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Acrow Bridge provides safe passage for North Vancouver fire station

When the time came to replace the Montroyal Bridge over Mosquito Creek in North Vancouver, Acrow Bridge was recruited to furnish a modular steel...

Kiwi/Canuck connection helps revolutionize logging effort

By Kevin Orfield Vancouver Island and New Zealand may be an ocean apart, but their logging conditions are similar. Big wood is harvested in tough conditions...

A customized access system helps build Muskrat Falls turbines

The Special Projects Group (SPG) has teamed up with Hydro Mobile to design custom access equipment required to assemble four turbine generators at the...

The rebirth of a northern Ontario sawmill

The re-opening of the sawmill in White River, Ontario, was one of the lumber industry’s rare “good news” stories of 2013. The sawmill had closed...

Equipment Corporation of America celebrates 100 years in business

By Brian M. Fraley Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) is celebrating 100 years as a third-generation family-owned business. The company has morphed from a small purveyor...

Northern College brings the classroom to the jobsite

The Northern College Training Division is working to remedy a shortage of heavy equipment operators by bringing training directly to the community in need. When...

From hand tools to hydraulics: Wallace Quarries work spans generations

By Jordan Parker For more than 150 years, sandstone extracted by Wallace Quarries has helped build some of Canada’s most notable buildings. The Flynn family has...

10 tips for replacing a skid steer bucket

By Mitch Salva Arrow Material Handling Products One foot on the top of the skid steer bucket, the other in the cab, turn around, roll cage...

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Skyjack helps transform Sacramento’s skyline

Skyjack lifted artists from across the world to transform unused public spaces into vibrant art scenes, during the inaugural Sacramento Mural Festival. During the week-long...