June 22, 2017 - LafargeHolcim’s operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ont. and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alta.
June 20, 2017 - Lehigh Hanson, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire all operating assets of the Saunders Companies. These assets include 13 fixed ready mixed concrete plants, two portable ready mixed concrete plants and nine aggregate operations. 
June 12, 2017 - When it comes to starting up new ventures in the aggregates sector, there are many factors that need to be considered to ensure their success: strategic short-term and long-term plans to adapt to ever-changing economic factors, having the necessary capital, hiring the right team, and the list goes on. But there is one key consideration in particular that some companies overlook from time to time, and by doing so, almost certainly leads to costly delays that can spell disaster for a project before it gets off the ground.
June 6, 2017 - Earlier this week, the province tabled Bill 139 in the legislature – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 – as part of the review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Bill 139 will make significant changes to the planning system in the province and replace the OMB with the “Local Planning Appeal Tribunal”. It also seeks to make other major changes that will affect how license hearings are conducted and how aggregate policy is implemented.
May 31, 2017 - LafargeHolcim’s Kiralyegyhaza cement plant in Hungary has received the World Prix d’Excellence 2017 from the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). 
May 30, 2017 - The Axle Weight Pilot Project was launched on May 15th in cooperation with the Ministry of Transportation, the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), The Ontario Aggregate Truckers Association (OATA) and the Ontario Road Builders Association (ORBA). 
May 29, 2017 - On May 27, Canada Building Materials (CBM) hosted their annual open house at its Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit. The event offered the public a behind the scenes look at the facilities and operations at the Sunderland Pit, which has provided raw materials for construction projects in the Greater Toronto Area for decades, including the iconic CN Tower.
May 26, 2017 - LafargeHolcim announces the appointment of Jan Jenisch as CEO from Oct. 16, 2017. Jenisch joins from Swiss company Sika AG, which has a leading global position in the development and production of systems and products for the building materials and automotive sectors.
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. 
June 22, 2017 - Andy Spencer, sustainability director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the U.K. Sustainable Concrete Forum, talks about how it is possible to lower carbon in concrete.
June 13, 2017 – Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today Leica GeoMoS Imaging, a monitoring technology that provides visual information for site documentation, inspection and detection from remote access. 
June 9, 2017 - The Government of Alberta is partnering with the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to fund design work for a new Leduc interchange.
June 6, 2017 - Ontario is modernizing provincial construction laws to address key issues and improve efficiency and competitiveness for construction businesses.
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.
June 20, 2017 - With their standardized designs and short lead times, ABB's new N-series high voltage, pre-engineered motors meet most common needs across a wide range of industries.
June 19, 2017 - Bosch Rexroth Canada Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of TRC Hydraulics (www.trchydraulics.com) as authorized distributor for industrial and mobile hydraulics products* in all of Atlantic Canada effective May 1, 2017. 
June 19, 2017 - Buying a drone for a new mapping program at the enterprise level can be confusing.  With all of the options available – consumer, prosumer, and commercial – 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.
June 15, 2017 - Nortrax, John Deere’s construction equipment dealer for Ontario, held its first-ever Demo Days in northern Ontario to offer its customers and potential customers an opportunity to test out some of the company’s latest equipment.
June 15, 2017 - Nortrax general manager Dean Derro discusses his company’s first Demo Days held in North Bay and Chelmsford, Ont.
June 15, 2017 - Rock to Road editor Andrew Snook tests out John Deere's 350G excavator during Nortrax's Demo Day held in North Bay on June 15, 2017 at one of Canor Construction's local pits.
June 15, 2017 - Operators put their skills to the test during Nortrax's Backhoe Challenge, which was part of the entertainment during the company's Demo Day held in North Bay, Ont. on June 15, 2017.
June 13, 2017 - Komatsu America Corp., a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today introduced the new HD325-8 and HD405-8 off-highway trucks. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, these latest additions to the rigid frame truck family feature increased horsepower and a new Komatsu Traction Control System (KTCS) to achieve improved productivity. These models have payload capacities of 40.3 U.S. (short)/36.5 metric tons and 44.1 U.S. (short)/40 metric tons, respectively. They replace the HD325-7 and HD405-7 models.
June 13, 2017 - If there’s any one thing the majority of crushing manufacturers can agree on, it’s that cost per ton is king when it comes to what their customers are looking for in their crushing fleets.
June 13, 2017 - Part 2 of our two-part series highlighting the technologies and equipment on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
June 9, 2017 - When contemplating utilizing UAV/aerial applications in any operation, one of the first decisions required is whether to purchase a drone, or engage the services of a drone service provider.
June 6, 2017 – ALLU Inc. announced Scott Stogsdill as its new territory sales manager for the Western U.S. He will be responsible for increasing and working with ALLU’s network of dealers in the Western U.S., as well as field sales activities.
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. 
May 23, 2017 - The 2017 spring COR industry meeting held May 16 at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport was attended by a good crowd from across industry and drew faces from all over the province.
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.

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