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JCB dealer network expands with the addition of Matsqui JCB in Abbotsford, B.C.

Matsqui Ag Repair, located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, has joined JCB’s dealer network as Matsqui JCB. The company now offers a variety of JCB’s agricultural equipment including wheel loaders, rough-terrain forklifts, Fastrac high speed tractors, mini excavators, Loadall telescopic handlers and the world’s safest and most innovative skid steers and compact track loaders with unique side-entry doors and a patented, single-arm PowerBoom.

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Subsite Electronics supports AEM utility awareness campaign

Subsite Electronics stresses the importance of Underground Awareness in all underground construction jobs.
Subsite Electronics stresses the importance of Underground Awareness in all underground construction jobs.

Subsite Electronics is helping put a focus on safety in underground utility jobsites with its support for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) Utility Awareness Campaign. The AEM campaign aims to promote safety best practices and debunk common myths associated with underground utility installations.

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Manitou 2015 top dealer award presented to Girouard Equipement

Dan Miller, President & CEO of Manitou Americas, and François Piffard, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Manitou Group, present the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award to Carl Girouard from Girouard Equipement.
Dan Miller, President & CEO of Manitou Americas, and François Piffard, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Manitou Group, present the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award to Carl Girouard from Girouard Equipement.

Manitou presented Carl Girouard of Girouard Equipement in Victoriaville, Q.C. with the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award. This award is based on the overall sales performance for North American Manitou Dealers in 2015. Girouard Equipement was recognized and awarded for their top performance at the Manitou Americas corporate headquarters in West Bend, W.I., during the “Next Big Thing” new product introduction dealer event.

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Super fine crusher crushes comminution costs

South Australian company IMP technologies (IMPTEC) have developed a super fine crusher that reduces comminution costs. The company is currently trialling a semi-commercial unit at Hallett Concrete in Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. The machine is being used to turn the waste from black sand or iron sand into a replacement for Portland cement. IMPTEC Director John Doherty said the crusher was a game-changing invention that could eventually be at the forefront of the industry.

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Loftness marks 60 years of manufacturing success

This year, Loftness Specialized Equipment marks 60 years of manufacturing success in the heart of the upper Midwest. Loftness has grown and expanded as a company since its founder, a Hector, Minnesota farmer named Dick Loftness, made a V-type snow blower for his own use. This soon led to the start of Loftness Manufacturing in 1956. In 1979, Dick sold the company to Marv Nelson, and the company has been owned and operated by the Nelson family ever since.

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Manitou presents 2015 top dealer award to Hewitt Equipment

Dan Miller, President & CEO of Manitou Americas, and François Piffard, Executive VP of  Sales and Marketing for Manitou Group, present the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award to  Robert Lebel of Hewitt Equipment Limited.
Dan Miller, President & CEO of Manitou Americas, and François Piffard, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Manitou Group, present the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award to Robert Lebel of Hewitt Equipment Limited.

Manitou presented Robert Lebel of Hewitt Equipment Limited in Point-Claire, Quebec with the 2015 Manitou Top Dealer Award. This prestigious award is based on the overall sales performance for North American Manitou Dealers in 2015. Hewitt Equipment was recognized and awarded for their top performance at the Manitou Americas corporate headquarters in West Bend, W.I., during the "Next Big Thing" new product introduction dealer event.

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CCC seminar at Bauma focuses on carbon footprint of infrastructure projects

On April 13 at the Bauma construction machinery trade fair in Munich, the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment held a seminar on current trends to address the carbon footprint from infrastructure projects. As procurers increasingly use CO2 emissions as a criterion for bidder selection, a panel of experts presented their views on challenges and solutions.

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JCB donates 3CX backhoe loader to help quake-hit Ecuador

JCB is donating the versatile 3CX backhoe through its Ecuadorian dealer, Automekano.
JCB is donating the versatile 3CX backhoe through its Ecuadorian dealer, Automekano.

JCB is donating a 3CX backhoe loader to help rescue and clean-up operations in Ecuador, which was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of at least 570 people and injuries to over 7,000 people. It has been reported that 25,000 people remain in shelters as a consequence of the devastating earthquake that has been described by the country’s President Rafael Correa as the biggest tragedy in Ecuador in seven decades.

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