May 23, 2018 - Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is gearing up to test its electric site solution before the end of the year. The company is currently building a fleet of eight prototype HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers. As well as a fleet of HX2s, other prototype machines that make up the electric site system include the LX1 hybrid wheel loader and the EX1 cable-connected excavator. Skanska Sweden will incorporate the demonstration machines into its operations and test the electric site concept at a quarry in western Sweden for 10 weeks at the end of 2018.
May 11, 2018 - Proposed amendments to the Planning Act make good progress on the goal to protect access to Manitoba’s rich but finite aggregate resources, as long as the Municipal Relations department ensures municipalities respect provincial authority over development.
May 8, 2018 - In labs across the world, cellulose nanocrystals are being tested as an additive to all types of things – inks, bioplastics and construction products, to name a few.
May 4, 2018 - Some users of aggregate product are misapplying standards meant for soil to products such as stone, sand and gravel. Sand, stone, and gravel processed in a pit or quarry are products, not soil. However, Soil, Ground Water and Sediment Standards (Tables 1 through 9) for Use Under Part XV.1 (Records of Site Condition) of the Environmental Protection Act are being broadly used and misapplied to aggregate products even though they are not required to meet these standards. This regulation is only applicable to those sites where a Record of Site Condition is intended or will be filed.
April 24, 2018 - Peter Graham was recently hired as the new director of municipal relations for the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA).
April 18, 2018 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has hired Peter Graham as its new director of municipal relations.
April 10, 2018 - Recognizing the importance of continued engagement as a key component of the effective administration and enforcement of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has solicited stakeholder input on challenges and lessons learned from the first reporting cycle through a series of in-person and remote outreach sessions, bilateral meetings and a voluntary e-questionnaire completed in June 2017.
April 9, 2018 - When Doug Gonder spent his winters clearing snow, and his summers mining for gold throughout The Yukon in 1989, he didn’t expect his family’s business to morph into the successful construction company it is today.
March 30, 2018 - Every year, Rock to Road Magazine is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements, hard work and dedication put forth by the up-and-comers of the road building and aggregate industries. We ask companies across Canada to submit nominations highlighting their best and brightest, and you never disappoint.
March 28, 2018 - If you work in Ontario and hauling aggregates is part of your business, then you’re likely aware of the axle weight and dimension compliance issues taking place in the province.
March 27, 2018 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted an audit of the open non-conformances at CRH Canada Group's Paris Pit and is pleased to announce that the site has demonstrated conformance with all minor non-conformances identified in the April 25, 2017 assessment report.
March 23, 2018 - Woodstock Quarry, operated by Lafarge Canada Inc. in the Town of Zorra, Ont. has received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA).
May 23, 2018 - MHCA’s campaign to drive home to the taxpayers the real cost of cutting the highways budget has made an impact on government.
May 23, 2018 - People who travel on Highway 16 will soon benefit from two resurfacing projects near Prince George and McBride.
May 11, 2018 - More than 500 projects across Alberta will enhance and expand roads and bridges and support water management infrastructure. The wide-ranging work will improve connections between communities, promote safer travel, increase flood mitigation and strengthen key economic corridors.
May 4, 2018 - The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) is continuing to press, including through meeting with provincial ministers, for a restoration of Manitoba Infrastructure’s highways capital budget, after a series of deep cuts since 2016.
May 2, 2018 - Construction has begun on a project to improve safety and increase capacity by expanding the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes, between Donald and Forde Station Road, near Golden.
May 2, 2018 - A resurfacing project on Highway 5 near Barriere is now underway, marking the beginning of a busy season of resurfacing in the southern Interior region, covering more than 450 kilometres of highways and side roads.
May 2, 2018 - The $616-million Highway 427 expansion project in Vaughan officially got underway on May 1.
April 25, 2018 - Every 5.4 minutes a work zone crash occurs, with roughly 25 per cent of crashes involving large trucks and nearly half of all fatalities involving construction vehicles.
April 25, 2018 - The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) intends to tell the public the impact of the deep cuts the government of Manitoba has made to the highways budgets since the Progressive Conservatives took power in 2016.
April 18, 2018 - The City of Montreal has announced that it will spend $1.2 billion in 2018 to repair roads and water-related infrastructure.
April 12, 2018 – The provincial and federal governments are investing over $180 million to twin two sections of Route 11.
April 12, 2018 - By 2020 a combined total of around 200,000 tonnes of sand, crushed gravel, concrete and asphalt will have been trucked onto the airside of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to build Runway End Safety Areas, or RESAs, and associated improvements.
May 23, 2018 – Tires can be critical to the success of mining, construction, quarry and port operations, and they can represent a significant investment for businesses in those sectors.
May 22, 2018 – John Deere and Hitachi have been collaborating together for a long time. The two companies celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation at its Kernersville, N.C. factory last week.
May 22, 2018 — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has announced a change to its senior management team in response to the planned retirement of John Piasecki, director of worldwide marketing, sales and customer support. Piasecki will be succeeded by David Hoffman, who has been in the position of director of customer and product support for John Deere tractors.
May 22, 2018 – Mack Manufacturing, an American leader in heavy-duty hydraulic grapples, grabs and clam shell buckets, recently completed construction of a 10,800 sq. ft. expansion that has allowed new efficiencies throughout its production process.
May 22, 2018 — Kinshofer, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has acquired the Schaeff Transverse Cutter business from Atlas GmbH, a Germany-based crane and excavator manufacturer. The transverse, or drum, cutters are the first in Kinshofer’s line of crane and excavator attachments, allowing the company to serve contractors in a wider range of industries, including tunnelling and mining. The addition also gives contractors in construction, demolition and landscaping access to a broader range of attachments, all from one manufacturer.
May 16, 2018 - Gerry’s Truck Centre celebrated the opening of its new truck service and sales centre in Woodstock, Ont. last week with an open house.
May 16, 2018 – Telsmith, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, will exhibit at Hillhead 2018 in Buxton, U.K. from June 26 to 28.
May 15, 2018 – Hillhead 2018 visitors will get a first look at McCloskey International’s new compact jaw crusher – the J35 – in Buxton Quarry from June 26 to 28, 2018. The spotlight is also turned onto the newest product from McCloskey Washing Systems, the AGGSTORM 150, which will be displayed on the McCloskey stand across from the Rock Processing Demo area.
May 8, 2018 – A pioneer in atomized mist technology for dust suppression, BossTek has announced an industry-leading upgrade to the company’s product warranty.
May 8, 2018 – Terex Washing Systems (TWS) are eagerly awaiting Hillhead 2018 to unveil their latest modular concept that is set to be an innovative game-changer in the C&D recycling market. Pit and quarry operators can look forward to more intelligent ways to wash sand, gravel, aggregates, and C&D waste thanks to this new high performance solution that brings together rinsing, screening, scrubbing and sand washing capabilities on a single plant.
May 4, 2018 - Technology company Continental has developed and introduced NAHAD, a cutting edge intelligent crimper controller for distributors and customers in the hydraulic and industrial hose markets.
May 4, 2018 - GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces the new StructureScan Mini LT – the latest member of GSSI’s popular all-in-one concrete inspection GPR systems. With all the capabilities of previous versions of the StructureScan Mini, the new StructureScan Mini LT features a lower price point that makes it even more affordable.
May 15, 2018 – Western Canada’s biggest event in trucking and transportation welcomed drivers, families and top industry executives May 11 and 12 in Abbotsford, B.C. TRUXPO 2018 brought a wide selection of trucks for all trades, in addition to plenty of features and activities, from a half-day conference to family day and educational seminar sessions.
May 11, 2018 - Contractors have always faced unique challenges connecting the field, the office and the maintenance operations to effectively manage heavy construction projects. A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with B2W Software, shows that software solutions—and especially mobile capabilities—can generate improvements in the ability of contractors to gather accurate and timely data from the field, control costs more reliably, and manage and maintain their equipment fleets more efficiently.
May 10, 2018 - TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest event in trucking and transportation, is gearing up for its return to TRADEX in Abbotsford this week on May 11 and 12. Held every two years, the show will feature a range of returning and all-new features, as well as expanded exhibit categories.
April 25, 2018 - OSSGA’s Rehabilitation Tour 2018 is coming soon! Don’t miss this opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and best practices in rehabilitation with a focus on specialty crops and biodiversity in the Niagara Region. This one-and-a-half-day event features dinner, presentations and a full-day rehabilitation site tour.
April 18, 2018 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its Civil Engineering and Civil Technology Scholarships.
April 12, 2018 - Join WorkSafeBC and the BC Construction Safety Alliance on Thursday, April 19, for an Occupational Disease Symposium.
April 11, 2018 – Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive heavy equipment show took place this past Thursday and Friday, April 5th and 6th in Moncton. The 32nd edition of the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show sprawled over 200,000 square feet of the Moncton Coliseum Complex showcasing heavy iron, and the supporting products and services that keep forestry & road building industries running day in and day out.
March 20, 2018 - For the first time in more than a decade, tower crane professionals across British Columbia came together for the Tower Crane Industry Safety Conference, hosted by WorkSafeBC at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, B.C. on March 15, 2018.
March 14, 2018 - This full-day course is “back-to-basics” training on the safe operation of a wide range of equipment. This training is suited for novice and experienced equipment operators.
March 13, 2018 – The word of the day is crushing, at least in Chilliwack, B.C., where Frontline Machinery hosted its second annual Demo Day.
March 9, 2018 - The record-breaking 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded a successful run, March 6 to 8, with a very positive atmosphere, as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future growth such as infrastructure funding, and industry experts shared best practices during well-attended education sessions.
March 2, 2018 – TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest event in trucking and transportation, is gearing up for its return to TRADEX in Abbotsford this May 11 and 12. The biennial event attracted nearly 9,000 attendees in 2016, and is returning with new and expanded features for its 2018 edition.
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