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VIDEO: Cat builds world’s tallest sand castle

December 15, 2014 STAFF REPORT

In the fourth installment of the Built For It Trials series, seven Cat machines, along with machine operators and sand sculptors, set out to construct the world’s tallest sand castle. After 15 days and 960 cubic yards of sand and

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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Innocon acquires three ready mix concrete plants in GTA

April 1, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Ready mix concrete provider Innocon Inc. has acquired National East Ready Mix Corp. in a move designed to strengthen the company’s ready mix concrete business in the Greater Toronto Area. The acquisition also includes the Bolton Ready Mix Corp., a wholly

A Sonsray CX350C excavator puts on a demonstration at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on March 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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CONEXPO steals show in Las Vegas

March 10, 2014 STAFF REPORT

A confluence of international construction professionals took the desert by storm last week during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five-day mega construction conference, held every third year, is North America’s largest gathering for the construction, construction materials, and

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Bobcat adds two authorized dealers in southern Ontario

December 13, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Toronto and Bobcat of Barrie as authorized sales, service, parts and rental equipment providers. Both dealerships distribute Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators and utility

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Canadian government and NRC to develop innovative vehicles and construction materials

November 4, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Government of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have launched a five-year, $55-million initiative to help create more fuel-efficient vehicles and greener construction materials. The Industrial Biomaterials program will allow Canadian firms to transform agricultural and

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Bobcat Company adds two new authorized dealers in southwestern Ontario

November 1, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with two new Carrier Centers locations in southwestern Ontario as authorized sales, service, parts and rental providers of Bobcat equipment. The dealerships are located at 1312 Plank Rd. in Sarnia, Ont. and 4880

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Lafarge Canada celebrates 40 years at Bath plant

October 8, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

Lafarge Canada marked 40 years of city and community building at its cement plant in Bath, Ont. by inviting the public inside the facility to celebrate. Built in 1973 following a merger between Canada Cement and Lafarge, the Bath Cement

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REBRICK project produces solid results in Denmark

October 7, 2013 STAFF REPORT

With two full-scale brick-cleaning facilities now operating in Denmark, a two-year project to reuse old bricks in new construction is showing strong signs of success. Backed by about $700,000 euros in funding under the EU’s Eco-Innovation programme, REBRICK consists of

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Keeping what’s yours

October 1, 2013 JIM BARNES

Are thieves robbing you blind? Here’s how to protect your jobsite

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Acrow supporting Canadian logging

September 25, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Acrow Bridge is supplying AV Group New Brunswick with a 79-m clear span bridge for logging operations.  When installed, the prefabricated modular steel bridge will be the longest clear span vehicular bridge Acrow has ever supplied in Canada. It will

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Lafarge introducing new cement product in Eastern Canada

September 25, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. is launching its latest landscaping product in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. STABILIA, a cement-treated aggregate developed and engineered by Lafarge, is a sustainable alternative to traditional base methods used for interlock paving installation and

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Lower carbon cement gaining popularity in BC

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A cement that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent is becoming the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia. And it is contributing to a better quality air shed in the province’s

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New Bobcat dealer opens in Central Ontario

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of an authorized sales, service and rental provider of equipment in Nobel, Ont. The Bobcat of Parry Sound dealership opened on Sept. 9 and offers a range of equipment such

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers swarming Eastern Canada in September

September 9, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers are hosting six unreserved public auctions in four eastern Canadian provinces during the month of September. And with more than 6,500 pieces of equipment up for grabs – from construction and transportation to agriculture and forestry –

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Global construction equipment sales booming

August 14, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The global construction equipment market is forecasted to grow by about $50 billion by 2017, according to a report by Transparency Market Research. The report, Construction Equipment Market – Global and China Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth and Industry Analysis,

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Lafarge adds new packaged cement to the mix

July 10, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. has introduced three new additions to its packaged cement offerings in eastern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Lafarge is now selling 20-kilogram contempra, 20-kilogram high early cement and 30-kilogram silica fume cement bags in building supply outlets

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Canada continues to tread water as a mid-level performer in science, technology, and innovation

May 22, 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Council

A major report released May 21st by Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) concludes that Canada continues to tread water as a mid-level performer in science, technology, and innovation (STI) and is calling for Canada to aim higher and

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Cement Association of Canada: “Proposed building code changes could jeopardize Ontarians’ safety”

May 22, 2013 Cement Association of Canada

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has expressed tremendous disappointment with those members of the building and construction industry who have called for changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to allow construction of six-storey wood-frame buildings. The CAC is

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The Government of Canada launches refocused National Research Council

May 7, 2013 Staff Report

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has transformed into an industry-focused research and technology organization. The refocused NRC will work with Canadian industries to bridge technology gaps, helping build a more innovative Canadian economy. “NRC plays a pivotal role