January 25, 2016 – Cornwall Gravel is going ahead with its expansion plans after receiving final approval at an Ontario Municipal Board decision.
January 13, 2016 – Cement production in November was 1,111,121 tonnes, down 3.8 per cent from the previous year. Production fell over 150,000 from the previous month.
January 12, 2016 – Sureway Contracting is again applying to excavate gravel from a 22-hectare site adjacent to its current pit in Parkland County, Alta.
December 23, 2015 - No more dust, no more water usage and extensive safety features. These are among the ambitious goals Construction DJL adivision of Eurovia (Vinci group) set for its new automated aggregate plant, which the company began operating this fall in St-Philippe, Que.
December 7, 2015 - The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) has engaged the University of Waterloo CHEC (Community, Health, Environment and Communications) Initiative in a two-year, $118,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help it do a variety of activities, including the implementation of a voluntary certification system for aggregate extraction in Ontario.
December 3, 2015 – The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has released its framework document for proposed changes to the province's Aggregate Resources Act.
November 26, 2015 – The Concerned Residents Association of North Dumfries (CRAND) has been ordered by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to pay $110,000 to Preston Sand and Gravel following an appeal of a rezoning application.
November 19, 2016 – Breedon Aggregates has reached a deal to purchase rival aggregates producer Hope Construction Materials for 336 million pounds.
November 19, 2015 – Cement production in Canada dropped in September, down 2.8 per cent from August.
November 4, 2015 - The Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is concerned over misleading comments made on Tuesday by Ontario's acting environmental commissioner, Ellen Schwartzel.
Gaining an edge in efficient performance can only occur when plant maintenance is proactive – not reactive. The latter is merely a fix-it-after-it’s-broken mentality. A proactive approach generates an ongoing preventive and predictive maintenance strategy that ensures increased uptime and throughput, maximum equipment wear life, higher quality products, and improved safety.
It was a grueling winter in Nova Scotia in 2014-15. As the late days of April approached, aggregate and road construction crews were finally working with conditions that would allow them to operate. Sure, road conditions were still soggy and weight restrictions remained in affect, but site prep work could finally begin and pits and quarries finally got in a position where stone could be crushed to create the stockpiles needed for customers and projects throughout the province.
February 2, 2016 - The Ontario Road Builders’ Association kicked off its Transportation Infrastructure Day for its annual conference by honouring Carol Layton, former Ontario Deputy Minister of Transportation who recently retired.
January 27, 2016 – The tender for the $173 million four-laning of a stretch of Highway 69 has been awarded.
January 21, 2016 – The remaining portion of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway will be built with less gravel in order to keep costs under control.
January 18, 2016 – Three key infrastructure projects headline work being done in Kingston, Ont. in 2016.
January 15, 2016 – Construction work on the new Regina Bypass is running around the clock thanks to the milder winter weather.
January 15, 2016 – Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has released its revised schedule for construction and material supply tenders.
January 7, 2016 – A Request for Proposals has been released for the construction of a 64-kilometre all-weather road in Nunavut.
January 4, 2016 – The low value of the Canadian dollar could add billions of dollars to the cost of the new Windsor-Detroit bridge.
January 4, 2016 – AECON Construction and Materials has been awarded the contract for realignment and rehabilitation work on Highway 11 near Powassan.
December 22, 2015 - For contractors in temperate climates, with winter comes a brief, forced reprieve from the long paving season. However, contractors know well that Jack Frost’s arrival doesn’t mean one can park the paver in storage and expect it to function flawlessly come spring. Even idle time works best when prepared for.
December 17, 2015 - IC-IMPACTS, a Network of Centres of Excellence funded by the Federal Government of Canada, unveiled an innovative new road in Thondebavi, India. Located near Bangalore, the new road uses advanced Canadian pavement technologies to increase the road's lifespan and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
December 17, 2015 - Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett announced that the Government of Canada will be an equal partner with the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg to ensure Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation constructs Freedom Road.
February 9, 2016 - The John Deere 700K SmartGrade crawler dozer is improving jobsite accuracy and quality of work through its complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System.
February 9, 2016 - Doosan Portable Power now offers three newly designed models to its mobile generator lineup — G25, G50 and G70. The G25 was on display at its outdoor booth at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
February 9, 2016 - John Deere introduced four Final Tier 4 G-Series skid steers (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 318G) and one compact track loader (317G) as part of its showcase at this year’s World of Concrete.
February 9, 2016 - Bobcat Company introduced the new 74-horsepower S595 skid-steer loader on the floor of World of Concrete..
February 9, 2016 – Doosan released the new Tier 4-compliant DL220-5 compact wheel loader with a 3-cubic-yard bucket capacity at World of Concrete 2016 in Las Vegas.
February 8, 2016 - The new L45H and L50H compact wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment are well-balanced machines, built for greater fuel efficiency and improved hydraulic flow for faster cycle times at reduced operating cost.
February 2, 2016 - GOMACO is introducing the all-new GP3 slipform paver for widths up to 30 feet (9.14 m) at World of Concrete 2016. The dual-telescoping GP3 is the first in a new family of GOMACO pavers with next generation technology. It features Smart Frame Widening to accommodate multiple width changes, Smart Leg Positioning and Smart Steering with full-steer tracks, all controlled by the GOMACO-exclusive G+ digital control system.
February 2, 2016 - Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced the Hyundai HL940TM wheel loader, the newest addition to its HL900 series of Tier 4 Final-compliant wheel loaders. The HL940TM joins a family of five other Hyundai HL900 wheel loader models the company introduced in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets.
February 2, 2016 - Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas today introduced two new models in its HX Series of Tier 4 Final-compliant hydraulic excavators – the HX140L and HX235LCR. These two machines provide up to 10 per cent better fuel economy and five per cent increased productivity versus previous models. They join a family of seven other Hyundai HX excavator models the company introduced in 2015 to U.S. and Canadian markets.
February 2, 2016 - GOMACO is the first to introduce 3D-controlled cylinder finisher applications on their complete line of finishing machines. A GOMACO C-450 cylinder finisher with a 3D guidance system is one of the featured machines in the GOMACO booth this year at World of Concrete 2016.
February 2, 2016 - International Truck launched the International HX Series, a new line of Class 8 premium vocational trucks designed to deliver the strength and endurance required for the severe service industry. This is the first all-new vehicle introduced by International Truck since 2010.
February 2, 2016 - Bergkamp Inc. offers the MAXX line of truck-mounted Frictional Mastic Surface Treatment Applicators, which allow contractors and government agencies to apply premixed frictional mastic surface treatments and premixed slurry seal over highways, roads, parking lots and airport runways.
February 2, 2016 – Looking to work with Infrastructure Ontario (I.O.), Toronto or Vaughan on upcoming construction projects in 2016? 
February 2, 2016 - Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of Metrolinx, offered attendees a look at Metrolinx’s current and future projects during the Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s Transportation Infrastructure Day during its annual conference held on Feb. 1 and 2 at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
January 21, 2016 - Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) unveiled its courses for its 2016 Road Building Academy. The 17 exclusive, Gold Seal accredited courses in the subject areas of Leadership, Business Management and Technical have been designed to educate more staff, including new courses for sales, human resource and health and safety professionals. Fourteen of the courses will take place during Academy Week, February 29 to March 4 at Sheridan College (Davis Campus) in Brampton.
January 20, 2016 – The Ontario aggregates industry celebrated its success in keeping its operations safe, while also reminding contractors about potential hazards scattered throughout the jobsite.
December 23, 2015 - With World of Concrete coming to the Las Vegas Convention Center in early February, we reached out to manufacturers supplying the Canadian concrete road construction industry to find out what they will have on displayat this year's event.
In January of 2014, I made a presentation at the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association AGM discussing the types of proactive measures companies can use to educate community stakeholders on the importance of aggregates operations.
In a politically stunning reversal of fortune, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals moved from distant third place in seats in the House of Commons to strong majority during a 78 day campaign (the longest in Canadian history). To put that in perspective, the last time an opposition party moved from third to government in the course of one election happened in 1923.
December 18, 2015 - The 2015 Ontario auditor general's annual report raises concerns about the fact that the Wynne government doesn't have a long-term infrastructure plan that includes an accurate description of the current condition of the Province's assets, including roads and buildings.
December 10, 2015 - CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 will feature a streamlined show layout to help attendees more easily comparison shop for the products and services they need for their businesses.
December 9, 2015 - The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized the best and brightest at its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar held on December 2nd at the brand new Universal Eventspace Conference and Event Centre in Vaughan. Four asphalt plants received the 2015 Trillium Awards and eight plants were recertified.
December 8, 2015 – When the paving industry looks down the road ahead, it must see roads that are built better and last longer.
December 4, 2015 - Work is nearing completion on extending the Showground area in preparation for Hillhead 2016. In total, around 16,000 tonnes of material have been excavated from an old tip area to create just under 2,000m2 of additional exhibitor space near the southern 'JCB' end of the site.

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