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Volvo Golden Hauler on the move in Quebec


July 21, 2016
By Strongco Corporation

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July 21, 2016 – Fifty years ago Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launched the world’s first articulated hauler, the Volvo DR 631, in Braås, Sweden. “Gravel Charlie” quickly became a construction industry icon and operator favourite, with over 70,000 articulated haulers sold throughout the world!

We continue to celebrate this special year of the articulated hauler as the custom-painted golden A40G, dubbed the “Golden Hauler”, will be travelling in Quebec to promote the anniversary.

During the week of July 19 through to July 22 the Golden Hauler will be traveling to many Strongco locations in Quebec and be showcased for exclusive viewings to customers and local area trade schools. There will also be special guest speakers from Volvo and Skills/Compétences Canada to promote careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth.

“Skills/Compétences Canada is excited to partner with Volvo Construction Equipment to profile the valuable and exciting careers in the construction and manufacturing sectors,” said Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills/Compétences Canada. “It’s important for youth to understand the full range of educational pathways and career opportunities in the skilled trades.”

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It’s a full travel agenda packed with exciting speakers and demonstrations at multiple Strongco branches and customer locations:

Tuesday, July 19 • On display at the ACRGTQ Golf Tournament;
Wednesday, July 20 • Strongco Laval Branch with special guests from Skills/Compétences Canada and local area trade schools;
Thursday, July 21 • Strongco Trois Riviéres Branch and then on to Cap Excavation customer site, who currently own 50 articulated haulers; and
Friday, July 22 • Strongco Saint-Augustine Branch with special guests from Skills/Compétences Canada.

The “Golden Hauler” will end its journey at CONEXPO 2017. It will be auctioned with all proceeds benefiting post-high school technical training programs that encourage new generations to enter the construction industry.

About Strongco Corporation
Strongco Corporation is a major multiline mobile equipment dealer with operations across Canada and in the United States, operating through Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc. Strongco sells, rents and services equipment used in diverse sectors such as construction, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, utilities, municipalities, waste management and forestry. The company has approximately 750 employees serving customers from 27 branches in Canada and five

in the United States. Strongco represents leading equipment manufacturers with globally recognized brands, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Case Construction, Manitowoc Crane, including National and Grove, Terex Cedarapids, Terex Finlay, Terex Equipment, K-Tec Earthmovers, Ponsse, Fassi, Allied Construction, Taylor, ESCO, Dressta, Sennebogen, Jekko, Takeuchi, Link-Belt and Kawasaki. Strongco is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SQP.