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Lumber prices see boost after British Columbia wildfires

The wildfires in the B.C. interior that have forced some sawmills to halt operations have resulted in a boost in lumber prices at a time when forestry companies have been squeezed by softwood duties on exports to the U.S.

Siemens and AES create Fluence, a global energy storage technology company

Siemens and The AES Corporation announced their agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence.

Whitepaper shows how to improve uptime by selecting the correct gear drive

Rexnord released its newest White Paper, “Avoid Failure and Downtime: Imperatives to Specify Gear Drives.” This free-to-download White Paper details how to increase reliability, uptime and profitability by selecting the correct gear drive.

Gas detection products manufacturer complies with RoHS standards

Industrial Scientific, the global leader in gas detection, announced that all products will be manufactured according to European Union Directive 2011/65/EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Standard.

The Home Depot to purchase Compact Power Equipment, Inc.

The Home Depot announced a definitive agreement to purchase Compact Power Equipment, Inc., a leading national provider of equipment rental and maintenance services for $265 million in cash.
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Rexnord launches digital productivity initiative for industrial customers

Rexnord redesigns business model through digital unification of product and customer processes through its DiRXN, its new digital productivity platform. “From the procurement of new equipment, through its installation, use and asset management, customers can expect a return on mission-critical investments,” said Rick Morse, Vice President, Digital Solutions, of Rexnord’s Process & Motion platform. » read more

2017 World Tribology Congress

Date: September 17-22, 2017
Location: Beijing, China
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MainTrain 2017

Date: September 25-28, 2017
Location: Saskatoon, Sask.
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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

Date: September 27–30, 2017
Location: Hollywood, Fla.
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International Maintenance Conference, IMC-2017

Date: December 11–15, 2017
Location: Bonita Springs, Fla.
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