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Canada faces construction labour crunch

In the next decade, Canada will see more than one fifth of its construction labour force retire from the jobsite. Bob Collins, senior economist for...

Toro acquires L.T. Rich Products

The Toro Company has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment. The terms of the...

Zey Emir appointed chair of the Canadian Construction Association

Zey Emir is taking the helm of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for the organization’s centennial year. Emir was appointed chair of the 2018 board...

Alex Lyon & Son Auctioneers expand to Canada

Alex Lyon & Son is now conducting heavy equipment auctions in Canada. The Bridgeport, New York-based auction company is now an operating business in Québec...

ESS joins the Platinum Club of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Equipment Sales & Service Limited (ESS) has joined the Platinum Club of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. Each year, the Canada’s Best Managed Companies...

AEM isn’t happy about Trump tariffs

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) says it is “profoundly disappointed” by the Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum formally announced by the White...

IEDA adds 3 new members to board of directors

The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has added three new members to its board of directors. Michael Cole from Cole Equipment (Ada, OK), Kiki Brignoni...

Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets $60 million in sales

Ritchie Bros.’ first Edmonton auction of 2018 generated $60 million in sales. The auction, held Feb 27 to March 1, sold more than 4,250 heavy...

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Bosch tech helps keep track of your breaker hammers

The GSH27-26 Brute Turbo from Bosch is the world’s first breaker hammer with GPS tracking that makes sure jobsite managers know where the tool is...