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Hackers have been in existence almost as long as computers. Some of them are, in fact, quite harmless. People looking to test their skills against the strongest security systems strictly for the intellectual challenge - many of these bright minds are hired by governments and private companies to test their own systems against those who look to do harm.
More than 1,500 professionals from sectors ranging from aggregates production and hauling to road and bridge building, general construction, surveying and many more, flocked to the Trimble Dimensions 2018 International User Conference in Las Vegas this past November to check out Trimble’s latest technologies for optimizing efficiencies on jobsites around the world.
Canadian manufacturers are optimistic about their prospects in 2019, but significantly less confident than last year as concern mounts that Trump administration policies and other disruptive factors will affect their businesses, according to a new survey of senior manufacturing executives.
A majority of Canadians (64 per cent) remain supportive of public-private partnerships (P3s) to build much-needed infrastructure, suggests a new Nanos Research survey.
Five manufacturing trends to watch in 2019, courtesy of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM):
Telsmith, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment has named regional sales manager Jerry Sammons its 2018 Salesperson of the Year.
Total investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November.
What is this public obsession with spending?
Mike Ogle, Link-Belt’s manager of North American sales, has announced the top five distributors for 2018.
The Canadian construction industry is encouraged by the Canadian government’s decision to provide relief on specific aluminum and steel products.
BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Komatsu America Corp. are pleased to announce that Komatsu’s six company owned dealerships (Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment) have entered into an arrangement for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, unveiled a new brand identity to reflect how its more than 1,000 members build momentum for the industry.  
Strongco is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Disher to the position of regional vice-president, CASE. In this role, Kevin will be responsible for the entire CASE business.
Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, has announced the board of directors of B.C. Infrastructure Benefits Inc. (BCIB), the Crown corporation responsible for executing the Province’s Community Benefit Agreement (CBA).
The cement industry welcomes the BBC’s recent article discussing the importance of concrete as the most used, most versatile and most durable construction material on the planet. Virtually all the infrastructure that defines the modern world simply could not exist without it.

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