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In a global first, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is among a small number of pioneering companies trialling 5G mobile connectivity. With the program set to make a big impact on construction innovation, we find out more from 5G expert Calle Skillsäter, Volvo CE’s Technical Specialist for Connected Machines.
Industry innovator CDE - a leading manufacturer of wet processing equipment - is redefining how the modern plant operates through the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) to boost productivity.
A 2019 Angus Reid survey* commissioned by Procore found that 89 per cent of Canadians agree that a career in the construction industry is rewarding, but the industry is still struggling with a shrinking workforce. One contributing factor: the industry’s lagging adoption of new technology.
In one month, one of the Prince George, B.C. region’s most popular heavy equipment trade shows is making its return to the CN Centre. Taking place May 24 and 25, the Canada North Resources Expo is a showcase of the leading companies and products that are part of Northern Canada’s resources sectors.
Total investment in building construction increased in February, up 3.8 per cent from January to $15.3 billion.
The Austin Powder Company is proud to share that technical manager, John Capers, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Mineral Resources Management. The award was presented in March 2019 at the Ohio Drilling & Blasting Conference held in Columbus, Ohio.
BOMAG has announced it is partnering with Mont-St-Hilaire-based agent, EDFA, as its rental equipment line representative in the province of Quebec. As the new BOMAG manufacturer’s representative, EDFA will work with independent and provincial rental outlets to make sure they have the right mix of BOMAG compaction equipment in their rental fleets to support their customers.
Every April the Ritchie Bros. yard in Edmonton fills up for its huge annual spring auction, featuring equipment from hundreds of companies across Western Canada. If you need it, Ritchie Bros. probably has it.
Continuing its efforts to advance the remanufacturing industry, John Deere hosted its annual Reman Day celebration on April 11 at its remanufacturing facilities in Springfield, Mo. and Edmonton, Alta. as well as at various units throughout the company. This year’s celebration focused on three primary themes: delivering value to the John Deere customer, quality and pride of workmanship throughout the remanufacturing process, and improving environmental stewardship.
“With the founding of the MiC 4.0 working group, we are responding to the desire of our members to tackle this issue intensively, in a structured and goal-oriented manner," says Joachim Schmid, VDMA Managing Director Construction Equipment and Plant Engineering. The working group will be open to companies from all over Europe and beyond.
Growing global demand for Blackline Safety’s cloud-hosted safety wearables has spurred the company to renovate Calgary’s historic Dominion Bridge building. This 25,000 square foot facility once manufactured steel products to support Alberta’s early economy. Freshly renovated, Blackline is breathing new life into this location with a focus on product development, sales, manufacturing and delivery of safety technology to a broad range of industries around the world.
Wajax Corporation has announced the resignation of Darren Yaworsky, senior vice-president, finance and chief financial officer, for personal reasons. He will remain with the corporation until the release of its 2019 first quarter financial results.
One of Eastern Canada’s largest heavy equipment trade shows is on the move. With major industry OEMs and dealers, and tons of big iron, Expo Grands Travaux is now planning for its all-new 2020 edition, coming to Espace Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., May 1-2.
EvoQuip has announced the appointment of Barry O’Hare to the position of EvoQuip international sales director.
On the eve of bauma, five companies and one university received the bauma Innovation Award 2019 for the best technical innovation in their category. The prize was awarded for developments that point the way to the future, are economical, environmentally friendly, practicable and take particular account of people in their working environment.

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