May 16, 2017 - Ontario will introduce new legislation that would, if passed, overhaul the province's land use planning appeals system, giving communities a stronger voice and ensuring people have access to faster, fairer and more affordable hearings.
May 16, 2017 - On May 1, 2017, sections 6.110–6.115 of the Occupational Health Safety (OHS) Regulation and related OHS Guidelines were updated to clarify employer requirements to protect workers from the harmful effects of silica dust. 
May 12, 2017 - After months and indeed years of waiting, Bill 39, the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, or ARMMA, passed 3rd Reading in the Ontario Legislature late Tuesday afternoon.
May 8, 2017 - The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) is a charitable organization that creates, administers and promotes widespread support for voluntary certification of responsibly sourced aggregate materials. Its focus over the past six years has been to engage industry and community stakeholders to develop its Responsible Aggregate Standard, which sets a high but achievable bar for socially and environmentally responsible practices in the aggregates sector. 
May 3, 2017 - International and domestic wholesalers and retailers of construction materials are making more demands on manufacturers. That is why the Government of Canada is providing a $1,500,000 repayable contribution to the Shaw Group Limited to modernize its Nova Scotia Sand and Gravel packaging operation. This project provides support for a large, rural-based manufacturing company looking to modernize its operations in Nova Scotia. 
April 27, 2017 - A recent Court of Queen’s Bench decision regarding access to aggregates illustrates the need to redouble efforts, by the heavy construction industry and the municipal and provincial governments, to resolve duelling authorities over these finite resources, the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) board concluded at its April 26 meeting.
April 27, 2017 - Comments on the proposed changes to the Aggregate Levy (regulation 244/97) are due on May 1.
April 20, 2017 - CDE Global was recently confirmed as a Deloitte Best Managed company for the 10th year at the gala awards ceremony in Dublin last month. The ceremony was attended by over 900 professionals from the Irish business community. 
April 19, 2017 - Rohr-Idreco has announced the promotion of Kurt Syverson to the position of manager of the Rohr Dredge North America operation. Kurt earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2003 from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
March 31, 2017 - Dean Kerr has worked in the construction industry for 20 years. As co-owner of Willis Kerr Contracting Ltd., he has been providing a variety of contractor services across eastern Ontario out of his company’s headquarters in Kemptville, Ont.; including road building; culvert and structure installations and rehabilitation; and topsoil, sand and gravel.
March 27, 2017 - A trend has been taking hold in the construction sector, and that is increased interest in the collection of data from contractors’ fleets to find ways to enhance and optimize operations. Although telematics itself is not brand new, contractors are pursuing the collection of data from their fleets more aggressively than ever before.
March 21, 2017 - This past January, Metso delivered two new NP20 impact crushers to Demix Agrégats' plant in Laval, Que. 
May 16, 2017 - The MHCA has asked for details from the Pallister government on its plans for the Building Manitoba Fund. Budget 2017 gave no clear details on the BMF, which is funded through retail sales tax revenues.
May 12, 2017 - The Province of Manitoba is now accepting 2017 proposals through a single-window application intake for the Municipal Road and Bridge Program, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke recently announced, along with Chris Goertzen, president of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM).
May 10, 2017 - Three years ago, Cruickshank Construction had a real problem with its idling time. In August 2014, the Kingston, Ont.-based company’s fleet was running upwards of 40 per cent idle time. Jason Makin, vice-president of materials and logistics with the firm knew this was not a sustainable practice, so he began researching ways to improve operator efficiencies.
May 8, 2017 - The feds are looking for leaders to run the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
May 5, 2017 - Premier Brian Pallister sent a clear sign his government is open for and to business this week, sending out a request for proposals for a business case on using P3s to construct four public schools across the province.
May 3, 2017 - Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners are kicking off the 2017 construction season with Phase Two of the preparatory activities at the Canadian Port of Entry (POE). Three contracts have been awarded for high voltage cabling and accessories, transmission and distribution line relocation works totalling approximately $86 million.
April 27, 2017 - Modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating good paying, middle class jobs. The governments of Canada and Manitoba recognize this, and continue to make investments in roads across Winnipeg in an effort to also make them safer and more reliable for the residents that depend on them every day.
April 20, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in well-planned infrastructure that will make it easier to move people and products across the country, while supporting sustained economic growth and productivity for years to come.
April 19, 2017 - A project to resurface Highway 16 from West Twin Creek to Bell Mountain Road has gone to tender, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
April 11, 2017 - Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has announced the widening of 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga, Ont. to Regional Road 25 in Milton, Ont.  
April 12, 2017 - GSSI has announced an updated version of BridgeScan, an affordable and flexible GPR system ideal for assessing concrete condition on bridge decks, parking structures, and balconies. 
April 4, 2017 - Construction tenders for three projects will be posted on BC Bid this spring to expand the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes. 
May 19, 2017 – Inland Kenworth recently celebrated the grand opening of its new, 100,000-square-foot, full-service dealership in Prince George.
May 18, 2017 — Designed to take advantage of the improved performance capabilities and boom design of the G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), John Deere now offers a 90-inch Light Material High-Capacity Bucket (LM90) as part of the ever-expanding lineup of Worksite Pro attachments. It features a high back for maximum capacity to cut through piles of snow, mulch or other light materials in large quantities, significantly reducing cycle times versus smaller size buckets.
May 17, 2017 – IROCK Crushers has redesigned its TS-522 TDR track portable screening plant to include a rinser. The portable unit gives mines and quarries the convenience to screen and wash materials, such as aggregates, simultaneously for end-use applications, including concrete and asphalt production. 
May 15, 2017 – Superior Industries' vice-president of marketing Mary Erholtz has been named chair for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, set for March 10 to 14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The announcement was made by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
May 12, 2017 — Superior Industries Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has launched a new portable plant configuration—the Tandem Guardian Screen Plant. The unit, which includes both a primary and secondary screen, gives operators more options for processing material and expands an application’s potential tons per hour produced. 
May 2, 2017 – Thompson Pump’s new RECON2000T control panel with enhanced functions using interactive technology allows for remote pump control and monitoring, and reduces the time and labour needed on-site. The innovative control panel allows you to operate the pump and supervise performance from a smartphone, laptop, desktop computer or any other device with Internet access.
May 2, 2017 – Today’s HCSS Safety program offered by construction industry software developer HCSS, helps companies to develop a culture of safety by empowering employees to contribute to the safety program. Through cloud-based storage and reporting of critical safety data – safety meetings, near misses and incidents reporting, training, and job and activity hazard analysis, among other record keeping items – HCSS Safety assists contractors in more effectively and efficiently managing their safety programs.  
April 26, 2017 — ChemMasters, Inc. has announced the introduction of Silencure DOT, a single-step white pigmented wax emulsion curing compound with integral penetrating silane sealer.  
April 25, 2017 - Successful companies in the trucking, roadbuilding, construction and mining industries are constantly seeking new solutions and advanced technology to reduce costs, minimize downtime and maximize their productivity. Can lubrication play a role in that? You bet!  
April 24, 2017 - Bosch Rexroth has launched the A21 VG 35/45, a compact double pump for closed-circuit applications featuring an efficient back-to-back design that allows for installation in applications with very limited mounting space. The pump has a wide range of control options available to achieve the best fit, form and function to machine requirements. The result is two highly competitive closed-loop pump outputs in one housing for medium duty applications. 
April 21, 2017 – Kobleco Construction Machinery USA, a world class crawler excavator manufacturer, is pleased to introduce the SK260 and SK300 High & Wide (H&W) models in North America. Designed specifically for forestry applications, these new excavators boast generous ground clearance and increased crawler width for ultimate performance on rough or hilly terrain.
April 21, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group announces two new full constellation GNSS receivers for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market. The new B111 and B125 boards are designed for use with a broad range of positioning applications.
May 8, 2017 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with Buildforce Canada to members and non-members.
May 3, 2017 - On May 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will be hosting a webinar titled, “Building Beyond Compliance - Advancing a Safety Culture.”
April 20, 2017 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is hosting its Aggregates 101 Training on May 9, 2017.
April 18, 2017 - More than 1,100 contractors attended the 2017 HCSS Users Group Meetings in Houston, Texas. Customers of the company's estimating, job costing, dispatching, GPS, safety, fleet management, and cloud software attended classes to help them use their products even more efficiently. The event also allowed attendees to voice their ideas and vote on features for future development of the software.
April 10, 2017 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.
March  31, 2017 – Safety messaging in the social media universe, emerging regulatory compliance issues in the U.S. and globally, implications of telematics and big data, and technical documentation/training developments.
March 27, 2017 - CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 was an incredible event where Kespry received so many questions about the different ways drone technology is improving the aggregate and construction industries.
March 16, 2017 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) will host its Species at Risk Workshop on April 5, 2017.
March 3, 2017 - The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) has presented to the Pallister government a brief on the implications of a carbon tax for the heavy construction industry, highlighting the fact that there is a dearth of information about the province’s plan, including when and what level such a tax will be imposed.
February 14 2017 - Rock to Road met up with Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s COO Geoff Wilkinson to discuss the success of ORBA’s 90th AGM and convention, which took place on February 6 and 7 in Toronto.
February 13, 2017 - At last week’s 90th Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Convention and Annual General Meeting, several awards and honours were presented to members in the industry for their service and commitment to the association and the road building industry in Ontario. 
February 10, 2017 - Have an idea to improve an existing statistics program, such as a new metric, product attribute, or change to the size class configuration? Want to propose a new program for a product your company manufactures?

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