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  • Taking Our Electric Future On - And Off - The Road

    The path to full electromobility begins in our cities. Here Anna Thordén, Product Manager, Electromobility, for Volvo Trucks explains how buses, trucks – and now construction machines – are steering us towards an electric future.

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    May 21, 2019 - one month ago

  • Canada's Forest Products Sector Confirms Support For Notre Dame Reconstruction Effort

    On May 15th Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered Canadian support to France for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged by a fire in April of this year.  The announcement was made outside of the iconic monument and called out Canada’s wood products and steel sectors as natural partners for such a rebuild. 
     
    In his letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged the commitment of support from the Canadian Steel Producers Association and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), citing the quality and integrity of products sourced from Canadian forests and mills.
     
    “The world was transfixed by the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral last month”, noted FPAC President and CEO, Derek Nighbor.  In partnership with the Prime Minister, and our friends in the steel industry, we would be honoured if Canada’s forest sector can play a role in restoring and returning this piece of history to the world,” he added.

    Source: FPAC

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    May 21, 2019 - one month ago

  • Doosan Infracore Forms A Strategic Partnership

    Doosan Infracore announced that it formed a strategic partnership with U.S. big data unicorn Palantir Technologies for the first time in Korea, as part of the effort to accelerate digital transformation.

    Palantir is a Silicon Valley-based big data startup that provides big data analysis platform to organizations in various fields, ranging from the public sector to finance to manufacturing, to be used for arresting criminals, preventing financial risk, improving productivity and product quality, etc.

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    May 15, 2019 - one month ago

  • Five Things You Might Not Know About Batteries

    Batteries are an important part of modern life and now Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is starting to use them to power its machines – but how much do you actually know about them? Magnus Larsson, Development Engineer Batteries, Electromobility Systems, presents five facts about the lithium-ion batteries that are being used in construction equipment.

    1. THEY LOOK NOTHING LIKE CONVENTIONAL BATTERIES

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    May 15, 2019 - one month ago

  • A Moving Celebration

    A Moving Celebration

    April 2019 — September 2020

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    May 14, 2019 - one month ago

  • CD Howe Report Explores The Future Of Canada's Forest Products Sector

    The C.D. Howe Institute released a new report entitled: “Branching out: How Canada’s Forest Products Sector is Reshaping its Future”.  The study explores current industry trends and advancements that Canada’s forest products sector has made in the face of growing business challenges.  It also provides a number of recommendations, which would enable the sector to enhance its contributions to the Canadian economy and our country’s environmental goals. 


    “Canada’s forest products sector is undergoing a period of massive and exciting transformation.  This is critical to sustaining and growing job opportunities for workers and families in our northern and rural forestry communities,” said Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).  “We see rapid growth in the use of wood in building construction, emerging wood fiber-based products that can replace more carbon intensive ones, and innovative ideas and process improvements in our forests and at our mills that can deliver even greater environmental and economic benefits to Canada and the world,” he added. 


    As noted by study author Eric Miller:  “Canada’s forest sector shows potential as a leader in innovation, environmental sustainability and international trade”.  The report proposed the following ideas for action:

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    May 14, 2019 - one month ago

  • NEW EXHIBITION CELEBRATES MACHINES OF THE FUTURE – BUILT IN LEGO BRICKS

    Through a series of visionary LEGO models designed by fans of all ages, exclusive exhibition FutuRE:BUILD reveals the imaginative power of machine technology – opening tomorrow at London Transport Museum.

    The grand prize-winning entry the autonomous Volvo Rottweiler,
    by Vida András, is fitted with a pneumatic drill, a dozer and a 3D printer.

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    May 13, 2019 - one month ago

  • What You Need To Know About Modular Building

    Off-site construction has definitely gained some traction with contractors and building owners. According to the Modular Building Institute (MBI), modular construction accounts for about 3.2 percent of all new non-residential construction starts.  The residential sector is similar, with a slightly higher percentage in the northeast compared to the southeast. According to a survey by the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) in 2018, 88 percent of respondents indicated that they had used some form of off-site (prefabricated, component) construction on a project within the last 12 months.

    “MBI’s own industry analysis has demonstrated growth in market share over the past four years for volumetric modular construction,” says Tom Hardiman, executive director and spokesperson for the Modular Building Institute. “As the construction industry overall moves towards a more automated and industrialized process, the market share for modular will continue to rise.”

    LABOR, HOUSING COSTS AND TIMELINES DRIVE THE TREND

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    May 13, 2019 - one month ago

  • Canada's Forest Sector Celebrates Its Best And Brightest In Vancouver

    The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) hosted its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon in Vancouver on May 19th where it recognized individual and group contributions that are making a difference and taking the industry into the future.

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    May 10, 2019 - one month ago

  • Hitachi Names Brandt New Dealer For Forestry Products

    The Brandt Group of Companies has made a major product-line announcement; they have been named a Hitachi forestry products dealer effective May 9, 2019. 

    Hitachi's purpose-built forestry products will be a strong complement to Brandt's full-line John Deere offering and is a natural fit, as both product lines are designed and manufactured through a joint venture – Deere-Hitachi Specialty Products (DHSP) – in Langley, BC.

    "This is an exciting day for Brandt and a big win for Hitachi equipment owners." says Brandt President and CEO, Shaun Semple. "Hitachi's strong forestry lineup is highly-compatible with our existing John Deere offering, so loggers currently operating Hitachi equipment will be able to come directly to Brandt for unparalleled customer support from Day One!"

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    May 10, 2019 - one month ago

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