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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.
Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, has hired Wilm Schulz and Luigi Petrucci to lead its service department at the company’s manufacturing facility in St. Catharines, Ont.
Big crowds of heavy equipment professionals filled the halls of Mississauga’s International Centre last week for the 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show, which took place Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29.
Next week Ritchie Bros. will host its first Grande Prairie, AB auction of the year and with more than 2,800 equipment items and trucks set to sell over three days, it will be the site's largest spring auction ever.
Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, names Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, N.J., as its top dealer for the 11th straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for outstanding performance in trailer sales, service and parts. Hale outperformed all other Talbert dealers in 2018 and was also recognized as the top parts seller for the year.
In just a few days, bauma, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, will open its gates for the 32nd time. From April 8 to 14, 2019, around 3,700 exhibitors will present their latest products and innovations, as well as their biggest and heaviest machines in Munich.
The Ontario government is investing $1.3 billion to rebuild and restore highways across the province. Jeff Yurek, minister of transportation announced funding for projects that will help create jobs for Ontario's construction industry and keep highways safe and reliable so that Ontario has a transportation network that encourages job creation, investment and trade in every region across the province.
Any contractor that has worked in remote areas across Canada will tell you that getting materials to a site isn’t a walk in the park.
In May 2018, I had the pleasure of attending a conference for the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN) in Barcelona, Spain. I received an invitation to attend and participate in this conference by Jim O’Brien, the founder and coordinator of GAIN. GAIN is a voluntary network of national and/or regional aggregates associations.

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