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Terex announces supplier for Newfoundland and Labrador

September 5, 2012 by 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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Shortlist announced for Kingston hospital

September 4, 2012 by On-Site staff

The EllisDon Corporation, PCL Contractors Canada Inc. and Carillion Construction Inc. are all in the running to construct the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced the shortlist of companies in the running for the contract to build

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Bird Construction Inc. announces cancellation of $95M contract

August 31, 2012 by On-Site staff

Bird Construction Inc. recently issued a statement saying that the company has been verbally notified that its $95-million contract with Alberta Infrastructure to build the Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre in Fort Macleod, Alta. has been cancelled. The

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Average weekly earnings up in June

August 30, 2012 by On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings within the construction sector were up 1.1 per cent to $1,145.20 in June, when compared to the previous month. Over the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, average

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Mierau Contractors Ltd. to build new firefighting centre in B.C.

August 30, 2012 by On-Site staff

Firefighters in the Village of Valemount, B.C. will be better equipped to battle blazes in the 2013 fire season. Starting this week, Mierau Contractors will begin construction on a $1.2-million firefighting centre, which will replace the Wildfire Management Branch’s current

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How to select a wheel loader

August 28, 2012 by Debbie McClung

Five ways to evaluate your next purchase

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KBR to build phase two of B.C. processing plant

August 27, 2012 by On-Site staff

KBR has been awarded a general works contract for phase two construction of a raw gas processing plant in Dawson Creek, B.C. The global engineering, construction and services company’s Canadian subsidiary, KBR Wabi, will perform the construction and related site

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SNC-Lavalin awarded $135M contract in Saudi Arabia

August 23, 2012 by On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin will be operating and maintaining the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the next decade. The Montreal, Que.-based engineering and construction firm recently announced that it has signed a 10-year

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Historic B.C. bridge to be rehabilitated

August 22, 2012 by On-Site staff

The Hagwilget Bridge near New Hazelton, B.C. is the recipient of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation contract. The contract for the rehabilitation of the single-lane, steel suspension bridge was awarded to Forbes Industrial Contractors Ltd., based out of Prince George, B.C.

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Pure Technologies wins contract in Mexico

August 21, 2012 by On-Site staff

Pure Technologies Ltd. recently announced it has been awarded a $2.4-million contract with the Organismo de Cuenca Aguas del Valle de Mexico, Cutzamela, Mexico. The Calgary-based asset management technology and services company will be providing SoundPrint Acoustic Fiber Optic (AFO)

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Composite price index for non-residential construction up 0.6 per cent

August 20, 2012 by On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, the composite price index for non-residential building construction was up 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2012 (Q2 2012), when compared to Q1 2012. The jump was fuelled largely by increased labour

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada John Duncan and Membertou Band Chief Terrance Paul pose for a photo on Aug. 15 during the announcement of a $7-million interchange that will be built on Highway 125 in Cape Breton, N.S. Photo courtesy of Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs.
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$7-million interchange to be built for growing First Nation community

August 16, 2012 by On-Site staff

The Membertou First Nation’s economy and population are growing, and so is the infrastructure to accommodate them. Thanks to a joint funding effort between the Government of Canada, Province of Nova Scotia and Membertou Band, a $7-million interchange will be

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Crash-prone B.C. intersection gets $3 million worth of safety upgrades

August 15, 2012 by On-Site staff

Members of the Saanich, B.C. community wanted its province government to improve safety at the Highway 17/Sayward Road intersection in Saanich, B.C., and today they got their wish. The intersection will be receiving $3-million worth of upgrades for improving safety,

Doug Haughey has been appointed CEO of The Churchill Corporation. Photo courtesy of The Churchill Corporation.
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The Churchill Corporation appoints new CEO

August 14, 2012 by On-Site staff

The Churchill Corporation recently announced Douglas Haughey as its new CEO. The news comes shortly after David LeMay was named the president and acting CEO for the Calgary-based construction and industrial services company on July 31, 2012. LeMay will continue

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SNC-Lavalin appoints new president and CEO

August 13, 2012 by On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin recently announced the appointment of Robert Card as its new president and CEO starting October 1, 2012. The Montreal-based firm stated it selected Card for “his excellent credentials in leading engineering, construction and operations businesses internationally.” Card has held

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Construction employment up in July

August 10, 2012 by On-Site staff

Employment in the construction sector increased by 0.8 per cent or approximately 10,700 jobs in July when compared to the previous month, according to Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, July 2012. Over the 12-month period from July 2011 to July

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Improvements coming for B.C. highway

August 9, 2012 by On-Site staff

A $3.4-million contract for improvements to Highway 6 near Nelson, B.C. was recently awarded to Interoute Construction Ltd. The Crescent Valley, B.C.-based company will resurface approximately 14 kilometres of Highway 6, between Euphrates Mine and Nelson. The contract also includes the

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird was on hand to mark the recent completion of the $68.2-million Highway 69 widening and realignment project. Photo: Transport Canada.
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Highway 69 improvements complete

August 8, 2012 by On-Site staff

Residents living in the Sudbury, Ont. area are enjoying the summer of 69, Highway 69. The widening and realignment project for the north-south highway that connects rural and urban areas from Highway 400 near Perry Sound, Ont. to the Greater

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Freightliner makes gains in vocational truck market

August 8, 2012 by James Menzies

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – Refocusing on the vocational truck market is paying big dividends for Freightliner.  The company decided two years ago to establish itself as “the dominant player” in the vocational truck market; and while it still has some

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Building permits down following five-year high

August 7, 2012 by On-Site staff

Building permit values fell 2.5 per cent to $6.8 billion in June, after hitting a five-year high in May. The decline was mainly fuelled by decreases in non-residential and residential construction in Alberta and B.C. The value of building permits