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  • New Study Confirms Forest Industry’s Economic Impact As Foundational Across All Regions Of BC

    A new economic study released by the BC Council of Forest industries (COFI) finds that the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province – with 140,000 jobs employing British Columbians in urban and rural communities alike.

    The report, conducted by PwC, assesses the economic impact of the forest industry in seven regions of B.C. as defined by Statistics Canada, as well as employment rates of B.C.’s Indigenous population in forestry. It provides a region-by-region overview of jobs, economic activity, and forestry activities, highlighting how the 140,000 jobs are distributed, and how they contribute to the health and economic prosperity of communities throughout British Columbia.

    “B.C.’s forest industry has long been the cornerstone of the provincial economy and one of the largest employers in the province,” said Susan Yurkovich, President & CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries. “This new study confirms that not only does the forest industry generate significant jobs and economic activity for the province overall, but these benefits can be found in every corner of the province – from Vancouver Island to the Interior, Lower Mainland to the Kootenays, and North Coast, Okanagan and Northeast regions of the province.”

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    Apr 10, 2019 - 10 days ago

  • Kinshofer Completes Product Range, Gains Breaker Line With Acquisition Of Hammer

    KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, is expanding its product line to include hydraulic breaker excavator attachments following the acquisition of Hammer SRL, an Italy-based manufacturer of demolition, excavation, recycling and material handling attachments. KINSHOFER chose the company because of its reputation for quality and more than 30 years of experience in the market. The new line includes 22 breakers for carriers from .5 ton to 200 tons and joins an already expansive line of KINSHOFER tools.

    KINSHOFER announced the acquisition and debuted the new breaker line at World of Concrete 2019.

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    Apr 10, 2019 - 10 days ago

  • A Safety Culture Transformation: K-Line Focuses On Teamwork And Incremental Change

    When K-Line Trailers Ltd. receives a Topaz award for completing the OSSE Certification at the Safety Pinnacle Awards Gala in April 2018, it will also mark five years of the team working with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC.

    K-Line has been designing and manufacturing custom transport equipment in its Langley facility for 24 years. The company has been successful and its workforce has grown to 170 workers. However, as the business expanded, both injuries and WorkSafeBC orders started to increase. Time-loss days per year as a result were usually in the hundreds. In 2013, the company took its first steps to creating a safer workplace by commissioning a safety GAP analysis.

    FIVE YEARS OF REGULAR IMPROVEMENTS

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    Apr 10, 2019 - 11 days ago

  • Volvo CE And Trimble Develop 3D Upgrade For Dig Assist Excavator Control System

    Factory-fitted Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform seamlessly integrates with Volvo Dig Assist 2D machine control on Volvo excavators. 

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    Apr 10, 2019 - 11 days ago

  • CTA Reaffirms Plan To Improve Truck Safety Oversight And Hours Of Service Compliance

    “There’s clearly an issue about monitoring,” said Provincial Judge Sean Dunnigan after Crown prosecutor Deanna Smyth detailed the multiple violations under federal and provincial transportation regulations which were not complied with by Adesh Deol Trucking, leading up to the tragic Humboldt bus collision.

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance strongly agrees with Judge Dunnigan and has been calling for improved entry standards and oversight in the trucking industry.

    “While the vast majority of companies go above and beyond in meeting National Safety Code standards through their own progressive safety management systems, policies and corrective oversight, a small percentage of carriers lack the knowledge and preparedness to meet basic standards, says CTA Chair Scott Smith.

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    Apr 9, 2019 - 11 days ago

  • Isuzu Craft Beer Truck

    Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Supreme, Delivery Concepts, Inc. and Bottle Logic have collaborated in the development of a craft beer truck.

    The craft beer industry has been in a red-hot growth pattern for the last five years.  Since 2014, craft breweries have more than doubled and, according to the Brewers Association, the craft brewing industry contributed $76.2 billion and more than 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2017.

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    Apr 9, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • Doosan Infracore North America To Offer Trimble's New Generation Of Loader Onboard Scales

    Doosan Infracore North America to offer Trimble LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale with Weighing Intelligence to Optimize Loadout, Track Productivity and Prevent Overloading

    The LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale uses weighing intelligence and solid state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading. It also connects machines and devices for the collection and syncing of data via the built-in Wi-Fi to InsightHQ reporting portal. InsightHQ consolidates live, operational information from Trimble LOADRITE devices on loaders, excavators and conveyors across the site, to provide near real-time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations.

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    Apr 9, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • Bauma Kicked Off In Munich: “This Trade Fair Is A Showcase For Germany”

    German Economics Minister Altmaier, Bavarian Minister President Söder and Messe München CEO Dittrich opened the fair
    3,700 exhibitors presented their products at the world’s largest trade fair
    Altmaier: “We must increase the number of apartments at least by half”
    Söder: “The construction industry is the indicator of our economic strength”

    The world’s largest trade fair opened its doors in Munich: On Monday, April 8, 2019, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and Messe München CEO Klaus Dittrich opened bauma 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

    Peter Altmaier saluted bauma, saying: “This trade fair is a showcase for Germany.” In an address, the German economics minister also touched on the extremely tight housing market facing the country: “We must increase the number of apartments at least by half in coming years.” The minister said the German government planned to invest up to 10 billion Euros in coming years to finance such things as public housing for low-income citizens, the construction of private apartment buildings and a program that provides parents with a government subsidy paid on a per-child basis to finance the purchase of their own home or condominium. The construction machinery industry that is showcasing its products over the next seven days will play a key role in this effort, Altmaier said.

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    Apr 8, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • “Don’t Be A Tool”

    BC Construction Month Launches with Latest Industry Statistics and Results of Province-Wide Industry Survey

    The BC Construction Association (BCCA) and industry partners launched BC Construction Month with the release of key construction sector statistics and the results of a province-wide survey that highlight the value of the sector to the provincial economy and the key issues facing employers and workers.

    B.C.’s construction industry continues to be the No. 1 employer in B.C.’s goods sector, with more than 242,000 people relying directly on construction for a paycheque: that’s up 21% since 2014, and at 10% of the workforce, is more than any other sector, including forestry, mining, agriculture and fishing combined. As the sector and its role in the provincial economy continue to grow, skilled labour availability continues to be the top issue for most people regardless of age, labour affiliation, business type, or role in the industry. Productivity and procurement practices were also singled out at areas of concern.

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    Apr 8, 2019 - 12 days ago

  • ACEC-BC 2019 Awards for Engineering Excellence Winners


    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

    New Solutions for Safe Water in Remote Communities Consultant: WSP Canada Group Ltd. Owner/Client: Tl’azt’en Nation
    Category: Soft Engineering Location: Dzitl’lainli (Middle River), BC


    AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

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    Apr 8, 2019 - 13 days ago

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