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McCloskey shows crushing and screening solutions at Open Day in Ireland DEMONSTRATIONS McCloskey held its first multi-spread demonstration event, at King Bros. Quarry in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, on November 1, 2018, highlighting the power of the equipment working together. The demonstrations were an integral part of events tailored to familiarize both new and established dealers with the versatility and productivity of McCloskey’s latest products For the demonstrations, the equipment was arranged in productive combinations of crushing, screening, and stacking, with one dedicated to showcase the newest compact crushers on the market. Material varied over the three spreads, showing the end product delivered in two key applications including demolition material and crushing blasted rock. Over 27 McCloskey Dealerships attended the event representing 21 countries where McCloskey equipment is sold.

Bomag to offer paving training programs in 2019

IN BRIEF GOMACO appoints Aggregate Equipment as new distributor for the Atlantic provinces

TRAINING Bomag offers two new courses that focus on equipment operator training at their South Carolina FAYAT Academy training centre. These new Bomag schools for paving and roller training provide attendees with first-hand knowledge on how to optimally operate, maintain and care for the machine. Each course is taught by Bomag specialists. The sessions are set up to address individual questions as well as theoretical and practical content. Paving training for operators and supervisors is designed to help paver operators improve mat smoothness and quality. Asphalt compaction and hands-on roller training dives into the basics of asphalt compaction and teaches through hands-on roller operation. More details about the new Bomag asphalt paving and roller training sessions – including costs, topics covered and travel – can be obtained by contacting Bomag Americas at marketing.ba@bomag.com.

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Aggregate Equipment is the new authorized GOMACO distributor for the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I., and Newfoundland and Labrador. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. Aggregate Equipment is located in Truro Heights, Nova Scotia. The company also has a warehouse facility in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Allmand Bros. Inc. to expand jobsite products facility Allmand Bros. Inc. plans to expand its current facility in Holdrege, Nebraska, to increase production capacity and speed to market with new innovations. The expansion includes five new assembly lines, a prototyping lab, a new paint system, robotic weld cells and enhanced technologies infrastructure. It is expected to be complete at the end of 2019.

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on November 1. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018.

Doosan opens 100,000-square-foot parts distribution centre The new parts distribution centre serves dealers and Doosan customers in the United States and Canada. The company says that the new centre allows it to provide both dealers and customers with better service options, deeper inventory and faster parts delivery. The parts distribution centre is located adjacent to the Doosan Infracore North America headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia, situated approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is managed by DHL Supply Chain.

Serious Labs provides VR simulation for United Rentals training centres Serious Labs Inc. has extended its partnership with United Rentals, Inc. Virtual reality (VR) simulation developed by Serious Labs is being deployed by United Rentals as part of its blended learning model for mobile elevated work platform operator certification courses. This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on November 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training centre with VR simulation in Alberta.

Finning to acquire 4Refuel mobile on-site refuelling services Finning International Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire 100 percent of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US. Greater than 95 percent of 4Refuel’s profitability is generated in Canada. 4Refuel pioneered mobile on-site refuelling and employs about 600 people serving more than 3,400 customers across Canada.

ADVERTISER INDEX

Freightliner Trucks................................ 28-29

Power Curbers Inc......................................35

Genie – Terex Aerial....................................50

Procore..........................................................4

Allied Construction Products, LLC............45

GILBERT Products Inc................................41

RMT Equipment..........................................42

Antraquip Corporation................................48

Gomaco Corporation..................................56

Takeuchi...................................................... 38

bauma 2019.................................................25

HOTSTART...................................................53

Terrafirma Equipment Sales & Rentals......31

Bobcat Company..........................................9

Hyundai Construction Equipment................5

The Gear Centre..........................................50

Canadian Concrete Expo...........................47

KOBELCO Construction Machinery...........11

Trail King Industries, Inc............................ 36

Case Construction Equipment...................19

Mack Trucks..................................................6

Volvo Trucks................................................17

CONEXPO-CON/AGG.................................52

Metso Minerals............................................55

Wirtgen America....................................... 2-3

Detroit Diesel...............................................13

National Leasing.........................................32

World of Asphalt....................................33, 51

Easi-Pour, LLC............................................23

National Heavy Equipment Show...............43

World of Concrete.......................................49

Flo Components..........................................53

Okada America............................................39

Wyco Tool....................................................46

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