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Supply Post Industry News - July, 2019

  • Women In Trucking Association Names 2019 Top Woman-Owned Businesses

    Redefining the Road magazine, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), announced today the recipients of the 2019 “Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation.”  

    The list was created to recognize women in leadership and encourage more women to become proactive leaders in their organizations – and even start their own businesses, WIT president and CEO Ellen Voie explained. The program supports WIT’s overall mission: To encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize the obstacles they face. 

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    Jul 24, 2019 - 4 months ago

  • Gehl Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients Anna Kiskunas And Andrew Loehr Awarded $20,000 Scholarships

    The Gehl Foundation awarded two $20,000 collegiate scholarships for students beginning in the fall of 2019. Anna Kiskunas, daughter of Manitou Group employee Steve Kiskunas, and Andrew Loehr, son of Manitou Group employee Thomas Loehr, are the recipients of the scholarships for 2019. Since 1966, the Gehl Foundation has selected outstanding high school students as recipients of this scholarship; the chosen students being children of Manitou Group employees in North America.

    Kiskunas recently graduated from Cedar Grove-Belgium High School where she was a member of the National Honour Society and band, taking first place at Solo Ensemble. Outside of her academic accomplishments, Kiskunas volunteered with the American Legion Auxiliary and participated in 4-H. In the fall, Kiskunas will be attending the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee to pursue a degree in marketing. “I want to make the marketing field more positive and beneficial,” said Kiskunas. “This scholarship will give me the opportunity to accomplish my dreams and lead me on the path to be a successful businesswoman.”

    A recent graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy, Loehr will be continuing his education at the University of Wisconsin—Madison pursuing a degree in agricultural engineering. During his time at St. Mary’s Springs Academy, Loehr was involved in the National Honour Society, cross country, tennis, chess club, math team and trap shooting, earning him many awards. “I would like to work in the agriculture industry designing farm equipment,” said Loehr. “Continuing my education will allow for a better future, and the Gehl Foundation’s scholarship will do a lot for me and my future.” 

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    Jul 24, 2019 - 4 months ago

  • 298 Series 2 Shipbuilding On Whidbey Island Of Puget Sound

    Ice Flow LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) of Freeland, Washington new 250-ton (227-mt) 298 Series 2 lattice crawler was put to the test quickly, following its delivery to Whidbey Island in Puget Sound from Triad Machinery.

    NBBB is a custom vessel construction company established in 1964. The first major project on the books for their Link-Belt 298 Series 2 was lifting a 125,000 lb. (56 700 kg) pilot house for a new 100 ft. (30.4 m) x 40 ft. (12.1 m) hybrid tractor tug scheduled for early 2019 delivery to Baydelta Marine of San Francisco, CA. The pilot house was lifted 47 ft. (14.3 m) in the air and placed on the main module or hull of the tug.
    For Operator Supervisor Kyle Statia and the team at NBBB, on-time delivery of a 100 ft. (30.4 m) long tug requires maneuvering in a tight shipyard environment and safely providing all necessary components for construction. Portable containments which measure up to 85 ft. (25.9 m) long by 50 ft. (15.2 m) wide are constantly moved around during all phases of the construction process.

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    Jul 11, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • Mack Trucks Builds 100,000th Truck With Mack Guarddog Connect

    Mack Trucks reached a significant milestone in its connected truck journey by building the 100,000th truck equipped with its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution. Mack GuardDog Connect, which was first launched in 2014, is a proactive diagnostic and repair planning solution that monitors a truck’s critical fault codes that could lead to unplanned downtime, and is also the enabling technology for Mack Over The Air remote software and parameter updates.

    “From its launch with truck number one to now reaching 100,000 trucks, Mack GuardDog Connect has proven itself to be an incredible tool to protect and maximize our customers’ uptime,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president, North American sales and marketing. “We’re proud to have reached this milestone and look forward to continuing to build on our uptime leadership with GuardDog Connect.”

    Unplanned downtime events result in lost productivity, which can be one of the most significant costs heavy-duty trucking customers face. To help reduce unplanned downtime, Mack GuardDog Connect proactively monitors a truck’s critical fault codes that could lead to unplanned de-rate or shut down situations.

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    Jul 11, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • Seaspan Marine Transportation Unveils Its State-Of-The-Art Marine Simulator Facility, Cornerstone Of $6.5-Million Training Program

    On July 4th Seaspan Marine Transportation unveiled its new state-of-the-art Marine Simulator Facility. This world-class Facility—the first and only of its kind in North America—is the cornerstone of Seaspan Marine’s $6.5-million, multi-year safety and training program first announced in May of 2018.

    Bart Reynolds (left) and Frank Butzelaar in Seaspan Marine’s new Marine Simulator Facility.

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    Jul 11, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Deepens Focus on Careers in Professional Truck Driving

    Freightliner Trucks has expanded Team Run Smart to include a deeper focus on career opportunities available in professional truck driving, while providing valuable resources on how to succeed in the career. Team Run Smart has also added a lineup of drivers to represent five distinct categories in the profession to serve as industry resources to the Team Run Smart community.

    The new Team Run Smart Pros include:

    · Clark Reed, Nussbaum Transportation (company driver)

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    Jul 11, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • Bombardier Notches Order for First Performance-Leading Global 5500 Jet to be Based on the U.S. West Coast

    Global 5500 aircraft

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    Jul 10, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • Blackwater Mine Means Decades Of High-Paying Jobs

    New gold and silver mine in central British Columbia will contribute to social and economic well-being locally and in the entire province through expenditures on labour, goods, and services.

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    Jul 10, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • New Holland To Host Hunter Brothers, Showcase Saskatchewan-Built Innovations At Ag In Motion

    New Holland is set to display several exciting innovations for Western Canadian agriculture at Ag in Motion, booth #602, from July 16-18 northwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. New Holland will also host the Hunter Brothers at its booth, marking the first official appearance with the brand since their partnership was announced.

    “We’re looking forward to sharing our products, including those that are built right here in Saskatoon, for our Western Canadian customers,” says Paul Krahn, segment marketing manager for seeding and crop production products for New Holland, North America. “We’ll have an impressive set of seeding and spraying equipment in the booth, including our newest air disc drills, air carts, precision hoe drills and sprayers.”

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    Jul 9, 2019 - 5 months ago

  • Going Deep To Build The World's Longest Road Tunnel

    Reconstruction of the Coastal Highway Route E39 is not only Norway’s biggest ever infrastructure project – but the Rogfast Tunnel, of which it is part, will be the world’s longest and deepest underwater highway. With a depth of up to 392 meters below sea level, this pioneering project is the eighth exciting installment in Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) Megaproject Listing.

    The Rogast Tunnel will be built as deep as up to 392 meters below sea level.

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    Jul 8, 2019 - 5 months ago

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