Industry News
Apr. 12, 2018 - Following a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 years with the company, Caterpillar Inc. announced today that Group President Rob Charter has elected to retire. Since 2015, Charter has been a group president of Customer & Dealer Support (C&DS).
Apr. 12, 2018 - Owing to its growing success in Canada, Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) will be moving its operations to a new facility located in Pickering, Ontario, by the end of 2019. As part of KCL's ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality products and top-tier customer service, the new facility will be designed to house its Head Office and Warehouse operations. KCL has continuously operated in Canada from Markham, Ontario, since 1975, and this project marks a new opportunity for the brand.
Jeff Elmquist has joined Centec Corp. as a sales representative for the Greater Toronto Area and north/central Ontario. He brings over 20 years' experience in the construction, landscaping and equipment industries in supervisory and operator roles. 
Mar. 27, 2018 - CASE Construction Equipment has named Michel Marchand as vice president for North America, replacing Scott Harris who has taken a similar role at CASE IH. Marchand, who previously served as the regional sales director for Canada, will now oversee all CASE Construction operations in North America.
Mar. 26, 2018 - Western Global’s newly formed Fuel Solutions Group offers dedicated resources and a simple process for complex projects involving fuel storage and dispensing. With more than 50 years of experience, Western Global is a trusted name in fuel storage with innovative cube-shaped tanks and modular designs that increase efficiency on worksites around the world. By continually focusing on the end-user, Western Global’s product engineers have created fuel tanks with multiple worldwide approvals that can be used in nearly every fueling application and at any location.
Mar. 21, 2018 - Cervus Equipment Corporation has announced that it has completed the sale of its construction dealership group, composed of four dealership locations in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Mar. 20, 2018 - The American Rental Association (ARA) and TechForce Foundation are collaborating in an effort to raise the profile of trade and technical careers necessary to support future growth in the equipment rental industry.
Mar. 15, 2018 - United Rentals has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Matthew Flanneryas president of the company, in addition to his responsibilities as chief operating officer. Michael Kneeland, who became president and chief executive officer of United Rentals in 2008, will continue to lead the company as its CEO.
March 14, 2018 - This name change applies to its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America.
Mar. 8, 2018 -  The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Chase Merchant Services (Chase) has announced they have reached an agreement to further support Canadian small business. CFIB members will benefit from exclusive rates on American Express (Amex) transactions.
Rental equipment supplier Atlas Copco has opened a new service centre and storage office in Varennes, Que., a suburb of Montreal, according to national service manager, Tristan Waldock. The new facility measures 8,000 square feet and features an expanded yard. Atlas Copco will hold parts for all its equipment there and dispatch new machine orders and service from the location.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Atlas Copco has agreed to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division.
Jan. 23, 2018 -  Thomas Lefebvre has been promoted to western region wholesale representative for Leavitt Machinery. Lefebvre has been with the company two years and is based in lower mainland B.C. He has a business degree from Jamestown University and came to Leavitt from the broadband TV industry.
Jan. 23, 2018 - Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited has announced that it has acquired Modern Industrial Rentals (1978) Ltd.
Jan. 16, 2018 -  Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has announced the appointment of Stan Park as Vice President of Distribution/Marketing, effective immediately. Park will be responsible for leading the teams in charge of building and supporting Hyundai’s growing dealer network and overall marketing efforts.
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