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February 2, 2018 - We’re back at it again.
January 31, 2018 - Canada’s construction industry must remain focused on recruitment and retention as more than one quarter of a million construction workers are expected to retire this decade, according to the latest labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada.
January 31, 2018 - With five months to go, the organizers of Hillhead have released the 2018 exhibitor list, which is available to view online at:
January 23, 2018 - Metso's board of directors has appointed CFO Eeva Sipilä as Metso's interim president and CEO as of Feb. 3, 2018.
January 7 ,2018 — The voice of B.C.’s unionized construction sector lauds the decision by the B.C. NDP government to move forward with the Site C hydroelectric dam.
January 7, 2018 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced that it has purchased Minneapolis-based Hargrove & Associates, Inc. (HAI) a data processing and business analytics company.
December 27, 2017 - Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division.  
December 17, 2017 - The Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim has decided to establish a more market-focused and agile management organization.
December 17, 2017 - A number of proposed initiatives in Manitoba’s proposed Climate and Green Plan would have considerable impact on the cost and manner in which the heavy construction industry now does business, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) members told officials with the Sustainable Development department this week.
December 11, 2017 - With its sixth and final Edmonton auction of the year last week, Ritchie Bros. sold 4,500+ equipment items and trucks for CA$66+ million (US$52+ million), bringing the site's 2017 total to 37,000+ items sold for CA$553+ million (US$421+ million).   
December 8, 2017 - The value of building permits rose for a second straight month, up 3.5% to $8.2 billion in October, which is slightly higher than in October 2016 when the value of building permits was $8.14 billion.
December 6, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is expanding its advocacy services in Canada after its Board of Directors identified Canadian advocacy as a key strategic priority for the industry. 
December 4, 2017 - Deere & Company has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group, the leading manufacturer worldwide of road construction equipment. In June, Deere announced a definitive agreement to purchase the international privately-held company.
November 29, 2017 - With seven months still to go until Hillhead 2018 opens its doors next June, the organizers have announced that the show’s Main Pavilion is now officially sold out.
November 28, 2017 - Italian crane manufacturer Fassi has acquired 100 per cent ownership of Cranab. Fassi acquired part-ownership of Cranab in 2013 and has since then increased its ownership in the company, step by step. Fassi is the full owner of the Cranab Group, which consists of the companies Cranab, Vimek and Bracke Forest.

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