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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

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Bauma 2013: Sneak Peek

January 30, 2013 Corinne Lynds

On January 29th and 30th, journalists from all over the world were invited to attend the bauma media dialog at the Internationales Congress Center Munchen (ICM) in Munich, Germany. This pre-show meeting brought together more than 200 big name construction

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' international headquarters in Burnaby, B.C., was recently awarded LEED Gold certification in the new construction category. Photo courtesy of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
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Ritchie Bros. HQ goes golden

December 17, 2012 On-Site staff

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’ international headquarters in Burnaby, B.C., was recently awarded LEED Gold certification in the new construction category. The 164,000-sq.-ft. commercial office building currently houses more than 400 employees, as well as a corporate child-care centre, fitness facility and

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Generating efficiency

December 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Emissions reduction is top priority for 2013 generator designs

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Getting attached to telehandlers

December 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

If there is any one word that describes a telehandler, its “versatile.” These machines are used in a wide variety of applications, from moving palletized loads, to lifting pipes and concrete blocks, to cleaning up job sites. With the right

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Takeuchi names new dealer in Manitoba

November 30, 2012 On-Site staff

Atlanta-based Takeuchi has added AgCon Equipment to its North American dealer network. AgCon will represent the company’s full line of compact earthmoving equipment from its offices in Springfield, Man. AgCon can be contacted at: (202) 255-4772 or visit www.agconequipment.ca Takeuchi

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Building construction booming in Halifax

November 14, 2012 On-Site staff

Construction costs of materials and labour increased substantially in the Maritime provinces’ largest city in the third quarter of 2012. According to a recent Statistics Canada survey, Halifax experienced a 0.7-per cent increase (from 143.4 to 144.4) in the non-residential

Deere & Company chairman and CEO Sam Allen accepts the AEM Hall of Fame plaque from 2012 chair of the AEM and CEO of Krone, North America, Rusty Fowler.
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John Deere inducted into AEM Hall of Fame

November 13, 2012 On-Site staff

John Deere (Deere & Company) is riding high after being named a 2012 inductee for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame. The company was chosen based on five criteria evaluated by an independent panel: innovation, industry contributions,

The Caterpillar Welcome Center is set to open on Oct. 20, 2012. Staff photo.
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Caterpillar Visitors Center opens doors Oct. 20

October 18, 2012 On-Site staff

Caterpillar Inc. is ready to open the doors to a new building that will share the company’s long history with the world. The Caterpillar Visitors Center will open on Oct. 20 and offers guests a chance to learn about the

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College of Trades releases apprenticeship ratio reviews

October 1, 2012 On-Site staff

The Ontario College of Trades has published its first grouping of apprenticeship ratio review reports. Group A reports looked at journeyperson to apprentice ratios for the following compulsory trades:  Group A – 1: Floor covering installer Group A – 2:

The Deh Cho Bridge will replace the Merv Hardle ferry in the summer months and the Mackenzie River Ice Crossing during the winter. Photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
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Bridge over icy waters

October 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Crews battle Great White North to build permanent crossing over Mackenzie River

Some $400 million worth of equipment was stolen in 2010 in the U.S., according to the 2010 Equipment Theft Report published by the National Equipment Register (NER), Jersey City, N.J. As little as 19 per cent was recovered. Thinkstock photo.
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Hot iron

October 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

Do thieves think you are an easy target?

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Making the cut in Canada’s demolition industry

October 1, 2012 David Godkin

It’s a moment Ryan Priestly dreads every time he does a job like this. Peering down through the windshield of his high reach excavator, carefully leaning into the controls and inching the collapsed concrete slab below him upward—the sight of

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Ritchie Bros. to host KidSport fundraiser

September 10, 2012 On-Site staff

Olympians and local celebrities will be participating in a sports day challenge during the third annual Corporate Kids Challenge and live charity auction on Sept. 15, hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in support of KidSport BC. The B.C.-based industrial auctioneer

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Terex announces supplier for Newfoundland and Labrador

September 5, 2012 On-Site staff

Terex Construction has named S & S Supply Ltd. as a new distributor for Newfoundland and Labrador. The Mount Pearl, Nfld.- based company will distribute the full line of Terex compact construction equipment; which is comprised of 45 product models,

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How to select a wheel loader

August 28, 2012 Debbie McClung

Five ways to evaluate your next purchase

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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Pimp your ride

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Machine control adds precision and versatility to compact equipment

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GDP down slightly in construction sector in April

June 29, 2012 Andrew Snook

The gross domestic product (GDP) by industry report from Statistics Canada for April shows the construction sector down 0.1 per cent for the month, following a gain of 0.8 per cent in March. The decline was due to a drop