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  • Steelworks Service Provider Relies Completely On Sennebogen Electric Material Handlers

    Innovation, safety and a reliable partner - that is what was important to the owner of Steelage, Jörgen Sassen. "We have been working with SENNEBOGEN for a few years now. We were looking for the perfect balance in terms of price, performance, productivity and reliability that others in the market were not offering." They finally found the perfect match with their local SENNEBOGEN dealer.

    The new SENNEBOGEN E Series machines, painted in the company livery, really stand out. They have been a permanent fixture at mill service specialists Steelage since the beginning of 2018. Steelage, has been operating at Ostrava, the largest steelworks in the Czech Republic and is located in the heart of the third largest Czech town since the 1950s. Steelage, working exclusively with SENNEBOGEN since their first days of operation, has become indispensable as their internal scrap logistics expert, handling on average 120,000 tons a month.

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    Jun 25, 2019 - yesterday

  • Drone Regulations: Everything You Need To Know

    From adjusting weight limits on lifts to limiting emissions on equipment, regulations are focusing on the future. One new regulation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is changing the equipment that hovers over the jobsite and it’s not surprising how quickly your company is going to have to adapt. Drones are on the rise and as contractors seeking to use these highly effective flying machines, you need to know what the regulations say and how it will impact your operation from the moment they take off.

    Opportunities in the Sky

    The drones market is forecasted to reach $22.15 billion globally by 2022, according to a report by Stratistics MRC. The drone market is growing for a number of reasons. Drones lower the cost of continuous surveillance, monitoring, and patrolling. Patrolling and surveillance data can be intelligently captured and transmitted in realtime instead of with a feedback loop.

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    Jun 25, 2019 - yesterday

  • The Brandt Group of Companies has announced that they have been named the exclusive dealer for American Augers and their Trencor subsidiary brand across Canada.

    American Augers has been a fixture in the underground utilities and pipeline industry across North America for over 50 years. Adding the full line of American Augers and Trencor products to Brandt's existing Ditch Witch offering improves Canadian support and distribution for a comprehensive lineup of underground construction equipment – the largest in the industry.  

    "The addition of these lines is an important step for Brandt and the Canadian drilling industry," says Brandt President and CEO, Shaun Semple. "It means that contractors can now get the biggest, most powerful equipment for any job from one dealer."

    Canadian contractors will now have easier access to the largest equipment available, from auger boring machines with up to 1,200,000lbs of maximum thrust, to industry-leading directional drills with up to 100,000ft-lbs of maximum torque.

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    Jun 25, 2019 - yesterday

  • 2019 APNA Truck Show

    Now that the hustle and bustle of the 2019 APNA Truck Show has died down, we wanted to once again thank you for making the event a great success. For the locals, your commute was hopefully easy on all days, and for those from out of town, we hope your journeys back home were stress free and relaxing.

    The 2019 APNA Truck Show was a huge success and it proved once again to be the largest and most attended trucking event in Western Canada. As in the past, the show booths were spectacular, offering visitors a lot to see and learn. And this year, the APNA Truck Show was a sold out event with respect to booth space; so thank you once again for your confidence.

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    Jun 25, 2019 - yesterday

  • GFL Infrastructure Group Adds Liebherr R 950 High Reach Demolition Excavator To Fleet

    • Machine was featured at National Demolition Association Demolition Rockies 2019
    • Company will put new R 950 into service on hospital teardown project in Toronto

    The landscape in Toronto is changing, and GFL Infrastructure Group is helping to reshape the skyline of Canada’s largest city. The company recently expanded its equipment fleet by adding a Liebherr R 950 High Reach Demolition Excavator.

    GFL Infrastructure Group provides demolition and hazardous materials abatement services through its demolition division, which employs about 150 people. The company has decades of experience in the industrial and commercial sectors, and a full range of specialized equipment.

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    Jun 19, 2019 - 7 days ago

  • Project Learning Tree Canada Applauds Updated Federal Government Strategy To Address Barriers To Youth Employment

    Streamlined federal program will ensure Canadian youth are supported and empowered in finding meaningful employment in diverse sectors

    Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) applauds the federal government for modernizing and streamlining its Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program to better meet the needs of young people seeking jobs in today’s challenging labour market. PLT Canada is pleased to see that today’s announcement aims to address the specific needs of youth facing socio-economic and educational barriers to joining the workforce.

    “The modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy strongly aligns with PLT Canada’s mission and objectives of providing youth with practical training and diverse employment opportunities that benefit the community, the economy and the environment,” said PLT Canada President Kathy Abusow. “By expanding the program to provide ongoing support for young Canadians to overcome barriers with services like mentorship and tools to help them understand a diversity of educational and career pathways, the government is ensuring that youth employment remains a priority and that young Canadians will be empowered to find good-quality jobs and pursue meaningful and rewarding careers.”

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    Jun 13, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • Coastal Naturalists Return To BC Ferries For The Summer

    Educational program expands to offer more presentations than ever before

    What grows in a kelp forest? Where can you find a clam garden? Do salmon have superpowers? Customers travelling with BC Ferries can learn the answers to these and other questions this summer with the return of the popular Coastal Naturalist Program.

    From June 14 through September 4, enthusiastic Coastal Naturalists will be on board select vessels and at several terminals to present a free 20-minute educational program for customers of all ages. Visitors and locals alike will learn about the world beneath the waves, find out more about B.C.’s wildlife, marine life, geography, culture and history.

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    Jun 13, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • Sandvik Creates First 3D Printed Diamond Composite

    Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. While this diamond does not sparkle, it is perfect for a wide range of industrial uses. This super-hard material can be 3D printed in highly complex shapes and can revolutionize the way industry uses the hardest natural material on the planet.

    Diamond is harder than anything else in nature. It is a key component in a large range of wear resistant tools in industry, from mining and drilling to machining and also medical implants. Since 1953 it has been possible to produce synthetic diamond, but since it’s so hard and complicated to machine, it is almost impossible to form complex shapes.

    By using additive manufacturing, Sandvik has managed to 3D-print diamond composites which can be formed in almost any shape. This opens the possibility of using it in applications that were previously considered impossible.

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    Jun 12, 2019 - 13 days ago

  • CP Takes Advantage Of Strategic Land Holdings; Celebrates The Official Opening Of Vancouver Automotive Compound

    Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) is using its strategic land holdings to support sustainable, profitable growth and alleviate capacity and congestion issues for automakers shipping to and from Vancouver with the opening of its new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC).

    [Jonathan Wahba, CP Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Intermodal and Automotive and Tim Quesnel, Ford Canada Regional Sales Manager – Vehicle Sales Western Market Area cut the ribbon at the new Vancouver Auto Compound. (CNW Group/Canadian Pacific)]

    The VAC is in a prime location to handle vehicles made in North America for distribution in British Columbia, northern Washington State and parts of Alberta, as well as vehicles imported through the Port of Vancouver.

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    Jun 12, 2019 - 13 days ago

  • High Tech Is Getting The Cummins Diesel Special Back To Indianapolis

    by Blair Claflin, Director of Sustainability Communications

    The No. 28 Cummins Diesel Special was the technology wonder of its day. More than six decades later, high technology is helping get the record-setting race car back on the track that made it famous.

    The Cummins Diesel Special’s triumphant return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway started with a successful 2017 appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

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    Jun 12, 2019 - 14 days ago

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