Removable utility body for half ton pickup trucks

F l e e t w e s t Transferable Truck Bodies has started delivering a new product for its Load’N’Go line, the Lowboy. Load’N’Go is the industry’s first fully High-performance engines for gas compression market The new 275GL Series engines combines the robust construction and reliable op- removable and transferable, full size, steel utility body. The Lowboy incorporates Load’N’Go’s ease of transferability while being light enough to be utilized in the half ton pick-up truck market. Enormous storage and the security of steel combined with light aluminum diamond plate are the foundation of this utility bed. The Load’N’Go is a steel transferable service body with aluminum diamond plate, full length side boxes, and a 1000 pound capacity slide out drawer that universally fits Ford, Dodge and GM pickup trucks. Load’N’Go has a “no holes drilled installation” and built in forklift tunnels for easy transfer from one pick-up to another.

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Custom generator packages that power mobile buildings

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, announced it has worked with a leading HIPOWER SYSTEMS distributor, Simson Maxwell, to develop five custom generator packages that power mobile buildings. At the heart of each package is HIPOWER SYSTEMS’ HMW 810 T6 generator, which is driven by a heavy-duty, 4-cycle, direct-injection engine from MTU. Known for their economy of operation and maximum reliability and durability, these engines are capable of full-rated load acceptance in one step. For its mobile buildings, Simson Maxwell uses two 810 T6 units to create a twin 800kW, dual-prime power package that it installs into the prefabricated buildings, producing a ready-made solution for a variety of worker accommodations and facilities. 

“These generators, used to power our mobile buildings, are the perfect choice for a variety of typical ‘camp’ solutions,” said Simson Maxwell President Daryl Kruper. “Because many of these mobile buildings will be powering small communities of workers in very remote regions of Northern Canada, generator reliability and durability is crucial. We use HIPOWER SYSTEMS’ equipment because it has proven itself to be of the highest quality.”

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Maverick Oilfield Services Ltd. Expands its Transportation Division

Maverick Oilfield Services Ltd. a provider of oil and gas mechanical construction, maintenance and transportation services has announced that effective on July 1, 2014, it has acquired all shares of Latigo Trucking Ltd.

"As Maverick looks to further strengthen its transportation business segment, the opportunity to add Latigo to our portfolio of companies enhances our growth strategy. Finding a transportation company with similar values made this combination move forward with ease. Latigo enables Maverick to focus on building this segment of our business, as we continue to execute our strategy to become a leader in the industry," says Chris Challis, CEO of Maverick.

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Strongco announces addition of Konecranes to its product offering

Strongco has announced that  it has been granted exclusive distribution rights for the Konecranes line of heavy lifting equipment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The agreement includes the complete line of fork lift trucks with lifting capacities ranging between 10 and 65 tons, empty and laden container handlers with lifting capacities ranging between 8 and 46 tons, and three main types of reach stackers, all servicing the manufacturing, shipyards, ports, terminals, heavy-concrete and steel-handling industries. Konecranes is the world’s leading provider of lifting equipment and associated services, designing, customizing and manufacturing lift trucks for demanding applications for more than 50 years.

“We’re pleased to have Strongco support our product line,” said Phil Stevens, North America Region Director, Konecranes, Inc. “This partnership offers us a significant platform to supply our products throughout Canada, backed by Strongco’s branch network across the country.”

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TIW Corporation announces the completion and delivery of two large diameter Ball Type Safety Valves to Marine Well Containment Company

TIW Corporation has announced the completion and delivery of two large diameter Ball Type Safety Valves to Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) for use with its expanded containment system.

The class II Ball-Type Hurricane Valve is a custom valve design derived from the well-proven TIW Kelly Valve used for drilling operations worldwide. The valves will become a component of MWCC’s containment system for the capture of fluids from an uncontained subsea well in water depths up to 10,000 feet.

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N-Solv Corporation and PTTEP Canada Limited sign participation agreement on oil sands project in Alberta

N-Solv Corporation  has announced the execution of a Data Access Agreement making the Thailand Exploration and Production company, PTTEP Canada Limited (PTTEP) a participant in N-Solv's existing 500-barrel per day pilot plant, known as the BEST (Bitumen Extraction Solvent Technology) pilot.

The BEST pilot plant, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, serves as a field-scale demonstration of the company's patented in situ production technology. N-Solv's technology, a solvent-based bitumen extraction process that uses no water, has the potential to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from bitumen extraction by up to 85% with lower specific CAPEX and OPEX intensity than existing in situ extraction processes. Moreover, the process produces higher quality oil due to in situ asphaltene and heavy metal rejection. The pilot plant represents a major step in demonstrating that the technology is commercially viable, having been extensively and successfully developed and tested in the lab over the past decade.

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Innovative Approach to Fleet Management Services by Telogis

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    Volvo Trucks is complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software.
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    Volvo's integrated connected vehicle hardware, standard on new Volvo trucks, allows motor carriers to utilize Telogis' best-in-class fleet, compliance and navigation services

Volvo Trucks is complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software. Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle hardware, standard on new Volvo-powered Volvo trucks, allows motor carriers to utilize Telogis’ best-in-class Fleet, Compliance and Navigation applications, while eliminating hardware purchases and installation costs traditionally associated with fleet management systems. Actionable information delivered through the Telogis platform helps motor carriers control costs, increase safety and hours-of-service compliance, improve customer service and enhance operations.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with Telogis to deliver tremendous value to motor carriers seeking flexibility and the robust information needed to fine-tune their operations,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Leveraging the connectivity of our vehicles to facilitate fleet management services represents a breakthrough for fleet managers, who are no longer captive to hardware. As part of our long-term strategic focus, we’ll look toward further integration of our vehicles with best-in-class fleet management solutions.”

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Two New Arc Flash Full Body Harnesses from MSA

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MSA Safety, Inc. has introduced the EVOTECH and Workman Arc Flash Full Body Harnesses designed to self-extinguish quickly to prevent melting or dripping in the event of an arc flash. These innovative harnesses help to keep workers safe around electrical hazards at heights.

The EVOTECH Arc Flash Harness, provides outstanding arc flash protection for people who work at heights. Its rugged design not only looks good, but it’s more comfortable -- 30% lighter than comparable harnesses. Made from 100% Kevlar® webbing, the EVOTECH Harness is fire-resistant, so it maintains its performance in the event of a fall after an arc flash. The harness’ inherent properties help maintain its color, making formal inspection easy. Our lightweight Kevlar shoulder padding has no binding edge, providing more comfort for the user while our patent-pending horizontal leg strap design conforms to the user’s body for increased support. The Workman Arc Flash Harness provides excellent arc flash protection in a sleek, black design that’s lightweight and comfortable. The high-strength nylon is designed to maintain its integrity after exposure to an arc flash and in the event of a fall. The Workman Arc Flash harness is a cost-effective option for safety managers and contractors who need to be compliant to the latest electrical requirements without breaking the budget.

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Konecranes announces availability of a range of large reach stackers

The latest generation of Konecranes reach stackers was designed based on many years of development work and close partnerships with customers.These highly modern lift trucks utilize a fuel-efficient engine that delivers high torque even at low rpm. Reach stackers from Konecranes are also equipped with a variety of new technology features such as a load-sensing hydraulic system with variable piston pumps. This system ensures an optimum balance between engine power and hydraulic demand for any given lift.

One of the greatest strengths of the large reach stackers from Konecranes is the design of the operator’s cab. Each cab is built ergonomically so that the operator can easily reach all the controls and check all functions at a glance. As a result, he not only enjoys increased visibility and comfort, yet is also able to concentrate on goods and handling, therefore working more efficiently.

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Lincoln Electric Introduces Traditional Passive-Style Personal Protection Welding Helmet

Lincoln Electric’s economically priced Industrial Passive Helmet comes in a matte black finish, with a fixed Shade-11 lens.
Lincoln Electric’s economically priced Industrial Passive Helmet comes in a matte black finish, with a fixed Shade-11 lens.

Fabricators at all levels operating in any industry can get basic, consistent face and eye protection with Lincoln Electric’s economically priced, fixed-shade Industrial Passive™ Helmet. This sleek piece of protective gear comes in a matte black finish, with a fixed Shade-11 lens (considered an all-purpose shade for most welding applications).

The helmet features ratchet headgear and meets ANSI Z87.1 and CSA Z94.3 standards. An affordable option for students, it also includes an attractive decal sheet for customizing the shell to fit one’s personal style.

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Sandvik and Tenaris sign new five-year strategic alliance agreement

Sandvik and Tenaris have signed a new five-year strategic alliance agreement on the exclusive joint supply of corrosion resistant alloy OCTG materials and technology to the oil and gas industry. By this agreement Sandvik and Tenaris look to build on an already long established and successful alliance that goes back over a decade.

“This strategic alliance will facilitate closer cooperation on future innovations targeting the most demanding applications in the market. Together, our research and development capability will be unmatched in the industry allowing us to develop and offer unique solutions for the most challenging operational environments faced by our customers. With our combined technologies we set the industry standard,” said Michael Andersson, Head of the Tube Product Area of Sandvik.

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