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Injury to worker brings fine for Ontario concrete firm

4 Apr 2018: A contractor based in Manotick, Ontario, has been fined CA$70,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries when a pump truck tipped while placing concrete. more »

Road contractor fined over worker’s asphalt burns

6 Mar 2018: A road maintenance contractor based in Guelph, Ontario, has been fined CA$70,000 after a worker was burned by asphalt at one of its sites. more »

Cat launches trio of tandem vibratory rollers

5 Mar 2018: Caterpillar has added three new tandem vibratory rollers to its family of paving machines. more »

Contractors fined over fatal electrocution

21 Feb 2018: Two Ontario companies have been fined a total of CA$285,000 after a construction worker was fatally electrocuted by overhead lines. more »

Finning reports higher revenue and profits

8 Feb 2018: Vancouver-based Finning - the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer - has report a significant increase in its return on capital invested, driven by higher earnings and improved capital efficiency across all regions. more »

Roofing company fined over serious fall

19 Jan 2018: A roofing company has been fined CA$55,000 after worker fell through a roof opening in Brampton and sustained serious head injuries. more »

Manitowoc adds to Canadian dealer network

19 Jan 2018: Mi-Jack Canada has been appointed as the newest dealer of Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Alberta and Saskatchewan. more »

Ontario to add more charging points for electric vehicles

16 Jan 2018: Ontario has announced plans to make it easier to charge electric vehicles by introducing an incentive plan for more to charging stations to be built. more »

Calgary rental business changes hands

16 Jan 2018: Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Calgary-based Modern Industrial Rentals. more »

JCB expands dealer network

8 Jan 2018: JCB has expanded its dealer network in South Central Canada with addition of Regina-based Westcon JCB. more »

Caterpillar boosts warranty on compact equipment

5 Jan 2018: Caterpillar has announced that it has extended the period of the full-machine warranty that it offers on new compact equipment. more »

Saskatchewan and Alberta in tit-for-tat spat over construction vehicles

8 Dec 2017: Vehicles displaying licence plates from the Alberta will no longer be allowed on government-funded projects in neighbouring Saskatchewan. more »

Volvo speeds Canadian parts supply

5 Dec 2017: Volvo Construction Equipment is set to expand its parts distribution footprint in Canada with the opening of a dedicated center. more »

Mississauga renovations business fined after 10-storey fall

30 Nov 2017: A company based in Mississauga, Ontario, has been fined CA$60,000 after a worker fell from a Peterborough building. more »

Repeat safety offence brings jail for Toronto roofer

28 Nov 2017: A roofing company has been fined and its director sentenced to jail for safety shortcomings at a site in Toronto. more »

Caterpillar launches its first utility vehicles

24 Nov 2017: Caterpillar has launched its first-ever utility vehicles (UTVs). more »

Prince Albert firm fined over falls hazards

10 Nov 2017: A roof and guttering company based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has been fined for violations of occupational safety regulations. more »

Cat launches lighter mini excavator

13 Oct 2017: Caterpillar has reduced the weight of the Cat 303E CR mini excavator to simplify transport of the machine. more »

Tower crane takes shape at New Champlain Bridge site

10 Oct 2017: The tower crane helping build Montreal’s New Champlain Bridge has been erected to its initial working height. more »

Critical injuries bring fine for Ontario contractor

6 Oct 2017: An Ontario contractor has been fined CA$50,000 after a worker suffered critical injuries from a fall. more »

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