On the job

On the job stories, news and articles from around the industry.

Women in Steel Toes aims to normalize women on jobsites

By Laura Hutt, founder of Women in Steel Toes Women in Steel Toes was created to tell the stories of women in the construction industry,...

Equipment finance solutions during an economic recovery

By Vladimir Kovacevic, Co-founder of Inovatec The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many lenders in the equipment finance industry to pivot their strategies to the online...

A Powerscreen warrior to the rescue

A Powerscreen Warrior 1800 helped Ken White Construction meet a ballooning demand for topsoil By Lori Lovely In order to keep up with customer demand for topsoil,...

Hawkins Contracting transforms brownfield into new parkland in Etobicoke

Hawkins Contracting is using a Komatsu’s D51PXi-24 dozer to build the Grand Avenue Park in Etobicoke By Bill Tremblay Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control is helping Hawkins...

Caterpillar creates 2,700 square metre Pac-Man gameboard (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPnqz6nVzEU&feature=youtu.be To celebrate its 95th birthday, Caterpillar has created a massive Pac-Man gameboard, where skid steers serve as the game’s characters. The Pac-man gameboard is part...

Finning Canada: When to repair, replace or rebuild forestry equipment

The right forestry equipment maintenance plan can help increase productivity for foresters  By Mark Nelson, major product support sales representative Finning Canada  Forestry has experienced many ups...

Here’s 3 steps business owners should consider when succession planning

By Mark Leyden, CEO & Founder, Mark Leyden & Associate Many business owners today simply do not adequately plan their succession. Reasons for procrastination vary...

5 tips to get your wheel loader winter-ready

With winter approaching, it is important to think about preparing your wheel loader for winter operation, specifically snow removal.  Before the first snowfall arrives, it...

More heavy equipment news

Machine maintenance for the hot summer ahead

By Joe Topia, national training manager at Takeuchi-US. The scorching heat is unforgiving and can be deadly to our machines on the job. While...