Industry News
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.
January 15, 2018 - – Top Lift Enterprises has been named the new Ammann Dealer for light and heavy compaction equipment in Quebec.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Truck and construction equipment maker AB Volvo said on Friday it had appointed Martin Weissburg, currently head of Volvo’s construction equipment arm, to lead its Mack Trucks brand.
Dec. 11, 2017 - Cooper Equipment Rental's company-wide food drive has come to an end and Cooper would like to thank everyone who supported this great cause. Cooper’s branch network managed to collect approximately 1500 lbs of non-perishable food items, 450 lbs of that came from our Rexdale branch alone!
Nov. 7, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has announced its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting.
Oct. 30, 2017 - Toromont Industries Ltd. has announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies.
Oct. 24, 2017 - Liftow, Toyota's largest forklift dealer in North America with 20 branches and 525 employees in Eastern Canada and Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of a controlling interest in MasonLift. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sept. 29, 2017 - Doosan is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball. As an official partner of MLB, Doosan will receive significant brand exposure across national broadcast and MLB-owned channels throughout the 2017 Postseason and upcoming seasons. The partnership also makes Doosan the first-ever brand to be presenting sponsor of the American League Divisional Series (ALDS), giving the Korean brand complete marketing integration throughout the 2017 ALDS.
Sept. 25, 2017 - More than 60,000 pounds of supplies and food were recently delivered to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, thanks to relief efforts organized by JLG Industries.
Sept. 25, 2017 - C&T Rentals and Sales has announced the celebration of its 30th anniversary with the grand opening of its fourth Winnipeg location. Incorporated in Winnipeg in 1987, C&T has grown to become Manitoba’s largest independently owned rental company.
Dean Adams, owner of Adams Brothers Construction and Ace Rentals in Parry Sound, Ont., passed away Saturday, Sept. 16. He was 66. He had been active in the Parry Sound construction business for 50 years. His sons, David and Gordon, are now running the store.

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