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Supply Post Industry News - 2011

  • PPI Mourns Passing Of Industry Stalwart

    Tony Radoszewski, executive director of The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), said recently that the entire membership is feeling the loss of Bob Ayres, a long-time leader and key participant in the organization for more than 50 years. Ayres passed away at the age of 78 on November 24, 2011.

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    Dec 7, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Brandt Group Of Companies Breaks $1 Billion In Sales

    REGINA, SK - Regina-based Brandt Group of Companies announced recently that they have surpassed a major financial milestone: $1 billion in annual revenue. To show their appreciation to the customers, employees, and communities who have helped them reach this level of success, Brandt will be giving back more than $3 million before the end of 2012.

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    Dec 6, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Kubota Excavator Rodeo Finals A Hit In Edmonton

    After eight regional qualifying events held across B.C. in the spring, and Alberta in the fall, the Kubota Excavator Rodeo Finals were held at Northlands Park in Edmonton on Nov. 5th. Qualifiers from each regional event earned a spot in the finals and a chance to compete for the top prize, a brand new Kubota RTV500 utility vehicle valued at $10,000. Plus, second and third place finalists would take home Future Shop gift certificates worth $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

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    Nov 29, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Saskatoon Contractor Trevor Wehage Crowned New Holland North American Skid Steer Champion

    New Holland Construction announced that Trevor Wehage, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, earned the title of North American Skid Steer Champion. Wehage, who works for Don Wehage & Sons Trucking & Excavating Ltd. in Saskatoon, defeated more than 30 of the most talented compact equipment operators in the United States and Canada in a series of skill-testing challenges using a New Holland 200 Series skid steer loader. The championship event took place during the 2011 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Ky.

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    Nov 8, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Heavy Hauler Relies On Kenworth T800 Performance During BC Place Stadium’s $563 Million Revitalization

    When you’re in charge of transporting cranes to install the world’s largest cable-supported, retractable roof on Vancouver’s landmark stadium, all eyes are on you.

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    Sep 29, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Olofsfors Adds New Sales Representative

    Olofsfors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Disher as Regional Sales Representative for Eastern Canada and Northeast U.S. Kevin will represent and support the track product line, provide product sales training, product introductions and general support of the dealer network. Kevin comes to us from a local Ag/Compact Equipment dealership and has previously held positions at Mack Trucks Canada and Detroit Diesel.

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    Sep 29, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Leading Wisconsin Carrier Adds Kenworth T700s For Style, Comfort And Fuel Efficiency

    Starting as a regional beer hauler in 1936, Millis Transfer of Black River Falls, Wis., has grown to more than 800 trucks (mostly Kenworths), 2,500 trailers and about 100 owner-operators. Today the carrier services customers across America, hauling a variety of dry-van products ranging from glass containers and food products, to paper products and, of course, beer.

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    Sep 29, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Cummins Wins First Place In Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

    Cummins has won first place in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival for its video about a corporate responsibility project supplying power to a remote Indian village. Hundreds of times per year, residents of Padarwadi, India, had to carry rice up a long, narrow path to a mill. They dreamed of building a rice mill in their village, but that was impossible without a power source. Cummins India engineers developed a power generation system that runs on oil from the seeds of three species of trees indigenous to the village.

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    Sep 29, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • North Carolina Contractor Recognized For Contributing To ‘Green-Certified’ Home Built By Habitat For Humanity

    Case Construction Equipment announced Seneca Landscapes as the most recent monthly winner of the Case Community Challenge. This program recognizes construction contractors who support their local communities with significant community service projects. Seneca Landscapes, Wake Forest, N.C., was awarded for donating labor, materials and the use of equipment in helping build the first “green-certified” home built in Raleigh by Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, N.C. During the project, Seneca designed and installed landscaping that contributed to the project’s goal of creating a resource-efficient home. The home earned the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Certification for energy efficiency.

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    Sep 29, 2011 - 7 years ago

  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Earns Product Leadership Of The Year Award From Frost & Sullivan

    Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies, is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2011 North American Product Leadership of the Year Award in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Systems Market.

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    Jun 12, 2011 - 7 years ago

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