Novemer 21, 2017 - CEMEX USA hosted dozens of aggregates industry experts Thursday at our Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, to help highlight best practices to improve process efficiency as part of the annual Quarry Academy educational seminar presented by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Dyno Nobel.
November 20, 2017 - Historically, portable wash plants have been limited with regards to their productive capacity simply due to the constraints associated with keeping them road portable. BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. understood this better than most, so when it came time to replace an aging stationary plant with a completely road portable plant, the challenge seemed insurmountable.
November 20, 2017 - A new Memorandum of Understanding co-signed by EMBL and HeidelbergCement aims to encourage beneficial knowledge exchange in areas related to CO2 emission reduction, avoidance and recovery, as well as driving innovation.
November 14, 2017 — CEMEX USA announced that Lytle Creek Quarry near Rialto, Calif., received the prestigious 2017 California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) Excellence in Safety Award in the Large Aggregates category for its attention to safety.
November 14, 2017 - HeidelbergCement announced on Nov. 10 that it has sold 50 per cent of the voting rights in its Georgian business to Cement Invest, an investment company jointly managed and owned by the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) and Hunnewell Partners (Hunnewell). HeidelbergCement and Cement Invest will jointly control the resulting joint venture. The transaction will contribute in total about € 115 million to the future reduction of net debt of HeidelbergCement.
October 27, 2017 - On Sept. 21, 2017, CRH plc announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Ash Grove Cement Company (Ash Grove), a leading U.S. cement manufacturer headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, for a total consideration of U.S.$3.5 billion.
October 18, 2017 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted a full assessment of Miller Paving Ltd.'s Carden Quarry and is pleased to announce the granting of it's fourth certificate of conformance for responsible aggregate extraction.
October 18, 2017 - This is your last opportunity to submit presentation proposals for Rock to Road’s inaugural Quarry Tech forum!
October 6, 2017 - The traditional three-part recipe for a railroad – rock, creosote-soaked hardwood ties, and ribbons of steel rail – has remained essentially unchanged since the first iron horse was put to work. And just as ties and rails require maintenance and eventual replacement, the rock, known as ballast, also wears down, and out.
September 28, 2017 - Ed Sykes started his business with two gas-powered tandems to offer hauling services for aggregate and farming operations in the Chatham-Kent, Ont. area in the early 1970s. Now, more than 40 years later under his son Don’s management, Sykes Trucking Ltd. has grown to 16 employees in peak season with nine full-time staff.
September 28, 2017 - For almost as long as Canada’s aggregate industry has been harvesting the country’s natural resources to build much-needed infrastructure and thousands of other products, there have been individuals and groups that are opposed to the process. Aggregates producers, like most companies operating in resource-based industries, have met resistance to their production that has come in the forms of environmental groups, concerned neighbours, and various levels of government, to name a few.
September 26, 2017 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has released a study on the creation of wetland features at former aggregate pits and quarries within the Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment Plan Areas. The study reveals a total of 293 hectares of aquatic habitat features – or the equivalent of 1,849 NHL sized hockey rinks – have been created through the rehabilitation of surrendered aggregate sites.
November 21, 2017 - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to five prequalified teams to build and finance the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service on the Lakeshore East corridor.
November 9, 2017 - Work will begin in early spring 2018 to replace the Ksi Sii Aks (Tseax) River Bridge in the Nisga’a Territory, which will make the crossing safer and more efficient for motorists.
November 7, 2017 – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has released its pipeline of infrastructure and real estate projects as part of the Government of Ontario’s historic investments in public infrastructure.
November 2, 2017 - The Province of B.C. has hired professional engineer Stan Cowdell to lead the independent technical review of the George Massey Tunnel crossing.
October 31, 2017 – Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and disposition company, sold more than 6,800 pieces of equipment and trucks last week in Edmonton for more than $94 million (more than $73 million U.S.). Sales were generated during a four-day auction that attracted more than 9,850 bidders from 47 countries, including more than 7,300 online bidders.
October 24, 2017 - Ever since the opening of Anthony Henday Drive, getting around the Edmonton area is easier than ever. That said, there are still several congested transportation arteries that need to be addressed.
October 23, 2017 - Modern, public infrastructure is key to supporting the unique needs of First Nations communities. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing in well-planned road infrastructure that will contribute to building more efficient transportation corridors and supporting sustainable and inclusive First Nations communities for years to come.
October 20, 2017 - Infrastructure Canada participated this morning in an update on the construction of the new Champlain Bridge with its private partner, Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) and The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), which is responsible for managing the existing Champlain Bridge.
October 3, 2017 - The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has completed work on the $7.7-million project to replace the Highway 3 (Crowsnest) Upper Cambie Bridge.
October 3, 2017 - When it comes to a company the size of Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. (KPCL), keeping it staffed with qualified and competent people comes with it some challenges. The Estevan, Sask. based company is one of the largest privately-owned heavy equipment earth moving and underground services companies in Saskatchewan. It currently employs 240 people and employed upwards to 300 during its busiest season on record.
October 2, 2017 - Canada is one of the most resource rich countries in the world. From freshwater lakes to agriculture, oil and gas, potash, gold and diamonds, the list goes on and on.
September 29, 2017 - The City of Winnipeg has identified budget constraints and a need for new revenue sources in its discussion on how it can meet citizen demand for improved streets and roads, in opening consultations for updating its development plan.
November 21, 2017 - Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s announces the winner of the second draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. 
Novmeber 17, 2017 – Industrial safety specialist Kirk has launched a new padlock that can be combined with the company’s other heavy-duty series interlocks to create a comprehensive safety system for extreme industrial environments.
November 15, 2017 – Russell Sauer is DEUTZ Corporation’s new manager of technical training. Sauer will responsible for day-to-day training operations in the Americas, which includes coordinating and supporting training programs taught by 16 certified instructors at 15 different locations. Sauer will also develop training materials designed to address existing and future technological challenges in the diesel and natural gas engine industries.
November 15, 2017 –  A global leader in bulk handling technology has introduced a 12 VDC electric vibrator that combines superior performance with long-lasting reliability to improve material flow in specialized hauling and distribution vehicles.  Cougar MDC12-400/700 vibrators from Martin Engineering offer powerful bulk material movement for concrete pump trucks, salt/sand/gravel/fertilizer spreader trucks and volumetric mixer trucks. Able to be retrofitted to most standard brackets, the high-efficiency design uses less current and runs at a lower temperature, while retaining the same power as comparable models. The result is longer equipment life with lower operating expense and maintenance costs by reducing material buildup, slow unloading, clogging and bridging.
November 14, 2017 - Falcon Asphalt Repair Equipment recently unveiled their Falcon 150G and 250G tack tank trailers. The trailer- or skid-mounted diesel tack tanks are built with the same high quality as Falcon’s various hot boxes and recyclers.
November 14, 2017 – Fairbanks Scales Inc. announces the new and improved FB2550 instrument, the FB2558, which maintains an industry leading feature set while incorporating faster processing power, an updated operating system, and more memory. Up to five FB2558 instruments can be networked, sharing transactional data and traffic light controls from up to eight scale platforms. Transaction data is shared between each networked instrument.
November 7, 2017 - Washing equipment specialists, McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS), held their first U.K. Open Day at Crown Aggregates Ltd, Birmingham on October 25 and 26, 2017. The event highlighted new washing and classifying equipment for both quarrying and recycling applications.
November 7, 2017 — Getac is introducing the EX80 fully rugged tablet, its first Zone 0 device -- ATEX / IECEx Zone 0 and UL913-certified (Class I / II Division 1) for use in environments with the highest risk of explosion. Zone 0 environments are deemed as areas where explosive gas is continuously present in the atmosphere or present for long periods of time. Designed for use in hazardous and explosive environments, including those found in oil & gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, and munitions depots, the Getac EX80 incorporates a sealed anti-static exterior with surface temperature control to limit the possibility of explosion due to electrostatic charges, hot surfaces, heat energy or friction.
November 4, 2017 - Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is bolstering its commitment to customer uptime with a new parts distribution centre in the Greater Toronto Area which is scheduled to open in early 2018.
November 4, 2017 – Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI), Johnson Crushers International (JCI) and Astec Mobile Screens have hired Joe Schmidtlein as channel development manager.
October 31, 2017 – McCloskey Washing Systems have designed, delivered and commissioned more than 10 wash plants in six months in the United States and Canada.
October 31, 2017 – Three new models of cold planers have been introduced to the market by Caterpillar. The PM820, PM822 and PM825 are designed to be highly productive and maneuverable half-lane milling machines that are capable of controlled full-depth removal of asphalt and concrete pavements in a single pass.
November 21, 2017 — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse.
November 15, 2017 - The full detailed agenda for the inaugural Quarry Tech forum is now available at www.quarrytech.ca.
November 15, 2017 - Drone data is being used by leading construction engineering companies all over the world for project bidding, grade management and site planning.
November 6, 2017 - The BCIT Department of Civil Engineering – Alternate Delivery is pleased to offer ACI’s Aggregate Technician 1 course: November 17/18 - CIVL 0010 Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1 – an ACI (American Concrete Institute) sponsored, certified course in AASHTO/ASTM standard testing protocols.
October 31, 2017 – A free webinar aimed at simplifying audit preparation will be presented Nov. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 16, 2017 - When you consider the many hazards workers face on a construction site, you probably wouldn’t think that dust poses too much a danger to health. Well, think again. Silica dust, which contains microscopic particles of crystalline silica can permanently damage your lungs over time, leading to diseases such as silicosis and lung cancer.
October 11, 2017 - GSSI, a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, offers comprehensive training programs for new and existing customers on how to use GSSI equipment safely and effectively in the field. Classes are available for the complete range of GSSI products and is conducted by a team of four full time trainers.
October 11, 2017 - Drone data is being used by leading mining companies all over the world to save time and money, while increasing safety. From waste rock material management to mine planning, companies are seeing a strong ROI.
October 3, 2017 - Walk onto any construction site and you’re bound to encounter silica dust, well recognized as a potential occupational disease hazard.
September 25, 2017 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is proud to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Joe Bunting and J.D. Chick scholarships, each valued at $3,000.00. To support the future of the industry, ORBA offers financial assistance to students in civil engineering and technology programs in the form of two scholarships.
September 5, 2017 - If you're a knowledgeable, talented speaker with something timely to say, now is the time to speak up.
August 15, 2017 – Disruptive innovation (think Uber) is here to stay and the heavy equipment industry is not immune. However, equipment manufacturers and distributors can recognize and leverage disruptive innovations and create new value to stay in business and prosper.

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