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  • Volvo CE Opens Parts Distribution Center In Canada

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has opened a new parts distribution center in Toronto, Canada, to better serve its customers in the country. The new facility is part of the company’s strategy to ensure the highest uptime in the industry, as it cuts delivery time and enables dealers to restock both common and business-critical components much faster.


    The Canadian distribution center increases Volvo CE’s distribution footprint and reinforces the company’s best-in-class customer experience initiative. With the new center, Volvo CE will be able to deliver critical parts the next day after an order is placed to dealers in most major markets across Canada.
    “We’re very excited with the opening of this modern, efficient parts distribution center, which is part of our strategy to improve uptime not only in Canada, but across North America,” said Stephen Roy, president of Volvo CE Americas. “It shows Volvo CE’s commitment to provide our customers with premium machines and premium aftersales services.”
    Volvo CE dealers in Canada forsee huge benefits to having a distribution center based in the country. Prior to the opening of the center, the company shipped all parts to its Canadian dealers from the United States. This entailed processing through customs, which could cause delays in delivery and increase machine idle time.
    “This Canadian parts distribution facility gives our Strongco customers improved access to critical Volvo OEM parts inventory on this side of the border,” said Oliver Nachevski, vice president and COO for Strongco, a Volvo CE Canadian dealer. “This is a very exciting initiative, as both Strongco and our customers will benefit from enhanced parts availability, which enables us to offer next day express delivery capabilities.”
    Volvo CE is making impactful strides to help deliver industry-best parts service to its customers. In 2015, the company opened a 92,903 m2 (1 million ft2) distribution center in Byhalia, Mississippi, in addition to other parts distribution centers in Columbus, Ohio, and in Reno, Nevada. The new distribution center, which is 16,815 m2 (181,000 ft2), replaced a regional parts depot in Toronto.

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    Feb 5, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Canada Will Fight Against U.S. Anti-Dumping And CVD Trade Tariffs On Canadian Fabricated Structural Steel

    The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) strongly opposes the Petitions for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on certain fabricated structural steel from Canada, filed by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) on February 4, 2019.

    “AISC’s allegations that these products from Canada are unfairly traded and cause injury to U.S. producers of fabricated steel products are baseless,” says Ed Whalen, President & CEO of the CISC. “The negative effects of the Section 232 steel tariffs are the more likely cause of injury for the U.S. downstream steel sector, not Canada. Canada and the U.S. have been in each other’s markets for generations.”

    Canadian fabricators of structural steel compete fairly in worldwide markets, including the United States. We offer high quality fabricated steel produced with significant experience in design and engineering with unique design-assist/engineering capabilities, delivered timely to customers. In addition, a significant number of Canadian fabricators have made important investments in the United States, such as establishing American subsidiaries and affiliates that produce fabricated structural steel and employ U.S. workers.

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    Feb 5, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Leaders Convene In Toronto To Collaborate On Advancements In Operations, With A Focus On Health And Safety

    Wind energy operations and maintenance leaders recognized for outstanding achievement and made-in-Canada solutions with CanWEA's 2019 O&M Awards

    Canada's largest annual wind energy operations and maintenance (O&M) event wrapped up on January 30th, showcasing rapid improvements in O&M and the presence of a strong culture of health and safety in the wind energy industry. More than 260 wind energy professionals from across Canada and the U.S. attended the two-day Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) O&M Summit, held January 29 and 30 at the Hilton Mississauga.

    Summit attendees were presented with new ideas from entrepreneurs, exposed to new products and services, and invited to participate in a health and safety committee meeting. Delegates also participated in a "research huddle" to explore the details of current research findings. Among the many industry advancements highlighted at the event were:

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    Feb 5, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • John Deere Construction & Forestry Adds European Distribution For 622GP, 672GP Motor Graders

    John Deere is introducing two popular G-Series Motor Graders to the European market via the Wirtgen Group distribution network in Germany and France. The 622GP and 672GP will be available in these two countries beginning in early 2019.

    “We are excited to leverage our relationship with the Wirtgen Group to introduce John Deere construction equipment to a new market, further expanding our global footprint,” said David Thorne, senior vice president, sales & marketing, Worldwide Construction & Forestry. “Wirtgen’s stellar reputation for supporting customers, and large distribution network, allows us to serve these new markets well offering them powerful motor grader solutions in two priority countries.”

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    Feb 5, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • KOBELCO USA Expands Dealer Network In Canada With New Partnerships

    KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North America market by adding Abi-Quip, Conaker Equipment, and Les Equipments Pinso Ltee to its growing dealer network.

    “We’re dedicated to providing customers with the value of industry-leading KOBELCO excavators through our nationwide dealer network,” says Jack Fendrick, Chief Operating Officer/Vice President at KOBELCO USA. “Abi-Quip, Conaker, and Pinso are top-notch Canadian dealerships that maintain strong commitments to delivering outstanding customer service. We’re certain they will each be a positive addition to the KOBELCO North American network, and we look forward to lasting partnerships.”

    The staff of each dealership will be working closely with KOBELCO to gain the required sales and product support training to deliver on the KOBELCO promise of customer satisfaction. Each dealership will provide professional sales, rentals, parts, and service support on KOBELCO excavators in Canada.

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    Jan 31, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Small But Mighty: Wacker Neuson

    Front Page Story: Conwest Contracting’s Equipment Manager Steve Claydon shares the advantages of the Wacker Neuson ET145 excavator and the full line of Wacker Neuson wheel dumpers on their projects in and around Vancouver, BC.

    Supply Post Wacker Neuson DW90 Dumper
    Wacker Neuson DW90 Dumper. Photo Credit: Wacker Neuson

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    Jan 25, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • FLO Components Ltd Exhibiting Automatic Greasing Systems for Compact Equipment & Running Grease Gun Contest at NHES 2019

    FLO Components Ltd. will be exhibiting its new SM (Small Machine) Luber at the National Heavy Equipment Show 2019 – a line of automatic greasing systems designed specifically for compact machines where space for attachments is at a premium.  

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    Jan 23, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Peterbilt Showcases Concrete Line-Up at World of Concrete

    Peterbilt Motors Company is displaying its lineup of vehicles for the concrete industry at World of Concrete in Las Vegas

    Attendees are invited to stop by booth # C6813 during the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  On display will be a Peterbilt Model 567 twin steer mixer, a Model 567 mixer and a Model 520 concrete pump truck.

    “Peterbilt is the most sought after brand in the concrete industry and finished 2018 with a record vocational market share in part because of the strong demand for concrete products,” said Tony Sablar, Peterbilt’s Vocational Marketing Manager. “Customers visiting the show will be able to experience first-hand the innovations in uptime, safety and connectivity that Peterbilt has introduced in its vehicles. The Model 567 has a leading reputation as one of the most rugged, reliable and technologically advanced vehicles in its class. The Model 520 is a versatile workhorse that has evolved into one of the preferred vehicles in the vocational segment. We are proud to display both vehicles at World of Concrete.”

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    Jan 23, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Kenworth Features Two T880S Mixers, T880 Pumper at 2019 World of Concrete

    Two Kenworth T880S mixers and a T880 pumper are the featured trucks in the Kenworth Truck Co. booth (No. C6213) at the 2019 World of Concrete Show Jan. 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    The Kenworth T880S with its set-forward front axle is the go-to configuration for mixer customers whose trucks need to meet the federal bridge formula.

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    Jan 23, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Six Sustainable Building Materials Of The Future

    What if we could use mushrooms to warm our homes? Or use shape-memory alloys to make our infrastructure more sustainable? Volvo Construction Equipment takes a look at some of the future technology with the potential to radically transform the way we build.

    1. CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER

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    Jan 17, 2019 - 3 months ago

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