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  • John Deere Launches Updated G-Series Swing Machines

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    Mar 6, 2019 - one month ago

  • Terex To Sell Demag Mobile Cranes

    John Garrison (Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Terex Corporation) and Steve Filipov (President, Terex Cranes) recently released this statement:

    Dear Valued Customer,

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    Mar 6, 2019 - one month ago

  • FPAC ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

    Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced that its Awards of Excellence luncheon will take place this year in Vancouver on May 9th.  The second annual event recognizes and celebrates  the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities.

    “We launched the Awards of Excellence program last year to honour some of our best and brightest, and to celebrate some special people doing incredible work in our industry,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “The event is also a chance for us to thank some people who might not work in our sector, but have been champions alongside us in supporting sustainable forest management and the economic benefits that Canadian forestry brings to our communities and the country,” Nighbor added.
     
    Nominations are being accepted from FPAC member companies through March 9th and independent judging panels have been assigned to determine the winners.
     
    FPAC’s Awards of Excellence program consists of the following awards categories:

    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Outstanding Member Award
    • Award of Excellence for Women in Forestry
    • Rising Star Award
    • Innovation Award
    • Indigenous Business Leadership Award
    • Skills Award for Indigenous Youth
    • Forest Community Champion
    • Industry Partnership Award 

    Information on last year’s FPAC award winners, is available at:
    fpac.ca/fpac-presents-forest-community-champion-and-partner-awards

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    Mar 6, 2019 - one month ago

  • Frontline Machinery Hosts Largest Crushing And Screening Equipment Demonstration In Canada

    If you are in the market for new equipment or you enjoy seeing crushing and screening equipment live in action, you won't want to miss this!  On March 13th, Frontline Machinery will be hosting the largest crushing and screening equipment demonstration in Canada at their headquarters in Chilliwack, BC.  

    Frontline Demo Day 2019

    This FREE jam-packed event will include a live demo of the new Keestrack H6E Hybrid Cone Crusher, a Keestrack R6 Impact Crusher, plus a complete line of crushing, screening, and material handling and stacking equipment

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    Mar 6, 2019 - one month ago

  • CBTU Launches Program To Increase Women In The Trades By 30 Per Cent

    – Federal Government Provides Funding to Open Three Provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices –

    On Feb 21st Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) announced the launch of provincial Offices to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. At this announcement in Winnipeg, the CBTU was joined by the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, who announced over $3.1 million in funding to assist women in apprenticeships over the next three years.

    “Canada’s Building Trades Unions are committed to making a career in the skilled trades open for everyone, and with the support of the Federal Government, the Office to Advance Women Apprentices will identify barriers, track and measure success and work with tradeswomen in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia to increase their chances for success,” said Robert Blakely, Canadian Operating Office, Canada’s Building Trades Unions. “Today in the construction industry, women represent approximately four per cent of the workforce. Where the OAWA currently exists in Newfoundland, that number sits at 13 per cent, a successful model that we will replicate.”

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    Mar 5, 2019 - one month ago

  • Petro-Canada To Provide Canadian EV Drivers With Canada’s First Coast-To-Coast Network Of Fast Chargers

    Petro-Canada, a Suncor business, is building a network of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations across the country.

    More than 50 EV stations will be located along the Trans-Canada highway at strategically located Petro-Canada stations from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. Construction is set to begin this spring with sites opening over the next year.

    “Keeping Canadians moving is what we do. We know the needs of our customers are evolving as we transition to a low-carbon future which is why we are excited to expand our current offering to support this growing customer segment,” said Kris Smith, executive vice president, Downstream, Suncor. “With more than 1,800 retail and wholesale locations across the country we have the network in place to build Canada’s first electric highway, providing coast-to-coast EV charging for our customers. We’re also investing in the fastest charging EV technology available today, which will be able to easily upgrade as technology advances.”

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    Mar 5, 2019 - one month ago

  • SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T: “More Than The Sum Of Its Parts” At Plaster Rock Lumber Mill”

    Earle Fawcett knew that he had squeezed everything he could out of his aged knuckleboom loaders. It was time to move on. “When you’ve made mill upgrades and you’re putting money into your operation, but you’re trying to feed it with some old equipment that’s almost impossible to find parts for anymore, you have to say, look, we can’t just keep running that way!”

    Fawcett wears a few hats at the Plaster Rock Lumber Mill operated by Twin Rivers Paper Company near Edmundston, New Brunswick. His duties include Steam Plant Chief, Mobile Equipment Manager and Environmental Coordinator. The issue of sourcing parts to keep his loader fleet running is ingrained in everything he does.

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    Mar 5, 2019 - one month ago

  • World’s Largest Mobile Crane Lifts Girder With Modulift Beam

    A Modulift spreader beam was used beneath the hook of the largest mobile crane manufactured in serial production in the world, at the Turcot Interchange, a three-level stack freeway project in Quebec, Canada.

    The MOD 110H beam, which can lift up to 170t at 11.5m (37 ft.), was used at its maximum 18m (59 ft.) in length, as the 1,200t capacity Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 was utilised with 194 ft. of main boom and 445,300 lbs. of counterweight to lift a girder into position. The crane was supplied by rental firm Guay Cranes and the rigging gear by Modulift’s Canadian distributor Equipment Corps Inc.

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    Mar 5, 2019 - one month ago

  • Yanmar Develops Basic Technology With JAMSTEC For Auto-Navigation Robotic Boat And Auto-Docking System

    Yanmar has undertaken development of underlying technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking, technologies that are expected to see service in operations in dangerous waters, maritime surveys, or smart fisheries.

    While development of autonomous vehicles for the road and the farm continues apace, maritime robotics technologies have yet to become established. With long established track record of R&D in various fields of robotics and IT, Yanmar has been working to meld the hardware side of its boatbuilding and recreational marine domains with basic development of underlying IT and robotics technologies, towards robotic boat technologies that can be used in the marine surveys and infrastructure inspection.

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    Mar 4, 2019 - one month ago

  • Rain, Sleet And Snow Couldn’t Keep World Of Asphalt Show & Conference And AGG1 Academy & Expo From Record-Setting Attendance Numbers

    Aggregates and asphalt industries were out in force at the record-setting World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo, Feb. 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

    Attendance hit an all-time high with registered attendance at 10,063 – a 28-percent increase over the 2018 show held in Houston. Attendees came from all 50 states, with the home state of Indiana represented with over 1500 in attendance. International attendance also increased with all 10 Canadian provinces and 52 other countries worldwide- including delegations from Nigeria and Russia – coming for the world-class education and exhibit floor.  

    “It’s been a great show with a lot of interaction on the show floor and in the education sessions; this is where our industry comes together - competitors and peers, to prepare for future growth,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Walsh & Kelly and World of Asphalt 2019 chair.

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    Mar 1, 2019 - one month ago

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