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Picker truck and trailer.
Picker truck and trailer.

Picker truck and trailer.  With the right specs, a good boom truck and trailer is a time-saving, cost-efficient Machine.                  It can pick up its load, drive across town, or the province and offload, construct, or just go to work.                 Encore’s crane and trucks are carefully chosen and built, a lot of it in-house, […]

The problem with Forklifts.
The problem with Forklifts.

The problem with Forklifts.   Encore moves a lot of gear, every day.  Some of it was ideally suited to a forklift application.  We could usually get creative with our cranes and get the job done, but we needed a forklift.  And we ran into THE PROBLEM.  In a  business like ours, working for multiple […]

Mini Cranes – Brand Video Segment
Mini Cranes – Brand Video Segment

Mini Cranes – Brand Video Segment Before Encore became a mini crane fan and dealer, we bought an old one, 2.9 ton, sight unseen, from an auction in Vancouver.  It was an odd looking package, with spidey legs, worn tracks and faded paint, but it started easily, and all the crane and drive functions worked.  […]

The Blair Witch Tale
The Blair Witch Tale

The Blair Witch Tale     Photo Credit: FredL2.0 Story#1 Story #2 Story #3 Story #4 Story #5

The Lytton Bridge Run
The Lytton Bridge Run

The Lytton Bridge Run. Ready.                 When Lytton, BC set the record for the hottest temperature in Canada, Alberta was also sweltering in intense temperatures.  Our units never slowed down.  We ran hard thru a week of record breaking temperatures that ground men and stressed our rigs to the max.  But our maintenance crews kept […]

Everyday Heroes – Encore Trucking pulled together to restore power during the Waterton wildfire
Everyday Heroes – Encore Trucking pulled together to restore power during the Waterton wildfire

Everyday Heroes Encore Trucking pulled together to restore power during the Waterton wildfire If you’ve never visited, the town of Waterton is a must-see for Alberta – a picturesque village on an ancient riverflat, nestled beside a mountain lake and ringed by the forested slopes of the Rocky Mountains. In the summer of 2017, a […]

The Roxy Rising from the Ashes
The Roxy Rising from the Ashes

The Roxy Rising from the Ashes   I toured the Roxy theatre site yesterday and the building, even as a shell of concrete, steel, wire, and the rumbling din of construction; it is a triumphant gift to the people of Edmonton, to all Alberta.  Anyone who steps thru its doors, enters a world of wonder.  […]

Employee Photo Contest March 2021
Employee Photo Contest March 2021

A big thank you to all of our employees who provide photos for our monthly photo contest. Each month we collect photos from the field and in our office from our employees and draw a name at random to select a winner. Please view this month’s entrants.

Transition to a greener, carbon-free environment -Planetary Resident – Part one of three
Transition to a greener, carbon-free environment -Planetary Resident – Part one of three

Planetary Resident Encore and company transition to a greener, carbon-free environment. Our thoughts, programs, and plans on how to become a more responsible, corporate citizen and planetary resident. Part one of three.   Photo Credit: FredL 2.0 As part of the transport community, we have to begin taking the lead in reducing our carbon footprint […]

Employee Photo Contest January 2021
Employee Photo Contest January 2021

A big thank you to all of our employees who provide photos for our monthly photo contest. Each month we collect photos from the field and in our office from our employees and draw a name at random to select a winner. Please view this month’s entrants.

Employee Photo Contest December 2020
Employee Photo Contest December 2020

A big thank you to all of our employees who provide photos for our monthly photo contest. Each month we collect photos from the field and in our office from our employees and draw a name at random to select a winner. Please view this month’s entrants.

The Rebuild
The Rebuild

The rebuild.    A few years ago, we realized the search for people, good people, required an experienced person.  A real Human Resources specialist.  When the Oil Sands were overheating our economy and sucking up every available man and woman in the country, we had to get very creative to get and retain our people.  Everyone […]