Canadian market holds steady for heavy equipment
By Andrew Macklin
It hasn’t been an easy few years for heavy equipment manufacturers in the U.S. Production volumes have decreased thanks to slower construction starts and a declining mining industry.
But here in Canada, the economy for purchasing heavy equipment and components remains strong.
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Canada continues to be the United States’ largest customer for American-made heavy equipment. In 2014, Canada purchased over $5 billion more than the second highest purchaser, and over $4 billion more than the next closest continent. This comes despite record volumes in used heavy equipment sales from companies like Ritchie Bros. and Iron Planet.
Despite the struggles in some global markets, the Canadian appetite for new heavy equipment remains strong, and the corporate landscape for manufacturers and distributors in this country is a reflection of that.
Our 2016 Buyers Guide provides a wide range of manufacturers and distributors offering products and services to the Canadian aggregates and road construction industries. Whether it’s a new excavator on the west coast, a compaction roller on the east coast, we have you covered with companies ready with what you need no matter where in the country your business operates.
Every year we also try to provide you with a couple of helpful articles that you can reference year-round to assist with your operation. This year, we are happy to include one article that focuses on tools and tips for creating the best possible work zone illumination for nighttime road construction and maintenance. Our second article gives you advice for efficient maintenance walk-throughs for crushing equipment, regardless of the type of crusher used in your operation.
We trust that you will find the 2016 Buyers Guide beneficial in helping you know who to call when your company is in needs of products and services. And don’t forget, you can access the online version of our Buyers Guide at any time by visiting rocktoroad.com/buyers-guide.
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