Fuel cost reductions. Improved efficiency and safety. Combatting skilled labour shortages. In Canada’s construction sector, these are some things that are always on the mind of contractors. And the world of crushing is no exception.
Lafarge Canada Inc.’s Richmond Cement Plant has launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of cement. The initiative aims to make the facility the most carbon efficient cement plant in Canada. It will also help minimize landfill waste; specifically, non-recyclable plastics that are creating a backlog for municipalities across Canada.
The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association's board of directors has decided to escalate the association’s request to the province for information regarding suspended payments for the rehabilitation of pits and quarries. The issue was among the top matters discussed at the May 1 board meeting.
Attendees traversed heavy rainfalls to make their way to the Royal Oaks Golf Club in Moncton for Rock to Road’s first-ever Quarry Tech in Atlantic Canada.
The 2019 Alberta Provincial Election was held on April 16th and results saw the United Conservative Party of Alberta obtain a majority government with a total of 63 seats elected with the Alberta New Democratic Party taking 24 seats.
Trimble and Doosan Infracore North America have announced the availability of Trimble® LOADRITE® L3180 SmartScale as an option on Doosan Wheel Loaders.
Uwe Müller, chief project manager for the Electric Site at Volvo CE has graciously agreed to answer the questions submitted in advance by Rock to Road’s readers related to the $30-million electrified quarry test site and its recent results, which surpassed expectations.
Metso is introducing the latest addition to the versatile MX(TM) Multi-Action cone crusher series at Bauma 2019. The MX3 enables improved crusher productivity and lower operating costs with a design optimized especially for mid-sized quarrying. An exclusive preview of the new MX3 is on display at Metso's booth FS.1111/2.
Metso is introducing a completely new mobile screen unit enabling new business opportunities in screening. The world premiere of the Lokotrack® ST2.3 mobile multi-use screen is taking place at Bauma 2019.
In 2005 Noah Dolgoy founded a construction company in Alberta, where he discovered that heavy equipment was being subcontracted and managed through archaic dispatch processes: phone calls, spreadsheets, and paper tickets. Seven years after leaving the company – earning a JD/MBA and supporting corporate due diligence in mining and infrastructure – Noah returned to the problem with a belief that common technology could solve the problems he experienced. Noah created a web and mobile platform that connected contractors, suppliers and haulers – TREAD.
Processing fines within the crushing circuit will focus on a new technology designed to fill a hole in the crushing process. Superior's new Alliance Low Water Washer accepts a dry feed within the crushing circuit and produces a more valuable version of manufactured sand.
Walker Industries has been producing stone, sand and gravel for over 130 years and creating vineyards and beehives along the way. Through the company’s aggregates division, with quarry operations in Ontario’s Niagara, Simcoe and Essex regions, Walker has fulfilled its commitment to rehabilitation and then some.
Headquartered in Dewitt, Iowa, Wendling Quarries is a very active aggregate producer in the U.S. Midwest.
The second book in the Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide series, “Sustainability Specifics,” is now available. The 62-page book outlines 92 specific actions to boost sustainability for asphalt pavement projects, as well as in production and construction operations.
Linor Technology, Inc. (Linortek), a research and development company that designs and builds controllers for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the availability of its IoTMeter™ Wireless Equipment Hour Meter.
Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today introduced a new model of its popular long-range UAV, the Delair DT26, which offers an easy-to-integrate architecture for adding user-specified sensors and other payloads to the platform.
When Volvo first started to explore electromobility back in 2005, the main driver was the need to reduce exhaust emissions and fuel consumption in our cities. But it is really over the last two years that we have seen this huge shift from local to global – with electromobility being recognized as a key tool in tackling climate change on a much wider scale. Electric trucks are vital if we are to fulfil EU legislation calling for a 15 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions for heavy duty trucks by 2025. And that begins in our cities with buses, refuse trucks, city distribution and urban construction – all powered by electric technology.
Work to develop options for a long-term solution for the George Massey Crossing is underway, and a request for proposals will be posted on BC Bid in the coming days to identify a technical team to support this phase.
Emil Anderson Construction has been awarded the contract for a four-laning project on the Trans-Canada Highway that will improve safety, efficiency and capacity along this section of Highway 1.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. 
(Bridgestone), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation today announced that its Aiken County Off-Road Tire Plant (Aiken ORR), located in Trenton, S.C., has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED recognizes buildings that are designed, constructed, and operated for improved energy, environmental, and human health performance.
Travellers along Highway 16 will soon benefit from a $5-million project to enhance safety at the Canadian National rail crossing outside Terrace.
More than 60 paver operators from across the U.S. gathered for specialized training as well as for the unveiling of the newest Terex Bid-Well Remote Control paver (model 3600RC) at Terex Bid-Well’s annual service school, which took place last month at its facility in Canton, S.D.
Booth FS.1109/4 at bauma 2019 in Munich was displaying two world-class material transfer vehicles from Roadtec. The rubber track MTV-1105e was on display as part of the Astec Industries booth.
New maintenance contracts with stricter safety measures have been awarded for three service areas in northern B.C., ensuring better highway conditions during winter weather.
June 14, 2019, Fraser Valley, B.C. - New maintenance contracts have been awarded for service areas in the Fraser Valley and Nicola, with improved standards and better highway conditions for British Columbians, year round.
Fairbanks’ new FB2560 instrument includes faster processing power, expanded USB capabilities, an updated operating system, and more memory.
Power and precision converge with the new grade guidance technology-equipped John Deere 470G LC Excavators.
With so many technological advances starting to emerge across the construction sector, equipment dealers across the country have to keep pace with changing needs and demands like never before.
The word “off-roading” usually brings a smile to most peoples faces, even if they aren’t the ones doing the driving. The connotation is usually a positive one, and most people associate it with having some fun in their vehicle.
KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has expanded its extensive line of excavator attachments with the addition of the KSB-Series hydraulic breakers.
John Deere is unveiling three new backhoe attachments to complement its full lineup of attachments. The BH9B, BH10B and BH11B were designed for operators handling light construction, agricultural, landscaping or utility work. Similar to other John Deere attachments, these backhoes are ideal for use on John Deere G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders.
As part of its expanding sales force, Road Dryer, LLC, has added new authorized dealers for provinces in Eastern Canada. Montreal Tracteur/Montreal Tractor (MTI) and its sister company Hot Mix & Aggregate (HMA) now exclusively represent Road Dryer’s line of pavement-drying units in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland.
Premier Brian Pallister rolled out a series of road projects to mark Manitoba’s 150th birthday. The province listed 17 projects, 14 of which are listed on the revised construction schedule available here.
MAXAM Tire North America is pleased to announce that Caterpillar Inc. has validated and approved the MAXAM MS302 L3 tire for use on specific Cat ® Medium Wheel Loaders.
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. has expanded its sand processing plant line to include the new 9201 model. This system is designed to dewater and fine-tune sand to a level not typically possible with traditional sand-dewatering equipment, while also using less water.
Johnson Crushers International, Inc. has expanded its Kodiak® Plus cone crusher series with the new K350+. This mid-range model offers higher production with a smaller footprint.
This past Friday and Saturday, one of Northern Canada’s most popular heavy equipment trade events took over Prince George, B.C., filling four acres acres of indoor and outdoor space at the CN Centre.
Employers, supervisors and workers all share a responsibility and play an essential role in the safe placement, operation and inspection of concrete pump trucks.
Worried that you missed out on the chance to highlight your company’s best and brightest young people in the industry this year?
Join SC&RA for a free webinar, Latest Permit Changes & Research Affecting Heavy Haul Companies, Wed., May 22, 2-3 pm EDT.
Canada’s largest trade event for the heavy equipment industry is making its return to Mississauga’s International Centre this March 28 and 29. Now coming into its 22nd year, the pre-registration numbers overtake previous records.
Make your operations better. Faster. Safer. ICUEE, North America’s Largest Utility & Construction Demo Expo will take place from Oct. 1 to 3, 2019 in Louisville, Ky.
On March 13, Frontline Machinery is hosting its annual Crushing & Screening Equipment Demo Day.
World of Asphalt and AGG1 2019 have released a mobile app to help attendees pre-plan their show visit and stay connected on site.
Maintaining its reputation as the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, Hillhead 2018 boasted a record-breaking attendance with 19,753* unique visitors making the trip to the Derbyshire quarry last June.
Canada’s largest trade event for the heavy equipment industry is making its return to Mississauga’s International Centre this March 28 and 29. Now coming into its 22nd year, the event is in full planning mode as the show floor closes in on sold-out status and pre-registration numbers overtake previous records.
From paving and plant performance best practices to safety and sustainability to the latest technology and workforce development strategies, the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference brings it all together with education to help asphalt industry professionals grow their businesses and their careers.
The upcoming 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference is officially the largest World of Asphalt ever. The exhibition kicks off Feb. 12 to 14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

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