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Supply Post Industry News - March, 2010

  • New Hultdins Web Site

    Hultdins Inc. is the North American division of Hultdins System AB, a company founded in Northern Sweden in 1928. Hultdins is one of the world’s manufacturers of grapples, chain saw systems, and accessories for forestry as well as other heavy equipment industries.

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    Mar 31, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Ritchie Bros. Co-Founder Sells His Apoise megayacht For US$46 Million In Unreserved Grand Cayman Auction

    Dave Ritchie, co-founder of Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, sold the megayacht Apoise for more than (euro) 34 million (US$46 million) at a Ritchie Bros. unreserved public auction. The sale of Apoise broke the Company's record for the highest value auction lot ever sold. Previous to the Apoise auction, the Company's record was a US$8.5 million asphalt plant and surrounding real estate sold in Illinois in 2005.

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    Mar 30, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Kubota On Tour

    Kubota Canada Ltd., of Markham, ON is pleased to announce their newest marketing initiative called the Kubota On Tour (KOT) Mobile Marketing Platform. This specially designed, interactive, one-of-a-kind vehicle will be travelling coast to coast to support Kubota dealer special events and trade shows nationwide, beginning in Abbotsford, B.C. on April 8th, 2010.

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    Mar 21, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Mack Top Exporter Of Trucks From North America In 2009

    Mack Trucks, Inc. finished 2009 as the leading exporter of heavy-duty North American trucks. Mack had nearly one-third of total truck exports from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to countries outside North America, with a 30.8% market share.

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    Mar 19, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Fuel Cell Technology From Secretive Startup Light On Details

    Silicon Valley's most closely watched startups. Since its founding in 2001, it has been remarkably secretive about its technology. The lack of details, even in the official launch Wednesday of Bloom Energy's first product, concerned some experts. They said it's not possible yet to measure the true cost of generating power using a Bloom box and to determine whether Bloom Energy's technology is substantially different from that of other fuel-cell companies. "I would try to take a healthy dose of skepticism. What they have demonstrated is they have these systems and they have been able to deploy them," said Bryan Pivovar, fuel cell group manager of the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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    Mar 16, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • CNC Quesnel Offers New Horticulture Program

    CNC Quesnel is offering a Horticulture Technician foundation level program, the first of its kind offered in northern B.C.

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    Mar 15, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Canada-Quebec Investment In Gatineau To Bring Water Treatment Plant Up To Standard

    The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Pontiac, acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for Canada Economic Development, joined Laurent Lessard, Quebec Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, accompanied by Norman MacMillan, Minister for Transport and Member of the National Assembly for Papineau, in announcing that the City of Gatineau will receive $21,582,476 in joint government financial assistance under the Large Urban Centres Component of the Building Canada Fund – Quebec for wastewater disinfection at the Gatineau sector treatment plant.

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    Mar 14, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Hybrid Electrification: Learn The Basics

    As construction equipment owners seek lower operating costs, lower emissions and better returns on their machine investments, hybrid technologies like electrification are rapidly progressing from theory to reality. But the terms used to describe this technology are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion. And with so much information in the marketplace, determining the right match of technology to application can be difficult.

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    Mar 13, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Long-time Trucker, Clark Tucker Utilizes Specially Designed Western Star Trucks For Hauling Windmill Towers

    Clark Tucker has been in the heavy haul truck business for more than 40 years, and is well aware of what it takes to be successful when hauling unique, heavy specialized equipment.

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    Mar 12, 2010 - 9 years ago

  • Goodyear Names Finalists For 27th Highway Hero Award

    As finalists for the 27th annual Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award, a Pennsylvania truck driver used his rig as a “roadblock” to stop an out-of-control car; an Arkansas truck driver extinguished a fire and rescued a trapped fellow trucker whose legs were burning after a crash; a Massachusetts truck driver noticed a burning vehicle more than a quarter-mile off the highway on which he was driving, and made an effort to save the unconscious driver; and an Oregon driver who had his own rig struck in a multi-vehicle accident was able to pull one trapped driver from a burning car and contribute to the rescue of two others from another vehicle.

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    Mar 9, 2010 - 9 years ago

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