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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

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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