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Supply Post Industry News - 2019

  • Ultimate Solutions Meet Ultimate Challenges

    FRONT PAGE STORY: Ontario’s Ultimate Construction Finds Komatsu To Be The Ultimate Machines For The Job

    Ultimate Construction - ESS Limited

    Michael Babineau knows construction. In 1999, he started Ultimate Construction as a one-man show. By 2014, the business had grown from six employees to over 200, bringing aboard Ed Cameron as Vice President, and Tom Thomason as project manager. 

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    Mar 20, 2019 - 3 days ago

  • Before Rosie: The First Women at John Deere

    Before posters of Rosie the Riveter encouraged women to enter American factories in large numbers during World War II, women had already earned a strong track record in both labor and management positions at John Deere. It began, in a very small way, a movement that continues today.

    During World War II, women took production jobs in John Deere factories. The woman pictured above is shown working in the John Deere Spreader Works, East Moline, Illinois,1944.

    Daisy Taylor was the first female employee at John Deere, joining the corporate office in 1885 as a stenographer before moving on to pursue a degree and becoming a kindergarten teacher. Daisy often returned to visit Moline and her former colleagues, even leading children’s programs in the home of company president Charles Deere.

    In the late 19th and early 20th century, women were typically “confined to stenography and typewriting,” according to the company policy manual of the time. Despite this, women expanded into a variety of other positions over the years. By 1918, five percent of Deere employees in Moline and East Moline were women.

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    Mar 20, 2019 - 3 days ago

  • BP Energy Outlook 2019

    The 2019 edition of BP’s Energy Outlook, published on Feb 14, explores the key uncertainties that could impact the shape of global energy markets out to 2040. The greatest uncertainties over this period involve the need for more energy to support continued global economic growth and rising prosperity, together with the need for a more rapid transition to a lower-carbon future. These scenarios highlight the dual challenge that the world is facing. The Outlook also considers a number of other issues including the possible impact of an escalation in trade disputes and the implications of a significant tightening in the regulation of plastics.

    Much of the narrative in the Outlook is based on its evolving transition scenario. This scenario and the others considered in the Outlook are not predictions of what is likely to happen; instead, they explore the possible implications of different judgements and assumptions.

    In the ‘Evolving Transition’ scenario, which assumes that government policies, technologies and societal preferences evolve in a manner and speed similar to the recent past:

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    Mar 11, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • BCTA Motor Carrier & Associate Member Scholarships

    2019 BCTA Scholarships

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    Mar 11, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders To Be Tested When Volvo CE Receives Sweden's First 5G Network For Industry

    Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use today at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna. Volvo CE will then become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions.

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    Mar 11, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • National Heavy Equipment Show Is 3 Weeks Away

    The Countdown Is On: 3 Weeks Until Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Trade Event

    The 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show is quickly approaching this March 28 and 29  at the International Centre in Mississauga. With a sold-out show floor and thousands of visitors pre-registered, the key trade event is ready to mark its 22nd year in just three weeks’ time.

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    Mar 7, 2019 - 16 days ago

  • Equipment Sales & Service Limited is a 2019 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more.

    Equipment Sales & Service Limited is a 2019 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years or more.

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    Mar 7, 2019 - 16 days ago

  • John Deere Launches Updated G-Series Swing Machines

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    Mar 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • Terex To Sell Demag Mobile Cranes

    John Garrison (Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Terex Corporation) and Steve Filipov (President, Terex Cranes) recently released this statement:

    Dear Valued Customer,

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    Mar 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • FPAC ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

    Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced that its Awards of Excellence luncheon will take place this year in Vancouver on May 9th.  The second annual event recognizes and celebrates  the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities.

    “We launched the Awards of Excellence program last year to honour some of our best and brightest, and to celebrate some special people doing incredible work in our industry,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “The event is also a chance for us to thank some people who might not work in our sector, but have been champions alongside us in supporting sustainable forest management and the economic benefits that Canadian forestry brings to our communities and the country,” Nighbor added.
     
    Nominations are being accepted from FPAC member companies through March 9th and independent judging panels have been assigned to determine the winners.
     
    FPAC’s Awards of Excellence program consists of the following awards categories:

    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Outstanding Member Award
    • Award of Excellence for Women in Forestry
    • Rising Star Award
    • Innovation Award
    • Indigenous Business Leadership Award
    • Skills Award for Indigenous Youth
    • Forest Community Champion
    • Industry Partnership Award 

    Information on last year’s FPAC award winners, is available at:
    fpac.ca/fpac-presents-forest-community-champion-and-partner-awards

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    Mar 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

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