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April 19, 2017 - Ontario is supporting more than 1,200 pre-apprentices in 67 training programs this year, to help them gain job skills and experience, and prepare them for successful careers in the skilled trades. 
April 19, 2017 - There were no big surprises in the Pallister government’s budget. And the response, generally, has been that it was a moderate, middle-of-the-road blueprint for spending in 2017-18.
April 12, 2017 - Heavy equipment professionals of all types filled the halls of  The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. for the 2017 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show, which took place on April 6 and 7.
April 12, 2017 – Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kan., has announced the promotion of Rex Eberly to general manager of Bergkamp Bituminous Solutions (BBS). 
April 11, 2017 - The board of directors of LafargeHolcim will nominate Patrick Kron for election as a new board member at the group’s upcoming annual general meeting on May 3, 2017. At the same time Philippe Dauman and Alexander Gut have taken the decision not to stand for re-election. As communicated earlier, Bruno Lafont, currently Co-Chairman of the board of directors, has also decided that he will not stand for re-election.
April 11, 2017 - The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council elected Mike McLean, senior marketing and sales for McAsphalt Industries Limited, as its Chairman during its 43rd annual general meeting on March 30 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. McLean is taking the over helm of the council from Donn Bernal, general manager of Yellowline Asphalt Products Ltd., who served as Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) president for 2016 and OAPC Chairman for part of 2017. As of January 1, 2017, OHMPA officially amalgamated with the Ontario Road Builders’ Association and is a council of ORBA.
Aporil 10, 2017 - Tight inventory of existing homes and solid job creation are sustaining growth for home building. New single-family starts increased in February to the fastest annual pace since fall 2007. Permits were also up in February, registering the highest rate in almost 10 years. While unseasonably warm weather accelerated construction activity in some regions, underlying demand conditions remain strong.
April 10, 2017 – Now part of the Terex Materials Processing Systems (Terex MPS), Terex Bid-Well announces a strategic alliance with Terex MPS sales and support to grow its equipment sales and service beyond the U.S. market. The concrete paving equipment manufacturer will leverage synergies with the Terex MPS sales and certain distributor locations to significantly expand Terex Bid-Well’s global customer sales and support capabilities. 
April 5, 2017 — CM Labs Simulations has been chosen to supply simulation-based construction equipment training software to John Deere Construction & Forestry Company.
April 4, 2017 - The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC) a council of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) recognized outstanding service to the association and industry at its 43nd annual general meeting and awards luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on March 30th. During the luncheon the Earl Kee Volunteer of the Year, King Beamish Excellence and Joe Bunting Mentorship Awards and MTO Paver of the Year Award were presented.
March 29, 2017 - More than $3.7 billion will be invested in Saskatchewan’s infrastructure in 2017-18, as part of the budget announced today by Finance Minister Kevin Doherty.
March 29, 2017 - With a labour shortage looming in almost every skilled trade required in the construction industry, it is more important than ever that companies from across the industry highlight and celebrate the great work being done by their up and coming generation of employees.
March 28, 2017 - The Canadian pickup truck market is huge. It caters to the multiple needs of work, institutional and personal trucks; sometimes all of them in one package. In fact, pickups that serve the workplace and family are becoming the norm. This fact alone makes choosing the right one simply that much more complex.
March 27, 2017 - The province is providing nearly $9 million to three non-profit groups to protect ranchlands, river habitats and watersheds in southern Alberta.
March 27, 2017 - LafargeHolcim and employee representatives in Europe have renewed their commitment to social dialogue by establishing the new European Works Council (EWC). The EWC will bring together representatives from some 19 countries with senior leaders from LafargeHolcim and constitutes an important forum for consultation and dialogue at a transnational level.
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