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Supply Post Industry News - April, 2010

  • Mining Gains Economic Boost From Provincial Budget

    The provincial budget delivered by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan yesterday in the Legislature has made the future of mining in Ontario significantly brighter. The budget not only boosts the prospects of existing mineral producing operations but it reduces economic resistance to new developments.

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    Apr 24, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Titan Trailers Roll In Quebec

    After years of competing against Titan Trailers, Denis Marcoux, the owner of Remorques VDS, has become the company’s newest dealer.

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    Apr 24, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Texas Gas Selects GE For Mississippi Pipeline Compressor Station Rejuvenation

    GE Oil & Gas has replaced-in-kind a gas turbine at a Texas Gas Transmission, LLC pipeline compression station in Mississippi, using advanced technology designed to revitalize and recover performance with improved efficiency.

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    Apr 24, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Freightliner & Western Star To Offer Virtual Technician

    Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) announced it will soon be offering Virtual TechnicianSM (VT), the trucking industry’s first real-time remote diagnostic system, as standard equipment on 2011 Model Year Freightliner and Western Star trucks with Detroit Diesel engines equipped with BlueTec® emissions systems.

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    Apr 23, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Brandt Tractor Ltd. of Regina, Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the purchase of LMS Land Measurement Systems Inc.

    Land Measurement Systems Inc. is the exclusive Topcon Dealer for Western Canada. Over the last 10 years LMS has been serving the construction, surveying and engineering markets from offices located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

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    Apr 22, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • New Holland Joins An Episode Of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

    Most Americans are familiar with the ABC television series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. Each week on the show, a deserving family is selected to undergo a dramatic home “makeover,” which may involve a demolition of the existing house and complete construction of an entirely new home. A team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers have just seven days to completely rebuild an entire property, including landscaping – a project that normally takes up to nine months to complete.

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    Apr 22, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Terex Corporation Divesting Atlas Heavy Construction Equipment

    Terex Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest the Terex Atlas heavy construction equipment, which is located in Ganderkesee, Germany, and knuckle-boom crane and related components businesses, which have operations in Vechta and Delmenhorst, Germany. Also included as part of this transaction are the sales and service business located in Bradford, United Kingdom, and the Terex minority ownership position in the Atlas Chinese joint venture. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed, although the business is being divested with an agreed-upon amount of capital to be transferred with the business. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second quarter of 2010.

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    Apr 21, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Goodyear Names Oregon Truck Driver As Highway Hero

    The 27th annual Goodyear North America Highway Hero is an Oregon truck driver who helped save the lives of three people involved in a fiery traffic accident, including one driver who was trapped in his burning vehicle. Junichi Shimizu accepted the award and a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond during the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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    Apr 20, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Agriculture Budget Focuses On Farmers & Ranchers

    The Government of Saskatchewan is committing $385.8 million in the 2010-11 Agriculture budget to continue improving programs and meeting the needs of farming and ranching families. The province's 40 per cent share of business risk management programs will be fully funded in the 2010-11 budget. Approximately three quarters of the ministry budget goes toward fully funding these programs, which include AgriStability, AgriInvest and Crop Insurance. This program funding is based on federal projections and varies year to year due to factors such as commodity prices and income projections.

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    Apr 19, 2010 - 8 years ago

  • Case Atlantic Partners With AMMANN To Become A One-Stop Compaction Shop For Newfoundland & Labrador

    As a heavy machinery dealership serving Newfoundland and Labrador, Case Atlantic has carved out a reputation for itself in the construction industry by connecting with its customers. This connection is now stronger as it has recently become an Ammann compaction equipment dealer.

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    Apr 5, 2010 - 8 years ago

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