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Volvo Launches 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee

When you need parts most — Volvo delivers. If a machine should go down, Volvo guarantees parts delivery within 48 hours* in Canada and Hawaii, and within 24 hours in the United States, including Alaska. volvoce.com/parts48.

*Guarantee applies to Class 1 parts orders. 24-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in the United States, including Alaska, and a 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in Canada and Hawaii. See website for complete details.

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Atlas Copco celebrates grand opening of new South Carolina facility

Atlas Copco AB President and CEO Mats Rahmstrom cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the Atlas Copco production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The $25 million, 197,000-square-foot plant at 1059 Paragon Way employs more than 300.

Also pictured are (from left to right): Chad Williams, York County Council; Mandy Brawley, Deputy Director of Global Business for the South Carolina Department of Commerce; Doug Echols, Rock Hill Mayor; Andrew Walker, President of the Atlas Copco Construction Technique Business Area; and Peter Lauwers, President of the Atlas Copco Portable Energy Division.

Atlas Copco celebrated the grand opening of its new production facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 17.

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Kioti parent Daedong celebrates 70 years

Daedong Industrial Company, LTD., will celebrate their 70th anniversary this May. In 1947, Sam-Man Kim founded Daedong Industrial Company with his four brothers, pioneering Korea's agricultural equipment industry. As the country battled famine and exhaustion following World War II, the desperate need for agricultural mechanization fueled Kim's determination and creativity that produced a succession of machines which increased food production throughout a critical time during Korea's industrialization. 70 years later, Mr. Kim's legacy of passion and dedication to the agricultural industry embodies the spirit of Daedong Industrial and the KIOTI Tractor brand. 

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Ritchie Bros. and IronPlanet Secure Unconditional Antitrust Clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice; Acquisition is Expected to Close in the Next Few Weeks

Ritchie Bros., has announced the receipt of unconditional antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for the proposed acquisition of IronPlanet, an online marketplace for heavy equipment and other durable assets. Ritchie Bros. outstanding brand reputation and high degree of customer trust, coupled with IronPlanet's digital prowess built on user friendly technology, will provide multiple product and channel offerings to customers.

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New Company Name Reflects Expanded Focus and Product Lines for BossTek

DustBoss has announced a company name change that embodies the firm’s expanded portfolio of technologies and services. After pioneering atomized mist dust control cannons more than a decade ago with its powerful DustBoss  designs, Dust Control Technology ® has changed its name to BossTek  to better reflect all of the company’s successful product lines. These include the OdorBoss  odor suppression technology, with its line of environmentally safe topical and airborne odor treatment agents, and the KoolBoss crowd cooling technology for large outdoor events. What hasn’t changed is the company’s dedication to equipment quality and customer service.

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Kubota adds training centre at Illinois headquarters

Kubota Engine America Corp. is expanding educational opportunities for its growing distribution network, unveiling a brand-new technical training center at its Lincolnshire headquarters outside of Chicago. Construction on the facility with 3,400 square-feet of classrooms and a 1,500 square-foot lab area was recently finished to welcome its inaugural group of distributor technicians who came for a hands-on, common rail system SCR course taught by Kubota’s designated training team. They were first to experience the center’s three full classrooms and interactive lab area with running engine stations. 

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HCSS Safety program aids in developing a safety culture for companies

The HCSS Safety program offered by construction industry software developer HCSS helps companies develop a culture of safety by empowering employees to contribute to the safety program. Through cloud-based storage and reporting of critical safety data – safety meetings, near misses and incidents reporting, training, and job and activity hazard analysis, among other record keeping items – HCSS Safety assists contractors in more effectively and efficiently managing their safety programs. 

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Soil from Ontario construction projects would fill 16 Rogers Centres: report

An Ontario construction site. – Photo by booledozer on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Ontario's robust construction activity generated enough excess soil in one year to fill 16 Rogers Centres in Toronto, according to a report released today by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). 

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Skyjack celebrates new partnership with China’s leading truck mounted boom lift seller

Skyjack division recently celebrated its new dealership agreement with Xuzhou Handler Special Vehicle Co., Ltd, the leading truck mounted boom lift seller in mainland China. “Our partnership with Skyjack shows our confidence in the quality of their machines,” said Yin Yaping, general manager of Xuzhou Handler. “During my visit to different MEWP companies in North America, I saw Skyjack products in every corner, which speaks volumes for their popularity in the North American market.”

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UAV provider targeting pipeline monitoring market

Developed to inspect pipelines for damage, as well as for mapping and security surveillance, SkyX’s SkyOne drones offer Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, as well as autonomous flight and recharging. SkyOne can travel at 150km per hour for 70 minutes and can detect leaks, vandalism, vegetation encroachment – and more. Founded by Didi Horn, a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Drone Pilot, SkyX is targeting its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - or drones - to service the oil and gas industry.

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MTU, Chinese company partner to build MTU-brand diesels in China

MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. is now in place – a joint venture between MTU Friedrichshafen and the Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Ltd. (GYMCL) to build large MTU-brand diesel engines in China. Recently instituted, MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. has now been officially entered in the Chinese trade register. MTU Friedrichshafen, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary, and GYMCL, a subsidiary of China Yuchai International Ltd., first agreed to forge the partnership in February 2016.

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