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Used Tires a Canadian Concern

RR042619 tiresApril 26, 2019 – In Canada, it is time to "re-tire." The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reports that a recently implemented law in Canada’s province of Ontario tasks companies with following through on significant obligations associated with the disposal of used tires throughout the product lifecycle. Companies that sell, distribute or manufacture tires, or products using tires in Ontario, are responsible for meeting mandatory and enforceable targets for collecting and recycling used tires. Ontario’s new tire stewardship program is now up and running under a new program administered under the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority. 

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Harbor Freight Supports the Trades

RR042419 HarborFreightApril 24, 2019 – If you do not get the Harbor Freight tool catalog in the mail, you are probably a minority. Heck, 10 million people get it each month, with many using the always available 20% off coupon, and free gift coupons. I know I have about a dozen of those little flashlights they give away all over the house. Kudos to Harbor Freight for its desire to support skilled trades education in American public high schools via to the creation of the annual Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The company recently awarded more than $1 million in prizes to high school skilled trades teachers and their high schools across the country, and they want to identify more teachers so they can reward yet another $1 million in prizes. Three first-place winners receive $100,000, and 15 second-place winners receive $50,000, with the awards divided between the teacher and the school's skilled trades program. Excellent work, Harbor Freight.

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It's Electric

MF021119 CatlogoApril 22, 2019 – Caterpillar said its electrification strategy will match the right product to the application, and a press release distributed at bauma outlined the ways the company will do this.

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Turning the Corner

RR041819 roadApril 18, 2019 – Maybe we have turned the corner in 2019. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, highway and bridge construction starts in March grew 4%, showing improvement after declines in January (down 5%) and February (down 6%). According to Robert A. Murray, the organization's chief economist, the passage of federal appropriations for fiscal year 2019 in mid-February seems to be helping the public works sector. The top five states for highway and bridge construction starts in March, ranked by dollar volume, were Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina.

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Telsmith Welcomes Vereb Back

RR041619 Telsmith2April 16, 2019 – Telsmith Inc. recently welcomed back one of its Southeastern field service technicians, Matthew Vereb, from a year-long mission in Germany. Vereb started at Telsmith in 2016 as a field service technician for the Southeast territory including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.

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