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News Roundup: Alltrade turns 10

Who made news in the Canadian construction industry this week?

November 1, 2021   Rob Blackstien
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Here are a few Canadian construction sector news items that caught our eye over the last week or so.

Alltrade Industrial Contractors recently turned 10, and the Mayor of Cambridge had some nice things to say about the company.

We recently covered Volvo’s electric powered excavator, and Aecon has become the first Canadian construction company to give it a whirl.

Last week, we wrote about how pleased the Saskatchewan Construction Association was about the recent prompt payment legislation in the province. The legislation is expected to be enacted in 2022, and now we’re hearing reports that Nova Scotia is also working on similar legislation. Stay tuned!

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This week, Ontario is celebrating National Skills Trade and Technology Week, an event designed to promote awareness of the career opportunities within skilled trades and technologies. Keep an eye on Skills Ontario’s Twitter feed for highlights of the week-long event.

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Finally, Infrastructure Ontario has released its October 2021 market update which includes 38 projects — 23 in pre-procurement stage, with 15 in active procurement. The total estimated contract value is $60 billion.

Meanwhile, here’s what’s getting our attention on social media…

Another contractor is celebrating its Diamond anniversary:

 

The Cement Association of Canada lauded CBM, which helped make a Kingston boy’s dreams come true.

 

General contractor software vendor Bridgit has put together an article designed to help contractors avoid cost overruns.


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