Lafarge Canada constructs high-quality aggregates facility

Lafarge Canada constructs high-quality aggregates facility

To say that Lafarge Canada’s concrete aggregates operation is a staple in Onoway, Alberta would be a tremendous understatement.

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December 6, 2017 - To say that Lafarge Canada’s concrete aggregates operation is a staple in Onoway, Alberta would be a tremendous understatement. The operation dates back more than 100 years in the community of just over 1,000 residents located about 60 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
December 6, 2017 - Crushing is a dangerous business. Every year there are serious accidents on the job site and some are fatal. Nearly all could have been avoided with better safe work practices.
November 29, 2017 - Growing up, brothers Craig and Clint Fiessel learned all about concrete. Their father, Ervin Fiessel, has worked in the concrete industry for more than 40 years out of his business, Southern Concrete Cutting, based in Regina, Sask. The two brothers decided to join the family business in June of 1998 and learn the ins and outs of the industry, including cutting, coring and light demolition.
November 27, 2017 - The BC Construction Safety Alliance has developed the Silica Control Tool as a resource for the construction industry in B.C.
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!
December 11, 2017 - As part of a countrywide, $2.6-billion infrastructure rehabilitation program, Parks Canada launched a $25.5-million, five-bridge replacement program in Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 2015. The last of the new bridges opened this year.
December 8, 2017 - The Government of Canada is investing in infrastructure at Canada's largest ocean research centre, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Investing in this world-class facility supports scientific research and innovation in Canada.
December 7, 2017 - A $27 million twinning project east of Estevan, Sask. along Highway 39 aimed at improving safety and efficiency for motorists and truckers, officially opened on November 16.
December 7, 2017 - The study of the feasibility of a fixed link between the Sunshine Coast and the rest of Lower Mainland has been completed.
November 27, 2017 - It’s taken about half a century, but the multi-generational goal of connecting several remote communities in the Northwest Territories has now become a reality.
November 24, 2017 - ORBA is pleased to announce that David Caplan will be joining the Ontario Road Builders’ Association as chief operating officer effective Monday December 4, 2017.
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.
December 11, 2017 – Terex Cranes has appointed Bill Cox as the new sales director for Terex Cranes North America.
December 8, 2017 - GSSI will be highlighting its latest GPR technology at the 2018 World of Concrete conference taking place from January 23 to 26, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. at Booth #C3719. On display will be a new UtilityScan GPR System, StructureScan Mini XT all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system, and the new Palm XT miniaturized GPR antenna for the StructureScan Mini XT.
December 7, 2017 – Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider for the aggregates and mining industries, offers efficiency-enhancing screening technology to optimize screening operations. Designed for minimal structural vibration, the Tyler F-Class vibrating screen is ideal for tough applications, such as scalping and classifying ores, minerals, stones, sand and gravel. When paired with the latest Haver & Boecker technology, such as Tyler Engineered Media and the patented Ty-Rail quick-tensioning system, operations can experience as much as 50 per cent less downtime.
December 6, 2017 - The Alliance Low Water Washer allows operators to wash crusher dust right next to the crushing circuit, eliminating the cost of handling and hauling these fines to a new washing circuit.
December 5, 2017 - Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire the assets of Cate Drilling Solutions LLC., a U.S. company that distributes and services Atlas Copco drilling equipment and components.
December 1, 2017 - The Brandt Group of Companies has announced a major expansion into the U.S. market with the acquisition of a state-of-the-art 200,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant and equipment from Kongskilde Industries A/S. The plant, located in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., was previously employed in the manufacture of agricultural equipment for the American market.
November 28, 2017 - The new CC1100/CC1200 VI is designed to meet the construction industry’s tough conditions with the operator in mind resulting in a robust, comfortable and modern machine for best compaction results. The new machine has a unique design with its cross-mounted engine in combination with excellent visibility and massive casted forks with built-in flexible lifting/towing/tie down possibilities.
November 22, 2017 - Carlson Paving Products has introduced the CP100 II, the next generation of the commercial-class’ leading heavy-duty platform. The new platform takes the baton from the CP100 as the company’s flagship model, being first unveiled to contractors during CONEXPO/CONAGG in Las Vegas, Nev. in March 2017.
November 21, 2017 - Automatic greasing systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s announced 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.
December 6, 2017 - Companies constantly strive to make their businesses more productive and efficient.
November 30, 2017 - 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.
November 27, 2017 - The world’s largest annual event for concrete and masonry professionals returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 22 to 26, 2018. The show features approximately 1,500 exhibitors and more than 150 educational sessions; and draws about 55,000 attendees to the City of Lights annually.
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.

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