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Canada East Equipment Dealers' Association – Organizational Purpose and Mission

• The purpose of Canada East Equipment Dealers' Association is to promote and enhance the general welfare of retail equipment dealers primarily in the Province of Ontario and Maritime Provinces.

• Our mission is to promote and enhance the general welfare of our dealer members by providing a timely source of industry information, representing dealer interests in government regulation and legislation, enhancing dealer and employee education, supporting equitable dealer/manufacturer relations and offering specific business-related services which enhance the success and profitability of dealer members.

Striking heavy equipment operators reach tentative deal
The Windsor Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Construction at major projects across Windsor, including the $1.4 billion Parkway project and $78.1 million aquatic centre, is expected to resume after a tentative agreement was reached Tuesday with the union representing striking heavy equipment operators. More

Rocky Mountain Dealerships announces agreement to acquire Camrose Farm Equipment
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Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of Camrose Farm Equipment Ltd. ("CFE"), an operator of Case IH and New Holland Agriculture dealerships in Camrose and Killam, Alberta. For the most recent fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, CFE had agriculture-related revenues of approximately $54 million. This acquisition is expected to close effective July 3, 2012 and be completed through existing cash and credit facilities. More

Westport inks development deal with Caterpillar for off-road equipment
Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Westport Innovations Inc. has teamed up with Caterpillar Inc. to develop natural gas technology to power off-road heavy equipment such as mining trucks and locomotives that typically use diesel. Caterpillar will fund the development program and Westport, a Vancouver-based specialist in engine technology, expects to supply key components for products developed under the initiative. More

Production begins on Kenworth T680
Mechanics Hub    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Production officially has begun on the new aerodynamic Kenworth T680 at the Kenworth Truck Co. assembly plant in Chillicothe. "The Kenworth T680 has received a very positive response from fleets and truck operators. Customers are drawn to the T680's superior fuel efficiency, outstanding performance, extraordinary comfort and exceptional styling," said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and parent company PACCAR vice president. "The beginning of T680 production is a landmark moment for Kenworth, its employees and its dealers". More

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Canada's 'reshoring' opportunity
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It's the business buzzword of the moment: 'reshoring'. After spending a couple of decades advising Western clients on how to 'offshore' their production facilities to low-cost jurisdictions in Asia, business consultancies say it might be time to bring some of that work home. The combination of rising wages in China, elevated shipping costs and a rethinking of supply chains is making North America the hot 'new' global manufacturing hub. More

Businesses placed 0.6 per cent fewer orders to U.S. factories in April
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Companies placed fewer orders to U.S. factories for the second straight month and a key measure that tracks business investment plans fell, adding to evidence that the economy is weakening. The Commerce Department said Monday that orders for factory goods fell 0.6 per cent in April from March. Demand for so-called core capital goods, such as heavy machinery and computers, dropped 2.1 per cent in April. That followed a 2.3 per cent decline in March. More

U.S. machinery company shares fall on government data
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Shares of machinery companies have declined as a government report showed that companies placed fewer orders to U.S. factories for a second consecutive month in April. The news was further evidence that the economy may be weakening. The U.S. government has said that employers added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year and the third straight of subpar hiring. The unemployment rate rose from 8.1 per cent in April to 8.2 per cent in May. More

Deere dealer chain to build new at Calgary
Alberta Farmer Express    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Canada's biggest group of John Deere ag equipment dealerships plans to build rather than buy for its next outlet. Cervus Equipment Corp. announced that it's bought 21.6 acres of land just north of Calgary's city limits for $8.52 million. The land was bought from an "arm's length party," Cervus said, with the plan of building a new location to house its Calgary-and-area Deere equipment dealership. More

Multi-camera system for heavy equipment operators
Canadian Mining Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new multi-camera operator vision system from RMT Equipment is 'jobsite rated' to increase safe operation in the largest heavy duty equipment operations. The Track-Vision systems from RMT are equipped to connect up to four cameras to a single monitor. According to Marc Lefebvre, sales manager for RMT, "Installing a four-camera system on your mining truck or crushing plant is as easy as setting up one backup camera. You just run the insulated cable from the camera and plug it in. More

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