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ASTON, Pa., June 14, 2018 – Temperature and humidity management are vital parts of HVAC and building operations. To help facility managers ensure that conditions stay within required parameters, Sensaphone® has added a new combination sensor to its line of remote monitoring equipment for HVAC and building automation applications.

Because this new combination sensor communicates via Modbus, it is used exclusively with Sensaphone's Sentinel PRO system to monitor indoor air temperature and humidity levels. The Sentinel PRO sends an alarm notification when the temperature or humidity falls outside of the programmed high or low limit. The cloud-based Sentinel PRO system provides users with on-demand, real-time status of environmental conditions, as well as data logging capabilities.

The temperature and humidity combination sensor measures temperature from -32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C) and non-condensing relative humidity from 0% to 100%. It features a backlit LCD and menu for easy installation. The slim enclosure allows users to mount the sensor in a single electrical box or directly to the wall, and up to 32 sensors can be wired in succession.

Click here for more information about Sensaphone's Temperature/Humidity Combination Sensor.

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June 12, 2018

LENEXA, KAN. – DaVinci Roofscapes®, a leading manufacturer of composite slate and shake roofing tiles, has received Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) approval on its full line of roofing products. The approval, which authorizes that the company’s products meet the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada, includes the application of DaVinci products in both new construction and replacement projects.

            “Rigorous third-party testing by an organization accredited by the Standards Council of Canada has provided positive results for our products, thus paving the way for their use throughout all of Canada,” says Ray Rosewall, president and CEO of DaVinci Roofscapes. "We’re pleased to attain this CCMC approval so that Canadian architects and building industry professionals can confidently specify and install our composite roofing materials.”            DaVinci slate and shake roofing products are manufactured from a composite material made of pure resins, UV and thermal stabilizers, as well as highly-specialized fire retardant. The state-of-the-art tiles are crafted with the greatest degree of color control and consistency. The result is an enduring roof that performs reliably and beautifully in any climate.

            Each DaVinci tile has been crafted to resist impact and fire, along with high winds, mold, algae, fungus and insects. The tiles also defy fading, rotting and cracking. Each tile lives up to the look of nature, but does so without the ongoing hassles of maintenance, repairs and replacement.

            “We offer our composite slate and shake tiles in dozens of colors and color blends,” says Rosewall. “Our product is precisely engineered to specific tolerances that meet a perfect composite formula for long-lasting beauty and performance.            “Having our innovative building construction materials approved for use throughout Canada assures that Canadians can now have access to roofing materials that are enduring, dependable and beautiful.”

            The experienced team members at DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture industry-leading polymer slate and shake roofing systems with an authentic look and superior performance. DaVinci leads the industry in the greatest selection of colors, tile thickness and tile width variety.

             The company's reliable products have a limited lifetime warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci high-performing roofing products are proudly made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council. For information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit


WINAMAC, IND. (May X, 2018) Galbreath, the leading manufacturer of hoists, container handlers and trailers, has recently launched the SLCH-X loaded container handler with hydraulically adjustable fork assembly.  The new SLCH-93X and SLCH-113X models offer all the durability and performance Galbreath handlers are known for with added versatility and capability.

Designed with the user needs in mind, the adjustable fork models enable users to easily handle and haul containers, including front-end and rear-end loaders (up to 10 cubic yards), with wide variations in pocket and trunnion bar heights. With 24” of cylinder stroke, these models will pick up and transport up to 8,000 lb. containers that have fork pocket heights (FEL – front-end load) ranging from 17” up to 44 ½” and rear-end load (REL) containers with trunnion bars from 45” to 49” from the ground. This ensures that the hoist is in its fully down (transport) position while also maintaining a container that sits level on the frame rails. 

While the SLCH-X models are intended primarily for large and small waste handling companies that have contracts with small businesses or restaurants, their versatility and compatibility with other types of equipment, including salt spreaders, lends itself to other applications, increasing revenue opportunities for haulers. Since trucks are often called upon to pick up and dump FELs and RELs, the new model also helps drive cost savings and sustainability by giving haulers a means to easily transport containers to their intended locations without tying up their bigger, less fuel-efficient trucks.

The SLCH-93X and SLCH-113X also bring a safer means of transporting the containers by having them sit up on top of the chassis as opposed to hanging off the back of a truck.  They also make on-the-spot repairs much easier and safer by providing the capability to lift a wide range of containers and loaders, to perform needed maintenance in more ergonomic positions. The X models provide an extra degree of protection by allowing operators to level out the container on the chassis without having to re-attach the chain, tilt the forks or transport container with the hoist in a raised position.

“Galbreath is committed to knowing its customers better than anyone else, and we know our new SLCH-X models address their desire for versatility and toughness,” said, John Defenbaugh, Wastequip’s mobile division president. “From minimizing the need to invest in multiple pieces of equipment and increasing efficiency through ease of use and repair and the ability to haul loaded containers at highway speed, to allowing users to easily load and unload containers that previously had no load capability due to numerous repairs or non-standard constructions, we believe our X models offer great new options for the market and will be in great demand.”

Additional product features and benefits include:

  • Designed for low overhead clearance
  • Ratchet straps provide added container security
  • Joystick controls inside the cab for easy one-handed operation
  • Lightweight
  • Poly half-round fender
  • Inside joystick control
  • Pintle / Reese hitch-ready rear apron /bumper with LED lighting
  • Ratchet retainer straps
  • Rear-load attachment
  • Back-up alarm
  • Hoist-up alarm with signal light
  • Plug-and-play wiring
  • Rotates to fully dump container into standard 30-yard open-top
  • 20-gallon hydraulic reservoir
  • 3-micron return filtration

Sold through and backed by one of the largest North American waste industry dealer networks and featuring a standard 1-year hoist and 2-year limited hydraulic warranty, the SLCH-93X and SLCH-113X are available now. The new models have been validated through in-depth finite element analysis (FEA) and substantial field testing with a wide variety of container models to ensure compatibility, performance, reliability and long-term durability.


NEW BREMEN, Ohio (June 7, 2018) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced that Canadian dealer Electro Mechanical Services has joined the company’s global service and distribution network that exceeds 500 locations in more than 80 countries.

Located at 92 Glencoe Drive, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland A1N 459, the new authorized Crown dealer will meet the growing material handling technology and equipment needs of customers in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Electro Mechanical Services will offer customers a complete selection of Crown’s material handling technologies, products and services. This includes award-winning forklifts, warehouse design solutions, Integrity Parts and Service System, automated warehouse solutions and Crown’s wireless InfoLink® fleet and operator management system.

“Crown is excited to welcome Electro Mechanical Services to our network of independent dealers and company-owned branches,” said Rick Drews, director of branch and dealer sales, Crown Equipment. “The second-generation, family-owned business has been servicing customers in this region for the past 40 years. We look forward to working closely with their dedicated employees to continue to provide customers the expertise and service they need to keep their businesses running smoothly.”

Electro Mechanical Services joins Crown’s nationwide service and distribution network in Canada, which also includes Arpac Storage Systems, Industrial Truck Service, Ryder Material Handling, and Prime Material Handling Equipment Ltd.


OTTAWA, June 6, 2018 – The Canadian Propane Association’s 2018 Leadership Summit attracted global experts and thinkers, leaders of national organizations and current and former government ministers to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the propane industry in a low carbon future.

“Low-emission, clean-burning propane is a gamechanger for Canada,” said Nathalie St-Pierre, President and CEO of the CPA. “Our panel sessions today confirmed that. With the anticipated growth in the industry over the next several years, propane is perfectly positioned as a clean, versatile energy source to contribute to Canada’s path to a greener future while creating jobs and contributing to the economy.”

The Summit’s keynote speaker, the Hon. Peter MacKay, PC, QC & Partner, Baker McKenzie, kicked off the morning, providing sage advice on how the propane industry can work with government from the grassroots. “With social media dominating how people communicate now, it’s perhaps easy to forget the importance of personal contact,” said Mr. MacKay.  “Often substance and context can be lost in an email or text.  Direct interaction with your elected representatives remains the most impactful way of delivering your message.”

The Summit provided a premiere look at a CPA-commissioned market study on the propane industry conducted by The Conference Board of Canada. Attendees heard from a panel discussion about what the results of the study – which included a projected 20 per cent growth in the propane industry – can mean and what the industry must do to best position itself for the future.

Presentations also included how propane can fit into a green Canada, with the Hon. Michel Samson, former Nova Scotia Energy Minister, speaking about opportunities for propane as Nova Scotia looks to replace oil with lower emission energy sources. President and CEO of Transition énergétique Québec Johanne Gélinas shared that while hydro is meeting their energy needs, there is room for propane in helping Québec reduce its emissions.

Joanne Wilkinson, Assistant Deputy Minister with Indigenous Services Canada, identified some of the key challenges for bringing low-emission fuels to Indigenous and remote communities. The panel included discussion about the high costs from not only an environmental and economic perspective, but also the health and social impacts associated with burning oil and diesel. Dialogue included a look at how the propane industry can best engage with these communities to discuss the propane advantage.

It was clear from the auto propane panel that technology has come along way; you can fill a vehicle with propane the same way you fill one with diesel or gasoline, with the highest levels of safety and quality. And while the popularity of electric cars is growing, there is space for auto propane to grow alongside the electric car.

In the last session of the day, market experts spoke about how the propane industry can better tell its story and get Canadians and government to think outside the BBQ. Panelists demonstrated how other commodities have successfully shifted thinking over the years and how today's online tools can be used strategically to reposition propane in the minds of Canadians and government.


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