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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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Volvo Construction Equipment forms alliance with Carlson Paving Products

March 21, 2012 Andrew Snook

Volvo Construction Equipment and Carlson Paving Products have entered into an agreement that will increase the number of screed options available for Volvo pavers. Carlson will update the design to the Wedge-Lock screed in addition to offering manufacturing and field

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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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Winter Wheelin’

March 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Spring may be just around the corner, but now is a great time to take note of what cold weather challenges you’ve faced this winter in preparation for next fall.

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AWPs lift workers and gear higher than ever

March 1, 2012 David Godkin

It began back in 1967 when two workers on a scaffold at the legendary Hoover Dam caught the wrong end of a power cable and were electrocuted.

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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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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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Gettin’ good grades

February 1, 2012 David Godkin

Work horse on the road. Weakling colt in the showroom. That’s the consensus on motor graders since sales dipped sharply in 2008/09. But don’t blame it on the world-wide financial crisis that impacted graders and other equipment categories across North

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Canadian contractor wins Case Triple Threat Rodeo

January 25, 2012 On-Site

Case Construction Equipment crowned the champion of its Triple Threat Rodeo series, following an exciting day-long competition among 59 of the United States and Canada’s most talented equipment operators at the 2012 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. Case

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Finning to purchase portion of Bucyrus distribution business from Caterpillar

January 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

Finning International Inc. has added to its Caterpillar equipment distribution and support business by acquiring a portion of the business formerly owned by Bucyrus. Caterpillar and Finning both announced the agreement on Jan. 18, valued at approximately US$465 million. Finning

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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

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AEM survey: stronger 2011 sales expected and slower growth through 2014

December 16, 2011 Andrew Snook

Construction equipment manufacturers are expected to end 2011 with double-digit growth worldwide, and continued growth through 2014, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual business “outlook” survey. The AEM survey expects the U.S. to have the biggest increase

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers surpasses $1 billion in 2011

December 8, 2011 Andrew Snook

One billion dollars. That’s the figure recently reached and surpassed by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers for its 2011 online equipment sales. The Vancouver-based company is the largest on-site and online auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks. In 2002, Ritchie Bros. started