LafargeHolcim has acquired Tarrant Concrete, a leading provider of ready-mix concrete in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. This transaction will strengthen LafargeHolcim’s existing operations in one of the most attractive and biggest ready-mix concrete and aggregates markets in the U.S.
June 15, 2018 - Matt McDonald has been appointed as the new OSSGA representative on the Mining Legislative Review Committee (MLRC). He succeeds Jim Clark who was the industry member for many years.
June 15, 2018 - The Manitoba government has released the Co-chairs’ Report on the Manitoba–First Nations Mineral Development Protocol, which includes key findings and recommendations on ways to create certainty in order to advance mineral development projects in a timely way, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen and Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced, along with co-chairs Ron Evans, former chief of Norway House Cree Nation, and Jim Downey, former Manitoba deputy premier and cabinet minister.
May 30, 2018 - The provincial government has made good headway on resolving issues around applications to open pits and quarries and can support those gains by forming a minister’s advisory committee, MHCA president Chris Lorenc says.
Anyone involved in the aggregates sector will tell you that crushing is a serious business. Running a crushing operation with the utmost efficiency can mean the difference between being in the black or in the red. One key factor for having a crushing operation run successfully is having a strong safety culture in place. It has been proven in the aggregates and roadbuilding sectors, that a company’s safety culture is often tied to the overall success (or failure) of its operations.
May 29, 2018 - Peter Graham was recently hired as the new director of municipal relations for the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA). Rock to Road sat down with Graham and asked him about his decades of experience in the heavy building materials sector, his goals as OSSGA's newest director, and any advice he might have for companies looking to improve their municipal relationships. Here’s what he had to say.
May 29, 2018 - Castle Rock Enterprises has grown to become a go-to company when it comes to aggregates, civil works, rural roadbuilding and other infrastructure needs throughout Whitehorse and other regions within The Yukon. It’s an impressive feat that was performed in a relatively short period of time.
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 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).
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