October 20, 2016 - Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) presented its electric site solution and unveiled the new concept HX1 autonomous, battery electric, load carrier at the Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The prototype machine is one element of an electric site research project that predicts up to a 95% reduction in carbon emissions and up to a 25% reduction in total cost of ownership.
October 20, 2016 - 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.
October 18, 2016 – Johnson Crushers International showcased the Kodiak K500+, their 500-hp, remote-adjust cone crusher, at the MINExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nev.
October 6, 2016 - Companies across Alberta have felt the economic impact of the downturn in the oil and gas industry. With such a vital piece of the province’s economy in a depressed state due to low oil prices, companies from dozens of sectors have been forced to look for alternative markets for their goods and services.
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 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.
October 11, 2016 - The 2016 paving season has been a busy one for Miller Paving’s team in Stouffville, Ont.
October 4, 2016 - The equipment train creeps along as it continuously heats and grinds off 50 millimetres of old asphalt surface. A conveyor passes it back into a twin-shafted pug mill where it is thoroughly mixed with a rejuvenating agent and 20 per cent virgin asphalt. Another conveyor dumps it into a paving hopper. It is laid down and compacted to the correct density. Twenty minutes later, the freshly recycled layer of pavement is ready to drive on.
October 01, 2016 - Northeast Anthony Henday Drive opened on Oct. 1, improving access and supporting economic growth in the Edmonton region and across the province.
September 25, 2016 - Mac Davis had a problem. As the woodlands manager and equipment manager at C. E. Harrison and Sons Ltd. – a multi-generational, family-owned logging and forestry company based out of Parrsboro, N.S. – he was tasked with maintaining the roads running through the sizable forest regions his company has accumulated since it first began operations in 1934.
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.
October 25, 2016 - Worksaver, Inc. has released the new 42” SARG (Sweep Action Rock Grapple) for mini skid steers/compact tool carriers for handling rocks, brush, logs, stumps, debris, scraps and more. The patent pending design allows operators to sort large or small rocks and debris with just one tool.
October 18, 2016 - In many areas of the country, colder temperatures have started setting in — and with them, a need to prepare equipment for colder morning starts. Here are some tips to help prepare your equipment for the cold season ahead.
October 11, 2016 - The GT II Spreader allows the operator the option to spread aggregate at reduced speeds and still haul other products such as dirt, clay and hot-mix asphalt with a belly dump truck, transforming it into a multidimensional trailer.
October 11, 2016 — Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has launched its new patent pending Valor Vertical Shaft Impactor (VSI).
October 5, 2016 - Available on new Volvo wheel loaders ranging from L110H to L250H — Volvo Load Assist provides both real-time intelligence to the operator and documentation of work orders for the owner and their customers. Managed through Volvo Co-Pilot, the award-winning in-cab interface, Load Assist eliminates the guesswork associated with loading accurate tonnage, reducing occurrences of reweighing and reloading, as well as providing opportunity for the owner to expedite paperwork and improve operator training.
September 27, 2016 - Terex Finlay showed off its latest products during the company's "America’s Open Day" event held at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas from Sept. 21 to 23.
September 26, 2016 - The latest washing equipment for aggregate operations.
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.
October 5 ,2016 - OSSGA's Common Core Surface Miner Program will take place at the OSSGA office - Training Room located at 5720 Timberlea Blvd., Unit 103 in Mississauga, Ont.
October 4, 2016 – Thunder Creek Equipment has announced a free webinar focused on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) handling and best practices for the construction industry. The webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30pm CST, will cover important topics related to the construction industry, such as how DEF can become contaminated in transit or on a jobsite, as well as the many types of risks to high-horsepower equipment associated with improper DEF handling.
September 30, 2016 - Once again, the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association has partnered with Nielsen Consulting to bring our membership a series of half-day training courses on exposure, health impacts and risk management related to working with silica.
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.
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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
ARRA Semi-Annual MeetingMon Nov 07, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
OSSGA Common Core Surface Miner ProgramThu Nov 17, 2016 @ 9:00am - 03:30pm
MHCA Annual General MeetingFri Nov 18, 2016 @ 9:30am -
BC Roadbuilders AGMThu Dec 01, 2016