Sage advice on UAVs

Sage advice on UAVs

Les Helm has been working in Canada’s resource sectors as long as he can remember.

Joe Kerr Ltd. celebrating 90 years of producing

Joe Kerr Ltd. celebrating 90 years of producing

Joe Kerr Limited is a staple in the community of Wingham, Ont.

Building back business in Fort McMurray

Building back business in Fort McMurray

More than a year later, some Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) members

August 11, 2017 - With the first ESTMA reporting cycle coming to a close, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce that, as of August 10, 2017, links to 683 individual, consolidated, and substituted have been published on the NRCan website.
July 28, 2017 - Aggregate producers often struggle to co-exist with nearby communities.
July 28, 2017 - Les Helm has been working in Canada’s resource sectors as long as he can remember. His father, who worked as a logger in the Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island, first introduced him to the forestry sector as a small child. Helm quickly followed in his father’s footsteps, joining him in the bush.
July 27, 2017 - Joe Kerr Limited is a staple in the community of Wingham, Ont.
July 26, 2017 - More than a year later, some Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) members in Fort McMurray are still feeling the heat from “The Fire of 2016”.
July 25, 2017 - When acquiring Surface Material Leases (SMLs) in Alberta, there are many regulatory steps that operators must go through prior to receiving government approval to extract aggregate resource on Crown land. One of these steps is for the applicant to develop a Conservation & Reclamation Business Plan (CRBP), which is essentially a detailed plan describing how the applicant plans to develop the aggregate resource and resolve any related environmental and/or land-use issues.
July 24, 2017 - In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Lafarge Canada Inc. will be a Gold sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever.
July 23, 2017 - Buying a drone for a new mapping program at the enterprise level can be confusing. With all of the options available, figuring out what your business needs means asking the right questions. Here are five questions – and five important considerations – to help you evaluate drones for mapping
July 21, 2017—Trimble recently announced that it is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform.
July 20, 2017 - HeidelbergCement recently published its eighth Sustainability Report.
July 14, 2017 - The first ever Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Award of Excellence will be presented at the 2018 AGM taking place on January 10 and 11, 2018 at The Marriott at River Cree Resort in Enoch Alta.
July 10, 2017 - Terex Finlay hosted an international open day in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 15 and 16, 2017. The event had a very international feel with dealers and end-user customers in attendance from Canada, U.S., South America, Europe, Russia, Japan and South Africa. In total over 350 dealers and customers visited the site over the two days. 
August 10, 2017 - Ontario is widening 1.6 kilometres of Highway 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway to reduce congestion and improve road safety in Collingwood.
August 9, 2017 - The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a $3.7-million contract to Tybo Contracting Ltd. to carry out the Rosedale Overhead seismic upgrade, along with cycling and pedestrian improvements to the crossing.
August 8, 2017 - Construction is getting underway on new passing lanes on B.C. Highway 5 between Barriere and Little Fort, near Darfield, improving safety along this stretch of the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops.
August 2, 2017 - The Manitoba government has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced on Aug. 1.
July 28, 2017 - Construction companies are using drone data in so many interesting ways. From the pre-construction survey to the as-built survey, here’s a look at the six biggest uses.
July 27, 2017 - It was over in seconds. An 18-wheeler travelling at a high rate of speed slammed into a crash truck with a mounted impact attenuator at a road construction project in Louisiana. The driver of the crash truck was badly injured and needed medical attention. An air ambulance was called and road workers watched as the injured man was airlifted to hospital.
July 24, 2017 - Over the course of several months last year, a barge moved over 100,000 tonnes of aggregate, asphalt and construction materials from a PortsToronto staging yard to a temporary dock located at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, situated on an island just off downtown Toronto. The barge was back this summer for three more months, as well as in 2018 for four months.
July 24, 2017 - While one ring road in Alberta recently cut the ribbon on completion, construction is rapidly gearing up for the first stages of another ring road project that will help transform the transportation landscape surrounding Calgary.
July 18, 2017 - Infrastructure Canada has announced that $22 million will be invested in the reconstruction of Promenade Redmond and the construction of a new retaining wall in downtown Saint-Georges, Que. 
July 14, 2017 - Another report of the Senate committee on infrastructure reiterates the chamber’s earlier call for a national infrastructure investment strategy, and also points out Manitoba falls short on making full use of the funding available to it under national programs.
July 14, 2017 - Komatsu Ltd. and Trimble Inc. announced that they are collaborating to improve their customers' ability to exchange 3D construction site data between Komatsu and Trimble construction software to make managing mixed earthworks fleets easier and allowing for a more holistic view of site operations.
July 11, 2017 - The James Bay Road will undergo significant improvements thanks to $265 million in funding announced by the federal government and the Province of Quebec.
August 18, 2017 - In a joint effort to pave the path for capital investment and greater productivity, The United Steel Workers and ContiTech, U.S.A. have ratified a new five-year contract that covers 1,100 employees in four ContiTech plants in the United States. This agreement comes nearly a year ahead of the current contract’s expiration as both organizations strived to move the business forward.
August 17, 2017 – Kenworth Ontario has relocated its Ottawa area dealership to a new and modern, 43,000 square-foot facility about 35 kilometres southeast of Parliament Hill in the Canadian capital.
August 16, 2017 – PACCAR Parts’ executive team welcomed the incoming 2017 Peterbilt Parts Council and recognized the outgoing members for their service in a joint meeting held at PACCAR Parts. PACCAR Parts’ executive team and the 2017 Peterbilt Parts Council met to strategize on achieving mutual success.
August 15, 2017 - The year 2017 marks Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, they’re holding a giveaway contest.
August 15, 2017 - Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced that Bridget Neal has been named president, off-the-road (OTR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), effective Aug. 14, 2017. Neal succeeds Taylor Cole, who recently was named president of Firestone Building Products, LLC. 
August 10, 2017 — Doosan Portable Power has expanded its authorized dealer network with the addition of Roland Machinery’s Bolingbrook, Ill., location as an authorized dealer of Doosan air compressors, generators and light towers.
August 8, 2017 — Prinoth is proud to announce CG Equipment located in Southern Ontario, as its newest tracked vehicles’ dealer in Canada.
August 7, 2017 — Jay Delaney, an accomplished product management executive with nearly 30 years of experience in the North American transportation and logistics industry, has joined TMW Systems as senior director of product management. Delaney’s primary area of responsibility will be the TMW.Suitetransportation management software (TMS) platform, where he will direct product strategy and lead the company’s Product Advisory Council (PAC).
August 2, 2017 — Trimble and Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (Sumitomo) have announced that Trimble has been chosen as Sumitomo’s preferred technology provider for machine control solutions.
August 2, 2017 – Bayview Kenworth has opened a newly renovated 19,000 square-foot Kenworth parts and service dealership in the Jacksonville, N.B. area north of Woodstock, N.B.
July 31, 2017 - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, has introduced the new WA200-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.
July 31, 2017 - Heavy-haul trailers see it all — rocks, ruts, bumps and jolts. It all translates to an increased risk of damage. Here are some things to keep in mind when hitting the road with the load.
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. 
July 6, 2017 - The Aggregate Resources Course being offered at the University of Waterloo in Fall 2017 will be held Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and covers a variety of topics related to aggregate resources and planning including: geology, economics, licencing, site plans, conflict resolution, cumulative effects, rehabilitation and recent Tribunal decisions. Several field trips are also planned. The course, which is open to industry participants, may be taken at the graduate level or as a standalone course for those who want to learn more about the industry. 
July 5, 2017 - CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is hosting an “ROI” webinar at 1 p.m. EST on July 11. The hour-long program, which includes the opportunity for audience questions, can help fleets determine if an online training program is a right fit for the company.  
June 26, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual with new and expanded content on safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown, and maintenance precautions.
June 20, 2017 - Promoting advanced technologies and applications, connecting upstream and downstream of industry chains and providing green and diverse solutions for the local commercial construction industry are the missions of the first World of Concrete Asia (WOCA).
June 6, 2017 - Did your organization participate in North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week activities this year? If so, you could win an award! The deadline to submit your application for an award is June 16, 2017. 
May 23, 2017 - The Ontario Land Reclamation and Rehabilitation Symposium and Field Trips will be taking place from June 26 to 28, 2017 at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont. 

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