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  • Northern Sea Wolf

    NORTHERN SEA WOLF WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL FIRST SEASON OF DIRECT SERVICE BETWEEN PORT HARDY AND BELLA COOLA
    Northern Sea Wolf at Bear Cove terminal in Port Hardy.


    Next year’s season of direct service starts June 3, 2020
    VICTORIA – BC Ferries is celebrating the Northern Sea Wolf’s successful first season of direct service between Bella Coola and Port Hardy. The Northern Sea Wolf travelled 14,286 nautical miles and made 130 trips between the two communities from June 3 to October 10, 2019. The ship will continue to provide connector service in the Mid-Coast from Bella Bella to Shearwater, Ocean Falls and Bella Coola in the off-season.


    On June 3, the vessel completed its inaugural sailing on the route. BC Ferries held celebrations with the Bella Coola and Port Hardy communities to launch the service. This summer, the Northern Sea Wolf transported more than 5,750 passengers and 2,265 vehicles on this spectacular 10-hour journey past the Great Bear Rainforest, supporting tourism in the region. Wildlife spotted along the route included humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, otters and bald eagles. During this time, the Coastal Café on board served 5,305 coffees, 7,725 servings of eggs and 1,834 servings of bacon.


    “The Northern Sea Wolf provided the Bella Coola and Port Hardy communities with safe, reliable and comfortable service this summer, helping to drive tourism to the region,” said Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ President & CEO. “We look forward to the vessel continuing to provide winter service to the Mid-Coast communities and another popular season of direct service next summer.”

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    Oct 18, 2019 - 4 days ago

  • Edmonton Kenworth’s Jennifer Lesnik Becomes First Woman To Achieve Kenworth Master Technician Status

    The personal interests that develop at an early age are often the ones that will last a lifetime. From fixing equipment on the farm with her father, to becoming the first woman in the Kenworth dealer network in Canada and the United States to achieve the prestigious Kenworth Certified Master Technician status, Jennifer Lesnik always knew she had the skillset to work on heavy equipment as a profession. 


    “Growing up on a farm, my family didn’t use outside help when equipment broke down. We would fix it ourselves,” said Lesnik. “I enjoyed learning from my dad how to work on equipment, getting my hands dirty, and solving problems on my own. I knew early on that I wanted a job that would involve fixing things.”
    With family history and a special appreciation for the trucking industry, Lesnik decided the right career path for her was to service heavy duty trucks. In 2007 she started her career with the Edmonton Kenworth group as a dealer service technician.  

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    Oct 18, 2019 - 4 days ago

  • Peterbilt Pride And Class Parade Raises More Than $20,000 For United Way

    Peterbilt Motors Company announced it raised more than $20,000 in donations at its fourth annual Pride and Class Parade in the downtown Denton square as part of the annual United Way Denton County campaign. The parade was held on Friday, October 11th.

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    Oct 17, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Celebrated 80 Years of Rich History as it Reaches Milestone Anniversary

    This past September marked 80 years since the first commercial passenger flight landed at Toronto’s City Airport in 1939. Passengers and partners alike gathered at Billy Bishop Airport to reminisce and celebrate 80 years of rich history, hard work and success on the occasion of this milestone anniversary.
     
    On September 8, 1939, a charter flight carrying famed trumpet player and Conductor Tommy Dorsey and his swing-band arrived in Toronto for a two-day engagement at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Since then, what is now known as Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), has established itself as a world-class airport connecting more than 2.8 million passengers annually directly into the heart of downtown Toronto and beyond.

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    Oct 17, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • PortsToronto Launches Phase Two of Seabin Pilot Program In Toronto’s Inner Harbour

    Following the success of this summer’s Seabin Pilot Program at Toronto’s Outer Harbour Marina, PortsToronto today announced the launch of phase two of the project which includes the deployment of two additional Seabins in Toronto’s harbour. Secured to a floating dock positioned in the northeast corner of the York Street Slip, the new Seabins are the first to be installed in a North American harbour and can collect litter ranging from larger plastics to microplastics, as small as 2 millimetres, as well as hydrocarbons such as fuel and oil. With the capacity to collect upward of 4 kilograms of debris in one day, filtering as much as 1.4 metric tons of trash per year, the new Seabins are strategically positioned in the slip to enable the wind and currents to push debris in the Seabins’ direction.

    To ensure that the Seabins also serve a research and education function,  PortsToronto has taken the added step of partnering with the University of Toronto Trash Team on a student-research project led by Dr. Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. As part of this collaborative initiative, students from the Rochman Lab will collect and analyze the plastics and microplastics captured by the Seabins to determine the origination of some of these materials. This process will, in turn, better inform the Trash Team’s solutions-based research and community outreach program which ultimately seeks to increase waste literacy and prevent plastics and microplastics from entering waterways in the first place.

    “Given the success of PortsToronto’s Seabin pilot at the Outer Harbour Marina – the first commercial installation in Canada – it made sense to take the program further and deploy additional Seabins within Toronto’s inner harbour,” said Geoffrey Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, PortsToronto. “At PortsToronto, we recognize that the waste collection facilitated by the Seabins, is just one step toward eliminating harmful materials, such as single-use plastics and microplastics, from our waterways. The next step is learning from this waste in an effort to educate and change behaviour, and that is why we have undertaken a partnership with groups such as  the University of Toronto Trash Team, and the broader waterfront community, to keep Toronto’s harbour clean.”

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    Oct 17, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Your Heavy Hauling Checklist

    Not properly securing your load, especially when hauling construction equipment, can have dire consequences. According to a recent three-year study put out by the American Automobile Association, more than 200,000 crashes were the result of loose cargo or debris falling from vehicles, and that these events led to more than 39,000 injured and 500 fatalities.

    Here is a checklist for safe hauling to ensure that your load arrives in the same condition as when it was loaded.

    CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAILER

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    Oct 17, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Hitachi’s Efficient EX3600-7

    Hitachi unveiled the EX3600-7 mining excavator, which delivers increased efficiency, reliability and durability for customers in North and South America. The new model is the fourth machine in Hitachi’s new EX-7 Series lineup, following the recent launch of the EX5600-7, EX2600-7 and EX1200-7.

    “The EX3600-7 sets a new standard in the mining industry,” said Brian Mace, mining product marketing and applications manager, Hitachi Construction Machinery – Americas. “With a multitude of innovative features, it’s a reliable workhouse that is ready for its tough job. A variety of new features reduce its fuel consumption, increase its efficiency and make maintenance even simpler.”

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    Oct 17, 2019 - 5 days ago

  • Understanding 5G – The Backbone Of The Industrial Internet

    A data-driven "fourth industrial revolution" has long been predicted. Now, the backbone for that platform is finally becoming a reality. The long-promised benefits of cyber-physical industrial systems are within sight.

    The year 2019 will be remembered as the year that true cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) finally got going. Nowadays not a week goes by without a new announcement of a new 4G NB-IoT / LTE-M network rollout. Yet the future for industry is already racing towards the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication technology.

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    Oct 16, 2019 - 6 days ago

  • Komatsu’s People Powered Technology Behind World Class Mine Standards

    Komatsu announced the deployment of 41 new model Komatsu 930E-5 ultra-class haul trucks, made autonomous ready, at BHP’s new South Flank iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, that commenced in October 2019.

    According to Sean Taylor, Komatsu Australia’s CEO and Managing Director, “People-powered technology is our central philosophy at Komatsu, and it’s this people first approach to technology that we feel we share with BHP.”

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    Oct 16, 2019 - 6 days ago

  • 6400CT Horizontal Grinder debuts at Factory Forum


    CBI welcomed customers, dealers, service techs, engineers, and industry professionals from around the world to its 2019 Factory Forum at its facility in Newton, New Hampshire, from September 17-18, 2019.
     
    The event was headlined by a catered live machine show at CBI’s on-site demo arena, where guests had the opportunity to get a first look at the latest innovations from CBI and Terex Ecotec equipment. Technical support workshops were held throughout the event, which was capped off with the annual Golden Grizzly Awards Ceremony. 
     
    A big emphasis of the Factory Forum was the workshop circuit, where guests could master their knowledge of CBI horizontal grinders via various themed stations, consisting of personalized instruction in 45-minute bursts taught every hour by CBI Factory Experts. Areas covered included Horizontal Grinder Basics & Setup Instruction, Hydraulic Overview, Bearing Change Walkthrough, Tip & Screen Change Walkthrough, and a Grinder Controls Overview.
     
    Guests then had an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session on new product development, where they could speak with CBI engineers, service techs, and parts specialists and get one-on-one guidance on topics that matter to them.
     
    Day two consisted of a facility tour, where guests got to see first-hand where CBI grinders are designed, built, tested, and supported. This was followed by live machine demonstrations of the CBI and Ecotec product lines, including new horizontal grinders and trommel screens. A highlight was the debut of the new CBI 6400CT cassette style rotor, which particularly impressed the guests when they witnessed steel contaminated railroad ties go through it. The CBI 6400CT Horizontal Grinder is a heavy-duty machine engineered for resiliency when grinding contaminated demolition debris, whole trees, storm debris, slash, and stumps. Manufactured with the most durable components available, this grinder thrives when processing high amounts of tough material. Four interchangeable rotors give this horizontal grinder the versatility needed for today’s changing markets.
     
    The event closed with the 2019 Golden Grizzly Awards Dinner to recognize individuals who executed at the highest level throughout the last year. A New England style dinner was served at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center and guests were invited to an afterparty in downtown Portsmouth. Frontline Machinery was awarded Dealer of the Year, Columbus Equipment was awarded the North American Ecotec Dealer of the Year Award, and Huska Holdings was awarded the Community Impact Award.
     

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    Oct 16, 2019 - 6 days ago

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