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.
The latest technologies and techniques for optimizing quarry and pit operations were on display on March 6 in Vancouver at Rock to Road’s Quarry Tech forum.
Producers, gravel season is gearing up, and now is a good time to get ready by registering your trucks and those of your transportation partners.
From the rocks to the roads, the agendas are set for Rock to Road’s first-ever PaveTech: A Smart Roads Conference and Quarry Tech, taking place on March 5 and 6 at the Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver.
At Quarry Tech Vancouver on March 6, Frontline Machinery will be providing a comprehensive overview on technological advancements in hybrid mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment.
Aggregate production is a low margin business and those in the business have little power to influence the price of their products. These facts drive the need for constant cost reduction and the most effective way to reduce costs over time is through a smart system of measurements that give you the information you need to make wise decisions for plant options.
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.
Back by popular demand, Jef McGee, new business manager for Polydeck Screen Corp. will discuss wash screen optimization at Rock to Road's Quarry Tech forums taking place on March 6, 2019 in Vancouver and on April 25, 2019 in Moncton, N.B. 
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 the recent results from its 10-week field test, which surpassed expectations. 
Producers across the country are after user-friendly automation technologies as a way to increase uptime and reduce the load on operators. Etheridge Automation vice-president Jon Etheridge has overseen more than 50 successful automation projects in Canada and the U.S. Listen to Jon as he walks you through examples of Canadian quarries already benefiting from automation technologies, and describes the various automated options from simple crusher automation to full plant options. 
The new year is bringing exciting new changes to the Canadian drone industry.
The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) kicked off its annual general meeting and trade show held Jan. 9 and 10 with a record registration of approximately 265 attendees flocking to the River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alta.
The Manitoba government will be distributing an additional $10 million in unconditional operating funding to rural municipalities as part of Budget 2019 to support their critical infrastructure needs, such as fixing roads and bridges, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today.
The eastbound Highway 3 bridge needs to be replaced to meet the needs of the growing Lethbridge population and to support critical commercial and industry activity.
New maintenance contracts for service areas 08 and 13 in the B.C. Okanagan have been awarded to Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc.
Investing in modern transportation infrastructure is critical to connecting communities, helping businesses move their goods to customers markets, and building a strong economy for all Canadians.
The Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure officially launched the first stream of province’s $30-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program on March 12.
Roadbuilding professionals descended on Vancouver on March 5 to learn about some of the latest technologies available for optimizing their operations at Rock to Road’s inaugural PaveTech: A Smart Roads Conference.
The Province of British Columbia has selected three pre-qualified bidding teams to participate in the competitive selection process to design and construct the new toll-free Pattullo Bridge that will deliver a safer crossing and easier connections into Surrey and New Westminster.
The BC Construction Safety Alliance has developed the Silica Control Tool as a resource for the construction industry in B.C.
Contractors handle capital projects on Nova Scotia’s roads and bridges, while the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) takes care of performing around $120-million worth of winter and summer maintenance each year.
The Government of Canada is making important infrastructure investments that are helping create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will support economic growth by improving connections between Canada and the U.S. and enabling the continuous flow of people and goods through a safe, secure and efficient Windsor-Detroit trade corridor.
The acceptance of Intelligent Compaction (IC) continues to grow in North America. In the U.S., many states have already written IC into specifications and requirements. There are also contractors using the technology in states without specific requirements.
Synthetic fibres have been used to improve the performance of asphalt concrete pavements for many years. Different types of fibres have been used to enhance asphalt mixture properties and to improve the long-term performance of asphalt concrete pavements. One of the more recent materials to be used for this purpose has been aramid fibres.
Continental is further extending its tire portfolio for the earthmoving industry. The technology company recently launched a new compound for its RDT-Master for the use on Rigid Dump Trucks. The cut-resistant compound was developed for rough and abrasive applications where tires have to withstand sharp gravel, rocks and stones.
With a goal of expanding its product portfolio, technology company Continental is offering to its conveyor belting customers a more complete range of options by introducing a new non-stick compound solution - called ContiClean – for the North American market.
JY Voghel Inc. has been announced as the Cedarapids distributor for Quebec.
Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. and the world’s leader in weighing equipment, announces the new and improved FB2560 instrument, which incorporates even faster processing power, expanded USB capabilities, an updated operating system, and more memory than the FB2558. Transitioning to the new instrument is easy, since the FB2560 maintains the same industry leading feature set, including setup, calibration methods, and user-friendly web interface.
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has appointed Scott Young to be vice-president of uptime and customer support for sales region Americas. The appointment becomes effective June 1, but the transition to the new position has already started.
Cemen Tech has introduced AP Office and AP Mobile, a new set of tools in its ACCU-POUR technology suite available for volumetric concrete mixer users. AP Office and AP Mobile are an all-new cloud-based productivity solution that provides users a complete view of their concrete business operations. The ACCU-POUR technology suite is designed to make an impact on operations of all sizes, giving users more control over their business than ever before.
Telsmith, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral processing equipment, enjoyed a successful AGG1 2019 in Indianapolis, Ind. from February 12 to 14, promoting their core product lineup, launching their Crushing Questions campaign and promoting Hire Heroes USA.
Trimble recently introduced the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, a reliable and streamlined machine control solution for drilling and piling operations. The next generation system enables contractors to perform drilling and piling operations quickly, safely and accurately.
Powerscreen has been powering the industry since 1966 and is one of the world’s leading providers of mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment.
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. Now, if you own a sedan like I do, off-roading is not the best idea. However, for many who own an SUV or pick-up truck, they have at the very least driven on a dirt road with some potholes.
The 2019 editions of World of Asphalt and the AGG1 Academy & Expo have arrived in Indianapolis, Ind. at the Indiana Convention Center and are the biggest in the shows’ histories!
Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, has announced its new Site Planning Toolkit designed to increase site profitability, productivity, and safety. Kespry will be showcasing the toolkit at the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, February 12-14 at Booth 39056 at the Indiana Convention Center.
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.
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.
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.
For asphalt contractors to be successful in today’s competitive paving market, paver and roller operators must acquire a deep knowledge of the equipment’s features and put this knowledge into practice at the job site. With long-time equipment operators retiring at a high rate, the next generation of operators must receive extensive in-depth training on the equipment in order to meet project specifications without costly rework, so companies can maximize equipment return on investment.
The ASGA AGM and Tradeshow is our biggest event of the year, and we are excited to show you a sneak peek at our planned speaker/session list for the event. Please note that our speaker/session line-up is subject to change and the below list includes only what we have confirmed thus far. A full agenda of the AGM with time slots will be distributed in mid-December. 
The 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show is approaching this March 28 and 29 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. With event preparation in full force, visitor registration is now live and the expanded exhibit floor is closing in on sold-out status.
PaveTech’s call for proposals is officially open!

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