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Building a relationship with your heavy equipment dealer is a good place to start
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Dealing with Dealers

March 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

How new contractors can build a strong relationship

Automatic greasing systems can save time and money
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Automatic Greasing Systems

March 1, 2015 MIKE DECKERT

Tips and tricks on what to watch for

New safety manual for aggregates sector
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New safety manual for aggregates sector

February 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has created a new a new Safe Work Practices for the Aggregates Industry. This manual, based on resources from the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, provides workers in the aggregates industry

Walmart plans to invest $305M to build and renovate 29 retail stores and distribution centres
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Walmart expansion plans create 3,700 construction jobs

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$305M investment in 29 retail, distribution centre projects

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Names in the News

February 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Rocky Mountain Equipment, Kenworth leadership changes

The billion dollar Hwy 407 eastward expansion in Ontario is in the home stretch
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Highway 407 Drives East

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Billion-dollar Phase 1 extension will be complete this year

Kobelco announces plans for new US production facility
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Kobelco set to build new excavator production facility

January 16, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Kobelco Construction Machinery has announced plans to build a hydraulic excavator production facility in Spartanburg, allowing it to reduce the production lead time of machines for its North American customers and improve its capabilities for meeting market needs. Site preparation

Brandt's high-performance new Saskatoon branch located at 800-60th Street West.
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Brandt Digs New Saskatoon Home

January 5, 2015 STAFF REPORT

John Deere supplier moves to state-of-the-art building

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On solid ground: What’s new in soil compaction machines

August 1, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

Soil compaction is a crucial part of the site preparation process. Most construction sites across Canada incorporate some form of soil compaction into a project to increase load-bearing capacity, prevent soil settlement and frost, and reduce water seepage, swelling and

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How new crusher technology can make your job easier

July 15, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

With summer finally settled in, the busy construction season is in full swing as jobsites have once again become a fixture in cities and towns across Canada. The keen observer may have noticed new fleets of machines on several of those  construction sites—particularly

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FUNNY VIDEO: 14 Construction Workers Can’t Seem To Stop This!

July 3, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

 Click here to watch this hilarious video of 14 construction workers trying to wrangle a rogue piece of construction equipment.  http://sfglobe.com/?id=969&src=share_fb_new_969

6,100 lots were sold at the Ritchie Bros. auction between April 23 and 25, 2014.
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Ritchie Bros. sells more than $143M at Canada’s largest equipment auction

April 28, 2014 Staff Report

When Canadian contractors are spending big bucks on construction equipment—that bodes well for the economic strength of the industry. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $143 million of trucks and heavy equipment in Edmonton, AB on April 23 – 25,

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Big Spenders: Buying Equipment Online

February 1, 2014 Patrick Callan

A look at online buying trends in the construction industry

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Strongco opens new larger facility in Quebec City

January 15, 2014 Staff Report

Strongco announcd the grand opening of its newest location in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, a suburb of Quebec City on January 13. The $8.6-million investment in the new facility will replace the old Sainte-Foy branch, better positioning the company as a leader in

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Dealing with dealers

August 1, 2013 Jim Barnes

Technology and a tight economy drive unconventional partnerships

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Exports of U.S. construction machinery to Canada gained 12% in 2012

March 5, 2013 Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment topped 13 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year for a total $26.7 billion, with South America and Asia reporting the weakest gains, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S.

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Strongco purchases Saint-Augustin land for new branch construction

February 28, 2013 Staff Report

Strongco Corporation has completed the purchase of eight acres of land that will be used to build its new branch in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que. The new branch will replace the existing Sainte-Foy location and will carry Volvo Construction Equipment products, as

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BOMAG to acquire certain roadbuilding assets and operations from Terex

February 12, 2013 Staff Report

Driven by a key strategic initiative to expand its leading position and support for customers in the roadbuilding industry on the American continent, BOMAG (FAYAT GROUP) has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire certain product lines in North America,

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Bobcat introduces new dealership in B.C.

February 5, 2013 Staff Report

Nearly half of Canadian construction companies (49 per cent) and one third of property and facilities firms (33 per cent) plan to increase their staff levels in the next year, according to a survey conducted by Hays Canada which polled

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Strongco finalizes Fort McMurray land purchase for new branch

January 30, 2013 Staff Report

Strongco Corp. has completed the purchase of six acres of land that will be used to build its new branch in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The new branch will carry the full line of products from Volvo Construction Equipment and complementary