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  • Manitou Group teams up with video game Farming Simulator 2019

     Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, has signed a partnership with "Farming Simulator 19", the online video game with the largest community of farmers in the world. With three models incorporated into this version, the group is presenting its latest telehandlers and forklifts in a new and fun way, while at the same time enhancing brand awareness. Farming Simulator 19 will be on sale from November 20, 2018.

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    Nov 21, 2018 - 27 days ago

  • Inland acquires Castlegar parts and service location

    Inland has acquired Columbia Truck and Tire, adding a truck and equipment parts and service location in Castlegar, B.C. Inland Castlegar will continue to operate as a truck and trailer repair shop, parts store, as well as a Goodyear tire dealer.

    In addition, under the Inland name, they will be the Kenworth, Tigercat, Case and Link-Belt dealer, offering parts and service on forestry and construction equipment as well as trucks and trailers.

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    Nov 19, 2018 - 29 days ago

  • Popular Trade Show Brings The Big Iron Back To Prince George

    One of the Western Canada’s most popular heavy equipment trade shows, showcasing the leaders and rising stars of many of the key sectors in its region, is returning to the CN Centre for its fourth edition May 24 & 25, 2019. Exhibit space is already in high demand with hundreds of exhibitors lining up for prime locations on the show floor.

    Canada North Resources Expo is a key trade event for those with a personal or professional interest in resources industries like forestry, heavy construction, and project infrastructure. The event hosts over 300 exhibitors with hundreds of pieces of equipment and machinery, on display over four acres inside and outside the CN Centre.  More than 8,000 qualified buyers attended the last edition in 2017.

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    Nov 16, 2018 - one month ago

  • Shell Gives Green Light To Invest In LNG Canada

    Shell Canada Energy, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”), has taken a final investment decision (FID) on LNG Canada, a major liquified natural gas (LNG) project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, in which Shell has a 40% working interest. With LNG Canada’s joint venture participants also having taken FID, construction will start immediately with first LNG expected before the middle of the next decade

    Shell’s 40% share of the project’s capital cost is within the company’s current overall capital investment guidance of US$25-$30 billion per year.

    “We believe LNG Canada is the right project, in the right place, at the right time,” said Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell. “Supplying natural gas over the coming decades will be critical as the world transitions to a lower carbon energy system. Global LNG demand is expected to double by 2035 compared with today, with much of this growth coming from Asia where gas displaces coal. LNG Canada is well positioned to help Shell meet the growing needs of customers at a time when we see an LNG supply shortage in our outlook. With significant integration advantages from the upstream through to trading, LNG Canada is expected to deliver Shell an integrated internal rate of return of some 13%, while the cash flow it generates is expected to be significant, long life and resilient.”

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    Nov 15, 2018 - one month ago

  • How Tech Is Changing The Equipment Rental Market

    Construction equipment is advancing with the advent of new technology, which gives owners and operators the tools to work as smart as possible. The technology is also rapidly changing the rental market, offering new opportunities to construction businesses.

    Construction equipment technology can range from GPS systems on dozers, graders, and excavators, to hybrid power systems designed to propel the equipment into a new era of fuel economy.

    “Technology plays a crucial rule in the cab by making machines and operators work more efficiently,” explains Kevin Forestell, CEO, DOZR. “There is also a big safety factor that technology affects—the knowledge operators have about their machine, the safer they can work on the job.”

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    Nov 14, 2018 - one month ago

  • CISC Urges the Canadian Government to Take Action on Critical Issues Impacting the Steel Construction Industry at Annual Day on the Hill

     A national delegation of Members & Associates from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) led the discussion at Parliament Hill on November 6, 2018 at the fourth annual Day on the Hill. CISC’s Members & Associates met with parliamentarians from all political parties to support and take action on critical issues in the steel construction industry, including prompt payment legislation, the removal of U.S. Section 232 steel tariffs and LNG Canada’s remission request regarding waived duties on fabricated industrial steel components (FISC).

    Prompt Payment Legislation
    The steel industry is urging government for immediate federal prompt payment legislation in construction. The federal government has held one of the largest and most extensive cross-Canadian consultation processes between January and June of 2018. As a result, they have recommendations for immediate legislation from the same lawyers that brought Bill 142, The Ontario Construction Act, into being in 2017. The recommendations have garnered full construction industry support from the general contractors down to the trades and suppliers. Legislation will benefit the small to medium construction companies, which represent 70 per cent of all employers in the construction sector and comprise of 1.4 million people in Canada. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are the real employers of the middle class and need prompt payment legislation now to ensure a future for their companies and their employers. The federal government has the research, the recommendations, the support and the ability to dramatically affect the middle class with no cost to the tax payer. It’s time to act.

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    Nov 14, 2018 - one month ago

  • Peterbilt 2019 Engine Updates

    Peterbilt Motors Company has updated offerings for the 2019 PACCAR Engines.

    Peterbilt will offer the MX-13 with two new ratings for the 2019 model year engines; a multi-torque 455 HP with a torque rating of 1,650 – 1,850 lb.-ft. and a 405 HP with 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque. Each update for model year 2019 engines is specifically designed to result in increased reliability and fuel economy.

    When packaged with the PACCAR Transmission and the PACCAR 40k rear axle the new 405 HP and 1,650 lb.-ft. torque rating for the MX-13 provides one of most fuel-efficient integrated powertrains for long haul customers.

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    Nov 14, 2018 - one month ago

  • The Norwegian Rock Blasting Museum Wins The 'Innovative Underground Space Concept Of The Year' Category Of The ITA Tunnelling Awards 2018

    Through 8 categories and 1 Lifetime Achievement Award, the ITA Tunneling Awards identifies and reward major disruptive innovations and groundbreaking projects. This edition, the event took place in Nanjing, China November the 7th, following the 20th CTUC conference (Chinese Tunnels and Underground Works Conference). After two days of presentations, case studies and technical conferences, the Awards ceremony was a successful finale and offered the audience an immersion in ancient China.  With more than 300 attendees for the 4th edition (day and ceremony), the ITA Tunneling Awards confirms its position as a reference for recognizing major projects and innovations on-going in the world.                                                               

    This location is meaningful as China has had to cope with increasing space-scarcity issues and while innovative projects are born to reshape cities of tomorrow, primary needs still concern major infrastructure with a strong focus on massive rail transportation projects and energy transportation means in

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    Nov 14, 2018 - one month ago

  • THE VISIONARIES SHAPING OUR FUTURE CITIES

    Did you know that cities account for three quarters of all global carbon emissions? Here we highlight the experts who are striving to create a cleaner and more socially responsible urban environment.

    According to the United Nations, by 2050, more than two thirds of the world’s entire population will be squeezed into urban hotspots. As our megacities swell, the challenge to build cities that are sustainable, liveable and meet the needs of its people becomes more urgent. In this article, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) examines four ways to manage our future cities and focuses on the people and ideas that are stimulating the fightback against carbon emissions.

    1. LEARNING FROM NATURE

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    Nov 14, 2018 - one month ago

  • Kenworth Introduces New Vehicle Electronics for T680, T880 and W990

    Kenworth has introduced new vehicle electronics for its flagship T680 over-the-road and T880 vocational models, and the recently introduced Kenworth W990, equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 or PACCAR MX-11 engines.

    Kenworth T880

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    Nov 13, 2018 - one month ago

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