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Saskatchewan companies fined over lack of safety equipment

Saskatchewan companies fined over lack of safety equipment

14 Sep 2017: Two construction companies in Saskatchewan have pleaded guilty and been fined for failures to ensure their workers were using proper safety equipment. more »

Canadian Cat dealer changing hands in $1bn deal

Canadian Cat dealer changing hands in $1bn deal

29 Aug 2017: Hewitt Group is to be bought by fellow Canadian Cat dealer Toromont Industries in a deal worth just over CA$1bn. more »

Ontario rental business sold in $275m deal

Ontario rental business sold in $275m deal

21 Jul 2017: A deal has been struck for the sale of Ontario-based CRS Contractors Rental Supply. more »

Cooper Equipment expands with Alberta acquisition

Cooper Equipment expands with Alberta acquisition

13 Jul 2017: Cooper Equipment Rentals has bought Alberta Lift & Equipment Rentals. more »

Paving firm fined over fatal accident

Paving firm fined over fatal accident

22 Jun 2017: A paving company based in Concord, Ontario, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured by a reversing skid steer. more »

JCB appoints new CEO for North America

JCB appoints new CEO for North America

5 Apr 2017: JCB has appointed Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of its operations in North America. more »

Canada signs up to become a partner for Bauma 2019

Canada signs up to become a partner for Bauma 2019

10 Mar 2017: Canada is to be partner country for the massive Bauma construction equipment trade show, which will be held in Germany in 2019. more »

Stantec expands drone fleet

Stantec expands drone fleet

17 Nov 2016: Stantec has expanded its unmanned aerial system (UAS) fleet with new equipment operating out of eight locations across Canada and the USA. more »

Contractor fined $100,000 over site injuries

Contractor fined $100,000 over site injuries

4 Nov 2016: Injuries to a young worker have resulted in a CA$100,000 fine for a Calgary-based contractor. more »

Vancouver equipment rental firm expands into USA

Vancouver equipment rental firm expands into USA

26 Oct 2016: Vancouver-based Rent1 is expanding its online rental service into the US state of Washington. more »

Three firms fined over safety shortcomings

 Three firms fined over safety shortcomings

7 Sep 2017: A lack of safety equipment on site has brought fines for three Saskatchewan companies. more »

Giant plant completes foundations task at new Champlain Bridge

Giant plant completes foundations task at new Champlain Bridge

4 Aug 2017: A massive floating foundation installer (FFI) has completed its work on the new Champlain Bridge and will now be dismantled. more »

Drilling firm fined over fatal site accident

Drilling firm fined over fatal site accident

19 Jul 2017: An Ontario drilling company has been fined CA$200,000 after after a worker was killed by a falling tree while getting out of a bulldozer. more »

Home Depot to buy Compact Power

Home Depot to buy Compact Power

6 Jul 2017: The Home Depot has reached an agreement to buy Compact Power Equipment, Inc for US$265m in cash. more »

Green light for Ritchie Bros to acquire IronPlanet

Green light for Ritchie Bros to acquire IronPlanet

18 May 2017: The receipt of unconditional antitrust clearance from the US authorities means that the acquisition of US equipment auction business IronPlanet by Canada’s Richie Bros is expected to close in the next few weeks. more »

Ontario company seals deal for Potain crane at Conexpo

 Ontario company seals deal for Potain crane at Conexpo

13 Mar 2017: Ontario-based Cropac Equipment bought a Potain Igo T 85 A crane at last week’s Conexpo trade show in Las Vegas, USA. more »

Site office business expands with Ottawa acquisition

Site office business expands with Ottawa acquisition

17 Jan 2017: Black Diamond Group has announces the acquisition of the Ottawa modular fleet from Travelite Trailers. more »

United Rentals opens new specialist branch

United Rentals opens new specialist branch

11 Nov 2016: United Rentals has expanded with the opening of a specialty tools branch in Saskatchewan as well as six new branches in the USA. more »

Fatal rock-crushing accident brings $1m fine

Fatal rock-crushing accident brings $1m fine

28 Oct 2016: Vale Canada Limited has been fined CA$1m over an incident that caused the death of one worker and critical injury to another. more »

Caterpillar sets out wheeled excavator upgrades for 2017

Caterpillar sets out wheeled excavator upgrades for 2017

17 Oct 2016: Caterpillar has announced a series of design enhancements to its F Series wheeled excavators and wheeled material handlers. more »

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