Thirteen B.C. communities are leading the nation as they adopt innovative and safe mass timber technology for taller wood buildings that are faster to build, better for the environment and create new jobs and opportunities for forest communities in the province.
“Building with B.C. wood is good for people, communities, our economy and our climate. It will create thousands of jobs, reduce carbon pollution and support forest-dependent communities,” said Premier John Horgan. “These 13 communities will help us get there faster.”
The following communities, and the University of British Columbia, have signed on to become early adopters to bring mass timber technology for buildings up to 12 storeys:
Sep 26, 2019 - 23 days ago
FRONT PAGE STORY: B.C.-based Wheeler Equipment continues the legacy of Washington Iron Works
forestry machines and yarders in the Pacific Northwest. By Ronald Mullins
Historians detail the timing and impact of the four industrial revolutions that have impacted and transformed the world as we know it today. The first was characterized by the emergence of mechanization… the transition from hand production methods to that of machines. This era was dominated by the invention and use of the steam engine.
Sep 26, 2019 - 24 days ago
A coalition of Loggers, Truckers and businesses that are very concerned about the future of the Forestry Industry, and the effect on their communities, will be participating in a convoy from Merritt, BC to Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 10:00 am. Many of the participants are 3rd and 4th generation logging and business families who rely on the industry for their livelihood.
Sep 25, 2019 - 25 days ago
Women In Trucking is proud to announce Country-Rock sensation and trucking advocate Jayne Denham as the organization’s ambassador for the next 12 months, beginning her duties at the 2019 Accelerate! Conference & Expo. The 3-day event, focusing on gender equality, will take place at the Sheraton Dallas September 30th - October 2nd featuring over 60 educational sessions on critical transportation issues and trends along with perspectives of women in the industry. Kicking off the festivities, Denham will treat attendees to a performance at the conference’s State Fair Bash.
Jayne Denham expresses “I am really excited to be an ambassador for 'Women In Trucking.’ Cheering on women drivers through my music is something I have been passionate about since my first songs were released 13 years ago. Helping shine a light on women drivers and see changes for women drivers is a huge honour. I can’t wait to perform at the Accelerate! Conference and get the party started.”
Sep 23, 2019 - 27 days ago
Electric bicycles promise effortlessly driving experience without annoying background noises. Gear technology from Liebherr makes it possible.
E-bikes and e-scooters are all the rage nowadays because they are so much fun and easy to ride. Modern versions have done away with noticeable judder and annoying extraneous noise thanks to compact high-precision gear technology.
Compact precision engineering
Sep 18, 2019 - one month ago
This year Bobcat celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Bobcat skid-steer loader. Sixty years ago, Melroe Manufacturing Company, the forerunner to Bobcat Company, introduced a compact front-end loader that evolved quickly into the M-400, the world’s first true skid-steer loader. The M-400 later adopted what became the world famous ‘Bobcat’ brand and its success created the global compact equipment industry we know today.
Over the last sixty years, Bobcat has gone through many changes, but one thing has not changed: Bobcat’s commitment to outstanding quality, workmanship and innovation that has helped to maintain its market leadership, so that one in every two skid-steer loaders sold is still a Bobcat machine. Bobcat products have changed the way the world works and today the Bobcat brand and influence is as strong as ever.
In 2018, the range of compact loaders including skid-steer, compact track and all-wheel steer models that Bobcat has developed over the last six decades, continues to dominate the market, combined with a host of attachments to meet every specific customer’s needs. Bobcat has also diversified its portfolio with a full line-up of compact excavators and telehandlers that match the same tough internal requirements on reliability and productivity that Bobcat applies to the company’s loaders.
Sep 18, 2019 - one month ago
Bobcat announced that the first of the company’s new E10e zero tail swing (ZTS) 1 tonne battery-powered mini-excavators has come off the production line at the Bobcat compact equipment manufacturing plant at Dobris in the Czech Republic.
Finished at 1:08 pm on 11th July 2019, the first E10e off the line has the Serial Number B4KL11001. It is headed to the Netherlands to the Authorised Bobcat Dealer, Apeldoorn-based Inter-Techno, where it will be used as a demo machine and is available for hire from Inter-Techno’s partner company, 123Machineverhuur.
Doosan Bobcat has chosen the Dobris factory to produce the E10e for all markets worldwide, with the first machines to be sold in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), with North America and then Asian markets to follow. The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Norway are the first to be selected in Europe, in line with research that shows the highest demand is in these countries. Subsequent sales of the E10e in other countries will depend on the readiness of markets, dealers and the demand from customers.
Sep 18, 2019 - one month ago
ShearForce Equipment and key former employees of TerraFirma Equipment has announced that they are joining forces in northern Alberta to provide sales, rentals, parts, and repair and maintenance services for hydraulic excavator attachments. They are not only expanding their regional support capacity across northern Alberta, but also the product lines they can service and repair. The news comes following the announcement of the closure of Terrafirma Equipment Sales and Rentals Inc. in Edmonton, a long-standing equipment dealer with more than 50 years of dedication and experience in servicing their rental and sales customers across northern Alberta. With the opening of their new sales and service center in Airdrie, Alberta, this past July, the move cements ShearForce as Western Canada’s hydraulic attachment specialists, now offering local on-the-ground support across BC and Alberta.
Three familiar faces from Terrafirma have joined the ShearForce team in northern Alberta to ensure Terrafirma’s current customers are sufficiently supported and their equipment needs are met now and into the future. Dave Rock is continuing on in his role as operations manager for a brand-new facility just outside of Edmonton and will focus on meeting equipment needs in northern Alberta, northeastern BC, northern Saskatchewan and beyond. Heavy-duty technician Justin Rasmussen will continue to provide top notch technical support across the northern region. Jessica Hansen will carry on in her role as product support and office coordinator. ShearForce has secured a new facility in Nisku and will offer in-shop services including attachment rebuilds and machine hydraulic setups in the coming weeks. Dave, Justin, and Jessica will also be working closely with the team at ShearForce’s Airdrie facility to ensure parts and services are readily available to customers across the province.
Sep 17, 2019 - one month ago
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) announced the winners of its 2019 Safety Awards which recognize RAC members for their outstanding contributions to rail safety.
“Canada's railways are among the safest in North America and these awards reflect their ongoing commitment to employee safety and that of all Canadians," said Marc Brazeau, President and CEO, Railway Association of Canada.
RAC's Safety Awards are released annually. Winners are chosen from member submissions.
Sep 16, 2019 - one month ago
Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, is preparing for an exciting display at ICUEE 2019, held October 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Terramac will exhibit its latest specialty units and technologies at booth N2030.
Terramac’s most compact model yet, the RT6U designed for utility applications, will be on display with a Terex Commander 4047 digger derrick. This new specialty unit provides utility contractors an all-in-one equipment solution for safely and efficiently constructing, maintaining and restoring power. The RT6U boasts a compact footprint of 25’ 8” x 8’ 2”, which makes it ideal for jobs that are in tight spaces but don’t require the payload of a larger unit. The RT6U can also be easily loaded onto a tag trailer and hauled by line trucks from jobsite to jobsite.
Terramac’s heavy-duty RT14U crawler carrier equipped with a Terex RMX 75 aerial device will also be exhibited at ICUEE 2019. This specialty utility model provides the ultimate versatility for either aerial material handling or personnel lifting. The RT14U accommodates taller lifting devices and heavyweight support equipment with superior durability, while also offering more torque and power than other crawler carriers in its class. This robust unit is especially useful for utility jobsites that are located in remote areas where it is difficult for larger, wheeled machinery to access.
Terramac will showcase the customization capabilities of its utility units. Compared to standard Terramac models, the new utility carriers are built with a unique extended frame and hydraulic mount system. This frame adjustment simplifies the mounting process to accommodate a variety of utility support equipment, including: lineman winches, vacuum excavators, boom lifts, concrete mixers and service cranes. Terramac will also highlight the units’ innovative rubber track technology and low ground pressure, which enable utility crews to easily maneuver through adverse ground conditions and climb faster on steep and hilly terrain.
The Terramac exhibit at ICUEE 2019 is located in the Lift & Haul Demo Lot (N), booth N2030. Product experts will be readily available to assist attendees, conduct product walk-arounds, and answer questions.
Sep 12, 2019 - one month ago