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Politicians in Saskatchewan have responded to reports of vehicles with Saskatchewan plates being sent away from Alberta construction sites with a ban of their own, igniting a war of words between the provinces. 
We talk a lot here about the importance of communicating the safety message to your staff. Developing a good presentation style is one of the tools you and your safety officer can use to make sure the message gets through. Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Is it just me, or does it seem like almost every business out there always preaches about how good their customer service is but, when it comes down to it, it feels like nothing more than lip service?
Saw a familiar complaint on social media today from a small business owner asking for ideas on how to meet prospective clients. They mentioned that everyone advises them to attend public gatherings where their clients might be, but that these gatherings were often “not worth it.” Not knowing what business the person is in, I can’t address the quality of the gatherings they attend, but this comment is common enough across every industry I’ve been involved with to merit a general response.
Toronto, Ontario – October 26, 2017Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) and CCCC International Holding Limited (CCCI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which CCCI will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $1.51 billion.
Oct. 2, 2017 - For even the most seasoned used construction and mining equipment buyers, navigating the waters of the EPA’s Tier 4 mandates can be daunting. To provide assistance, the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) has released a free, downloadable white paper: Advice from the Experts: Getting the Best Pricing on Used Equipment in the Era of Tier 4.
Sept. 13, 2017 - Ontario’s Workplace Safety & Insurance Board says that—after conducting a multi-year engagement with experts and stakeholders—it is changing the way the board calculates employer premium rates, adding the process will be easier for employers to understand, and more accurately reflect the risks associated with operating their businesses.
Sept. 5, 2017 - EquipmentWallet, an online equipment financing marketplace, has announced the launch of its new website: The site connects small businesses seeking equipment financing and leasing with the best equipment finance companies sui ted to their needs.
Mismanagement of racking can lead to safety concerns. Without proper planning and design, moving material on and off racking systems by hand or with the use of lifting devices such as a pallet or lift truck can place workers at risk. Injury may occur due to poorly stacked or falling material, slips and trips, overreaching or being struck by other lifting devices.
With winter around the corner, thoughts are turning to preparations for the upcoming winter season. For many people, this also means looking at sourcing temporary heat for a variety of situations.
Many rental store owners – maybe you’re one of them – don’t give themselves any kind of regular pay and instead just take money out of the store account as needed. While this is technically legal, it is rather poor business management for a variety of reasons, whether it’s a corporation or a sole-proprietor business arrangement. 
Losing your phone is the worst. Here’s the story of my attempts to deal with a lost phone on a golfing trip.
Still lots of expert talk about Millennials. No seminar program at a large event is complete without sessions telling us how to motivate them, how to retain them, how to find them and how to sell to them. What do they want? What do they like?
Aug. 8, 2017 - The latest quarterly update to the five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American Rental Association (ARA) continues to call for steady gains through 2021.
July 28, 2017 - How many uses can you think of for this amazing robot concept from Stanford University?
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