Darren Neil has built and grown Darren Neil and Sons Excavating Inc. from the ground up in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Born and raised in Collingwood, Ont., Darren identified several opportunities in his hometown where a person with a strong entrepreneurial spirit could build a business doing niche work within the construction sector. In 2003, he did exactly that.
The future of a long-standing and successful program that sees spent pits and quarries rehabilitated is in doubt after months of no movement by the provincial government to flow funds to pay for the work.
Toronto has placed first among 20 of Ontario’s large cities and regions for its performance in recycling concrete and asphalt.
The largest producer of natural stone in North America, Polycor Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of its merger with Indiana Limestone Company (ILCO), a leading dimensional limestone quarrier and building products producer headquartered in Bloomington, Ind. This announcement comes shortly after Polycor's recent acquisition of four limestone quarries in France in July, now positioning the company as a global leader in the natural stone industry.
Algoma has been a manufacturing staple in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. for more than a century. The fully integrated steel producer of hot and cold rolled steel products is the largest employer in the area and builds steel for a wide variety of manufacturing, automotive, construction, mining, energy, ship, rail and military applications around the globe.
Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish-based project development and construction group Skanska Sweden are getting closer to making a green quarry a reality.
Equipment dealers flocked to Morris, Minn. to take part in Superior Industries’ Ignite18 Dealer Open House held from Aug. 26 to 28, 2018.
Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. Drawing on the electromobility and automation expertise of the Volvo Group, the research project, dubbed Electric Site, aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry – from excavation to primary crushing, and transport to secondary crushing – although a negligible amount of diesel power will still be used. The system’s efficiency, safety and environmental benefits are set to impact both customers and society at large.
Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Rocky View Committee chair Travis Coates and executive director John Ashton reports back from their meeting with Alberta Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen.
Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish-based project development and construction group Skanska Sweden are getting closer to making a green quarry a reality.
Workers expect to come home safely from their jobs. What happens when they don’t? How does society move forward from workplace fatalities? Are fines enough? Are any lessons learned when a company is convicted, pays a fine and carries on with its work in silence?
At LafargeHolcim, sustainability is a serious issue. The global building materials manufacturing giant created the LafargeHolcim 2030 Sustainability Plan in support of UN “Sustainable Development Goals” for the planet. The company aims to use more than 60 million tonnes/year of waste-derived fuels by 2020.
The MHCA and Merit Contractors Association will be testing public attitudes towards infrastructure, specifically their top of mind concerns about highways, and how Manitoba can adequately invest in those roads to ensure the economy continues to grow.
Commuters will need to wait a little longer to drive across the fully constructed new Champlain Bridge.
The Highway 16 Bunce Road to Blackwater Road improvement project west of Prince George, B.C. is complete, making it a safer and more efficient drive for people travelling throughout the community.
A new contract has been awarded for Howe Sound Service Area 04, requiring higher standards and quicker responses to stalled vehicles on the Lions Gate and Ironworkers’ Memorial bridges.
PaveTech’s call for proposals is officially open!
Ernest S. Matheson (Ernie) was a true entrepreneur, always adapting to his environment and circumstances. Shortly before The Second World War, Ernie started up his own trucking business, hauling whatever needed moving.
The Government of Canada is making investments that will help create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will ensure people and goods move safely and smoothly between Canada and the U.S., facilitating economic activity, growth, and prosperity on both sides of the border. 
New maintenance contracts have been awarded for two service areas in the Southern Interior, with improved standards and better highway conditions for British Columbians year-round.
As any driver can attest, Manitoba needs to invest billions of dollars in its provincial roads and bridges, just to bring them to good condition. How many billions? The Manitoba government knows, but is refusing to say. We know that, because we asked.
Small rural communities across Canada offer many wonderful advantages from the hustle and bustle of large urban areas – amazing scenery, clean air, beautiful night skies and bountiful wildlife, to name a few.
The North Fork Bridge replacement project on the Trans-Canada Highway is complete, improving safety, capacity and efficiency for people using the highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke.
Twenty-three kilometres of Highway 19 will be resurfaced using hot-in-place recycle paving to keep the route in top condition for people travelling on the Inland Island Highway between Parksville and Courtenay.
Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, has launched the Tyler F-Class portable plant that includes several new technologies to improve setup time and extend equipment longevity in quarry and mining operations. The portable plant features a new custom-built chassis equipped with six hydraulic run-on jacks that quickly level the plant, eliminating the need for cribbing. The run-on jacks also ensure the chassis stays level during operation, which minimizes equipment wear.
Martin Engineering has introduced a new design specifically for applications where space for installation is limited. 
Trimble announced the release of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster and easier than ever before. In addition, Trimble Earthworks now gives excavator operators using tiltrotators the advantage of automatic machine control, which can result in increased productivity.
Superior Industries, Inc. recently appointed Premier Equipment as its brand-new crushing and screening dealer in New England, U.S.
Telsmith, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Don Ruppert, who joins as regional sales manager covering New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware as his primary focus.
Watch Hollywood action star Dolph Lundgren pump up a group of excavators and have them do things you never thought an excavator could do. Pull-ups. Push-ups. Side-to-sides.
Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) announced today the availability of Trimble Loadrite  L3180 SmartScale as an option on Hitachi wheel loaders in the U.S.
Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced it has been awarded a 2018 Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award for their innovation of the Sealmaster Time Saving Axial Groove Mounted Ball Bearing.
With the rise of fossil fuel prices and the pressure to lower carbon footprints many consumers and companies are demanding more fuel-efficient vehicles. Here we explore the truth behind some of the big advancements in engine design to the small adjustments of your wing mirrors to see how new innovations are plugging the drain on fossil fuels.
CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new TV450 compact track loader (CTL), a new 10,610-lb. vertical-lift machine with a rated operating capacity of 4,500 lb. at 50 per cent tipping load. The newest and largest CASE CTL ever built features an industry leading 9,188 lb. of breakout force, and optional high-flow (3,450 psi at 39.5 gpm) and enhanced high-flow (4,000 psi at 35 gpm) hydraulics for high-power attachments such as mulching heads, stump grinders and cold planers.
John Deere continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management with the addition of the MH60D mulching head to its Worksite Pro lineup. Designed to remove 8-inch (203-mm) trees and 12-inch (305-mm) stumps with ease, the MH60D model shreds underbrush and woody materials into beneficial mulch in minutes. Like all Worksite Pro attachments, this mulching head is optimized to work with John Deere skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, as well as most competitive models.
Heavy-haul trailers see it all: rocks, ruts, bumps and jolts. It all translates to an increased risk of damage.
Canada’s largest trade event for the heavy equipment industry is making its return to Mississauga’s International Centre this March 28 and 29, 2019. As part of its 22nd year, the event is planning a variety of special pavilions and activities for all corners of the industry.
It is official: recreational marijuana is legal in Canada with effect from October 17. With that comes a patchwork of jurisdictional laws establishing where and how marijuana products will be sold and used by consumers.
General registration for the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s 2019 Annual General Meeting is now open.
Topcon Positioning Group announces its representatives’ participation in the Strategic Partner Panel and Alliance Partner Sessions during the upcoming Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2018 Conference in London.
From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He's best known as the "dirtiest man on TV," a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. 
Quarry Tech's call for proposals is officially open! This is your opportunity to submit presentation proposals for Rock to Road’s upcoming Quarry Tech forums taking place in Richmond, B.C. and Moncton, N.B. 
GeoShack announces the arrival of the 2018 Topcon Technology Roadshow to the Toronto area. From September 26 to 27, the expandable semi-trailer truck with a seated theatre room and product showcase stops in Limehouse, Ont., along with the GeoShack team.
Managing workplace injuries was at the top of the agenda during the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association’s 2018 Fall Conference, which took place from Sept. 16 to 18 at the Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre in Kelowna, B.C.
SC&RA is seeking subject matter experts to speak at the 2019 Specialized Transportation Symposium, Feb. 19 to 22 in Houston, Texas. The annual event brings together specialized transportation professionals and government permitting officials to discuss a variety of topics, including permitting harmonization, safety, regulations, compliance, and the most pressing topics in the industry.
The National Pavement Expo & Conference (NPE) offers the best opportunity to connect and network with the top pavement maintenance and reconstruction professionals in the industry. We have over 55 sessions held by industry experts at NPE - so make sure to check us out as we head back to Nashville for the 2019 show.
Take the checkered flag to stay ahead of the competition: Attend the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference in Indianapolis from Feb. 12 to 14 at the Indiana Convention Center.
On November 5, aggregates, construction, surveying and other professionals from around the world will converge on Las Vegas, Nev. for the Trimble Dimensions 2018 International User Conference. The bi-annual conference brings together Trimble users worldwide for three days of technology demonstrations and training, presentations from Trimble visionaries and customers, and a chance to see and try the latest solutions from the technology company.

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