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Junttan Oy acquires Canadian Pile Driving Equipment

Junttan Oy recently announced its acquisition of Canadian Pile Driving Equipment Inc. (CPDE).  CPDE, established by Bruce Patterson, is based in Lacombe, Alta., and has been Junttan’s authorized distributor since 2007. CPDE has a strong position in Western Canada and an excellent reputation among its customers.

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CCA Resolved to Keep Industry Resilient for Post-COVID-19 Recovery

By Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association


No one could have imagined the challenges COVID-19 would bring to Canadians. This pandemic is not only threatening the health and well-being of our population, but it is also changing the way we live our daily lives and how we work.

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Pandemic Pandemonium!

Construction claims and COVID-19

By Krista Chaytor, Michael Swartz and Brian Kuchar, WeirFoulds LLP


As the economy sputters back to life following the interruption caused by COVID-19, members of the construction industry are surveying the economic havoc wrought by the pandemic and considering how to recoup their losses and move forward. This article explores some of the issues surrounding delay claims and offers guidance to contractors.

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Care at Your Fingertips

Benefits of telemedicine for the construction industry

By Mary-Lou MacDonald


In 2017, 4.7 million Canadians 12 and over didn’t have a family doctor to see regularly.1

Today, many are wondering how important that family doctor really is. After all, you can always pop into a walk-in clinic or an urgent care centre if you get sick, or you can ignore that sore throat and nagging cough and hope it goes away on its own.

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A Road Well-travelled

Working for Soilmec has given Marco Chiarabelli a unique opportunity to see much of the world – and he believes he’s a better businessman because of it

By Mark Halsall


Marco Chiarabelli is a top executive for Soilmec Drilling and Foundation Equipment, a major supplier of drilling rigs and equipment for deep foundation projects the world over.

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The Family Business

As the third generation of Sagers join Jeffrey Machine, current owner Jeffrey Sager looks back on a career that started with his father Frank

By Christine Fournier


In 1977, Frank Sager opened the doors to Jeffrey Machine (named for his son and current owner Jeffrey Sager) as a small machine, tool and die shop in Birmingham, Ala. Frank, a machinist and metal fabricator with many years of experience, created tools to the exact design request of his customers. Jeffrey joined the family business in 1986. He learned his dad’s trade and began working primarily with augers shortly after; first repairing them and later rebuilding them, often resulting in a better tool than the original. It was a natural progression to fill the auger market demand and to begin manufacturing better tools to hold up to Alabama’s limestone and rocky soil.

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