United Rentals announces Trench Safety Training event
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by Macenzie Rebelo
21h ago
United Rentals, Inc., has announced an online trench safety educational session that takes place on June 19 to support the 2024 Trench Safety Stand Down. The free webinar will equip attendees with the knowledge to ensure safe excavation practices and enhance trench safety. Trench Safety Stand Down, which takes place June 17-21, 2024, is a North American initiative focused on trench and excavation hazards and reinforces the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards. It encourages companies to conduct or participate in safety activities that revi ..read more
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Point of Rental named one of Inc.’s Best Places to Work
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by Macenzie Rebelo
21h ago
Point of Rental has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work for 2024. This is the first time the software company has been listed. “A few years ago, we set a 10-year Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal as a company. One of those goals was to become one of the best places to work in each country where we have an office,” said Point of Rental CEO Wayne Harris. “We’re glad Pointers feel this way about working here, and we’re excited to keep making Point of Rental a better place to work every year.  The award adds to a successful summer for Point of Rental, which was named InTents Magazi ..read more
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Statistics Canada releases investment in building construction data
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by Macenzie Rebelo
4d ago
Statistics Canada has released investment in construction data from April 2024. Investment in building construction decreased two per cent to $20.5 billion in April compared with March. The residential sector declined 2.7 per cent  to $14.2 billion, while the non-residential sector fell 0.5 per cent to $6.3 billion. On a constant dollar basis (2017=100), investment in building construction decreased 1.9 per cent to $12.6 billion in April. Investment in non-residential construction edged down by $31.2 million to $6.3 billion in April. Declines in the industrial and commercial components we ..read more
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Bank of Canada reduces policy rate by 25 basis points
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by Macenzie Rebelo
4d ago
The Bank of Canada reduced its target for the overnight rate to four ¾ per cent with the Bank Rate at five per cent and the deposit rate at four ¾ per cent. The Bank is continuing its policy of balance sheet normalization. The global economy grew by about three per cent in the first quarter of 2024, broadly in line with the Bank’s April Monetary Policy Report (MPR) projection. In the United States, the economy expanded more slowly than was expected, as weakness in exports and inventories weighed on activity. Growth in private domestic demand remained strong but eased. In the euro area, ac ..read more
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Innovative banking offer support skilled trades apprentices
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by Macenzie Rebelo
4d ago
(Adobe Stock) There are 4.1 million certified trades professionals in Canada, and close to 700,000 are expected to retire by the end of this decade. While apprenticeship enrolment is expected to surge in the coming years, according to a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), nearly half (45 per cent) of skilled trades professionals don’t feel confident in their financial situation. To combat this, CIBC hopes to provide support to help apprentices complete their training. First-of-its-kind in Canada, CIBC’s  Skilled Trades Banking solutions&n ..read more
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Herc Rentals acquires All Rental Center
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by Carey Fredericks
4d ago
Herc Rentals has acquired All Rental Center, an independent equipment rental provider in Colorado Springs, Colo. “We’re excited to partner with Herc Rentals. All Rental Center is a third-generation, family-owned company that has served the Colorado Springs market for over 50 years,” said Jeff Thorp, president, All Rental Center. “Combining with Herc will significantly expand the range of equipment and services we can provide to our customers. We’re proud of everything we’ve achieved as a company, and we especially appreciate the hard work and dedication of our team over the years. “We’re also ..read more
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Atlantic Canada’s small businesses unaware of employment support programs amid labour shortages: CFIB
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by Carey Fredericks
4d ago
Despite the prevalence of labour shortages impacting 74 per cent of small businesses, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reports that almost one in two (45 per cent) Atlantic Canadian small business owners are unaware of provincial employment support programs (ESPs) such as wage subsides and training grants. A new CFIB report highlights that more than half (53 per cent) of small businesses in the Atlantic provinces have not used ESPs due to a lack of awareness of the programs and ambiguity around eligibility requirements. “Some small business owners only learned about the e ..read more
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Ammann Group completes acquisition of ABG Pavers
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by Macenzie Rebelo
4d ago
Ammann Group has finalized its acquisition of the ABG paving product line from Volvo Construction Equipment. “ABG is a strong brand that we’re proud to welcome to Ammann,” said Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO of Ammann. “We will continue to build on ABG’s exceptional product line and reputation and provide complete roadbuilding solutions for the industry.” The transaction includes the transfer of Volvo CE’s paving businesses in China and India as well as Volvo CE´s ABG facility in Germany. ABG pavers and screeds will continue to be produced at the facility in Germany. Ammann will leverage its in ..read more
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Cooper Equipment Rentals appoints Lisa Grago as chief people officer
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by Macenzie Rebelo
4d ago
Cooper Equipment Rentals is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Grago as its new chief people officer. With over two decades of experience in organizational development, training and human resources leadership, most recently serving as the president of traction consulting, Lisa Grago brings a wealth of expertise and strategic insight to the Cooper Equipment Rentals’ executive team. Throughout her career, Grago has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to cultivating thriving work environments and fostering collaborative cultures. Her extensive background in driving organizational excelle ..read more
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Counter Talks Episode #57: Bird On A Wire: Patrick Falzon, Electrical Safety Authority
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by Carey Fredericks
4d ago
Contact with electrical power lines has killed 20 people in Ontario in the last 10 years. As powerline safety and code specialist for the Ontario ESA, Patrick Falzon’s mission is to empower people with the information they need to avoid these horrific incidents. And as the industry that rents equipment and erects tents that can reach overhead high-energy lines, we have a role to play. Falzon clears up some critical misunderstandings around powerline safety and offers some solid tips on this episode of Counter Talks ..read more
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