March 27, 2017 - A trend has been taking hold in the construction sector, and that is increased interest in the collection of data from contractors’ fleets to find ways to enhance and optimize operations. Although telematics itself is not brand new, contractors are pursuing the collection of data from their fleets more aggressively than ever before.
March 21, 2017 - This past January, Metso delivered two new NP20 impact crushers to Demix Agrégats' plant in Laval, Que. 
March 21, 2017 - Terex Washing Systems (TWS) staged the global launch of Terex AquaClear Water Management Solutions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 8, 2017 - Astec's vice-president of parts sales Larry Johnston discusses the benefits of the new Silobot at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 7, 2017 - Precision Pulley & Idler product marketing manager Chris Long discusses PPI's new aluminum idler roll at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 7, 2017 - Jena Holtberg-Benge, director of John Deere WorkSight, chatted with Rock to Road about John Deere’s recent partnership announcement with Kespry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 9, 2017 - Simplicity sales manager Russ Burns walks Rock to Road through the new Simplicity M Series 140 Incline Screen at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The Simplicity brand celebrated its global re-launch during the massive trade show.
March 7, 2017 - The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is proud to welcome the addition of Steve Cruickshank (Cruickshank Construction) and Edilson Chimilovski (CBM/St. Mary's Aggregates) to CSC's Board of Directors. These additions will expand the diversity and strength of CSC's industry caucus by adding both the perspective of a smaller Canadian owned company and a privately owned global construction materials company.
March 1, 2017 – In 2014, the Canadian Standards Association amended its concrete materials standard (A23.1) to allow the use of reclaimed concrete material as an aggregate in unshrinkable backfill. 
February 22, 2017  – Burnco Rock Products Ltd has acquired Bestway Concrete Company, a leading ready mix concrete and aggregate producer in the metro Denver and northern Colorado regions.  
February 17, 2017 - CRH Canada Group’s environment manager Maria Topalovic discussed managing water tables and species at risk during the 2017 OSSGA AGM and conference in Ottawa, which took place from Feb. 15 to 17 in Ottawa.
February 15, 2017 – The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) kicked off its annual conference and annual general meeting today at The Westin Ottawa Hotel in Ottawa.
March 28, 2017 - The British Columbia government has committed $113 million in its share of funding for Phase 2 of the Trans-Canada Six-Laning – Fraser Valley Project.
March 27, 2017 - The Prince George Airport will receive $1,931,458 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond and MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris, on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
March 27, 2017 - A $15.6-million contract has been awarded to IDL Projects Inc. to four-lane Highway 16 from Bunce Rd. to Blackwater Rd. in the Prince George, B.C. area, creating more than 70 jobs over the life of the project, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond and MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie Mike Morris on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
March 24, 2017 - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East line.
March 24, 2017 - Chetwynd airport will receive $1,301,350 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year for runway resurfacing, announced MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier, on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
March 24, 2017 - Two projects are set to get underway this paving season that will provide smoother, safer access, and extend the life of the road surface on Highway 3 near Princeton.
March 23, 2017 — The latest survey of asphalt pavement mix producers documents the industry’s continued success in improving the sustainability of America’s roads through the incorporation of recycled materials and the use of energy-saving warm-mix asphalt technologies.
March 23, 2017 - The much-needed project involves construction of a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River at the southern entrance to the City of Fort Saskatchewan and twinning the remaining two-lane section of Highway 15 towards Edmonton. The project will improve safety, alleviate congestion and create hundreds of jobs over the next few years.
March 22, 2017 - Vernon Regional Airport will receive $823,700 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year for runway rehabilitation, announced MLA for Vernon-Monashee Eric Foster on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
March 21, 2017 - A new survey released today by a broad consortium of both public and private sector transportation organizations found that more than nine in 10 Ontarians (96%) support government investment in transportation infrastructure, and among those surveyed, ranked investments in roads and bridges as No. 2 on their list of top infrastructure spending priorities. 
March 16, 2017 - LINK 427 has been awarded a fixed-price contract to design, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project for approximately $616 million.
March 16, 2017—Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for K-Tec Scrapers. Scrapers that ship from the factory are now ready to install the Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost for the contractor. The Trimble Ready K-Tec Scraper includes an enhanced joystick, a computer software upgrade, wiring harnesses and brackets, allowing a more seamless installation.
March 28, 2017 - Part 1 of our two-part series highlighting the latest technolgoies and equipment on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 27, 2017 - FLO Components Ltd. will be displaying a “revolutionary new product solution for blind spots” said Mike Deckert, vice-president of FLO Components, at the upcoming National Heavy Equipment Show - the Portable TrailerCam. 
March 23, 2017 - Caterpillar announces availability of the Cat 950 GC wheel loader for sale in North America and Europe. The 950 GC delivers solid performance and ease of use with the reliability and durability Cat machines are known for. The loader offers exceptional value that provides customers an additional choice when determining the best machine for their business.
March 22, 2017 – In another move toward “smarter” material handling, a global conveyor technology innovator has introduced an automated pneumatic tensioning system for belt cleaners.  
March 21, 2017 - John Deere Construction & Forestry's Domenic Ruccolo, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, explains John Deere’s Big Parts Promise, which was introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 16, 2017 – Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, introduces the skid-mounted Hydro-Clean 1000 Wash Plant as a complete solution. 
March 8, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the release of the latest addition to its longstanding line of touchscreen control boxes for construction machine automation — the GX-75. With its 10-inch touchscreen, the system is designed to offer a large and easy-to-use display for operators.
March 6, 2017 - Contractors can enhance their jobsite accuracy, productivity, and efficiency using the latest Cat Connect technology. Cat Grade with Assist and Cat Payload are now available direct from the factory on several F Series excavator models sold in North America and other regions. 
March 3, 2017 – Thompson Pump will be kicking off the 2017 CONEXPO-Con/AGG with a distinctive new idea; the company is unveiling its concept “Pump of the Future” at the conference and trade show in Las Vegas from March 7 to 11, 2017. Thompson Pump manufactures top-quality pumps and related equipment, and provides engineering expertise for dewatering operations for construction, bypass and emergency applications.
March 3, 2017 - Metso is expanding its global manufacturing capacity for rubber screening media used in minerals processing by investing in three new injection presses. The presses will be installed at Metso's facilities in Australia, India and Sweden by early 2018.
March 1, 2017 – Astec, Inc., an Astec Industries company, introduces the Silobot inspection service. The Silobot is an amazing new hi-tech tool that the Astec, Inc. Parts Department will use to do thorough visual inspection and metal thickness testing inside hot mix storage silos. The remote control capabilities of the Silobot inspection device keep workers out of the confined space of the silos and out of harm’s way. It does the job quicker, safer, and typically more thoroughly.
March 1, 2017 – Continuing its “smart-growth” strategy of identifying, evaluating and delivering new product innovations that provide quantifiable business value to the construction and demolition industries, Indeco North America, a leading provider of hydraulic breakers, compactors, steel shears, crushers, grabs and pedestal booms for demanding demolition, mining, recycling and road construction applications, will unveil its latest line of performance-proven equipment at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 (Booth N10614) from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 27, 2017 - CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 was an incredible event where Kespry received so many questions about the different ways drone technology is improving the aggregate and construction industries.
March 16, 2017 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) will host its Species at Risk Workshop on April 5, 2017.
March 3, 2017 - The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) has presented to the Pallister government a brief on the implications of a carbon tax for the heavy construction industry, highlighting the fact that there is a dearth of information about the province’s plan, including when and what level such a tax will be imposed.
February 14 2017 - Rock to Road met up with Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s COO Geoff Wilkinson to discuss the success of ORBA’s 90th AGM and convention, which took place on February 6 and 7 in Toronto.
February 13, 2017 - At last week’s 90th Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Convention and Annual General Meeting, several awards and honours were presented to members in the industry for their service and commitment to the association and the road building industry in Ontario. 
February 10, 2017 - Have an idea to improve an existing statistics program, such as a new metric, product attribute, or change to the size class configuration? Want to propose a new program for a product your company manufactures?
February 8, 2017 - The organizers of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 recently released a preview of the show’s new Tech Experience.
February 8, 2017 – CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest international gathering in the Western Hemisphere for the construction industries, revealed an exciting line-up of featured speakers for its Tech Talks forum.
February 7, 2017 – Randall J. “Randy” Mucha, the corporate director of health and safety for Lehigh Hanson, will receive the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA’s) James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy practices within his or her company and the industry.
January 25, 2017 - Rock to Road sat down with Dale Soetaert, the newly elected president for the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association, during ASGA's annual general meeting in Enoch, Alberta to discuss the importance of continuing the association's work related to health and safety and permitting.
January 25, 2017 - The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association's (IHSA) COR Internal Auditor Conference takes place on February 28 at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga, Ont.
January 11, 2017 - Communication is key. This was one of the messages conveyed during the first session of the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s 2017 AGM, which took place today at the Marriott River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alta.

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