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When talking about aggregate, the term “clean” is used to refer to material that is free of dirt, clay or organic material. These days (at least in British Columbia), the definition of clean can be extended to include material that does not generate acid or leach metals when exposed to rainfall.
Across six weeks spanning from early March to the middle of April 2015, Superior Industries made headlines in the Canadian aggregates industry with the purchase of two Canadian manufacturers.
May 15, 2015 - Cemen Tech announced the hiring of a new President/CEO and a new Director of Sales and Marketing. Connor Deering has been named President/CEO and Mark Rinehart has been named the Director of Sales and Marketing. Both have extensive experience in the construction and manufacturing industries.
May 4, 2015 - Superior Industries, Inc. announced its acquisition of MFE Manufacturing. Family owned and operated since its inception in 1947, MFE designs and builds portable plants for construction, aggregates and material handling industries. The 68-year company is headquartered in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
April 24, 2015 - A well-known water conservation technology has found its way into washing equipment for the sand and gravel industry, and the natural stone and recycling industries in North America, courtesy of Haver & Boecker Canada’s Hydro-Clean mobile washing systems.
Work smarter, not harder, is a welcome concept in the mobile crushing and screening industry where operations face ever-changing locations, applications and product specifications.
April 1, 2015 - Athabasca Minerals Inc. experienced a net loss for its aggregates operations in 2014 despite improved sales volumes, production costs and revenue.
March 24, 2015 – To better align the company’s name with its new strategy and product offerings, the W.S. Tyler Screening Group will now be known as Haver & Boecker.
Finding efficiencies throughout the quarry is paramount for competing in today’s Canadian aggregates market.
Feb. 9, 2015, Chula Vista, CA - A leading west coast recycler of asphalt and concrete material from large demolition and road projects has successfully employed an atomized mist dust suppression system to control air quality in and around its Chula Vista plant.
Jan. 29, 2015, Wixom, Mich. - First-of-its kind test for rod wipers developed by Halite and MSOE sets new industry criteria for contaminant exclusion.
Dec. 12, 2014 – Superior Industries, a major U.S. manufacturer and global supplier of material handling systems and their related components, says its washing fines recovery system was granted patent protection from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 
June 8, 2015 - SaskLink Global Transportation Partners (SGTP) has been selected to partner with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to build the new Regina Bypass as a design-build-finance-operate-maintain public-private partnership (P3). Once complete, the bypass will be the largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history.
June 2, 2015 – Ontario Ministry of Transportation officials have provided a potential timeline for the completion of an extension of Highway 427 northwest of Toronto.
May 19, 2015 – The City of Thunder Bay will invest upwards of $40 million on infrastructure projects throughout the community during the 2015 construction season.
May 11, 2015 – The City of Edmonton will invest $451 million on 175 projects during the 2015 road construction season, which officially began last week.
May 5, 2015 – The City of Regina is proceeding with its largest road construction budget ever, with $27.1 million being spent during this construction season.
May 4, 2015 – Canada’s largest city will spend $270 million this year on the construction and rehabilitation of its roads, highways, and bridges.
April 30, 2015 - Rock to Road’s first resource roads management maintenance webinar drew approximately 25 attendees interested in learning how to extend the lifetimes of the roads they maintain and build.
With over six million Canadians already living within the Greater Toronto Area, and a projected growth to upwards of nine million in the next 20 years, expansion of transportation infrastructure has become vital to support the ever-increasing population.
April 2, 2015 – Ontario has officially completed the purchase of 87 pieces of property needed for the expansion of Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph.
April 2, 2015 – The City of Saskatoon is increasing its budget for road construction and rehabilitation in 2015, spending an additional $3 million over 2014 for a total of $53 million.
April 2, 2015 – The Alberta government announced funding for urban highway projects as part of its 2015-16 budget, including twinning sections of Highway 19 between the QEII and Highway 60.
March 24, 2015 - The Manitoba government is investing heavily this year in road and bridge upgrades in the northern part of the province.
July 6, 2015 - Metso has introduced the Metso NW Series crushing & screening plant solution to the global market. The solution enables rapid plant setup in less than 12 hours without heavy cranes. This allows customers to make even the most challenging crushing sites more profitable and move to the next site more easily than ever.
July 2, 2015 - Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has launched the HX series of Tier 4 Final-compliant hydraulic excavators in the United States and Canada. The first models, which range from 22 to 52 metric tons and include the HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, HX480L and HX520L, are hitting the ground now. Smaller models and compact-radius models will follow in 2016.
June 30, 2015 - Equipped with a Tier 4 Final Volvo D4 engine, the new Volvo EC140E crawler excavator features a five per cent increase in engine power and 10 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency versus previous models, helping customers minimize their fuel cost.
June 29, 2015 - The new circular stroke inclined screen, the SK2462, is part of the new SK&SC range from Sandvik Construction. It will enable aggregate producers, quarries and other associated businesses, to accurately and efficiently screen material during the secondary or tertiary stage of the process.
June 25, 2015 - John Deere continues to update its K-Series wheel loader lineup to adhere to Final Tier 4 emissions standards and better meet the needs of today’s operators. The 444K, 524K and 544K utility-class wheel loaders are designed for jobs that demand extra agility and ability on the jobsite.
June 25, 2015 - Metso is introducing two new screening product ranges; Metso PREMIER Screens(TM) and Metso COMPACT Screens(TM), which are grouped by design features and capabilities to serve different customer's unique needs.
June 24, 2015 - Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new WA470-8 wheel loader. With a 272 HP Komatsu SAA6D125E-7, variable geometry turbo charged and after cooled Tier 4 Final certified engine, the wheel loader uses up to six percent less fuel than its Tier 4 Interim predecessor.
June 19, 2015 – The new Atlas Copco Dynapac CT3000 tamping compactor efficiently achieves specified densities on cohesive and semi-cohesive soils while delivering operator comfort and minimizing wear.
June 17, 2015 - The new 370E, 410E and 460E articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are designed to keep materials moving. The three models are highlighted by an EPA Final Tier 4 John Deere PowerTech diesel engine and a pressurized Deere-designed cab – both of which combine to boost productivity and uptime while minimizing daily operating costs.
June 16, 2015 - Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new PC210LC-11 hydraulic excavator, which features a 165 horsepower, EPA Tier 4 final, SAA6D107E-3 engine. The new PC210LC-11 packs up to seven more horsepower than its predecessor and consumes up to six percent less fuel with no loss to performance or productivity.
June 16, 2015 - The Cat 336F L XE Hybrid features an integrated design that conserves fuel, optimizes performance, and captures and reuses energy.
June 3, 2015 – Dust Control Technology has developed a versatile and transportable atomized mist unit, combining a workhorse electric dust suppression design with a 45 KW generator set.
This isn’t the first time we needed to look at the industry ramifications of political upheaval, but for Albertans, this might be the most significant time to have this discussion.
June 4, 2015 – Close to 200 female high school students gathered at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus for the second Jill of all Trades event, providing young women an opportunity to experience the trades.
The 2015 edition of World of Concrete continued to build on the success of previous shows, with the best-recorded attendance in six years.
Equipment and technology manufacturers from across the global rock to road industry converged at the Baltimore Convention Centre for this year’s World of Asphalt/AGG1.
The nation’s largest heavy equipment show drew record numbers to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. as the biennial National Heavy Equipment Show showcased premier equipment and technologies available to the industry.
Landmark judgement could have legal repercussions for municipal road maintenance
Even the savviest (and I believe the relatively few) investors who make a living by timing the markets were fooled in 2014.
Looking at this year’s nominations for the Rock to Road Top 10 under 40, I couldn’t help but get a little excited.
April 10, 2015 – Rock to Road magazine has officially released its Top 10 under 40, recognizing 10 outstanding aggregates and road construction industry professionals that are leading the next generation workforce.
March 6, 2015 – Attendees of day one of the National Heavy Equipment Show had plenty of opportunities to learn important information about the aggregates and road construction industry.
Feb. 26, 2015 – The Ontario aggregates industry is meeting challenging business conditions head on thanks to ideas and initiatives being addressed as part of this year’s Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association AGM.
Feb. 11, 2015 – Unless there is a dramatic shift in political will in Ontario over the next decade, roadbuilders in the province will have plenty of opportunity for work in the coming years.

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