of carbon dioxide. The first million connected assets is only the start, we are committed to remain a leader in this field,” says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group.

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    Oct 15, 2019 - 21 hours ago

  • The Furious Five Components That Help Machine Control Systems Click

    The connectivity ecosystem is growing. Here we take a deeper look at the top five components that are helping machines do more.

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    Oct 15, 2019 - 22 hours ago

  • First Poppy Presented To Canada’s Governor-General

    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, received the symbolic First Poppy from The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, in Ottawa on Oct 15th. As Viceregal Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, Ms. Payette accepted the red poppy and pinned additional poppies to the lapels of Veterans in attendance. The Legion’s 2019 National Poppy Campaign begins each year on the last Friday in October.

    “We salute our nation’s Governor General who leads the way each year by accepting the First Poppy so that millions may follow her example,” says Irvine. “With the red poppy this year, we also mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day which eventually led to the end of the war in Europe.”

    During the presentation at Rideau Hall, the 2019 digital poppy was unveiled, the second year for this virtual option. People who donate online will receive a digital poppy that can include the name of a Veteran being honoured, and can be shared on social media. People are invited to visit starting on October 25. This year, the online initiative is supported by HomeEquity Bank. Canadians living abroad and donors around the world can also take part in the 2019 campaign.

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    Oct 15, 2019 - yesterday

  • Suncor Energy To Invest $1.4 Billion In Low-Carbon Power Cogeneration At Its Oil Sands Base Plant

    All financial figures are in Canadian dollars  

    • Delivers superior returns and a significant contributor to the company’s goal of growing incremental free funds flow by $2 billion by 2023
    • Suncor’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with steam production at Base Plant will be reduced by approximately 25%
    • GHG emissions in the province of Alberta will be reduced by approximately 2.5 megatonnes per year

    Suncor is replacing its coke-fired boilers with two cogeneration units at its Oil Sands Base Plant. The cogeneration units will provide reliable steam generation required for Suncor’s extraction and upgrading operations and generate 800 megawatts (MW) of power. The power will be transmitted to Alberta’s grid, providing reliable, baseload, low-carbon power, equivalent to approximately 8% of Alberta’s current electricity demand. This project will increase demand for clean natural gas from Western Canada.

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    Oct 15, 2019 - yesterday

  • SMS Equipment and Wirtgen Group of Companies Mutually Terminate Distribution Agreement

    Wirtgen America, Inc. and SMS Equipment, Inc. have mutually agreed to terminate the distribution agreement for Wirtgen Group products (Wirtgen, Hamm, Vogele and Kleemann). SMS will no longer be an authorized Wirtgen Group dealer after November 30, 2019, will no longer be a Wirtgen Group-authorized service center after January 31, 2020, and will no longer be an authorized dealer of Wirtgen Group OEM parts after February 28, 2020. The Wirtgen Group and SMS are committed to ensuring that this transition is smooth and not disruptive. As this transition occurs, the Wirtgen Group and SMS will remain in communication to make this as seamless as possible.

    If, after the effective date of termination, there are any questions about the sale, service, or warranty of a Wirtgen Group product, or if there is any need to speak with a Wirtgen Group representative, please contact Wirtgen America at 615-501-0600.

    Thank you for your loyalty to both SMS and the Wirtgen Group.

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    Oct 11, 2019 - 4 days ago

  • SMS Equipment Announces New Dealership Agreements with BOMAG and Cemen Tech

    SMS Equipment Inc., the leading industry provider of road construction equipment across Canada, announced dealership agreements today with two world-class manufacturers: BOMAG and Cemen Tech, Inc.

    SMS Equipment will sell and support BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and construction beginning December 1, 2019.  Effective immediately, SMS Equipment will also sell and support Cemen Tech mobile concrete mixers, stationary concrete mixers, and cement storage silos for roadbuilding and construction.

    These dealership agreements expand SMS Equipment’s road construction product offerings across its 38-branch Canada-wide network and pave the way for growth in the Canadian roadbuilding and construction market. 

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    Oct 11, 2019 - 4 days ago

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