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WINNING A LANDMARK JOB

UNITED STATES: Due diligence and collaboration create a winning formula for this family businessby John Krantz  As soon as this job came open for bid, I had the feeling that we had to win it. I we...

JOB SATISFACTION

UNITED KINGDOM: Praise from a UK demolition team does not come much higher than this by Tony Lawrence One minute there is a five-meter high wall of reinforced concrete dominating the jobsite, the next minute ...

EXPLORE AND INNOVATE

EXPLORATION FORUM: Volvo CE customers help shape tomorrow’s construction machinesby Jim Gibbons  In order to produce what customers will buy, it is crucial to listen to what they say they want...

REACH FOR THE SKY

NETHERLANDS: Volvo CE’s latest demolition machine is proudly sticking its neck out by Cathy Smith Aalt Witman laughs as he describes the butterflies he felt in his stomach as he was about to start up the newl...

BACK TO BASICS

INSIDE TRACK: Insights from the man responsible for plotting Volvo CE’s future direction by Cathy Smith   Thomas Bitter says he wants to get back to basics at Volvo Construction Equipment. F...

MINE CRAFT

OPERATOR CORNER: Moving up in the world by Michele Travierso  Born and raised in Dehong, a town on the China-Myanmar border, Yu Wei Quan is a softly spoken 29-year-old machine operator at the Jinning...

LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY

COMMUNITY: A Volvo CE dealer is reaching out to troubled young people by Sam Cowie For Rodrigo Linck, owner of Brazil-based Volvo Construction Equipment dealership Linck Maquinas, a successful company is abou...

CONSTRUCTION GOES CIRCULAR

ENVIRONMENT: Green manufacturing and life-cycle planning are the new buzzwords as industry adapts to the circular economy by Nigel Griffiths  The COP21 climate summit in Paris last December showed ho...

ACHIEVING TRACTION IN THE USED EQUIPMENT MARKET

CHINA: In China’s evolving economy, forward-looking companies such as Volvo CE are driving change by Michele Travierso At the turn of the century, the Chinese economy was humming along, growing at double-digi...

HAULERS ON ICE

CANADA: Volvo articulated haulers carrying supplies and equipment over a glacier to a remote underground gold mine in the Canadian province of British Columbia close to the Alaskan border are fitted with tire c...