August 19, 2016 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has released the first in what will be a series of fact sheets as part of the GravelFacts.ca website.
August 5 - Installing a video camera is not a new concept. Video cameras have become one of the best forms of security for providing hard evidence when people tamper with your business or personal property.
August 3, 2016 - It all starts with a purchase of a plot of land. In the case of Turk Valley Aggregates owners Tony Morra and Daniel Allegranza that plot of land was near Ontario’s Highway 401 about a 150-kilometre drive from Toronto’s downtown core.
July 22, 2016 - Growing demand can lead to increased profit for an aggregates operation — that is, if it can keep up and maintain maximum efficiency. That’s why it’s important for producers to use the best tools for the job. The right choice is especially important when choosing screen media for vibrating screens.
July 12, 2016 - It was just a few months ago that JF Gabanna, director of business development for Interoute Construction Ltd. (a subsidiary of Terus Construction), first got his hands on a drone. Sure, he had seen a local company makes its case for using the emerging technology, but it wasn’t anything that was completely on his radar.
July 7, 2016 - “It has become a key lever of our industry to reduce our carbon emissions,” says Robert Cumming, environment director for Lafarge Canada Inc.
July 7, 2016 - Since its early days doing residential projects with a single truck backhoe and a dozer, Conception Bay South, N.L.-based Farrell’s Excavating Ltd., has grown to become one of the top five asphalt producers on the island. And asphalt is not all they do.
June 29, 2016 – When it’s time to celebrate a 50th anniversary, you do it in a big way. At Screen Machine, that means debuting about 75 tons of new machinery and welcoming nearly 700 guests for the day.
June 28, 2016 - U.S. Concrete, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of NYCON Supply Corp. (NYCON), a ready-mixed concrete producer headquartered in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, N.Y.
May 13, 2016 – Guelph-Eramosa Council has granted approval for a proposed 51-hectare aggregate pit.
April 26, 2016 - Limestone has been in the ground for hundreds of millions of years and its use in building construction dates back at least to the pyramids in ancient Egypt.
April 11, 2016 - Cement manufacturers produced 521,482 tonnes of cement products in February, up 5.5 per cent from January and up 5.3 per cent from the 495,272 tonnes produced in February 2015.
August 25, 2016 - Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 1 and 6 in Manitoba will be getting $53 million in joint funding for major rehabilitation projects.
July 29, 2016 - As in other industries, asphalt companies are not immune to the advances of multi-nationals interested in expanding operations through the acquisition of successful businesses. Multi-generational, family-run companies, however, offer a particular level of experience, expertise and efficiency that is difficult to ramp up in a larger organization.
July 15, 2016 - The Province of Ontario is investing more than $3 million to construct a new roundabout on Highway 21 at Grey-Bruce Line/Bruce Road 10, making travel easier for families and businesses in the region.
July 7, 2016- In recent years, major urban areas like Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal have seen heavy investment in new and upgraded transportation routes that help people and goods get into their cities, but also assist traffic in getting around it.
June 28, 2016 - Ontario is making major improvements to highways, roads and bridges in Southwestern Ontario that will create or sustain more than 21,000 construction jobs across the province and make travel easier for families and businesses.
June 24, 2016 - Phase 1 of the Highway 407 East Project extension project, which includes Highway 407 from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa, and Highway 412, which connects Highways 407 and 401, opened to the public on June 20, 2016.
June 24, 2016 - An asphalt resurfacing project for the Coquihalla Highway in B.C., a section of Highway 5, will begin next month with resurfacing taking place in the three stretches of the mountain pass - between the Nicolum Creek Bridge and Portia Bridge, from the Portia Bridge to the Box Canyon area, and between Ottomite Bridge and the Zopkios brake check, according to a recent article in the Merritt Herald.
June 21, 2016 - Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation recently announced it is making major improvements to highways, roads and bridges across Central Ontario that are expected to create or sustain more than 21,000 construction jobs across the province.
June 6, 2016 - The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has produced flyover videos looking at the $1.88 billion Regina Bypass currently under construction.
June 6, 2016 - Saskatchewan's Ministry of Highways of Infrastructure has published two flyover videos looking at the work thatwill be done in the construction of the $1.88 billion Regina Bypass.
June 6, 2016 - Contractors working on The Big Lift, the redecking of the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, discuss what it's like to work on the project.
May 20, 2016 - The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories have announced the completion of a successful third construction season of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway.
August 25, 2016 — Transform your skid steer, compact track loader (CTL) or compact wheel loader into an efficient milling machine with the latest addition to the John Deere Worksite Pro attachment lineup, the D-Series cold planers. These attachments are ideal for customers performing street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around larger milling machines.
August 25, 2016 - Terex Washing Systems (TWS) will launch two new products in North America at the forthcoming MINExpo International Show taking place in Las Vegas from Sept. 26 to 28, 2016.
August 25, 2016 - Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost effective and efficient new machines weighing less than three tons.
August 22, 2016 - Manitou Americas, Inc. recently introduced XPRT Genuine Parts maintenance kits for Gehl and Mustang compact equipment.
August 22, 2016 – Kobelco Construction Machinery USA has launched its SK300LC-10 excavator in North America.
August 22, 2016 – Superior Industries Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, continues development of new material processing and handling solutions from Rock Face to Load Out with its launch of the new Freedom Vibrating Grizzly Feeder (VGF). Manufactured in widths to feed up 1,400 tons per hour (TPH), Superior engineers incorporated several key, differentiating features into their designs for the Freedom Feeder.
August 17, 2016 - Dexter + Chaney, a leader in cloud-based construction ERP software and provider of Spectrum Construction Software, announced two promotions among the company’s executive team.
August 16, 2016 – Haver & Boecker, a leading provider in processing, handling, mixing, packing, filling, palletizing and loading systems, recently introduced the Ty-Rail quick-tensioning system.
August 8, 2016 – For more than two decades, McLanahan Corporation manufactured a successful line of vibrating screens and built a reputation as a trusted screen provider in many different industries. McLanahan is now introducing our own line called the McLanahan MD Vibratory Screen.
Aug. 8, 2016 — Continually looking for ways to increase productivity on the job site, John Deere is partnering with HCSS – one of the construction industry’s leading providers of management solutions – to further enhance the capabilities of John Deere WorkSight and to put the power of JDLink data in the hands of customers. The partnership stems from the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) actively working with major machine manufacturers to standardize telematics data available for integration into other applications, commonly known as the Application Programming Interface (API).
August 5, 2016 - Opticom's AR-4000I-H Wireless Video Transmission Kit is designed to work in any aggregates location.
August 4, 2016 - Weir Minerals announced the global release of their Trio Top Performance cone crusher range to the mining and construction aggregate market. Combining aggressive crushing action, high crushing force and high power, this new generation of top performing cone crushers takes the user to the next level of cone crushing.
August 19, 2016 - If you are wondering exactly how your financial advisor is paid, you are not alone. With many advisors and the clients, the fee question is like the elephant in the living room: it’s always there but clients and their advisors gingerly step around it to avoid disturbing it. It’s like asking someone how much he or she earns. Most people aren’t comfortable asking or answering that question. But where investing is concerned, people have every right to know how much their advisor is paid – and what they do to earn their pay.
August 8, 2016 - The word concrete traces back to the Latin word “concrescere” which means, “to grow together” − an apt descriptor of both the chemistry and use of a material that has helped define the built environment for thousands of years. Some of the earliest examples of concrete and masonry are still standing, the almost 2000-year-old Pantheon and the Roman aqueducts being among the most famous.
August 4, 2016 - The massive forest fire that caused the evacuation of Fort McMurray on May 3 must have been cause for frayed nerves among transportation officials in Alberta.
July 19, 2016 - The aggregate industry is always finding new and better ways to ensure we can get the job done safely and correctly—the first time and every time. New ideas and innovation in technology keep pushing us forward and make us more productive and sustainable. The Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2017 Operations, Health and Safety Seminar!
June 28, 2016 – “Turn off your cell phone while operating off-road equipment” is the key message from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in a new jointly developed safety alert that emphasizes the hazards of distracted driving while on the worksite.
April 28, 2016 - Hundreds of exhibitors, showing off cutting-edge heavy equipment, filled Olympic Stadium last Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd, for the latest edition of Expo Grands Travaux. The heavy equipment show featured big equipment for big projects and offered tons of big iron on display from major players in the industry.
April 26, 2016 - The 2016 edition of World of Concrete provided plenty of opportunities to discover the newest equipment, technology and innovations available for the Canadian concrete road construction industry.
April 18, 2016 - Training… why do it? The short and simple answer to the question of why bother with construction training is twofold: safety and productivity.
April 4, 2016 - In my limited four years of experience covering the industry, this has always been something that seemed brutally obvious to me: you recycle aggregates from road and building sites and find secondary uses for the resources once you crush it.
March 28, 2016 – World of Asphalt/AGG1 has come and gone, smashing previous attendance and exhibitor space records in the process.
March 7, 2016 - Infrastructure investment is crucial to the prosperity of a region – it supports the quality of life of its residents and the productive capacity of its industries. Federal, provincial and municipal underinvestment in infrastructure over the past few decades is arguably the biggest hindrance to Ontario’s economic competitiveness.
March 1, 2016 - How do you build a better road? I don’t think I truly grasped the complexity of that question until I stepped into a room with 400 asphalt industry professionals in December.
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Concrete Ontario 2016 AGM and ConventionThu Sep 15, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
BC Roadbuilders Fall ConferenceSun Sep 18, 2016
Transportation Association of Canada Conference and ExhibitionSun Sep 25, 2016
MINExpo International 2016Mon Sep 26, 2016 @ 8:30am - 05:00pm
2016 Bridging the Gap Construction Safety Conference and Trade ShowThu Oct 27, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
AEMA International Symposium on Asphalt Emulsion TechnologyTue Nov 01, 2016