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  • Diversity Is The Responsibility Of Everyone

    With a diverse workforce one of the key ways to promote innovation and creativity, how can a male-dominated industry like construction achieve better equality? We discuss how to get there with a pioneering team leader from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) who is doing just that.

    The workplace needs to reflect society as a whole – which means
    a representation across all demographics – says Jay Parker.

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    Jun 11, 2019 - 13 days ago

  • “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 Sold To Stewart Transport, Net Proceeds Of $162,000 Going To TAT

    The “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 was auctioned recently at Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix. The winning bid submitted by Collin Stewart, president of Stewart Transport, helped net $162,000 in support of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). The 501(c)3 non-profit is dedicated to stopping human trafficking by educating, mobilizing, and empowering the nation’s truck drivers and rest stop employees.

    From left, are Kylla Lanier, deputy director of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT); winning bidder Collin Stewart, president of Stewart Transport; Don Blake, new truck sales manager at Inland Kenworth – Phoenix; and Gilbert Orrantia, director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security and co-chair Arizona’s Human Trafficking Council. This year’s auction of the Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680 raised $162,000 for TAT, which is the largest donation made to that organization.

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    Jun 10, 2019 - 14 days ago

  • Komatsu Forest Presents New Features Of Its 2020 Models

    In conjunction with SkogsNolia, Komatsu Forest will launch an upgraded product range, with the majority of the machines new. The machines are equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission legislation. The new, future-proof control system, MaxiXT, will also be launched. Alongside these, the company will present a number of quality improvements and new functions to simplify day-to-day tasks for machine operators and to increase profitability. These include the new MaxiVision service, which takes production planning to a whole new level.

    All 2020 harvester models have been upgraded, from the agile Komatsu 901 thinning harvester through the bestselling eight-wheel Komatsu 931XC to the stately Komatsu 951. Among the forwarders, the three largest – the Komatsu 855, 875 and 895 models – have been upgraded.

    One standout feature is the brand-new engine installation, which conforms to the latest emission legislation (Stage V). It also offers many other benefits, such as an all-new AdBlue system, a new exhaust system and hydraulic tappets. Despite the new, larger engine installation, the machine boasts the same slim design with good all-round visibility and views – right down to the wheels.

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    Jun 10, 2019 - 14 days ago

  • Gross Revenue For BC Miners Hits A Record High Of $12.3 Billion

    The BC mining sector posted positive results for the second consecutive year, coming after a period of lower commodity prices and reduced activity. According to PwC Canada’s BC Mine report, prices for most metals and minerals produced in the province improved in 2018. On average, copper prices were 6% higher in 2018 relative to 2017, while metallurgical coal prices rose an average of 5% year-over-year. Higher prices led to an increase in revenue and net income, with gross mining revenue hitting a record high of $12.3 billion, up from $11.7 billion in 2017.

    Recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is another reflection of renewed optimism in the

    BC mining industry. There were a handful of M&A transactions in 2018 and 2019 to date,

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    Jun 7, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • Are You Busy And Broke? Know Your Numbers And Make A Profit

    Your skills may get you started in construction, but math is going to ensure you can make a profit. It’s a high-risk, highly competitive business where the average net profit margin is just three percent to five percent. “You have to know and track your costs,” says George Hedley, a construction business coach and author of “Get Your Construction Business to Always Make a Profit.” Having grown his own commercial construction company from $5 to $50 million, Hedley shares financial expertise acquired in over 30 years working in the business.

    Hedley estimates that 80 percent of contractors don’t know their real costs. This includes labor and equipment costs per hour, their overhead or fixed costs of doing business, and their profit markup on jobs. 

    “The market and competition determine the actual markup allowed to win the bid,” says Hedley. “If your competition is getting 10 percent for total overhead and profit markup, that’s all you’re going to get.”  If your annual overhead is 10 percent and your profit goal is five percent, you must increase sales to achieve your goals and make more money.

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    Jun 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • KOBELCO USA Expands Dealer Network With Addition Of Transport Camille Dionne

    KOBELCO USA appoints Transport Camille Dionne as a full line excavator dealer in Quebec.

    KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Transport Camille Dionne to its nationwide dealer network. Transport Camille Dionne will represent the full line of KOBELCO excavators in Quebec, Canada.
    “KOBELCO has always been known for top quality machinery,” says Robert Redmond, General Manager at Transport Camille Dionne. “Adding them to our equipment offering goes hand-in-hand with our mission, which is to provide our customers with the best machinery, parts and service required to complete any job. We see great value in the innovative technologies and performance capabilities that KOBELCO excavators deliver and we are confident that our customers will too.”
    KOBELCO has long been recognized for its world class line of excavators. In order to continuously improve its singular product line, the team of KOBELCO engineers and field experts dedicate substantial time and effort into the research and development of today’s leading technologies and machinery. KOBELCO ensures the delivery of excavators that can withstand the day-to-day rigors of demanding jobsites, while providing operators with all the production and comfort features required for a profitable day’s work.
    The staff of Transport Camille Dionne will be working closely with KOBELCO to gain the required sales and product support training to deliver on the KOBELCO promise of customer satisfaction. Transport Camille Dionne will provide professional rentals, sales and service support for KOBELCO excavators from their location in Laval, Quebec.
    “Transport Camille Dionne is committed to delivering superior equipment and reliable service,” says Jack Fendrick, COO and Vice President of KOBELCO USA. “They make their customers their highest priority and that is exactly what we look for in a KOBELCO dealer. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
    Transport Camille Dionne is a specialized heavy equipment dealership with over 35 years of experience serving the forestry and general construction industries. Their team is dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service, reliable rentals and sales, and full-service maintenance and parts. For more information on Transport Camille Dionne or KOBELCO excavators currently in stock, please call 450-664-3322 or visit www.TCDionne.com.

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    Jun 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • Haver & Boecker Niagara Offers Turnkey Solutions For Primary Crushing Plant Systems

    Haver & Boecker Niagara offers rugged primary crushing plants in a wide variety of configurations for pre-crushing, secondary and tertiary crushing in the mining and aggregates industries. From design to installation, the manufacturer uses its extensive industry experience and knowledge to provide turnkey systems engineered and built to individual specifications. Haver & Boecker Niagara will work with any crusher and peripheral component manufacturers to ensure customers receive the best plant matched to their requirements.

    Haver & Boecker Niagara highlighted its primary crushing plant systems in at bauma 2019 in Munich.

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    Jun 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • Genie “Ask Me Anything” Event To Address New North American Mewp Standards

    Genie experts to answer questions about the updated ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 standards

    Genie invites customers to ask questions and get answers about the ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards changes during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event, June 10-14, 2019. When the new standards to go into effect, these changes will create a new “normal” for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms (AWPs). The event will also provide customers with information on the recent appeals to the standards and explain which parts of the standards that these appeals specifically apply.

    “It is important to understand the more significant aspects of the new MEWP standards in North America,” says Scott Owyen, Genie Senior Training Manager, Terex AWP, “including what is changing and how it will affect everyone, from operators to equipment owners, as well as how the new standards apply to Genie products and training solutions.

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    Jun 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • John Deere 470G LC Excavator Now Features Grade Guidance Technology

    Power and precision converge with the new grade guidance technology-equipped John Deere 470G LC Excavators. First introduced for the 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators, John Deere developed this solution in cooperation with Topcon Positioning Group. The integrated grade guidance system provides the operator with the bucket’s location in relation to a 2D reference or 3D design surface. This information arms operators with the detail they need for precision excavation projects, such as digging trenches for pipes, shaping ditches or slopes or digging structure foundations.

    “Accuracy and productivity are critical to our customers, and the new integrated system provides them with just that,” said Jonny Spendlove, excavator product marketing manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “With this integrated solution, the system’s sensors are protected from damage and the display is conveniently placed in the cab. Additionally, this technology is fully supported by the customer’s John Deere dealer, eliminating downtime and expediting earthmoving operations.”

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    Jun 6, 2019 - 17 days ago

  • CASE Launches New Purpose-Built Landfill Configuration for 2050M Dozer

    CASE Construction Equipment introduces an all-new purpose-built landfill configuration for its 2050M dozer, providing enhancements and guarding that make it suitable for work in the harshest of landfill environments. The specialized design was tested and refined in large-scale landfill operations throughout North America in advance of the launch.

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    Jun 5, 2019 - 18 days ago

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