Industry News
September 19, 2017 - The federal government recently announced that it is implementing a federal carbon tax starting at $10 per metric tonne of GHG emissions in 2018, which will increase by $10 per metric tonne every year until hitting the $50 per metric tonne mark in 2022.
September 14, 2017 - The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced that Megan Tanel, senior vice-president of exhibitions and events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), is the 2017 recipient of the IAEE Distinguished Service Award.
September 13, 2017 - Hillhead 2018 is gearing up for a special appearance from the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain.
September 13, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that—after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders—it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
September 13, 2017 - Deere & Company announced that it has completed its acquisition of Blue River Technology. Earlier in September, Deere said it signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Sunnyvale, California company to enhance John Deere's leadership position in precision agriculture.
September 11, 2017 - Helping others can be fun. Just look at the massively successful Corporate Kids Challenge held every September at Ritchie Bros.' headquarters in Burnaby, B.C.
September 5, 2017 - Residential construction investment in Canada totalled $33.2 billion in the second quarter, up 7.7% from the same quarter in 2016.
August 29, 2017 - Toromont Industries Ltd., a diversified industrials company providing specialized capital equipment and ongoing support to customers in various sectors, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the businesses and net operating assets(1) of the Hewitt Group of companies in exchange for consideration of $917.7 million cash plus the issuance of 2.25 million Toromont shares (nominally $100 million based on 10 day average share price as at signing) for a total consideration of $1.0177 billion. 
August 18, 2017 - Infrastructure Ontario (IO), on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, has released a bid call to 10 prequalified contractors to build the new Centre for Excellence in Transportation Infrastructure in North York, Ont.
August 17, 2017 - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project.
August 16, 2017 – Exhibit space is selling fast for the 2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show. Even though the event isn’t until April 5 and 6, the show floor is now over 80 per cent sold out! Elbow-room only crowds are expected on both days of the region’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, so don’t miss a chance to be part of this huge industry event.
August 15, 2017 - —Trimble announced that it has created two new divisions as part of its Transportation segment—: Trimble Transportation Mobility and Trimble Transportation Enterprise.
August 15, 2017 - Terex Corporation recently announced that Andra Rush has been appointed to its board of directors.
August 8, 2017 - Leading the sales and marketing team in the Americas, Robert Franklin takes up his new interim role having worked in the construction industry for 25 years.
July 31, 2017 - You might be surprised to hear that I haven’t always written for a living. Before changing careers and jumping into journalism several years ago, I worked in logistics for manufacturing and logistics operations in southern Ontario.
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