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20 | www.cedmag.com | Construction Equipment Distribution | January 2015 Cashman Equipment Among First Cat Dealers to Gain 5-Star Contamination Control Certification Cashman Equipment is one of the first of 200 Caterpillar dealerships worldwide to receive CAT's prestigious 5-Star Contamination Control Certification. Created in 2000, Caterpillar's Contamination Control Compliance Program implemented a rigorous set of requirements and guidelines, complete with a Caterpillar audit, in order to ensure that the highest standards of cleanliness are met. Cashman Equipment prepared for 15 months, creating new employee training programs, overhauling the Component Repair Center (CRC), and developing standard operating practices. During Caterpillar's rigorous contamination control audit, 18 areas with five to 10 subsections were inspected. Cashman Equipment attained 97.3 percent on CAT's evaluation. "Our Reno CRC is nearly 20 years old, and some of the surrounding facilities are over 30," said omas Shrecengost, assistant general manager of Service, Cashman Equipment. "To say that it was challenging would be an understatement. Some employees didn't even think it could be done. However, our Reno CRC team, with the support of nearly every other department at Cashman, was able to create processes and procedures that changed our culture. Because our expec- tations rose to CAT's 5-Star level, so did our shop." "e heavy equipment industry landscape is changing. e service and support of a customer makes more of a difference today than it ever has in the past," said Mike Pack, president & COO, Cashman Equipment. "Achievements like CAT 5-Star Contamination Control show our customers that we will keep changing and evolving to better suit their needs." >> INDUSTRY BEAT "Leader in Excavator Rock Ripping Attachments" www.digrock.com sales@leattach.com 866-928-5800 or 508-829-4855 ® eading dge ttachments, Inc. Operators Claim: "the best attachment I ever bought!" (Highest Capacity) Multi-DigNRip Bucket 4 times faster than a hammer 6 to 9 times the force of a standard 5 tooth bucket Rips the sides and bottom of the trench flat with no depth limitation Unsurpassed Ripperformance! "Bedrock Sharcs" with the excavator rock ripping TM "SHanks on an ARC" technology Bedrock TM Hi-Cap Multi-Ripper Bucket Hardox 400 construction - Available for all excavators and backhoes Canada Must Improve the Way It Delivers the Goods Canada must establish a coherent and comprehensive strategy to update trade infrastructure or risk ceding lucrative new global markets to competitors, argues a new report from the Canada West Foundation. e report, "Building on Advantage, Improving Canada's Trade Infrastructure," states that Canada's infrastructure is in better shape than some other nations', but failure to invest in upgrades "will allow our competitors to close the gap, leaving only a future 'crisis' to prompt action." Hailed by the Canadian Construction Association, the report recommends a permanent national public-private body to develop a long- term infrastructure plan; calls for the involvement of the private sector in planning and management of trade infrastructure; and earmarks for an explicit share of federal infrastructure funds for trade related infrastructure. e full report is available at www.cwf.ca. I CANADA WEST FOUNDATION IMPROVING CANADA'S TRADE INFRASTRUCTURE NOVEMBER 2014 JOHN LAW CARLO DADE NOVEMBER 2014 RESEARCH REPORT Building on advantage: Improving Canada's trade infrastructure

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