September 22, 2016 - The level of danger with conveying equipment can be deceiving because the conveyor doesn’t make a lot of noise and is only moving material from one end to another. However, statistics show that conveying equipment is responsible for more injuries than most all other quarry equipment combined. This is exactly why conveyor guarding is so important.
September 22, 2016 - Changes are coming to Ontario’s Aggregate Resources Act (ARA), and this has left some members of Ontario’s aggregates industry with some serious concerns. The changes outlined in Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) A Blueprint for Change: A proposal to modernize and strengthen Aggregate Resources Act policy framework, while positive, are missing key components according to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA).
September 8, 2016 — Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining, introduces NIAflow plant simulation software. NIAflow helps producers optimize quarry and mine operations by diagramming plant flow, machine placement, product pre-calculations and more.
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 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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
September 13, 2016 - Following the May 2016 announcement by the Manitoba government, the East Side Road Authority (ESRA) will be dissolved and its responsibility for constructing and maintaining roads on the east side of Lake Winnipeg will be transferred to Manitoba Infrastructure. Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the transition plan to ESRA staff, many of whom will be provided the opportunity to seek employment opportunities within the department in the coming weeks.
September 7, 2016 - The route for P.E.I.'s Cornwall Perimeter Highway was recently announced by the province's Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. The preferred route for the highway was based on a number of considerations, including environmental and socio-economic factors, along with landowner consultations, according to Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar.
August 31, 2016 - According to recent story published by The Globe and Mail, building a road that would connect remote First Nations communities in the mineral-rich Ring of Fire to the south could cost upwards of $550 million.
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.
September 22, 2016 — John Deere is expanding its lineup of easy-to-use Worksite Pro attachments with the new grading-heel buckets. Specially designed for the new Small-Frame G-Series skid steers (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G) and compact track loader (CTL) (317G), the grading-heel bucket attachments are ideal for customers performing final grading applications.
September 20, 2016 – A global innovator of conveyor technology for clean, safe and productive bulk material handling applications has announced a new factory-direct replacement program for belt cleaners, delivering fresh polyurethane blades, specified and custom-fitted on-site and installed free of charge.
September 20, 2016 – Kenworth expanded the award-winning T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration at the ConcreteWorks show hosted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA).
September 15, 2016 — Switching buckets has never been easier with the new John Deere hydraulic coupler (16GE23) for compact excavators. Operators are no longer required to exit the cab to switch buckets, so site clearing can continue with high productivity and minimal interruptions. The hydraulic coupler is designed for 35G, 50G and 60G excavators, and is compatible with the ever-expanding lineup of John Deere Worksite Pro attachments.
September 13, 2016 - CASE Construction Equipment’s CX210D LR and CX250D LR crawler excavators provide increased operating performance for deep trenching, sloping, demolition, dredging, digging in sand or gravel pits or any application that requires long-distance bucket reach and precision. Each Long Reach (LR) model features an elongated boom and arm for increased digging capabilities in deep or long-distance digging applications, while providing the same improved responsiveness and multifunction controls of the D Series.
September 13, 2016 – Continental recently re-introduced the Legg brand of industrial and agricultural conveyor belting at the 2016 NIBA Convention.
September 8, 2016 — Eagle Iron Works, LLC, along with parent company McLanahan Corporation, recently welcomed Tim Denehy as its new sales manager.
September 9, 2016 – Chevron Products Company and Noria recently announced the launch of the ISOCLEAN Calculator, a tool that helps companies evaluate possible equipment life based on lubricant cleanliness levels. The tool was developed by Chevron Products Company and is powered by Noria’s life extension tables to help calculate the levels of particle contamination that are typical for each user’s specific situation.
September 8, 2016 - Cat hose assemblies are available in a broad line of high, medium and low-pressures and are engineered and tested beyond industry standards for top performance and long life.
September 7, 2016 - Volvo’s fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine. The self-driving truck is part of a development project aimed at improving the transport flow and safety in the mine. The truck will cover a distance of seven kilometres, reaching 1,320 metres underground in the narrow mine tunnels.
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.
September 22, 2016 - British Columbia is at a crossroads, so to speak. There are many important infrastructure projects that are needed to improve and expand the province’s transportation network. Roads, highways, bridges, railways, ports and airports are all essential for moving people and goods. An efficient transportation network is the key foundation of a strong economy and it allows our businesses to be more competitive, creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.
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.
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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
MHCA Annual General MeetingFri Nov 18, 2016 @ 9:30am -
BC Roadbuilders AGMThu Dec 01, 2016
ASGA AGM 2017Wed Jan 11, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
World of Concrete 2017 Tue Jan 17, 2017 @ 9:00am - 01:00pm