The largest producer of natural stone in North America, Polycor Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of its merger with Indiana Limestone Company (ILCO), a leading dimensional limestone quarrier and building products producer headquartered in Bloomington, Ind. This announcement comes shortly after Polycor's recent acquisition of four limestone quarries in France in July, now positioning the company as a global leader in the natural stone industry.
Algoma has been a manufacturing staple in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. for more than a century. The fully integrated steel producer of hot and cold rolled steel products is the largest employer in the area and builds steel for a wide variety of manufacturing, automotive, construction, mining, energy, ship, rail and military applications around the globe.
Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish-based project development and construction group Skanska Sweden are getting closer to making a green quarry a reality.
Equipment dealers flocked to Morris, Minn. to take part in Superior Industries’ Ignite18 Dealer Open House held from Aug. 26 to 28, 2018.
Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. Drawing on the electromobility and automation expertise of the Volvo Group, the research project, dubbed Electric Site, aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry – from excavation to primary crushing, and transport to secondary crushing – although a negligible amount of diesel power will still be used. The system’s efficiency, safety and environmental benefits are set to impact both customers and society at large.
Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Rocky View Committee chair Travis Coates and executive director John Ashton reports back from their meeting with Alberta Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen.
Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish-based project development and construction group Skanska Sweden are getting closer to making a green quarry a reality.
Workers expect to come home safely from their jobs. What happens when they don’t? How does society move forward from workplace fatalities? Are fines enough? Are any lessons learned when a company is convicted, pays a fine and carries on with its work in silence?
At LafargeHolcim, sustainability is a serious issue. The global building materials manufacturing giant created the LafargeHolcim 2030 Sustainability Plan in support of UN “Sustainable Development Goals” for the planet. The company aims to use more than 60 million tonnes/year of waste-derived fuels by 2020.
Walker Industries has a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We have recently committed $75,000 over the next five years to two important community projects in Niagara.
Washington State University researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity generation.
Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted an audit of the open non-conformances at Miller Paving Ltd.'s Carden Quarry and is pleased to announce that the site has demonstrated conformance with all minor non-conformances identified in the July 3, 2017 assessment report. 
Ernest S. Matheson (Ernie) was a true entrepreneur, always adapting to his environment and circumstances. Shortly before The Second World War, Ernie started up his own trucking business, hauling whatever needed moving.
The Government of Canada is making investments that will help create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will ensure people and goods move safely and smoothly between Canada and the U.S., facilitating economic activity, growth, and prosperity on both sides of the border. 
New maintenance contracts have been awarded for two service areas in the Southern Interior, with improved standards and better highway conditions for British Columbians year-round.
As any driver can attest, Manitoba needs to invest billions of dollars in its provincial roads and bridges, just to bring them to good condition. How many billions? The Manitoba government knows, but is refusing to say. We know that, because we asked.
Small rural communities across Canada offer many wonderful advantages from the hustle and bustle of large urban areas – amazing scenery, clean air, beautiful night skies and bountiful wildlife, to name a few.
The North Fork Bridge replacement project on the Trans-Canada Highway is complete, improving safety, capacity and efficiency for people using the highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke.
Twenty-three kilometres of Highway 19 will be resurfaced using hot-in-place recycle paving to keep the route in top condition for people travelling on the Inland Island Highway between Parksville and Courtenay.
A high-friction surface treatment will be applied to 14 high-collision locations throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to help drivers stop faster, with the goal of reducing rear-end collisions.
A new maintenance contract has been awarded for the Lakes District service area to ensure better highway conditions during winter weather.
Well planned public infrastructure investments help build strong communities, create jobs and opportunities for the middle class, and support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families, while building a country ready to face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the next century.
New maintenance contracts have been awarded for two service areas to ensure better highway conditions for Vancouver Island drivers.
Depending on the size of your project, the amount of space onsite and your available manpower, there are advantages and disadvantages to using ready-mix concrete versus site-mix concrete. One new market report suggests there is growing favouritism for ready-mix concrete over site-mix concrete.
Astec Industries’ companies are celebrating Manufacturing Day 2018. Events are planned throughout October. In the Chattanooga, Tenn. area, Astec, Roadtec and Heatec, are hosting facility tours, job fairs and demonstrations for area students and expect to host over 670 guests. Nationwide, participating Astec Industries companies expect to host over 1,200 guests during Manufacturing Day events.
Telsmith, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, took part in Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2018 by inviting students from local schools to visit their facility in an effort to connect future generations to careers in manufacturing.
The revolutionary multi-frequency technology from Astec Mobile Screens was launched in March of 2017 for the GT205 plant. The multi-frequency technology combines a conventional, two-bearing vibrator, traditionally used on an incline screen with a high frequency vibrator on the bottom deck. The combination of the two systems creates a screen that operates with a higher G-force. The increased screening energy also enables the multi-frequency screen to process material with higher moisture content.
September 27 marked another milestone for CDE as we officially opened our North America Headquarters in Cleburne, Texas. The new facility, located near the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was acquired by CDE Global Inc. in March 2018 to become the main office in the United States to serve the North American market, our fastest growing strategic region.
Join CDE's head of IT and facilities Michael Morrow as he takes you on a tour of the company's new North American headquarters in Cleburne, Texas.
The Metso Lokotrack LT200HP mobile cone crushing plant is designed for secondary and tertiary crushing operations such as producing aggregates for railway ballast, road construction, asphalt, and concrete fractions. Thanks to its direct v-belt drive from the gearbox, the renewed solution delivers fuel consumption savings of at least 15 per cent compared to hydraulic-driven cone crushers. Furthermore, the LT200HP complies with European Stage V emission regulations.
Continuously striving to produce world-class equipment that delivers customers with the highest value possible, John Deere added Final Tier 4 engine technology to the 944K hybrid wheel loader, providing customers an increase in fuel economy from the Interim Tier 4 model. Other machine updates include improving operator comfort and increasing uptime, while lowering daily operating costs.
The Cat 740 GC articulated dump truck (ADT) re-introduces the 40-ton (36.3 mt) size class to the Cat ADT range. The new model is designed to incorporate the proven features and performance of models currently in the ADT lineup, including new controls, transmission-protection features, hoist-assist system, advanced traction-control system, stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO mode.
ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has added GlenMor Equipment to its dealer network.
Timothy Hansen has joined CIS Quality Parts and Components as the company’s business development manager of mining.
SDT has done it again with another significant product release — their fourth in a span of 18 months. Fresh off the release of their award winning LUBExpert, an ultrasound solution designed to help lubrication programs “Grease Bearings Right,” SDT is pleased to announce the SDT340 data collector and UAS4.0.
Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently added Phil Garinger to its sales team in Canada. Garinger is the manufacturer’s new equipment territory sales manager in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Additionally, he will support the manufacturer’s conveying and washing dealers in Alberta and British Columbia.
General registration for the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting is now open.
Topcon Positioning Group announces its representatives’ participation in the Strategic Partner Panel and Alliance Partner Sessions during the upcoming Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London.
From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He's best known as the "dirtiest man on TV," a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. 
Quarry Tech's call for proposals is officially open! This is your opportunity to submit presentation proposals for Rock to Road’s upcoming Quarry Tech forums taking place in Richmond, B.C. and Moncton, N.B. 
GeoShack announces the arrival of the 2018 Topcon Technology Roadshow to the Toronto area. From September 26 to 27, the expandable semi-trailer truck with a seated theatre room and product showcase stops in Limehouse, Ont., along with the GeoShack team.
Managing workplace injuries was at the top of the agenda during the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association’s 2018 Fall Conference, which took place from Sept. 16 to 18 at the Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
SC&RA is seeking subject matter experts to speak at the 2019 Specialized Transportation Symposium, Feb. 19 to 22 in Houston, Texas. The annual event brings together specialized transportation professionals and government permitting officials to discuss a variety of topics, including permitting harmonization, safety, regulations, compliance, and the most pressing topics in the industry.
The National Pavement Expo & Conference (NPE) offers the best opportunity to connect and network with the top pavement maintenance and reconstruction professionals in the industry. We have over 55 sessions held by industry experts at NPE - so make sure to check us out as we head back to Nashville for the 2019 show.
Take the checkered flag to stay ahead of the competition: Attend the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference in Indianapolis from Feb. 12 to 14 at the Indiana Convention Center.
On November 5, aggregates, construction, surveying and other professionals from around the world will converge on Las Vegas, Nev. for the Trimble Dimensions 2018 International User Conference. The bi-annual conference brings together Trimble users worldwide for three days of technology demonstrations and training, presentations from Trimble visionaries and customers, and a chance to see and try the latest solutions from the technology company.
This is the must attend conference for all equipment management professionals.
What is silica? When you consider the many hazards workers face on a construction site, you probably wouldn’t think that dust poses too much of a danger to health. Well, think again. Many workplace activities that create dust can expose workers to airborne silica.

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