Ritchie Bros. has conducted its third Edmonton, AB auction of the year, selling 7,400+ equipment items and trucks for CA$72+ million (US$54+ million).
Dynapac names new Vice President of Sales for North America
Volvo brings in hackers to promote digital diversity, develop image processing solutions to improve undercarriage inspection
Changing technologies mean every company needs to stay ahead of the digital curve, but few go so far as inviting hackers to take over their systems. Yet Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) did just that.
It grieves us deeply to announce the passing of Art Moore, the founder of Snorkel, a current Snorkel board member, and a pioneer in the access industry, on June 19, 2019. We have been incredibly fortunate to have been graced with Art's innovative vision, insightful wisdom, whimsical humour and cheerful personality for 94 years.
Today's workforce is different. The society they live in is different. With low unemployment and worker shortages in many occupations, today's workforce has a lot of leverage in the job market. And in most cases, it takes more than good pay to get employees to stick around.
It is with deep sadness that The Robbins Company announces the passing of Richard James Robbins, President and CEO from 1958 to 1993. Dick passed away surrounded by family on Thursday May 30, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, son Jim and daughter Jennifer.
The Volvo Group has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. Utilizing NVIDIA's end-to-end artificial intelligence platform for training, simulation and in-vehicle computing, the resulting system is designed to safely handle fully autonomous driving on public roads and highways.
LBX held a Grand Opening for its new Customer Experience Center on June 13. The new facility is located on 25 acres in the Citation Business Park on Remington Way in Lexington, Kentucky. Company officials have said the operation will accommodate customer experience programs, including dealer training, product demonstrations and community events. The location is the company's second in Lexington, joining its headquarters and distribution centre.
Takeuchi-US has added Western Tri State Equipment to its dealer network. Western Tri State Equipment, a division of Mesquite Ace Lumber, is located in Mesquite, Nevada, and provides sales, service, parts and rental to customers throughout Southern Nevada, Southern Utah and Northwest Arizona.
GOMACO Corporation has appointed Jinco, LLC, as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the state of Nebraska. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO's full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, GOMACO Corporation. Bryan Beck is GOMACO's district manager for Nebraska.
Metso has signed an agreement to acquire McCloskey International, a Canadian mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer, to expand Metso's offering in the aggregates industry globally and to strengthen the customer reach especially to general contractor customers.
Sourcewell (formerly known as NJPA), one of North America's largest governmental cooperative contract holders, recently awarded a competitively solicited contract to Caterpillar. As part of the process, responses from equipment companies were evaluated against multiple criteria to help governmental agencies determine the best value when making purchase decisions. Caterpillar's response – which included considerations such as pricing, customer service, warranties and others – was scored the highest among 14 equipment manufacturers who submitted responses.
Takeuchi-US has appointed Henry Lawson as national dealer sales manager, effective immediately. Based out of Takeuchi-US headquarters in Pendergrass, Georgia, Lawson will be responsible for all sales activity through the company's North American dealer sales channel.
ReadyQuip JCB's growing North American dealer network. The new JCB dealership operates from ReadyQuip's premises at 3088 Riverside Drive in Timmins, Ontario, to sell and support JCB machines throughout eastern Ontario, including Algoma, Cochrane, Greater Sudbury and Timiskaming.is the newest addition to
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has just been awarded a contract for procurement of medium-duty and compact construction equipment and accessories by Sourcewell, a national cooperative representing more than 50,000 U.S. and Canadian government, education and nonprofit organizations. This award comes on the heels of Hyundai receiving the contract for heavy construction equipment.
Husqvarna is running a Smartest Summer Job campaign. To showcase how easy it is to get a perfectly mowed lawn with Husqvarna's Automower robotic lawn mower, Husqvarna will select two summer students to serve as Managers of Chilling, a role in which they sit in a Muskoka chair at Trillium Park at Ontario Place and watch the robotic mower do all the work. As brand representatives, they will engage with passersby and on social media to share the key benefits of Automower, such as a better lawn and more free time.
Telsmith, Inc., a manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Marty Waldorf, who joins as Regional Sales Manager covering Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Upper Michigan as his primary focus.
Kobelco Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Transport Camille Dionne to its nationwide dealer network. Transport Camille Dionne will represent the full line of Kobelco excavators in Quebec, Canada.
Finning Canada, a subsidiary of Finning International Inc., is getting geared up to find the best equipment operator in Canada. For the first time ever, Canada will be a part of the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge.
Case Construction Equipment is partnering with country music superstar on a series of promotions throughout 2019 and 2020 focused on raising awareness for, and growing interest in, careers in the construction industry. The first promotion includes an exclusive presale opportunity for Pardi's headlining , kicking off October 1 in Nashville. Timed to his headlining tour, the CMA and ACM Award winning artist also recently announced the launch of his highly anticipated next album and title-track, "Heartache Medication," which is the follow up to his #1 Platinum-selling breakthrough album "California Sunrise."
Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, a leading manufacturer of construction equipment, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new parts distribution center in Lacey, Washington, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announced an investment of up to $2 billion in financing in Ontario's GO Expansion - On Corridor project. CIB's partnership with Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will add to the transformation of the GO rail network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and significantly improve service for commuters.
Inventys has announced a project partnership to develop and demonstrate the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO₂ from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys' CO₂ Capture System and a selection of CO₂ utilization technologies at Lafarge's Richmond, BC, cement plant over the next four years. This project is led by Inventys in partnership with Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of the global building materials group, LafargeHolcim, and Total, a major energy company. It also received financial support from CCP (CO₂ Capture Project), the Province of B.C., and Canada's federal government through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
Exodus Machines is proud to announce the addition of James Bendas as the Vice President of Finance & Human Resources. His previous work experience for a variety of steel fabricators in manufacturing for both the domestic and international market will assist the team in the future growth of Exodus.
ASV Holdings, Inc. has received a new order for ASV Posi-Track compact track loaders (CTLs), valued at approximately $5 million.
The Swedish technology company Rototilt Group AB has been awarded the German Innovation Award for its SecureLock coupling solution. The solution eliminates the risk of dropped tools from excavators.
Lafarge Canada Inc.'s Richmond Cement Plant has launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of cement. The initiative aims to make the facility the most carbon efficient cement plant in Canada. It will also help minimize landfill waste; specifically, non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada.
Volvo Construction Equipment and SDLG are extending their cooperation to accelerate growth. As of December 2020, all SDLG excavators from 15 tons made for the Chinese market will be consolidated into one product line based on the latest Volvo technology and will be Volvo branded.
One of Western Canada's original specialty equipment dealers is expanding their physical presence eastward this summer. ShearForce Equipment and Work Truck West are excited to announce the opening of their new sales and service centre in Airdrie, Alberta, with the opening date set for this July.
The importance of the pipes, wires and cables buried underground that support our daily lives is being "unearthed" with the help of Executive Producer, Host, and Author Mike Rowe and his animated alter ego micro Mike Rowe. Known from the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch, and his groundbreaking Facebook show Returning the Favor, Rowe is also CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that calls attention to America's skilled trade workforce and strives to close the skills gap.
Brokk has opened the doors to its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, expanding its North American coverage and bringing the number of Brokk locations to three. Randy Glidewell and Mike Brott join the Brokk team at the new facility. Glidewell takes on the leadership position as Brokk fleet service manager, with Brott in the role as service technician.
Events like this happen once a year, at most. On June 27 - 28, 2019, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, Ritchie Bros., will sell more than 120 pipelayers and other pipeline construction equipment at its auction site in Columbus, OH. Every single item will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement supporting the Trump Administration's decision to end tariffs on steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico:
Minnich Manufacturing has expanded distribution in eastern Canada through authorized distributor Montreal Tractor Inc. and sister company HMA Equipment.
NPK Construction Equipment (NPKCE), a subsidiary of Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. LTD (NPK Japan), has announced the acquisition of Genesis Attachments LLC (USA), Genesis Holdings (Germany), and Genesis GmbH (Germany).
Succession planning is an important and potentially complicated process that can seem daunting for construction company owners, their families and their colleagues and employees.
Caterpillar industrial designers blend art and engineering to imagine the future of construction equipment
In the northeast corner of Caterpillar's "AC" facility in a secured location, there is a dedicated work area unlike any other at the company. The ceilings and windows are high, sunlight fills the open space, smoky glass walls surround conference rooms, and large tables promote a collaborative environment. There are unique product sketches hanging on the walls and laying on desks and tables. Cat models – old and new – are on display; as are trophies, plaques and other awards recognizing the inspiring work that is completed here.