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Selling Big airs at 10 E/P on the Cottage Channel.
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(VIDEO) Construction machines up for grabs on reality TV show

October 3, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A new show featuring high stakes auctions and sales of heavy equipment in Canada’s construction is now airing on the Cottage Life channel. Featuring Ritchie Bros., Selling Big, follows many colourful characters along a 13-episode journey as they vie to

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A second look at natural gas

October 1, 2013 JAMES MENZIES

Greater fueling infrastructure and increased strength make natural gas-powered vocational trucks a viable option for Canadian operators

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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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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 –

A crawler tractor crosses the ramp in front of a crowd of seated bidders in the auction theater in Chilliwack, B.C. in March 2010. Most mobile equipment is driven over a ramp in front of a crowd of bidders. (Photo courtesy of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers)
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Ritchie Bros. starring in heavy equipment TV series

August 27, 2013 STAFF REPORT

An upcoming two-day auction in Edmonton is doubling as the set for a new TV show telling the story of big machinery and big price tags. Hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the September 4 and 5 auction features more than

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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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CHRSC aims to standardize crane industry regulations

August 1, 2013 Corinne Lynds

An immediate need for certified crane operators is the driving force behind the Canadian Hoisting & Rigging Safety Council’s (CHRSC) goal to harmonize industry regulations. Inaugurated nearly a year ago at the Crane & Rigging Conference in Edmonton, the primary

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Earth-movers & shakers

August 1, 2013 Patrick Callan

Hybrid-ging the gap: price, productivity and the planet

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Dealing with dealers

August 1, 2013 Jim Barnes

Technology and a tight economy drive unconventional partnerships

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New authorized Bobcat dealer in Camrose

July 22, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Bobcat is now offering its full equipment line—including skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and compact excavators—at Camrose Cycle. Previously the Camrose, Alta. dealership only carried select Bobcat utility products. A recent announcement on Camrose Cycle’s website reads: “We are very pleased

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Crane crashes into Thunder Bay courthouse

May 22, 2013 STAFF REPORT

No one was injured after a 90-ton crane toppled into the new Thunder Bay courthouse early Monday morning. According to a report from the CBC, workers were sent home and construction was shut down by 10 a.m. as the Ontario

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NHES 2013 on track to be largest show ever

March 1, 2013 Staff Report

Excitement is growing for the country’s largest heavy equipment event, the National Heavy Equipment Show (NHES), which will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. April 18-19, 2013. “We are very excited to return to Mississauga for the

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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