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Supply Post Industry News - April, 2017

  • Straightpoint Load Cells Integral To Onboard Crane Load Tests

    Anchor Industries used water bags in addition to a variety of force measurement and rigging equipment to complete load tests on a Liebherr crane aboard a vessel in Cape Town Harbour, South Africa recently.

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    Apr 26, 2017 - one year ago

  • TransLink trades diesel buses for hybrids to reduce fleet emissions

    TransLink is rolled out 26 new hybrid diesel-electric articulated buses in the month of April, with the first batch that arrived in time for Earth Day. These New Flyer XDE60 buses will be based at the Burnaby Transit Centre and serve nearby B-Lines as well as other high-occupancy routes. The buses are replacing diesel models that went into service 17 years ago.

    These hybrid buses use 17% less fuel than equivalent diesel-powered models, and join 21 hybrid articulated buses added to the fleet in May 2016. With the new additions, TransLink will now have 252 hybrid buses in service in Metro Vancouver in addition to 262 zero-emission trolley buses.

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    Apr 25, 2017 - one year ago

  • Uptake Partners With Caterpillar To Transform The Construction Industry Through Data Analytics

    Through its model of collaborative disruption and a landmark partnership with Caterpillar, Uptake plans to put the construction industry’s data to profitable use. The construction industry has seen it coming for a while now: The commoditization and decreased costs of telematics, both in terms of hardware and connectivity, could help lead to billions of dollars’ worth of new efficiencies in operations and capital management. Several factors, including a downturned economy and glut of used equipment that has at times slowed the purchasing of new machines, have meant the industry has been slow to adopt telematics and the so-called industrial internet-of-things. But there are signs that will soon dramatically change.

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    Apr 24, 2017 - one year ago

  • TrailerCam - Revolutionary New Product Solution For Blind Spots Displayed By FLO Components Ltd. At NHES

    FLO Components Ltd. displayed at the recent National Heavy Equipment Show, the Portable TrailerCam, what Mike Deckert, Vice-President of FLO Components called a “revolutionary new product solution for blind spots”. Designed and engineered in the USA by Convoy Technologies, LLC, the Patent Pending Portable TrailerCam is “the first truly removable, wireless, rechargeable battery operated camera on the market,” that literally can be placed (using strong, rugged magnets) on the side or rear of any truck, trailer or equipment.

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    Apr 24, 2017 - one year ago

  • The 48th Annual BC Road Builders Ivan Hanchard Charity Golf Tournament.

    Jeff Watson will be attending The 48th Annual BC Road Builders Ivan Hanchard Charity Golf Tournament.

    This Friday April 28th at Northview Golf & Country Club, Surrey BC

    This fun networking event raises money for two excellent causes:
    The BC Children’s Hospital and the Betty Spalton Scholarship Fund..

    http://www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/events.php

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    Apr 24, 2017 - one year ago

  • Massey Tunnel Replacement Project Underway

    The George Massey Tunnel is a key component of the regional and provincial transportation system, carrying an average of 80,000 vehicles each day. In response to growing concerns about the impact of congestion, and recognizing that the existing tunnel has about 10 years of useful life remaining, the Province of British Columbia has committed to constructing a replacement crossing.

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    Apr 20, 2017 - one year ago

  • Max Innovate Join McCloskey Washing Systems Global Dealer Network NEW dealer appointment in the UK

    Washing equipment specialist - McCloskey Washing Systems has appointed West Midlands Company Max Innovate as the official distributor of MWS washing equipment in the UK. The company will also be an authorised service provider for the products, as the MWS brand continues its major expansion worldwide. The partnership announcement was made following the North America, trade show, CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas last week, where MWS officially launched the immense modular wash plant, SandStorm 620.

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    Apr 20, 2017 - one year ago

  • RECO Equipment Buys First Two Gen10 Haulers In North America

    RECO Equipment has become Terex Trucks’ first dealer in North America to buy not one but two Generation 10 TA300 articulated haulers. The momentous sale, which took place in just under two minutes shortly before CONEXPO-CON/AGG, also saw the leading heavy equipment distributor purchase four 30.9 US ton capacity Generation 9 TA300s.

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    Apr 20, 2017 - one year ago

  • Inland Moves In To State-of-the-Art Prince George Facility

    Inland Prince George
    Inland Prince George

    Inland has moved its Prince George dealership into their new 100,000-square-foot facility located at the south end of town, on Highway 97. The new building, located at 7337 Boundary Avenue, sits on 12 acres and is complete with the latest state-of-the-art equipment to service both truck and equipment.


    “The challenge in the design for Prince George was that we wanted to accommodate both truck and equipment customers, without having multiple entrances – potentially confusing the customer,” said Boyd McConnachie, Vice President of Business Development. “After months of field input, reworking the layout and many back and forth meetings, the design was finalized and the building turned out fantastic. We could not be happier with the final product as it achieves both efficient customer service flow, as well as a unified staff atmosphere.”

    Cutting-edge features for the new facility include: 32 service bays, 27,000 square feet of parts inventory warehousing, an explosion-proof LNG bay, a 25-ton equipment bay crane with 20-foot hook height, a drive-thru down draft paint booth, frame straightening and alignment bays with the latest technology and on-site flywheel resurfacing.

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    Apr 19, 2017 - one year ago

  • Heavy Equipment Professionals Of All Types Filled The Halls Of Mississauga’s

    International Centre for the 2017 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show, which took place Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th. This year’s edition, the show’s 20th anniversary edition, welcomed 13,370 buyers – a number roughly on par with the last edition, held in 2015. The focus on improving public infrastructure right across the county brought key decision makers and purchasers directly to this year’s show. “We were pleased to once again break 13,000 attendees,” said Mark Cusack, National Show Manager. “It speaks well of the state of the industry. Business is coming back. And we’re very excited about the next show in 2019, which is sure to be even bigger and better!” This year, show attendees included a mix of industry professionals including the leaders of the construction, road building, land improvement, and infrastructure industries – along with job seekers, students and those training for specific trades, and some families with young children who were awestruck by the mammoth equipment. Special features of the 2017 edition included Rock to Road magazine’s presentation of the ‘Top 10 Under 40’, recognizing 10 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 from throughout Canada’s aggregates and roadbuilding industry; the CAED Power Breakfast, an economic forecast presented by the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association of Equipment Distributors; the Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC) Spring Operations Seminar; as well as many other exciting components including the Rental Pavilion, the Mechanics Hub Recruiting Here program, a focus on snow and ice removal equipment, and more. Thank you to Rock To Road Magazine, Mechanics Hub, the CAED, and OAPC for their continued support of the National Heavy Equipment Show. We now look forward to the next edition of this show in the spring of 2019; stay tuned to www.NHES.ca for updates.

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    Apr 18, 2017 - one year ago

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