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At the Olympics, with Scott Russell

By Adam Freill

Scott Russell is an unabashed Olympic booster, and he’s looking forward to adding Rio to his long run of moments and memories.

"It is the greatest spectacle," stated the Gemini Award-winning broadcaster during an exclusive interview with Mechanical Business prior to his… Continue Reading


Plenty of Movement in Trucks

By Howard J. Elmer

The re-launch of the Nissan Titan is the big news this year. I say re-launch because the new truck bears almost no resemblance to the current Titan; it’s all new and features a 5L Cummins diesel engine.

Transmissions continue to gain gears with the last of the five-speeds being retired… Continue Reading


In a Tight Spot

By Greg Dalgetty

When the Edmonton Excel Society decided to build an addition to its 56-suite Grand Manor facility, Forbes Mechanical was brought on board to build an extensive hydronic heating network, in addition to installing the plumbing and ventilation systems.

The task at hand was a large one.… Continue Reading


Beyond Baseball with Roberto Alomar

By Greg Dalgetty

When it comes to Toronto Blue Jays alumni, few are remembered as fondly as Roberto Alomar.

The 12-time All-Star second baseman helped lead the Jays to back-to-back World Series victories in the early ’90s, and was a Gold Glove winner in each of his five seasons in Toronto. He was the… Continue Reading


Too Cool for School

By Greg Dalgetty

In the ever-evolving pursuit of maximizing energy efficiency, few are as dogged as Nicolas Lemire.

"Energy efficiency isn’t only a matter of turning off lights when you don’t need them," says the president of Montreal-based consulting engineering firm Pageau Morel.… Continue Reading