Rock to railroad

Rock to railroad

The traditional three-part recipe for a railroad

Finding top operators

Finding top operators

When it comes to a company the size of Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. (KPCL)

Audits for aggregates operations

Audits for aggregates operations

For almost as long as Canada’s aggregate industry has been harvesting the country’s natural resources

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.
September 25, 2017 - Many of the roads throughout British Columbia this past year have been abuzz with road construction projects. The heart of the Peace Region in British Columbia is no exception, and when many of the local road builders and residential contractors are in need of asphalt and other aggregates, they turn to Nels Ostero Sand & Gravel in Taylor, B.C. The majority of aggregate produced by the company goes to supplying the areas from Fort St. John to Dawson Creek and the surrounding areas.
September 13, 2017 - 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 5, 2017 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted a full assessment of CRH Canada Group's Paris Pit and is pleased to announce the granting of it's third certificate of conformance for responsible aggregate extraction.
September 5, 2017 - A recent study, funded by OSSGA, found that within the three Plan Areas, aggregate rehabilitation created 293 ha of aquatic habitat.
September 5, 2017 - On August 8, 2017, MNRF released a new study that it commissioned to update knowledge and information on aggregate resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The study was conducted in 2016 by Golder Associates Ltd. in  conjunction with MHBC Planning, Altus Group and Dionne Bacchus and Associates.
August 28, 2017 - Vulcan Materials Company, the largest producer of construction aggregates in the U.S., announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polaris Materials Corporation, an aggregates and logistics company, which serves key California markets from strategically situated operations in British Columbia. The Polaris business includes a high capacity aggregates processing plant and deep water port on Vancouver Island along with associated long term aggregate reserves and five distribution yard outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Long Beach, Calif.
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.
September 28, 2017 - The Government of Alberta is investing nearly $200 million in improvement projects along Highway 40 between the Yellowhead Highway and Grande Prairie that will enhance travel for residents and industries in northwestern Alberta, including the forestry, oil and gas and tourism sectors.
September 26, 2017 - In addition to the hundreds of kilometres of highway improvements across the province, the Government of Saskatchewan will be investing more than $50 million this year on bridges and culverts. With more than 100,000 lakes and rivers in Saskatchewan, bridges are an important part of efficient transportation throughout the province.
September 18, 2017 - The federal government and the Province of Ontario recently announced they will jointly fund three projects to expand Highway 11/17, the main link into Western Canada from northwestern Ontario.
September 18, 2017 - The Windsor-Detroit gateway is the busiest commercial land border crossing between Canada and the United States. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring sufficient capacity to maintain an efficient trade corridor that can handle trade and traffic growth for the long-term, benefitting Canadians for generations to come.   
September 13, 2017 - Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge over the Detroit River at Windsor is on track to begin in 2018, as originally promised, according to Michael Cautillo, president and CEO of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) that is managing the project.
September 8, 2017 – SYSTRA is transforming its global bridge engineering capability with the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies (IBT), a world-renowned bridge design company.
September 7, 2017 - The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is disappointed by the B.C. government’s decision to rethink plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge.
September 5, 2017 - The federal government has committed new funding to help the Yukon grow its natural resources sector.
October 18, 2017 - Caterpillar recently presented BKT with the SQEP Silver Award for Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification at the Chopanki plant, which is bestowed to Caterpillar suppliers that are able to achieve the highest levels of quality and process control.
October 18, 2017 - Safety at the jobsite is evolving almost daily. New innovations and products aim to simplify safety procedures. Even with these opportunities, construction is still one of the professions with the most worker injuries and deaths. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction fall protection was the number one violation in 2016.
October 18, 2017 - Most quarry or aggregate operations include some type of crushing machine or functions. By definition, crushers are used to reduce large rocks into smaller rocks or rock dust, depending on the requirement of the operation and material being crushed.
October 16, 2017 - Seeing vs. understanding – a common conundrum when it comes to truly understanding challenges. When applied to conveyor operation, “seeing” is most commonly expressed as, “That’s the way we’ve always done it,” or, “This is the way I was taught.” Not necessarily wrong, but perhaps not completely right either.
October 16, 2017 - Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd. recently announced its all-new lineup of premium Work Ready utility trailers, now available at Brandt's network of John Deere construction and forestry dealerships across Western Canada.
October 15, 2017 – BOMAG hosted nearly 1,200 guests representing approximately 60 countries, from North America to faraway New Zealand, during its third biennial Innovation Days, held September 18 to 23, 2017 in Boppard, Germany.
October 11, 2017 - The technology company Continental has recently acquired Advanced Imaging Technologies (PTY) Ltd., based in Pinetown, South Africa, which is known for its fundamental work for x-ray and magnetic imaging-based systems used for early detecting damages in fabric and steel cord conveyor belts.
October 10, 2017 – Drop-In carbides are now available for all models of vertical shaft impactors (VSI) from Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI).
October 6, 2017 – Hundreds of Terex Finlay dealers and customers descended upon the Baltimore area on Oct. 5 and 6 to be on hand for the release of the company’s latest products for enhancing aggregate operations.
October 2, 2017 – KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hosted North American dealers at its annual National Dealer Conference, held Sept. 11 to 13 at Astec Mobile Screens in Sterling, Ill.
September 27, 2017 - Rock to Road checks out some of the latest asphalt-related technologies.
September 26, 2017 – ALLU Inc. has announced the opening of a new facility in New Jersey.
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.
August 14, 2017 - Kespry is hosting its “Using Drone Data for Aggregates Inventory Management” webinar on August 17 at 11 a.m. PST.
August 1, 2017 - Conveyors are one of the best productivity-enhancing tools available. Yet, conveyor-related injuries can cost employers millions of dollars annually and could be prevented with the right training, preparation and safety precautions.
July 31, 2018 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2018 Conference and AGM. Want to speak to the leaders of our industry on some of the hottest and latest topics? Then submit an abstract for the OSSGA Conference Call for Speakers.
July 28, 2017 - As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength.
July 14, 2017 - A credit course - PLAN 474 / 674 – Aggregate Resources Planning, Development and Management – first introduced in 2015 at the University of Waterloo, is being offered again in  the Fall term of 2017 as an elective in the School of Planning. The course exposes participants to a variety of topics associated with aggregate resources, important but contentious issues in planning and resource management in Ontario and elsewhere. It is believed that PLAN 474 / 674 is still the first of its kind in Ontario, and possibly in Canada. Financial support for the course was provided by The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation (TOARC), and is gratefully acknowledged. 

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