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

Picking the proper pump for concrete success

Concrete contractors may select from four types of pumps for wet shotcrete processes or use a rotary gun for dry processes By Jim Farrell, President...

North America’s first Hitachi ZX345USLC-6 heads to BC

By Inga Rundquist There’s something special about the new Hitachi ZX345USLC-6 in the Maple Ridge neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia.  In June, the ultrashort excavator became...

Tips for selecting the right modern fuel storage solution

By Tim Doling, Key Accounts Manager, Construction & Infrastructure Western Global Some things change constantly. Take cars, for example: each year brings significant changes and advancements and someday,...

Cox Station Quarry upgrade triples production

Recent upgrades to the Cox Station Quarry plant in B.C. translates to a possible 5 million tonnes per year After more than a decade in the...

A how-to for transporting heavy equipment

A1 Auto Transport explains a few best practices for transporting heavy equipment Transporting heavy equipment can be a pretty tricky task. There are a lot of...

Building a station below a station for the Crosstown LRT

Constructing the Crosstown LRT requires building new stations underneath active subway stops Alongside serving as the largest transit expansion in Toronto’s history, the Eglinton Crosstown...

Remote robot helps Bronte Construction tackle a fragile challenge

When Bronte Construction was awarded the Pelee Point Boardwalk restoration tender, they knew they were signing themselves up for a challenge. Tasked with repairing a...

Taking compact drilling to new heights

By Mike Hale, sales and marketing manager at Little Beaver For most foundation and construction drilling applications, contractors can easily find equipment designed for the exact...

More heavy equipment news

Ritchie Bros. group president resigns

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has announced Greg Owens, the group president of New Sectors and Ventures is resigning from the business to pursue other opportunities. Owens’...