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Volvo celebrates 75,000th hauler

More than half a century after they invented the concept, Volvo Construction Equipment recently celebrated the production of the 75,000th articulated hauler. Having produced more than half of the articulated haulers ever made, a staggering 50,000 Volvo haulers are still in regular use around the world.

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Volvo makes a splash in Colorado

Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city of Durango, Colorado. The region's evergreen forests and babbling creeks are adored by locals and nature enthusiasts alike; attracting a steady flow of holidaymakers throughout the year. With tourism the leading driver of Durango's economy, maintenance on local attractions, such as the Durango Whitewater Park, is necessary.

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SDLG launches new website for North America

SDLG has announced a new, North American website that will make it easier for dealers and customers to interact with the company. The new site is optimized for mobile devices, for example, and it will present well on desktops, tablet and smartphones. It also features a new, robust search function that makes finding information on the company's products and dealers more convenient than before.

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Cooper Equipment announces acquisition of Alberta Lift

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited has acquired Alberta Lift and Equipment Rentals Inc. Established in 2012, Alberta Lift is an equipment rental company focused on aerial equipment that services Southern Alberta from its branches in Calgary and Lethbridge. The company has built its business through an uncompromising dedication to customer service. Alberta Lift offers quality, late model equipment that is supported by a highly experienced team of rental professionals. Justin Wharton, the President and co-founder of Alberta Lift, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help grow Cooper's business in Western Canada. 

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Kramer, John Deere pair in strategic alliance for agricultural market

Kramer-Werke GmbH, a Wacker Neuson SE company, and John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, a member of the Deere & Company group, USA, have agreed to form a strategic alliance focusing on the sale of Kramer-branded material handling equipment for the agricultural market. The aim of the agreement is to build a long-term collaboration between the companies. The alliance is subject to approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities.

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DEUTZ brings on MarIndustrial as Ontario distributor

DEUTZ Corporation has signed an agreement with Montreal-based MarIndustrial to be its new distributor in the Canadian province of Ontario. MarIndustrial now owns the distribution rights to sell and service DEUTZ products in Ontario, including new engines and Xchange remanufactured engines. MarIndustrial will also provide DEUTZ Genuine Parts, service and warranty support. 

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Going deep in the nation’s capital

Gilmour Street, located south-southeast of downtown Ottawa, runs through the area of the nation's capital called Centretown. It's mostly residential with some businesses mixed in, and is situated between the Ottawa River and the historic Rideau Canal.

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Timken to Acquire Groeneveld Group, Enhancing its Lubrication Systems Platform

The Timken Company hasy announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Groeneveld Group, a provider of automatic lubrication solutions used in on- and off-highway applications, for approximately $280 million. For the 12 months ending May 31, 2017, Groeneveld Group sales were approximately $105 million. The transaction is expected to be accretive to adjusted earnings per share in 2017.  Additionally, Groeneveld Group has a strong margin profile, which is expected to be accretive to Timken's EBITDA margin and to be further enhanced as a result of synergies.

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