September 20, 2017 - Rock to Road is now accepting presentation proposals for the inaugural Quarry Tech forum taking place on February 22, 2018 in Calgary, Alta.
September 13, 2017 - The level of danger with conveying equipment can be deceiving because the conveyor doesn’t make a lot of noise and is only moving material from one end to another. However, statistics show that conveying equipment is responsible for more injuries than most all other quarry equipment combined. This is exactly why conveyor guarding is so important.
September 5, 2017 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted a full assessment of CRH Canada Group's Paris Pit and is pleased to announce the granting of it's third certificate of conformance for responsible aggregate extraction.
September 5, 2017 - A recent study, funded by OSSGA, found that within the three Plan Areas, aggregate rehabilitation created 293 ha of aquatic habitat.
September 5, 2017 - On August 8, 2017, MNRF released a new study that it commissioned to update knowledge and information on aggregate resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The study was conducted in 2016 by Golder Associates Ltd. in  conjunction with MHBC Planning, Altus Group and Dionne Bacchus and Associates.
August 28, 2017 - Vulcan Materials Company, the largest producer of construction aggregates in the U.S., announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polaris Materials Corporation, an aggregates and logistics company, which serves key California markets from strategically situated operations in British Columbia. The Polaris business includes a high capacity aggregates processing plant and deep water port on Vancouver Island along with associated long term aggregate reserves and five distribution yard outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Long Beach, Calif.
August 24, 2017 - The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) has long advanced the notion of collapsing the Aggregate Mines License Fee and Aggregate Transportation Fee into a single Community Enhancement Levy, calculated on aggregate tonnage extraction. The proposed CEL is designed to provide municipalities that host quarries with higher, more predicable revenues they can use for local infrastructure priorities.
August 21, 2017 - In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research group from Leoben investigated how excavation methods for hard rock could be improved by using microwave irradiation so as to make classical mechanical excavation easier and save energy.
August 11, 2017 - With the first ESTMA reporting cycle coming to a close, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce that, as of August 10, 2017, links to 683 individual, consolidated, and substituted have been published on the NRCan website.
July 28, 2017 - Aggregate producers often struggle to co-exist with nearby communities.
July 28, 2017 - Les Helm has been working in Canada’s resource sectors as long as he can remember. His father, who worked as a logger in the Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island, first introduced him to the forestry sector as a small child. Helm quickly followed in his father’s footsteps, joining him in the bush.
July 27, 2017 - Joe Kerr Limited is a staple in the community of Wingham, Ont.
September 18, 2017 - The federal government and the Province of Ontario recently announced they will jointly fund three projects to expand Highway 11/17, the main link into Western Canada from northwestern Ontario.
September 18, 2017 - The Windsor-Detroit gateway is the busiest commercial land border crossing between Canada and the United States. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring sufficient capacity to maintain an efficient trade corridor that can handle trade and traffic growth for the long-term, benefitting Canadians for generations to come.   
September 13, 2017 - Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge over the Detroit River at Windsor is on track to begin in 2018, as originally promised, according to Michael Cautillo, president and CEO of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) that is managing the project.
September 8, 2017 – SYSTRA is transforming its global bridge engineering capability with the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies (IBT), a world-renowned bridge design company.
September 7, 2017 - The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is disappointed by the B.C. government’s decision to rethink plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge.
September 5, 2017 - The federal government has committed new funding to help the Yukon grow its natural resources sector.
August 24, 2017 - Today two First Nations Leaders predicted that the recent road projects for the Ring of Fire announced by the Wynne Government would hit a dead end without real and concrete jurisdiction agreement with First Nations. The leadership of Eabametoong and Neskantaga First Nations gathered today to affirm their longstanding relationship and considered the premature announcements by the Wynne Government regarding potential roads to the Ring of Fire area. The proposed roads to the Noront project cross the rivers and lands of Neskantaga and Eabametoong.
August 23, 2017 - The second and final construction contract for the McKenzie interchange project has now been awarded for the remaining work that involves lowering the Trans-Canada Highway, constructing the ramps, overpass, and new pedestrian-cyclist bridge over the highway, and the final landscaping.
August 21, 2017 - Ontario is taking an important next step toward developing the Ring of Fire, working with Webequie, Marten Falls and Nibinamik First Nations to plan and construct a year-round access road into the proposed mining development site being pursued by Noront Resources Ltd. As part of this project, the province is also working with First Nations to build all-season access roads to their communities.
August 10, 2017 - Ontario is widening 1.6 kilometres of Highway 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway to reduce congestion and improve road safety in Collingwood.
August 9, 2017 - The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a $3.7-million contract to Tybo Contracting Ltd. to carry out the Rosedale Overhead seismic upgrade, along with cycling and pedestrian improvements to the crossing.
August 8, 2017 - Construction is getting underway on new passing lanes on B.C. Highway 5 between Barriere and Little Fort, near Darfield, improving safety along this stretch of the Yellowhead Highway north of Kamloops.
September 19, 2017 - Downtime is costly for screens in minerals processing and aggregates production. Metso's new hammerless attachment system for screening media provides safer installation, faster removal and maximized uptime.
September 19, 2017 – Kobelco USA is continuing its commitment to providing customers with quality products from its North American excavator production facility with plans to nearly double manufacturing capacity by 2018.
September 19, 2017 – Manitex International, Inc., a leading international provider of cranes and specialized industrial equipment, announced that Steve Kiefer has been named president, North America, for Manitex International.
September 18, 2017 — Superior Industries Inc. has hired Terry O’Hearn as its new conveyor components territory manager for the southcentral United States. O’Hearn will work with distributors in the region to market and sell conveyor components in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.
September 18, 2017 — Michelin Earthmover announced the launch of two new sizes of the Michelin XHA 2, a loader tire for small- and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management. The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders.
September 11, 2017 – After Hurricane Harvey dropped 33 trillion gallons of water on Texas, HCSS, a construction software company located in Sugar Land, Texas was one of the first companies to mobilize and implement plans to assist residents to clean out flood damaged materials from their homes and raise funds to help employees rebuild.
September 6, 2017 - Legg Company, Inc., a unit of Continental’s division ContiTech, was among four companies to receive top honours for safety at the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ (ARPM) Environmental Health and Safety Summit here recently.
September 5, 2017 — Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has introduced a completely redesigned range of eight QAS mobile generators for prime applications. Covering power ratings from 25 to 330 kVA, the fuel-efficient lineup offers the latest Tier 4 Final engines, footprints up to 20 percent smaller than the previous generation, and a superior end-user experience. The new paralleling option is easy to use and provides additional benefits in terms of versatility, reliability and fuel efficiency.
September 5, 2017 - Terex MPS has named Gareth Orritt as its new Canica business development manager. In his new role, Gareth will be responsible for developing the sales and distribution of the Canica VSI product range.
August 29, 2017 — Purpose-built in Dubuque, Iowa, the John Deere-designed and manufactured 1050K pipelayer-ready (PL) crawlers are now available for pipeline customers looking to get a lift on the competition. The 1050K pipelayer is available in two configurations for 170,000 pounds (PL170) and 220,000 pounds (PL220) of maximum lift capacity.
August 29, 2017 – The Kenworth T370 is now available with factory-installed 18,000-pound and 20,000-pound front drive axles. The new offering is targeted for heavy utility services, construction, municipalities, fire and rescue, and other specialty applications.
August 29, 2017 — Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, welcomes Dan Bradford to its growing team of bulk handling and processing application specialists. Bradford will serve as a washing process engineer alongside John Bennington, Superior’s director of washing and classifying equipment.
September 20, 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.
September 5, 2017 - If you're a knowledgeable, talented speaker with something timely to say, now is the time to speak up.
August 15, 2017 – Disruptive innovation (think Uber) is here to stay and the heavy equipment industry is not immune. However, equipment manufacturers and distributors can recognize and leverage disruptive innovations and create new value to stay in business and prosper.
August 14, 2017 - Kespry is hosting its “Using Drone Data for Aggregates Inventory Management” webinar on August 17 at 11 a.m. PST.
August 1, 2017 - Conveyors are one of the best productivity-enhancing tools available. Yet, conveyor-related injuries can cost employers millions of dollars annually and could be prevented with the right training, preparation and safety precautions.
July 31, 2018 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) is calling for presentation proposals for its 2018 Conference and AGM. Want to speak to the leaders of our industry on some of the hottest and latest topics? Then submit an abstract for the OSSGA Conference Call for Speakers.
July 28, 2017 - As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength.
July 14, 2017 - A credit course - PLAN 474 / 674 – Aggregate Resources Planning, Development and Management – first introduced in 2015 at the University of Waterloo, is being offered again in  the Fall term of 2017 as an elective in the School of Planning. The course exposes participants to a variety of topics associated with aggregate resources, important but contentious issues in planning and resource management in Ontario and elsewhere. It is believed that PLAN 474 / 674 is still the first of its kind in Ontario, and possibly in Canada. Financial support for the course was provided by The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation (TOARC), and is gratefully acknowledged. 
July 6, 2017 - The Aggregate Resources Course being offered at the University of Waterloo in Fall 2017 will be held Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and covers a variety of topics related to aggregate resources and planning including: geology, economics, licencing, site plans, conflict resolution, cumulative effects, rehabilitation and recent Tribunal decisions. Several field trips are also planned. The course, which is open to industry participants, may be taken at the graduate level or as a standalone course for those who want to learn more about the industry. 
July 5, 2017 - CarriersEdge, a leading provider of online driver training for the trucking industry, is hosting an “ROI” webinar at 1 p.m. EST on July 11. The hour-long program, which includes the opportunity for audience questions, can help fleets determine if an online training program is a right fit for the company.  
June 26, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual with new and expanded content on safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown, and maintenance precautions.
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).

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