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  • Craig Stewart Has Joined Van-Ed Equipment Ltd

    On February 11, 2019 Van-Ed Equipment Ltd. announced that Craig Stewart had joined the team as General Manager.  Along with the President, Rick Thompson, Craig will oversee the sales, rentals, parts, service, and operations based at our Port Kells facility in Surrey, B.C.


    “My objectives in this role will be to build on our already successful infrastructure and customer relationships in the industry, leveraging our engaged team of staff, social media, technology, and my previous experience to better serve our diverse customer base.  I’ll be working closely with our key customers in 2019, as we look to grow the business both this year and beyond.”


    Craig will report to the President, Rick Thompson.  “I’ve brought Craig onboard to help us continue our plan of steady growth, leveraging his 12+ years’ of expertise in the heavy equipment industry, as well as his skills in business and technology.  Craig has also spent many years forming solid industry relationships with several key associations, such as the B.C. Landscape & Nursery Association (BCLNA) and the Association of Equipment Distributors of B.C. (AED).  We’ll be looking to expand Van-Ed’s relationships in this space, and Craig will help drive this for us.  We’ve been in business for 32 years, and Craig will be an integral part in leading and growing the team moving forward.  Craig is a strong leader, and I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of our Van-Ed Equipment team.”

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    Feb 19, 2019 - 7 hours ago

  • New tutorial available for mariners to help protect whales in B.C. waters

    Vancouver, B.C. – In advance of World Whale Day on February 16, BC Ferries and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have launched a tutorial for mariners to build awareness of local whale species and how to identify them, and provide navigational strategies to reduce potential interactions between ships and whales in B.C. waters.

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    Feb 15, 2019 - 4 days ago

  • Woman-Owned Trucking Company Finds A Niche With Site Prep And Paving Contractors

    Female truckers comprise just 7 percent of all truck drivers nationwide, but in Ellie Hinds Smithson’s family female truckers are in the majority.

    “I come from a long line of female truck drivers,” says Smithson, the owner of ERS Trucking based in Snohomish, Wash. “My grandmother drove a potato truck and transit bus. My mother drove a dump truck. I have two sisters who both have a CDL (Commercial Drivers License). One is an ice road hauler in Alaska and another drives for Boeing.”

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Bandit Adds Pronar Trommels And Stackers To Lineup

    Bandit Industries is proud to announce that it will offer select

    trommel screens and conveyor stackers manufactured by Poland-based company, Pronar, Sp. z

    o.o.

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Navistar Awards Top Suppliers With Diamond Supplier Status

    Recently Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. Exclusive to the top two percent of the company’s supplier base, this select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery, technology and cost.

    “The companies we recognize with the Diamond Supplier Award stand out from the rest for the outstanding level of support they provide in helping us deliver the highest level of quality and value to our customers,” said Dave McKean, chief procurement officer, Navistar. “These suppliers have earned this recognition by demonstrating a shared, unwavering commitment to quality, customer value, cost-effectiveness and innovation.”

    2018 was a significant year for Navistar; marked by its re-entry into the Class 4/5 market with the International CV Series, increased market penetration for the International A26 engine and continued growth in market share for its vehicles. Much of this success can be tied to the close partnerships the company has with the suppliers it is recognizing with this award.

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Volvo Looks To The Electric Future At Bauma 2019

    Visitors to this year’s bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany, will be given a glimpse into the technological future as Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) looks at Building Tomorrow, showcasing its latest machines and integrated services.

    Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at bauma 2019 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services. The companies’ participation at the show is much more than a static display – it’s a live event. Under the theme of Building Tomorrow, Volvo’s 2,293m2 indoor stand in Hall C6 and 5,870m2 outdoor stand at FM714 will be a non-stop interactive performance featuring the complete product and service portfolio, for today, tomorrow and well into the future.

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Peterbilt Recognizes Top Performing Dealers Of 2018

    Peterbilt Motors Company honoured its top performing dealers with various awards at the 2019 Peterbilt Dealer Meeting. Dealers awarded for top performance in specific categories include:

    • Red Oval Dealer of the Year; Hunter Peterbilt

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Registration Now Open for Canada North Resources Expo 2019

    Registration Now Open for
    Canada North Resources Expo 2019

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    Feb 14, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Kenworth Announces Sourcewell Cooperative Government Purchase And Pricing Program For 2019

    Kenworth Truck Company is offering the Sourcewell Cooperative Government Purchase and Pricing Program for 2019. The special program expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6, 7 and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 Sourcewell members throughout the United States and Canada. 

    Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA) creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies, which include government, education and non-profit agencies. Cooperative contract use is a growing trend for governmental purchases thanks to its competitively awarded contracts, simple process, and time and money saving benefits.  

    As part of the Sourcewell bid process, responses from truck manufacturing and supply companies are evaluated against multiple criteria to assure member agencies get the best value when making purchase decisions. The criteria includes considerations such as variety of products and services offered, marketplace success, pricing, and value added attributes. More information is available at www.sourcewell-mn.gov

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    Feb 13, 2019 - 6 days ago

  • World Premiere of Great Bear Rainforest Documentary Tonight in Vancouver

    On the remote Pacific shores of Canada lies earth’s largest coastal temperate rainforest, an almost fairy-tale-like chain of granite domes and thickly forested islands, spiked with ancient red cedar trees, carved through by crystal-clear, salmon-rich rivers and bursting with one-of-a-kind natural phenomena.

    This primeval land hosts not only some of the world’s most enchanting animals, but also a rare white bear that is neither polar bear nor albino but a “spirit bear,” a black bear with a vanilla coat so mystically beautiful it is revered by the First Nations people who have lived among the bears and protected them for millennia.

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    Feb 13, 2019 - 6 days ago

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