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Supply Post Industry News - October, 2010

  • Mythbusters Gear Up With An Eco-Friendly Freightliner Hybrid Electric Truck

    Freightliner Trucks delivered a 2010 Freightliner Business Class® M2 106 Hybrid dry van truck to Discovery Channel’s MythBusters: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. The San Francisco-based show is one of Discovery Channel’s highest-ranked programs, and the Freightliner vehicle will haul the show’s equipment to support the production of new episodes.

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    Oct 25, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Celebrating B.C.’S Natural Gas & Petroleum Success

    B.C. is celebrating Oil and Gas Week, in recognition of the important contributions the natural gas and petroleum sector makes to the economy, local communities and families throughout the province, announced Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

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    Oct 24, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • BC Responds To Softwood Lumber Arbitration

    Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell issued the following statement in response to the U.S. government’s request for consultations with Canada under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement with regard to British Columbia’s timber pricing policies.

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    Oct 24, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • ATA Strongly Supports The Freight FOCUS Act Of 2010

    The American Trucking Associations is proud to lend its support to the Freight FOCUS Act of 2010, introduced by Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.). The legislation would address critical freight transportation needs, focusing resources on the nation's most important goods movement corridors. Rather than draw resources from the depleted Highway Trust Fund, much of the funding would come from additional user fees paid by those modes which benefit from projects funded through a competitive process administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Furthermore, the bill makes sure that revenue is distributed according to each mode's financial contribution to the program. “This legislation will go a long way toward addressing critical bottlenecks on our nation's most important highway corridors,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “These chokepoints cost the trucking industry tens of billions of dollars each year, and force trucks to waste a tremendous amount of fuel. With Congresswoman Richardson's help, we can begin to fix these problem areas, which will reduce shipping costs and lower emissions from all vehicles.”

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    Oct 22, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Korea's Largest Heat And Power Plant To Feature GE Technology

    GE has received contracts totaling more than $450 million to supply advanced technology equipment and services for the largest combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Korea. The deal closed in the second quarter of 2010. The 833-megawatt Oseong Combined-Cycle power plant currently under construction, is located in Pyeongtaek, about 60 kilometers south of Seoul, will help Korea meet a growing demand for heat, air conditioning and energy while also supporting the country’s emissions reduction targets.

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    Oct 17, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Long Boom Sets All-Terrain Crane At The Top Of Its Class

    Manitowoc’s Crane Expo demonstration event held at the Shady Grove, Pa. facility marked the U.S. debut of the Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane. This crane combines some of the strongest lift capabilities in its class with an extremely long 262 ft boom.

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    Oct 15, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Siemens To Expand Transformer Service

    Siemens Energy held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building on the site of its transformer manufacturing plant in Nuremberg. With this investment totaling EUR14 million the Energy location will expand its world leadership in transformer technology. The new building covering an area of 2500 square meters will become a Service Center for Transformer Lifecycle Management (TLM) with operations focusing on Europe. Within the framework of TLM old power transformers of all ratings and brands will be repaired and overhauled, and made ready for further periods in service. Transformer operators will thus have an economic and technically interesting alternative for extending the lifecycle of their transformers. The Transformer Service Center in the new building is scheduled to start operations in July 2011.

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    Oct 4, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • BCTA Offers Reward For Tips Leading To Arrest In Unprovoked Attack On “Good Samaritan” Truck Driver Alex Fraser

    The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) who attacked and severely beat Monarch Transport driver Alex Fraser on September 24, 2010, on the Yellowhead Highway just north of Blue River, BC. BCTA urges anyone with information to contact: the Valemont RCMP by phone (250-566-4466) or fax (250-566-9964); their local RCMP detachment; or, if anonymity is preferred or the BC Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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    Oct 3, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • New Telsmith H2238 Hydra-Jaw Model Offers Lower Operating Costs For Wheeled & Track-Mobile Units

    The new Telsmith H2238 is the latest addition to its Hydra-Jaw™ Series which is the result of advanced jaw crusher technology that offers lower operating costs, increased uptime and production capacity, streamlined operation and maintenance, and greater safety. The new Hydra-Jaw H2238 (as well as the previously introduced H2550) addresses reduced operating costs through a unique hydraulic toggle system which features a heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder that is custom-engineered for crushing applications. The unit’s innovative hydraulic adjustment, relief and clearing systems eliminate costly downtime and prevent component damage, while also protecting workers from risks typically associated with the operation and maintenance of older jaw crusher models. Importantly, the H2238 is engineered with a Pitman Lockout Pin that locks the Pitman in the forward position, allowing the toggle to be retracted and lowered away for maintenance in one safe, simple operation. Ideally suited to the needs of the portable crushing contractor, the FEA-designed H2238 (with a 22-in x 38-in jaw opening) is easy to install on wheeled or track-mobile units.

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    Oct 1, 2010 - 8 years ago

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