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.
April 1, 2016 – A major hurdle has been cleared in the development of a new 180-acre gravel pit in Adjala-Tosorontio.
A new credit course - PLAN 474/674 – aggregate resources planning, development and management – was introduced in the fall term of 2015 at the University of Waterloo as an elective in the school of planning. The course exposes participants to a variety of topics associated with aggregate resources – important but contentious issues in planning and resource management in Ontario and elsewhere.
March 17, 2016 – A Nova Scotia-based construction company is hoping to get approval for an expansion project that would see the footprint of its quarry operation increase by nearly 20 times its current size.
March 17, 2016 – A proposal for a gravel pit near Windy Lake Provincial Park will not move forward after the landowners have decided not to proceed with the plan.
March 7, 2016 - Since its early days screening and hauling gravel in the 1950s, the Conrad family has grown their Dartmouth, N.S.-based quarrying operations to an average output of about a million tonnes annually, with trucking and soil remediation complementing its core operations.
February 23, 2016 – After years of planning and preparation, the Cornerstone Standards Council announced that the Dufferin Acton quarry has become the first to produce aggregates based on CSC standards.
February 16, 2016 - Screen Machine Industries LLC has delivered a new-patented design for their model CST track mounted portable cone crusher.
January 25, 2016 – Cornwall Gravel is going ahead with its expansion plans after receiving final approval at an Ontario Municipal Board decision.
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.
May 6, 2016 – Construction is getting underway in Regina, with more than $86 million worth of infrastructure projects set for the 2016 season.
May 5, 2016 - Through the Northern Highways Program, Government of Ontario is investing a total of $39.2 million in four rehabilitation projects in the northwest part of the province.
April 29, 2016 - The $3.67 billion reconstruction of the Turcot Internchange is currently Canada's third largest road construction project. The massive project is being undertaken by a consortium of companies, including Kiewit Construction.
April 27, 2016 - Every perfect, low-visibility touchdown at the St. John’s International Airport since late January this year is thanks to a three-year effort to upgrade both ends of its main runway (11/29) to a Category III instrument landing system.
June 22, 2016 – Haver & Boecker introduces its Tyler F-Class Split-Bucket Mounting System, which offers simplified maintenance and bearings change outs for operators and, in turn, cuts service downtime in half. The rubber mount housing, or split-bucket system, provides operators easy access to critical components, such as rubber mounts and body brackets.
June 22, 2016 - Terex Corporation announced that it has agreed to sell its German compact construction business to Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd. for cash proceeds of approximately $60 million. The German compact construction business manufactures and sells midi/mini excavators, wheeled excavators and compact wheel loaders. Included in the transaction is the manufacturing facility located in Crailsheim, Germany and the parts distribution centre located in Rothenburg, Germany. The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in the second half of 2016.
June 22, 2016 – McLanahan Corporation has hired Jeff High as its new global product manager for crushing and screening.
June 21, 2016 - Cat now manufactures three different tracking tags so operators can know where their equipment is at all times.
June 21, 2016 – Fairbanks Scales, Inc., a leader in weighing technology, announces updates to their FB2550 Advanced Scale Instrument software that allow greater flexibility in weighing options for FB2550 users. These updates allow for easy use of the FB2550 with both full-length and short platform truck scales.
June 21, 2016 – Hillhead 2016 visitors will get a closer look at McCloskey International’s jaw crusher duo, the J40V2 and J45R, in Buxton Quarry from June 28 to 30, 2016. The spotlight is on crushers with a J40V2 at work in the demo area with a tracked stacker and a J45R jaw crusher on display along with an I44 Impact Chamber.
June 17, 2016 - The three newest additions to the comprehensive range of wheel loader buckets from Volvo are redesigned with increased capacity and spillage protection for faster cycles at a lower operating cost.
June 17, 2016 – Martin Engineering has introduced a secondary cleaning system that removes nearly all of the carryback left on a belt, including adhesive materials and fines lodged in surface divots and valleys. The Martin WashboxT Cleaning System combines water spray and secondary cleaning blades in an enclosed and self-contained unit, draining residue safely away from the work area. Operators who have installed the system have drastically reduced dust and spillage from carryback, leading to a safer workplace and longer belt life with considerably less downtime.
June 16, 2016 - The John Deere 670G LC excavator is the latest model to be updated to meet customer needs and emissions requirements. The 463 horsepower production-class model is now equipped with a Final Tier 4 engine to meet the strictest emission standards, and it boasts customer-inspired updates to enhance productivity, maintenance and safety.
June 14, 2016 - Liebherr concrete pumps are now available in Canada through Liebherr Canada Ltd. The trucks will be distributed through all 10 Canadian branches as well as the head office in Burlington, Ont.
June 13, 2016 – Dust Control Technology has announced the introduction of its new and largest trailer-mounted dust control system, a powerful atomized mist design featuring a range of 100 meters and the ability to deliver 140,000 square feet (15,500 square meters) of coverage area. The DustBoss DB-100 Fusion is powered by its own 480 V / 150 KW generator with a 6.8 liter John Deere Tier III flex diesel engine, all securely mounted on one of several roadworthy dual-axle trailer options with stabilizing jacks.
June 13, 2016 - Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., has introduced the Michelin X Works Z, an all-position tire, for mixed on/off road applications that operate in demanding environments.
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.The downloadable safety alert can be posted on bulletin boards, used in safety talks or given to contractors and miners as a handout.The alert is the latest project from the AEM/MSHA Alliance, which focuses on best practices to minimize risks in equipment operation and maintenance.“We know in today’s connected world that it’s more important than ever to remind workers to focus on the job and be alert and aware and mindful of their environment and safety,” stated Mike Pankonin, AEM senior director of technical and safety services.The alert cites data on cell phone use in the automotive industry “that can be translated into the operation of off-road equipment,” including:•The risks of using a cell phone while operating mobile equipment can be up to six times worse than the risks of operating mobile equipment while intoxicated•Writing or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds and at 55 MPH, that’s like driving the length of a football field blindfolded“Cell phone usage on the job is a dangerous distraction and can lead to injury or death. Using a cell phone while operating mobile equipment takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your task,” stated Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labour for mine safety and health. “Through our alliance with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, MSHA is working to foster safer mining workplaces by, among other things, providing industry with vital information emphasizing the safe use and operation of mobile and powered haulage equipment. Powered haulage is the leading category of fatalities in metal and nonmetal mining. Over the past five years, there have been 29 fatalities in powered haulage. Distractions caused by cell phone use greatly increase the risk. No call or text message is worth taking that chance.”AEM supports safety awareness year-round by offering an extensive array of safety products, including safety manuals and videos, with major equipment types covering aerial, agriculture, compact/portable, earthmoving, forestry, lifting, road paving and utility excavation applications.See the complete line of AEM safety materials or visit safetymaterials.org.About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington,, DC; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.
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.
February 5, 2016 – Drone technology is making its official entrance into the construction industry that to an agreement between a military equipment superpower and one of North America's leading technology solutions distributors.
February 3, 2016 – It's only fitting that two companies with such strong ties shared the spotlight on day two of World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
February 2, 2016 – The Canadian road construction industry will soon see some new big iron that made its debut on the show floor at World of Concrete.
February 2, 2016 – Looking to work with Infrastructure Ontario (I.O.), Toronto or Vaughan on upcoming construction projects in 2016?
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MHCA training: COR Leadership in Safety Excellence Mon Jul 11, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
COR Principles of Health & Safety Management workshopWed Jul 13, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Rocky View County ARP Industry WorkshopFri Jul 22, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
2016 Concrete Truck RodeoSun Aug 14, 2016 @ 7:30am - 05:00pm
Concrete Ontario 2016 AGM and ConventionThu Sep 15, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm