Jamie MacFarlane of Cambridge, Ontario was named the 2010 Bridgestone Canadian Truck Hero for his heroic actions during a train and truck accident on June 17, 2010, just outside Baden, Ontario.
Nov 27, 2010 - 8 years ago
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has introduced its new Genie® S™-3200 and S™-3800 telescopic booms to meet the demands of the Asian shipbuilding market. The Genie® booms are being manufactured exclusively at the new Terex Aerial Work Platforms factory located in Changzhou, China. They are being introduced at the factory to coincide with the timing of the BAUMA China tradeshow.
Nov 26, 2010 - 8 years ago
On November 18, 2010, Siemens Energy launched a new industrial gas turbine in Finspång, Sweden. With a capacity of 37 megawatts (MW), the SGT-750 will close a gap in the Siemens industrial gas turbine portfolio, which offers a power range between 5 and 50 MW. This versatile machine can be employed both for power generation and as a mechanical drive. The new development provides economic viability and ecofriendliness as well as a high level of availability and reliability.
Nov 25, 2010 - 8 years ago
Freightliner Trucks delivered a 2010 Freightliner Business Class® M2 106 Hybrid dry van truck to Discovery Channel’s MythBusters: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara. The San Francisco-based show is one of Discovery Channel’s highest-ranked programs, and the Freightliner vehicle will haul the show’s equipment to support the production of new episodes.
Oct 25, 2010 - 8 years ago
Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell issued the following statement in response to the U.S. government’s request for consultations with Canada under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement with regard to British Columbia’s timber pricing policies.
Oct 24, 2010 - 8 years ago
B.C. is celebrating Oil and Gas Week, in recognition of the important contributions the natural gas and petroleum sector makes to the economy, local communities and families throughout the province, announced Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Oct 24, 2010 - 8 years ago
The American Trucking Associations is proud to lend its support to the Freight FOCUS Act of 2010, introduced by Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.). The legislation would address critical freight transportation needs, focusing resources on the nation's most important goods movement corridors. Rather than draw resources from the depleted Highway Trust Fund, much of the funding would come from additional user fees paid by those modes which benefit from projects funded through a competitive process administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Furthermore, the bill makes sure that revenue is distributed according to each mode's financial contribution to the program. “This legislation will go a long way toward addressing critical bottlenecks on our nation's most important highway corridors,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “These chokepoints cost the trucking industry tens of billions of dollars each year, and force trucks to waste a tremendous amount of fuel. With Congresswoman Richardson's help, we can begin to fix these problem areas, which will reduce shipping costs and lower emissions from all vehicles.”
Oct 22, 2010 - 8 years ago
GE has received contracts totaling more than $450 million to supply advanced technology equipment and services for the largest combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Korea. The deal closed in the second quarter of 2010. The 833-megawatt Oseong Combined-Cycle power plant currently under construction, is located in Pyeongtaek, about 60 kilometers south of Seoul, will help Korea meet a growing demand for heat, air conditioning and energy while also supporting the country’s emissions reduction targets.
Oct 17, 2010 - 8 years ago
Manitowoc’s Crane Expo demonstration event held at the Shady Grove, Pa. facility marked the U.S. debut of the Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane. This crane combines some of the strongest lift capabilities in its class with an extremely long 262 ft boom.
Oct 15, 2010 - 8 years ago
Siemens Energy held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new building on the site of its transformer manufacturing plant in Nuremberg. With this investment totaling EUR14 million the Energy location will expand its world leadership in transformer technology. The new building covering an area of 2500 square meters will become a Service Center for Transformer Lifecycle Management (TLM) with operations focusing on Europe. Within the framework of TLM old power transformers of all ratings and brands will be repaired and overhauled, and made ready for further periods in service. Transformer operators will thus have an economic and technically interesting alternative for extending the lifecycle of their transformers. The Transformer Service Center in the new building is scheduled to start operations in July 2011.
Oct 4, 2010 - 8 years ago