Mack Trucks has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with WheresMyConcrete to develop future service options for Mack Fleet Management Services. The addition of WheresMyConcrete to Mack’s fleet management offerings will help improve asset visibility and dispatch efficiency for concrete mixer fleets.
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The Alberta government signed a 35-year contract with Mountain View Partners to design, build, operate, and partially finance the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. The Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO) contract is worth $1.42 billion in 2016 dollars. The Province will fund 60 percent of the capital construction cost which will be paid during the construction phase.
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Suncor business, has received an Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award for its newest reformulation of HYDREX XV. The Environmental Leader program recognizes excellence in the fields of environmental, sustainability and energy management. HYDREX XV, an all-season, semi-synthetic hydraulic fluid, was selected based on its leading performance in providing fuel savings, lower diesel fuel consumption and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
Telsmith will be at MINExpo 2016 in a 325-square-metre (3,500-square-foot) display in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The theme for Telsmith’s MINExpo 2016 presence is MINING – ALL IN, and the company is encouraging attendees to participate by demonstrating their commitment to the mining industry.
It's great to feel young again. On Saturday, September 10, Canadian Olympians, local celebrities and corporate teams got to relive their childhood with a charity sports day challenge at Ritchie Bros.' headquarters in Burnaby, B.C. The best part: the event helped raise more than $516,000 for KidSport B.C., a community-based sports funding program that provides grants for financially disadvantaged children to participate in amateur sport.
Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Larisplast Ltd., an Israeli business that specializes in the field of concrete admixtures. Zenyatta and Larisplast have both received grant funding from the Canada-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation under the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program to further test the effect of adding graphene generated from Zenyatta's Albany graphite to concrete on a pilot scale. Upon successful completion of pilot plant testing, the Agreement contemplates the formation of a new corporation ('Newco') jointly owned (50/50) by Zenyatta and Larisplast for the purposes of marketing this new specialized admixture product globally. Zenyatta would be the exclusive provider of purified graphite to Newco and any other party working with Larisplast on this technology.
Chevron Products Company and Noria, a provider of lubrication consulting services and training, have announced the launch of the ISOCLEAN Calculator, a first-of-its-kind tool that helps companies evaluate possible equipment life based on lubricant cleanliness levels. The easy-to-use tool was developed by Chevron Products Company and is powered by Noria’s Life Extension tables to help calculate the levels of particle contamination that are typical for each user’s specific situation.
Software developers, data scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs will convene in San Francisco from September 23-25, 2016 for a 54-hour hackathon sponsored by Caterpillar and Unearthed, an Australia-based open innovation organization for the global resources sector. The hackathon format brings together creative problem solvers and industry experts who work in teams under intense time pressure to propose prototype solutions to industry challenges.
Under a SuperTruck II award announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Volvo Group North America is scheduled to receive $20 million in federal funding that it will use to improve the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks. The Volvo Group and its partners will match the development funds dollar-for-dollar.
Carmanah Technologies Corporation has announced a strategic agreement with Globalstar Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Carmanah will collaborate on the design and manufacture of new solar powered M2M satellite solutions for Globalstar as well as selecting the Globalstar low earth orbiting satellite constellation for remote connectivity of all strategic Carmanah products.