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  • All Three Assembly Plants Producing Kenworth Trucks Earn ISO Certification For Environmental Management Systems

    All Three Assembly Plants Producing Kenworth Trucks Earn ISO Certification For Environmental Management Systems

    In United States and Canada

    All three assembly plants that produce Kenworth trucks in the United States and Canada have now achieved the prestigious ISO14001:2015 certification for their environmental management systems, which support the production of trucks in an environmentally responsible manner.

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    Aug 16, 2018 - 4 days ago

  • Straightpoint Load Shackles Monitor Weight of Flying Ship

    A series of 12t and 25t capacity wireless Straightpoint (SP) load shackles are monitoring loads on wire ropes supporting a 2t steel ship, suspended above the city of Linz in Austria, to symbolise the water-themed Höhenrausch cultural project, which runs from May to October this year.

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    Aug 16, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • Oil is by far the biggest money-generating commodity Canada exports

    Millions and millions of dollars in taxes and royalties are being lost because of delays in twinning the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Second in a series on the economic impacts of the project.

    By Don Hauka

    Nothing else comes close to generating large economic benefits for Canada the way crude oil does.

    The revenues generated by crude oil exports helps pay for the services we expect like health care and education. They also offset economic sectors where we’re in a trade deficit, such as the $34.7 billion black hole in electronic equipment – our iPhones and all other hi-tech gear at the heart of modern life.As noted economist and commodities guru Patricia Mohr says, the trade figures speak for themselves. They're not a political issue, they're economic facts. The fact is that according to national trade data for 2016, net exports of crude oil alone created a trade surplus of $33.1 billion for Canada.

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    Aug 16, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • Cleanup of LNG site in Squamish underway

    Work has begun in Squamish to dismantle the remnants of an old pulp mill site to make way for the Woodfibre LNG project.

    Multi-million dollar remediation includes removal of thousands of creosote pilings, docks and a warehouse.

    The cleanup is being done by Sukwi7 Contracting – a subsidiary of Nchu7mut Contracting, a Squamish First Nation business unit – and Vancouver Pile Driving Ltd.The cleanup will involve the removal of thousands of old creosote-soaked pilings, an old warehouse, docks and other infrastructure from an old pulp mill – a job that is expected to take about six months and employ roughly 25 people.

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    Aug 16, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • Protecting Construction Workers from Long-Term Health Hazards

    Safety protocols and accident-related statistics are typically well documented and understood by construction companies, but this is not always the case for long-term health hazards.

    While exposure limits for risk factors like respirable silica dust are very low and breathing in dust over a short timespan can cause lasting damage, long-term exposure-related health effects on construction works are too often overlooked, according to Tim Turney, technical product manager, Casella Solutions.“To avoid these problems, construction companies must be proactive in protecting workers against exposure to dust and other hazardous construction byproducts,” he stresses. “A proactive approach to limiting risk factors, controlling exposure, and continual monitoring will reduce long-term health effect.”

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    Aug 16, 2018 - 5 days ago

  • The Five Rules Of Global Distribution

    How do you transport one of any 100,000 spare parts across the globe at any given time? Here we look at the intricate choreography Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has perfected to ensure everything is in the right place at the right time.
    Volvo CE delivers spare parts to all corners of the globe

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    Aug 14, 2018 - 7 days ago

  • Chain-Up Expansion And New Chain-Off Increasing Safety On Coquihalla

    The B.C. government has completed a significant capacity increase at the Box Canyon chain-up on the Coquihalla.

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    Aug 10, 2018 - 11 days ago

  • TimberWest Gives $200,000 Donation To Support The Enhancement Of The Great Trail In B.C.

    New financial gift will support new improvements and connect communities along Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley Trail

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    Aug 1, 2018 - 20 days ago

  • Doosan Reaches Milestone With More Than 400,000 Excavators And Wheel Loaders Produced Worldwide

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    Jul 31, 2018 - 21 days ago

  • Port Celebrates Rushbrook Trail Grand Opening

    One of Prince Rupert’s legacy waterfront walkways was reopened on July 14th, the result of a $1.1 million rehabilitation project enabled through the Port of Prince Rupert’s Community Investment Fund.

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    Jul 30, 2018 - 22 days ago

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