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  • LoadMan Now Shipping CARTel Scales for Organics Totes and Trailers

    by Victoria Tabaczewska | Sep 26, 2016
      









    Gathers intelligence on organic pick-ups enabling reduced food waste and lower costs.

      RENTON, Wash. – Aug. 25, 2016 – Creative Microsystems, Inc., a global leader of on-board truck scales and developer of LoadMan® weighing systems, is now shipping its newly-designed CARTel™ Weigh-in-Motion on-board scales for five popular organics totes and trailers automating the weighing of bulk organics.

    LoadMan’s new CARTel on-board scale system for organics totes and trailers are all equipped with Weigh-in-Motion technology and available with sophisticated data management software tools. CARTel scales are customized for five popular makes and models of organics totes and trailers including:

    • Brown Industrial
    • Martel
    • Walinga
    • Summit
    • Travis Body and Trailers

    Food waste is the number one component dumped in the growing landfills across the United States. As reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), 40 percent of all food is wasted and accounts for losses of over $170 billion a year. Thousands of grocery retailers in the United States have committed to the EPA WasteWise Sustainability Program for organic recycling, diversion and zero waste. Many industries are following suit including:

    • Restaurants and commercial kitchens
    • Schools and campuses from K-12 to colleges and universities
    • Corporate campuses
    • Food processing companies
    • Military bases

    “Zero-waste programs make environmental and economic sense for any large organization,” states Larry Santi, CEO and founder of Creative Microsystems, Inc. “Our CARTel solution is designed for servicing organizations committed to reducing the flow of organic material to MSW landfills. Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing zero-waste programs are increasingly mandatory for municipalities, schools and universities, corporations and military bases. Our goal is to help make that transition as seamless as possible.”

    Roger Edberg, senior superintendent of ground services at the University of California, Santa Cruz, adds, "The potential for a reduced tipping fee in dumping compostable materials is significant in providing operational cost savings.”

    “Without the ability to log and report individual customer weight data using LoadMan, haulers must estimate each customer’s load weight when tipping multiple loads at organic recycling centers,” said Santi. “On-the-fly estimates are highly inaccurate as organics have so many different weight variables including moisture, age of material and fats. LoadMan removes the guess work and provides autonomous weighing collection – letting the driver focus on driving.”

    With LoadMan On-Board Scales, each customer can generate an accurate report of all of their bulk organic pick-ups on a daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly basis – all from LoadMan’s Load Management web software. This software combined with LoadMan’s SpotLight™ software provides automated deep-data analytics, flexible reporting and better management of truck routes and individual customers.

    CARTel scales also provide haulers with the ability to track weights, density, GPS coordinates or RFID of each customer tote. Cart intelligence gathered through the LoadMan solution informs food waste stream behavior with outcomes that reduce waste while increasing a hauler’s pick-up efficiency. With LoadMan, organic weight loads are highly accurate, typically achieving accuracy within one to two percent on every lift, regardless of the lift weight. Initial product installation and calibration takes as little as four to eight hours.

    The LoadMan CARTel On-Board Scales for Travis, Brown, Walinga, Summit and Martel dump totes and trailers are available now through LoadMan’s network of certified VARs. LoadMan also has the ability to customize for other models based on customer needs.

    About LoadMan

    Creative Microsystems, Inc. is a global leader in on-board truck weighing systems with its flagship LoadMan product line. In business for nearly three decades, the company has more than 20,000 LoadMan installations worldwide providing solutions for various applications and industries including waste and recycling, construction, defense, mining, public works, steel and timber. Its road-tested products provide complete solutions with patented loadcell technology, sophisticated electronics and load management software, and is backed by a global network of certified dealers and value-added resellers.

    For more information, contact Randy Massen.

    Randy Massen
    Refuse Equipment Sales
    226.377.7145
    rmassen@jjei.com
    www.loadman.com



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  • Trackless Introduces New MT7

    by Angela Watson | Aug 05, 2016

     

    Trackless Vehicles Ltd. launches new Series 7 municipal tractor

    Reprinted with permission from Trackless Vehicles Ltd.

    Over the last 45 years there have been hundreds of changes and improvements which have increased equipment performance, operator comfort and safety features while reducing fuel costs, noise levels and downtime. The MT7 now takes us to a whole new level.

     

    The new MT7 is being well received by all customers who have had the opportunity to test drive , check out all of the design enhancements and learn how all of the value added features benefit and reduce cost for their various departments.

    A 74 hp John Deere 4.5 LT Tier 4 final diesel engine powers the MT7. Rather than a smaller 2.8 to 3.3 LT engine, we chose the larger displacement engine for higher torque and longevity. Although the horsepower is less than our prior model MT6, it is very close to our MT3, MT4 and early model MT5s which were produced for many years and cleared snow from sidewalks, loaded trucks with our larger snow blowers and powered our largest mowing equipment. The 74 hp pto driven snow blower handles the toughest sidewalk snow conditions as did our prior, similarily powered models. The only difference an operator will notice vs the higher HP MT6 is the time required to load a truck with the snow blower. It may take up to an extra minute now. However, due to the time it takes to place a truck in position to load, pull away when loaded and position another truck in its place to continue loading, we have been told by customers that adding another 60 seconds per load will not have a significant impact on their overall snow loading operation.

    Another reason for choosing this engine was to be ahead of the mandated regulations from EPA, CARB and NRC. Since the Tier 4 interm engines are only a short lived engine, which many if not most manufactures decided to just skip past and go straight to the Tier 4 final, it did not make sense to produce a small number of tractors with a Tier 4I (interm) engine, for obvious reasons.

    Two things we wanted to avoid with the Tier 4 final engine and all customers that we consulted with agreed, was having to run urea and parked regens. Therefore, we incorporated an engine package that does not require urea and utilizes passive regens, basically meaning the regen takes place automatically while operating the tractor.

    A new joystick design for the MT7 automatically programs itself for whatever attachment is being operated by the tractor. It can now move both mower wings or folding plow wings at the same time. Forward, neutral and reverse is achieved by a simple flick of a switch on the joystick. The design and function of the new joystick is both ergonomic and extremely easy to learn and operate.

    The new digital dash illustrates all tractor and engine functions, switches to a backup camera screen when in reverse, allows access for maintenance personal to retrieve information and displays all on board self diagnostics. The self-diagnostic feature functions continuously and advises what error codes along with what the ECU has diagnosed to be the cause.

    The fuel saving from the work mode / travel mode is similar to our prior series 6 tractor. Customers have reported that they reduce their fuel consumption by approximately 50% when plowing, sanding, sweeping or roading the tractor in travel mode. Only when operating an attachment such as a snow blower or mower that requires full engine rpm for the pto is it necessary to run in work mode. The fuel cost saving over the life of the vehicle is up to $ 25,000. based on today’s fuel cost. Since most purchasing departments today evaluate life cycle costing instead of simply who is low bid, Trackless is most often deemed the most cost effective choice.

    Other efficient features include auto/run. When auto mode is engaged, the sander temporarily shuts off automatically every time the tractor stops or is shifted into reverse. This saves considerable time from having to refill less often during a shift. The Mt7 also has an adjustable flow rate switch as standard equipment.

    To decrease maintenance costs, the MT7 comes equipped with an automatic reversing engine fan to always keep the radiator and oil cooler clean. All hoods including the top hood lift off in 2 minutes, without the use of any tools, for quick easy access. However, there are still access doors on the left side panel for daily checks. The cab and hoods are all steel due to the abuse they encounter, hitting poles, scraping walls, fences, etc. However, we did switch to aluminum for the top hood to make it lighter for lifting.

    Hydrostatic lock, a type of cruise control, is now standard equipment. An Electric locking front differential is still optional. A new feature that customers are very impressed with is our anti- bounce ride control. It eliminates the bouncing after hitting a bump or pothole in the road. To accomplish this, the tractor ECU obtains the hydraulic pressure used to lift the attachment. From that it calculates what the weight of the attachment is. When the tractor hits a bump the computer calculates the speed the tractor is travelling at impact, the force of the impact together with the weight of the attachment and calculates within a logarithm how much the attachment has to move to counteract and deaden the bounce of the tractor. It all happens in milliseconds. The system does not eliminate the initial bump but it eliminates the after affect which many times can be up to ten bounces.

    Want to schedule a demo? Contact your nearest JJE location

  • Trackless Introduces New MT7

    by Angela Watson | Aug 05, 2016

     

    Trackless Vehicles Ltd. launches new Series 7 municipal tractor

    Reprinted with permission from Trackless Vehicles Ltd.

    Over the last 45 years there have been hundreds of changes and improvements which have increased equipment performance, operator comfort and safety features while reducing fuel costs, noise levels and downtime. The MT7 now takes us to a whole new level



    The new MT7 is being well received by all customers who have had the opportunity to test drive , check out all of the design enhancements and learn how all of the value added features benefit and reduce cost for their various departments.

    A 74 hp John Deere 4.5 LT Tier 4 final diesel engine powers the MT7. Rather than a smaller 2.8 to 3.3 LT engine, we chose the larger displacement engine for higher torque and longevity. Although the horsepower is less than our prior model MT6, it is very close to our MT3, MT4 and early model MT5s which were produced for many years and cleared snow from sidewalks, loaded trucks with our larger snow blowers and powered our largest mowing equipment. The 74 hp pto driven snow blower handles the toughest sidewalk snow conditions as did our prior, similarily powered models. The only difference an operator will notice vs the higher HP MT6 is the time required to load a truck with the snow blower. It may take up to an extra minute now. However, due to the time it takes to place a truck in position to load, pull away when loaded and position another truck in its place to continue loading, we have been told by customers that adding another 60 seconds per load will not have a significant impact on their overall snow loading operation.

    Another reason for choosing this engine was to be ahead of the mandated regulations from EPA, CARB and NRC. Since the Tier 4 interm engines are only a short lived engine, which many if not most manufactures decided to just skip past and go straight to the Tier 4 final, it did not make sense to produce a small number of tractors with a Tier 4I (interm) engine, for obvious reasons.

    Two things we wanted to avoid with the Tier 4 final engine and all customers that we consulted with agreed, was having to run urea and parked regens. Therefore, we incorporated an engine package that does not require urea and utilizes passive regens, basically meaning the regen takes place automatically while operating the tractor.

    A new joystick design for the MT7 automatically programs itself for whatever attachment is being operated by the tractor. It can now move both mower wings or folding plow wings at the same time. Forward, neutral and reverse is achieved by a simple flick of a switch on the joystick. The design and function of the new joystick is both ergonomic and extremely easy to learn and operate.

    The new digital dash illustrates all tractor and engine functions, switches to a backup camera screen when in reverse, allows access for maintenance personal to retrieve information and displays all on board self diagnostics. The self-diagnostic feature functions continuously and advises what error codes along with what the ECU has diagnosed to be the cause.

    The fuel saving from the work mode / travel mode is similar to our prior series 6 tractor. Customers have reported that they reduce their fuel consumption by approximately 50% when plowing, sanding, sweeping or roading the tractor in travel mode. Only when operating an attachment such as a snow blower or mower that requires full engine rpm for the pto is it necessary to run in work mode. The fuel cost saving over the life of the vehicle is up to $ 25,000. based on today’s fuel cost. Since most purchasing departments today evaluate life cycle costing instead of simply who is low bid, Trackless is most often deemed the most cost effective choice.

    Other efficient features include auto/run. When auto mode is engaged, the sander temporarily shuts off automatically every time the tractor stops or is shifted into reverse. This saves considerable time from having to refill less often during a shift. The Mt7 also has an adjustable flow rate switch as standard equipment.

    To decrease maintenance costs, the MT7 comes equipped with an automatic reversing engine fan to always keep the radiator and oil cooler clean. All hoods including the top hood lift off in 2 minutes, without the use of any tools, for quick easy access. However, there are still access doors on the left side panel for daily checks. The cab and hoods are all steel due to the abuse they encounter, hitting poles, scraping walls, fences, etc. However, we did switch to aluminum for the top hood to make it lighter for lifting.

    Hydrostatic lock, a type of cruise control, is now standard equipment. An Electric locking front differential is still optional. A new feature that customers are very impressed with is our anti- bounce ride control. It eliminates the bouncing after hitting a bump or pothole in the road. To accomplish this, the tractor ECU obtains the hydraulic pressure used to lift the attachment. From that it calculates what the weight of the attachment is. When the tractor hits a bump the computer calculates the speed the tractor is travelling at impact, the force of the impact together with the weight of the attachment and calculates within a logarithm how much the attachment has to move to counteract and deaden the bounce of the tractor. It all happens in milliseconds. The system does not eliminate the initial bump but it eliminates the after affect which many times can be up to ten bounces.

    Want to schedule a demo? Contact your nearest JJE location

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  • Employees Raise $6,000.00 for HSF at JJE 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    by Victoria Tabaczewska | Jun 30, 2016






    Our 6th annual Charity of Choice golf tournament was a hit! This year, all proceeds were donated to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. The JJE team came out swinging to support the cause at Innisbrook Golf Course on Saturday June 25th. We met and surpassed our goal of $5,000.00, raising over $6,000.00!

    For more than 60 years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation has been dedicated to preventing disease, saving lives, and promoting recovery. The Heart and Stoke Foundation is one of Canada’s largest and most effective health charities, and JJE is proud to support their efforts. “Together we will make it happen.” A heartfelt thank-you to all of our sponsors and prize donors.   

    Click here to see images from the tournament.


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  • Next Stop, AORS - Sturgeon Falls, ON!

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Jun 02, 2016
    It has been a productive and travel-filled spring for our team. Exhibiting at several shows across North America has been a great opportunity to connect with our customers and share innovations in industrial and municipal work equipment firsthand. Here are some of the shows we attended this spring:

    Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show
    NEOPWO Tradeshow
    North Eastern Ontario Public Works

    ORFA Expos
    Ontario Rec. Facilities Association
    SWANA (Northern Lights)
    Solid Waste Association North America

    Western New York Superintendent's Show
    MEOA's 50th Anniversary Show
    Municipal Equipment Operators Association

    CATT Roadshow
    Canadian Association for Trenchless Technologies
    NARCE
    North American Rink Expo and Conference 

    AORS Public Works Trade Show
    Association of Ontario Road Supervisors 
    APWA North American Snow Conf.
    American Public Works Association 

    Visiting AORS on June 1st & 2nd? Drop by booth # 191 inside, or outside at booth #s 316, 317, 318 and 319 to see Joe Johnson Equipment's exclusive displays.

    See you there!
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  • Get the News on Used

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | May 25, 2016

    Our used equipment division, Q-Equips puts each piece of equipment through a full diagnostic check and report process. 

    We then invest thousands of dollars to enhance the used piece of equipment using OEM parts and factory trained technicians to ensure the unit is in work ready condition and can be purchased and operated with confidence. Please contact your used equipment representative here.

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  • Making Moves

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | May 19, 2016

    A spotlight on our newest product addition, the Deloupe Moving Floor Trailer. Explore detailed specs, and take a virtual walk around our first Deloupe trailer.

    Please find the spec sheet here.
    A spotlight on our newest product addition - The Deloupe Moving Floor Trailer. Explore detailed specs, and take a virtual walk around our first Deloupe Trailer.

    Click Here For Specs & Images
    A spotlight on our newest product addition - The Deloupe Moving Floor Trailer. Explore detailed specs, and take a virtual walk around our first Deloupe Trailer.

    Click Here For Specs & Images
    A spotlight on our newest product addition - The Deloupe Moving Floor Trailer. Explore detailed specs, and take a virtual walk around our first Deloupe Trailer.

    Click Here For Specs & Images
    A spotlight on our newest product addition - The Deloupe Moving Floor Trailer. Explore detailed specs, and take a virtual walk around our first Deloupe Trailer.

    Click Here For Specs & Images
    A spotlight on our newest product addition - The Deloupe Moving Floor Trailer. Explore detailed specs, and take a virtual walk around our first Deloupe Trailer.
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  • Choosing a Sweeper?

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | May 12, 2016

    Clean streets and surfaces are vital to air quality, water quality and overall community health and safety. This quick reference guide will ensure you choose the right Sweeper for your job.

    Elgin Crosswind
    -efficiently cleans large flat paved areas such as streets, parking lots, and airport runways
    -Hopper Capacity Volumetric: 8.0y, 6.0m
    -Water Capacity: 240 gal, 908 L

    Elgin Eagle
    -equipped with a no-jam conveyor or the optional elevator squeegee system, wide sweep path and a trouble-free variable height lift system
    -Hopper Capacity Volumetric: 4.5y, 3.4m
    -Water Capacity: 360 gal, 1,363 L

    Elgin Pelican
    -Maneuverability, economy, serviceability and single lane dumping with a sweep system that easily handles heavy compacted dirt and bulky debris
    -Hopper Capacity Volumetric: 3.6y, 2.8m
    -Water Capacity: 220 gal, 832 L

    Sweeper Quick Reference Guide



    Clean streets and surfaces are vital to air quality, water quality and overall community health and safety. This quick reference guide will ensure you choose the right Sweeper for your job.
    Clean streets and surfaces are vital to air quality, water quality and overall community health and safety. This quick reference guide will ensure you choose the right Sweeper for your job.
    Clean streets and surfaces are vital to air quality, water quality and overall community health and safety. This quick reference guide will ensure you choose the right Sweeper for your job.
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  • Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | May 05, 2016

    Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, The Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show celebrated its 30th anniversary with a record setting 14,700 visitors in attendance!
     
    JJE was pleased once again to take part as an exhibitor at the show, which included a diverse display of equipment from across a number of different industries including roadbuilding, logging, and forestry. Please click here to view photos.
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  • Ontario Manufacturer Meets Demands of Ontario Municipality

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | May 02, 2016

    The Township of South Frontenac has made the switch to the Trackless Vehicles municipal tractor (MT)to meet many of the township’s equipment needs. Read the full article here.
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  • Joe Johnson Equipment Receives Exclusive Distributorship Appointment in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta for Deloupe Waste Trailers

    by Krystal Johnson | Mar 07, 2016
      Please click on the following link and read the press release. 

    FINAL_Deloupe_JJE Announcement for Release_Mar4
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  • Winter Maintenance

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Dec 31, 2015
     InBtn_JJE_TracklessMT6

    The season of scraping windshields, cold interiors, short daylight, and long hours is here. Before heading out in any equipment to clear roads, sidewalks, parking lots, or generally getting rid of the white stuff, we all know we need to be prepared.

    Read the complete article here. 
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  • Save Money with the De-OX Ice Making System

    by Shanise Ling | Dec 31, 2015
     JJE_De-Ox It's been the buzzword in the energy departments of numerous arenas this summer: "De-OX", an ice making system that delivers on significantly lowering a rink's energy consumption.

    Read the complete article here.

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  • Product Focus: De-OX Ice Making System

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Dec 30, 2015
    De-OX_Logo 

    The De-OX Ice Making System is designed to achieve maximum efficiency.  It is a complete water treatment system for all artificial ice rinks, and is both economical and ecological - all without the need of chemicals.  It produces ice which is harder, faster and more durable, while substantially reducing facilities energy costs.

    More information...

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  • A breath of fresh air: How rural recycling collection in Western Ontario

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Dec 08, 2015
    CNG Unit (sm)  Rural recycling collection faces many challenges: long distances between pickup locations, smaller material amounts due to low population, and fluctuating volumes as a result of seasonal residents and tourism.

    It’s no surprise then that municipalities are looking for service providers who can conduct rural collection in a way that is both feasible and efficient. When tax dollars have to stretch to reach the farthest corners of your county, creative solutions are in high demand and forward-thinkers relentlessly work toward optimizing rural recycling programs.

    Read the full article here

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  • Don't Burn Out

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Nov 18, 2015
    JJE_Burner 

    Having a burner tune up on your unit is a simple and easy pre use maintenance item, which far too often gets over looked. It is a simple item that can make or break your day in the coming winter season. As an Operator, owner, or end user of this equipment, there is nothing more frustrating than getting on site for a job and finding that one of the main items needed for the day does not work.

     

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  • Product Focus: Wausau Plows make way

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Oct 28, 2015

     JJE_Wausau_Plow

    The Wausau Home Safe Oneway trip-edge snowplow features smooth rolled moldboard, one-piece trip edge, and generous overhang to eliminate overspray.Together with an Epoke spreader, it makes the perfect combination to conduct efficient and thorough winter road maintenance.

    • Avoids most damage that occurs with traditional slotted trip plows
    • Trip mechanism consists of 3/4" square wire horizontal torsion springs
    • Solid welded ribs
    • Total length of 12' 8" available cutting edge length at 11' or 12' and moldboard thickness of 10 ga.

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  • Hot mix in winter?

    by Joe Johnson Equipment | Oct 28, 2015
     JJE_Bagela  

    Winter is a 4-letter word, ok it's 6-letters, but it is still a bad word for road maintenance crews. Water penetrates cracks in the pavement, freezes and causes the ubiquitous pothole presenting a difficult fix in winter when asphalt plants tend to shut down or material prices increase due to the cold weather.

    Many municipalities have come to rely on a handy piece of equipment to manage winter road maintenance efficiently and cost-effective: the Bagela Asphalt Recycler eliminates the need for cold mix for pothole repair in the winter and enables the production of hot mix asphalt onsite and year round. 

     Read the complete article here...

     
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  • JJE to the rescue

    by Shanise Ling | Oct 28, 2015
     JJE_Service_Van

    It is 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and I just scheduled one of my road service technicians for a call with a sewer cleaning business whose Vactor 2100 Plus Combo requires a replacement part. They have camera inspection and pipe curing crews waiting on standby who cannot commence their work until the pipes have been cleaned.

    When the phone calls come in, it is usually an emergency caused by the failure of a component or out-of-schedule maintenance, and downtime is our enemy. We are JJE's road service team. We make every call count.

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  • "Ice Force takes Canada by storm" Q&A with Steve Dawe, Arena Ice Products Manager

    by Shanise Ling | Sep 10, 2015

    JJE_Engo 

    Joe Johnson Equipment serves arenas and rinks across the nation through Ice Force, a dedicated division with focus on arena ice equipment. Arena Ice Products Manager Steve Dawe talks about this expanding business of JJE and its significance in the North American market.

    Q: Ice Force experienced quite the growth spurt. What are the latest innovations in arena ice equipment?

    A: Our customers deserve only the best technology so we have made some changes to our De-OX Ice Making System bringing it to an unparalleled level of excellence with the new Canadian-manufactured Vacuum Pump. 

    Read the complete interview here...
     

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