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LBX raises $51K for American Heart Association

LBX Company LLC raised $51,000 in support of the American Heart Association's (AHA) annual "Life is Why We Give campaign. LBX made a commitment to donate $500 for every Link-Belt excavator, forestry machine or material handler retailed in February in North America. This is the third year that LBX has participated as a national supporter of the campaign. LBX has committed to support this program through 2021.

Bobcat Company announces 2019 Dealer Leadership Group

Bobcat Company has announced its 2019 Dealer Leadership Group. These 16 authorized Bobcat dealerships were the highest-performing dealers according to the Dealer Performance Review, a tool Bobcat uses to measure dealership performance across the North American Bobcat dealer network, which includes the United States and Canada, and is comprised of more than 325 dealership enterprises.

Construction skilled trades have high job satisfaction levels, but recruitment is a challenge

Ontario's construction industry is facing labour supply issues despite the tremendous opportunities that await young people across a wide spectrum of trades. These opportunities will improve for two major reasons: (1) the wave of retirements that is anticipated over the next decade, and (2) the expectation that construction activity will increase due to the emphasis on infrastructure from Ottawa and Queen's Park, with budgets due this spring.  

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Kent Beecham Named 2018 Construction Intern of the year

Construction software developer HCSS celebrated the close of its annual Construction Intern Awards program by presenting Kent Beecham a $10,000 Intern of the Year scholarship check at HCSS's Users Group Meeting. The fourth-annual Construction Intern Awards presented by HCSS also featured three $4,000 scholarship finalists, 12 weekly $2,000 scholarships and a special Fourth of July $4,000 scholarship. The program was open to students enrolled in a construction-related internship lasting at least two months during the January 2017 - August 2018 school year.

Volvo CE celebrates International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day, Melker Jernberg, President of  Volvo Construction Equipment, has laid down the challenge of exceeding the company's target of having 25% female leaders by 2025. This is because he believes that diversity is a major contributor to the company's success and it will give Volvo CE a competitive advantage in the construction industry. "Generally speaking, the construction industry is not as diverse as it should be," says Melker. "I strongly believe that the more diverse the company, the better it is. Diversity brings huge advantages as different people bring different perspectives. That's why I am challenging our employees to go even further and help us exceed our target of having 25% female leaders at Volvo CE by 2025. We have a lot of talented, successful and inspiring women at Volvo CE and we are committed to encouraging even more to join our company."

BC construction industry introduces worksite conduct standards to improve worker retention

The Province of B.C. and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) marked International Women's Day with the launch of the Builders Code, a comprehensive program that aims to address B.C.'s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an Acceptable Worksite and provides employers with tools, training and resources to improve and promote safe and productive worksite behavior.

Volvo CE machines win EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value and Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards

The leading data researcher for the construction equipment industry EquipmentWatch has selected two Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines for its 2019 Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards and one Volvo CE wheel loader model for the 2019 Highest Retained Value Awards. The prizes underscore Volvo CE's commitment to providing the highest uptime in the industry and the best value at every stage of a machine's lifecycle. It's the fourth straight year that EquipmentWatch recognized Volvo CE with awards.

Terex announces new £12m manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

Terex has announced a new manufacturing facility for its materials processing range  in Derry, Northern Ireland, at an investment of £12 million. The new 105,000 square foot manufacturing facility will focus on the design, manufacture and development of Terex Ecotec (waste management and recycling) and Terex Conveying Systems (TCS) (mobile conveying) product lines.

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Equipment Sales & Service Limited is a 2019 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation

Equipment Sales & Service Limited ("ESS") has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada's Best Managed Companies designation. The 2019 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.  Having achieved the Best Managed designation for seven consecutive years, ESS joins an elite group of companies that have attained Platinum Club status.

Screen Machine acquires DiamondZ

Effective March 1, 2019,Screen Machine Industries, LLC has become the parent company of Diamond Z . According to the two companies, this will create a strong partnership of two material processing pros - Screen Machine in crushing and screening, Diamond Z in chipping and grinding. Together, both companies will be able to service the growing need for mobile equipment across a number of industries.

GOMACO to offer first diecast models in Fall 2019

For the first time in the 50-year history of GOMACO Corporation, the company will be offering diecast models for sale. The first two models created for GOMACO will feature the Xtreme Commander IIIx three-track curb and gutter machine and the four-track GP4 slipform paver. Visit www.gomaco.com/models and register to be alerted when the 1:32 scale GOMACO models are available for sale, which is expected to be this Fall. Quantities will be limited.

Volvo CE acquires special applications firm CeDe

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced that it is to acquire special application partner CeDe Group for an undisclosed sum. CeDe Group is based in Malmo, Sweden, and the deal – which is expected to come into force by mid-March – will include its intellectual property, operations, other assets and staff of circa 45 full-time employees. As the annual volumes produced are relatively low, the deal will have no material effect on the income or financial position of Volvo CE.

Vactor Manufacturing celebrates 50 years of combination sewer cleaning technology

Vactor Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation and a manufacturer of sewer and catch basin cleaners, jetters and industrial vacuum loaders showcased tandem- and single-axle configurations of the Vactor 2100i combination sewer cleaner at Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group's exhibit in Indianapolis at WWETT 2019 (Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show).

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AMI Attachments Inc. recognized as first dual member worldwide for Hardox In My Body

AMI Attachments Inc. has been recognized by SSAB as the first dual member worldwide for certification in both Hardox In My Body® and My Inner Strenx® programs, AMI Attachments Inc. continues to set the standard for excellence in their design and manufacturing processes. "Our dual certification through SSAB is a landmark for AMI Attachments on a global level," said AMI Attachments Inc. President Steve Frey.  

Terex to sell Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano

The Terex Corporation is announcing that it has agreed to sell its Demag Mobile Cranes business to Tadano Ltd. for an enterprise value of approximately $215 million.  The Demag Mobile Cranes business manufactures and sells all terrain cranes and large crawler cranes.  Included in the transaction are the manufacturing facilities in Zweibrucken, Germany and multiple sales and service locations.  The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in mid-2019.

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