• A pair of 2.95 ton Unic mini cranes and an escalator successfully raised and set. The job was made p

    Mini cranes in a tight spot


    Don Lucas at Encore Trucking in Canada relates his story of how bad weather, restricted space and tough working conditions were overcome to install some escalators in a new building. A pair of 2.9 US ton mini cranes in an inaccessible area did the same job that Encore had a ...

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    Hertz buys industrial renter in eastern Canada


    Hertz has acquired Irving Industrial Rentals (IIR), an industrial rentals business based in New Brunswick, Canada. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, has been made by Hertz’s Canadian rental subsidiary Matthews Equipment. IRR will be integrated within Matthews existing New Brunswick operation.

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    Hewden reorganises as revenues fall


    Hewden is restructuring its operations in the UK, replacing the current five-region and five product divisions with a simple, three-region structure that will rent all products.

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    Aggreko targets oil sands projects with Canadian acquisition


    Aggreko has agreed to buy Canadian power rental company Power Plus Rentals and Sales for up to C$38.7 million (£19.5 million). Power Plus is based in Edmonton and provides power for companies operating in the Athabasca Oil Sands areas in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

  • OETIO students undergo training on CM Labs' crane simulators

    Setting standards


    CM Labs in Canada has designed a range of state-of-the- art crane simulators for the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO). Euan Youdale spoke to the company's CEO, Robert Weldon, about the future of simulator training for the crane market

  • André Véronneau, president of Simplex, inside the company's office in L'Acadie, Montreal.

    Moving on


    Montreal-based Simplex Equipment Rental, which this year celebrates its 100th birthday, is going through a period of unprecedented growth. John Wyatt visited the company at its Montreal head office.