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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

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Stepping up to Tier 4

June 1, 2012 David Godkin

We’ve still got time. That seems to be the failsafe view of contractors facing a mandatory shift in Canada to interim Tier 4 emission standards in some new off highway equipment at the end of 2014 and to full Tier

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers acquires AssetNation

May 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers recently announced the closing of its purchase of AssetNation, an online marketplace and solutions provider for surplus and salvage assets based out of Houston, TX, at a cost of approximately US$64 million. The Vancouver, B.C.-based, global leading

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Strongco to offer Terex Finlay products in Ontario and Alberta

April 12, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Strongco Corporation announced today that it would become the exclusive dealer for Terex Finlay mobile crushing and screening equipment in Ontario and Alberta.  Strongco stated that it has entered into an agreement with Terex USA LLC, and will offer

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Global construction equipment sales up 25 per cent in 2011

April 12, 2012 Andrew Snook

The KHL Group’s annual Yellow Table survey is out, and it shows record sales in global construction equipment. The survey states that overall equipment sales for the 50 largest construction equipment manufacturers grew by 25 per cent in 2011 to

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Strongco expanding in Alberta

March 6, 2012 Andrew Snook

Strongco Corporation will be expanding its presence in northern Alberta. The company is planning on building a new branch in Fort McMurray, Alta. It has already entered into a contract to buy six acres of land in the city. Strongco

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John Deere teams up with Topcon

March 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

John Deere’s Construction & Forestry division announced it has formed an alliance with Topcon Positioning Systems. The deal will allow John Deere to sell, support and factory-install Topcon’s 3D-MC2 grade control solutions on its dozers and motor graders. John Deere

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Canadian construction companies top 2011 American equipment export list

February 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Canadian construction companies were buying American in 2011, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEM recently released the top-10 countries the U.S. exported construction equipment to in 2011, and Canada topped the list with purchases totalling $7.2

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VIDEO: Canadian Joe Murray excavates his basement with R/C earthmovers in just nine years

February 15, 2012 news.com.au

The next time someone tells you to do something constructive with your spare time, you might like to take a leaf from Joe Murray’s book – and, er, do something constructive. For the past nine years, Joe has supervised a

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Wacker Neuson ends contract with Gehl Corporation

February 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

Wacker Neuson has ended its long-standing agreement with the Gehl Corporation. The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company recently decided to cease manufacturing Gehl-branded compact excavators and wheel-steer loaders to focus resources and products on further development of the Wacker Neuson brand.

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Doosan equipment now available at Bobcat of Whitehorse

February 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bobcat of Whitehorse was recently appointed the distributor for Doosan equipment in the Whitehorse, Yukon area. It will distribute Doosan heavy excavators, wheel loaders, wheel excavators and articulated dump trucks from its facility located at 117 Copper Road in Whitehorse.

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World of Concrete Preview: What happens in Vegas, could improve your business

January 13, 2012 Staff Report

World of Concrete 2012 will be returning to the Las Vegas Convention Centre, January 24 to 27, 2012-and for us Canadians, who will no doubt be up to our eyeballs in snow by that point-it won’t be a moment too