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How to approach a site visit
How to approach a site visit

Knowing how to approach a site visit and a bid process is critical to Encore’s success. You have to do it in a manner that will ensure you have a chance to win, or at the very least, to gain the respect of all parties. And ultimately that respect is probably more important than the […]

Trucking in the time of a plague
Trucking in the time of a plague

I stood in front of the large windows in the office we had worked so hard to build. Outside was a strip of landscape bushes, and tall reedy, waving grass than a paved entrance road. To the right, the gate that magically opened when you pull up to it; always a wonder, and a touch […]

The right tool for the right job
The right tool for the right job

The right tool for the right job is an old idiom that has more prevalence in today’s world. The install picture of that crane is definitely a unique job. If you look at the angle UP, and the length of that jib; one of the hardest parts of those jobs is getting that long awkward […]

Infill in Edmonton Alberta
Infill in Edmonton Alberta

Infill in Edmonton: building a home with c-cans How it all started When first contacted to do this job, moving c-cans for Copperblock, for infill in Edmonton Alberta, the c-cans were stuck out on an acreage, near Spruce Grove, with their trucker unavailable, and the site was an infill in an old neighbourhood.  I went […]

How the complications of small can demand all your skills and drain all the blood out of your brain.
How the complications of small can demand all your skills and drain all the blood out of your brain.

We installed a pizza oven…a big one…in the kitchen of a residence. There are many pictures here, ours and the homeowners; please follow along as we plug them in. The oven was 3000 lbs and had to be lifted onto a 4 ft high counter slot in the back of the room. It was already […]

Lifting Road Plates with Magnets
Lifting Road Plates with Magnets

One of our operators safely lifting a heavy steel road plate using a magnet Lifting road plates with magnets increases productivity and safety. At Encore, we are all about saving our customers money and keeping our operators safe. Using a heavy duty magnet, we can easily grab hold of these heavy road plates, and not […]

Escalators – Back in the boom – an old article resurfaces
Escalators – Back in the boom – an old article resurfaces

Don Lucas at Encore Trucking in Canada relates his story of how bad weather, restricted space and tough working conditions were overcome to install some escalators in a new building. A pair of 2.9 ton Unic mini cranes in an inaccessible area did the same job that Encore had a 50 ton do before. Installing […]

Specialty Services and Options Available from Encore
Specialty Services and Options Available from Encore

We have so many specialty services and options available from Encore. Which brings us to the question: What exactly are the skills and equipment that make us such a specialty company? Knuckle and Straight Booms & Other Trucks – Specialty Services We have a wide variety of strengths and lengths of boom trucks in both […]

Bus Wash Enigma – another problem to be solved
Bus Wash Enigma – another problem to be solved

We were presented with another problem to be solved, we called this one The Bus Wash Enigma. NETG project; The new bus barn off Yellowhead and Fort Road by the big smokestack. Another Problem Presents Itself We were contacted by a major construction company and were asked to help their supplier.  They had several fiberglass […]

The Hand of Kong and how it’s changing the crane world
The Hand of Kong and how it’s changing the crane world

The Hand of Kong – A new lift device. We are very excited to announce a truly unique jib for our 25 ton knuckle boom. This one is specifically designed for the fly jib. This design allows our crane to lift like a forklift. The Hand of Kong can lift from below. But unlike a […]

Placing heavy slabs in a tight access point surrounded by heritage buildings (and impressing the customer)
Placing heavy slabs in a tight access point surrounded by heritage buildings (and impressing the customer)

Here at Encore, we find ourselves problem solving daily, but this job we had to label as a Pre-Cast Epic. This job was a journey that started with a lot of planning, incurred many on-site tweaks, and ended with acquiring a very solid client. We were also able to make the Site General very happy, […]

A Story in Pictures
A Story in Pictures

We performed an Art Installation at Legislation Grounds here in Edmonton. An initiative by the teachers of the Province, The Garden, created by artist Richard Tosczak and Jacob Dutton, based on a poem by Rollie Pemberton. Our install work was with Behrends Bronze. Encore Trucking is extremely proud to share some moments of work that […]