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Our 333G CTL features SmartGrade™ and 2D laser control to minimize rework and labor costs.
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Risk and reward

My better half gave me permission to cash in everything – RRSPs, RESPs, all our savings,” says Bill Irvine, referring to how he purchased Aerial Plus in Burlington, Ont. with his wife Debbie about 25 years ago.

What Went Hong: Early injury intervention

Injuries have the potential to become terrible physical hardships. Most guys I know don’t complain, they push through it for several reasons: peer pressure, when other teammates doing the same job aren’t complaining; inexperience; when a new worker doesn’t know any better; and a natural man stance – “I can do what is required!”

Hope is not a plan: If you don’t try, you can’t win.

We live in a time where everyone is a self-proclaimed expert in something. Go on LinkedIn and you’ll see gurus on things like marketing, finance and human resources. Yet when you click on these people’s profile, a lot of the time they have less experience in those areas than you do from just day-to-day management of your business.

Editorial: All hail the benefactors

My daughter interviewed me for a school psychology assignment the other day. She had to pose thorny moral problems and collect my answers to questions about them. Then she had to evaluate the answers to identify where I fell on some measure of “maturity.” I hope I did OK. If not, it’s a bit late in life to improve.

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Counter Talks Episode #48: A Great Time to Be Alive – Kevin Stanton, EquipmentWatch

It’s time for mid-year economic conditions checkup. Kevin Stanton, a business development manager for EquipmentWatch with long experience in equipment finance, joins CounterTalks to take a look at this year’s rental rate and equipment valuation numbers and help Pat draw some conclusions. What can we see in the numbers? Forest fires, interest rates, housing shortages, Amazon deliveries and more. Stanton brings some sharp analysis to our Canadian rental conditions and leaves us with some good news and an uplifting forecast. » Read More...

Project Manager

Excel Homes is looking for a Production Manager for our Gablecraft division to join our passionate, industry-leading team. If you’re looking for an innovative company that’s focused on growth and is on a mission to create an unforgettable customer experience, please read on. » Apply today

Skilled Labour

D’Alessandro Contracting Ltd. (DCL) is a full service Contractor specializing in commercial and industrial concrete construction that has been trusted for over 20 years. We are competent, reliable, easy to work with, convey integrity , provide straight answers, and back the quality of every project. » Apply today

Estimator/Project Manager

Tom Jones Corporation is a full-service construction company with a reputation for excellence in the public and private sectors. With our state-of-the-art equipment, expert project managers, and skilled trades people, Tom Jones Corporation brings the highest standards to any design, renovation, or building project. » Apply today


Equip Exposition

October 17, 2023 | Louisville, Kty. »

Women in Rental and Young Professional Network

October 23, 2023 | Clearwater Beach, Fla. »