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    department

    Hello.

    Establishment of an agriculture and specialized vehicles department.

    I have some questions:

    1. Isn't it better to say "creation" instead of "establishment"?
    2. What variant is the most preferred: "
    agriculture and specialized vehicles department" or "department for agriculture and specialized vehicles"?
    3 Are there any other ways of saying "specialized vehicles" (for example, special equipment)?

    Thank you.

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    Re: department

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Establishment of an agriculture and specialized-vehicles department.

    Is that meant to be a heading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    1. Isn't it better to say "creation" instead of "establishment"?
    Either one can work. The context may determine which one might be better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    2. What variant is the most preferred: "
    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    agriculture and specialized-vehicles department" or "department for agriculture and specialized vehicles"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    3 Are there any other ways of saying "specialized vehicles" (for example, "special equipment")?
    "Special equipment" is not the same as "specialized vehicles". What exactly are you talking about?

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    Re: department

    It meant to be an announcement. It is a part of a sentence.
    I am talking about different types of vehicles (if one can say so): truck mounted material handlers, lumber tractors, tank trucks, road tankers etc.
    Are they "special equipment" or "specialized vehicles"?
    I would appreciate your answer for the 2 question :)

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    Re: department

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    It meant to be an announcement. It is a part of a sentence.
    Can you show us the full sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    I am talking about different types of vehicles (if one can say so): truck-mounted material handlers, lumber tractors, tank trucks, road tankers etc.
    Are they "special equipment" or "specialized vehicles"?
    They're both!
    Even "specialized equipment" and "special vehicles" might work. I think "specialized vehicles" might be best.

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    Re: department

    Recently we have established (created) a chain of different departments that was our strategic goal.
    Establishment of an agriculture and specialized vehicles department (department for agriculture and specialized vehicles) took us the most financial expenses.


    May I aslo ask you what is meant by "sourcing office"? How it can be explained in other words?

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    Re: department

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    Recently we have established (created) a chain of different several new departments, and that was our (main) strategic goal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    The establishment of an agriculture and specialized-vehicles department (department for agriculture and specialized vehicles) took us the most financial expenses.
    I don't understand the part in blue. Also, do you have an official name for that department?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    May I also ask you what is meant by "sourcing office"? How it can be explained in other words?
    Can you tell us where you found it?

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    Re: department

    The part in blue means that it cost a lot of money.
    There is no any official name for this department.
    I heard "sourcing office" in one trading company.
    What this department can deal with?

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    Re: department

    I prefer "setting up" to "establishment"(of a department).

    How about "motorized equipment"? I think vehicles tend to be associated with the things used for transport purposes.

    I think a "Purchasing Department" is common; I have not heard of "sourcing office".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: department

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    The part in blue means that it cost a lot of money.
    ... was very costly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksenia View Post
    I heard "sourcing office" in one trading company.
    What would this department can deal with?
    Take a look at the following link; it may be of some help.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sourcing

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    Re: department

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    ... was very costly.


    Take a look at the following link; it may be of some help.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sourcing
    I ended up choosing the following variant:

    ...department of an agricultural machinery and specialized-vehicles.

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