Aggregates
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).
April 18, 2018 -  The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has hired Peter Graham as its new director of municipal relations.
April 10, 2018 - Recognizing the importance of continued engagement as a key component of the effective administration and enforcement of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has solicited stakeholder input on challenges and lessons learned from the first reporting cycle through a series of in-person and remote outreach sessions, bilateral meetings and a voluntary e-questionnaire completed in June 2017.
April 9, 2018 - When Doug Gonder spent his winters clearing snow, and his summers mining for gold throughout The Yukon in 1989, he didn’t expect his family’s business to morph into the successful construction company it is today.
Every year, Rock to Road Magazine is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements, hard work and dedication put forth by the up-and-comers of the road building and aggregate industries. We ask companies across Canada to submit nominations highlighting their best and brightest, and you never disappoint.
March 28, 2018 - If you work in Ontario and hauling aggregates is part of your business, then you’re likely aware of the axle weight and dimension compliance issues taking place in the province.
March 27, 2018 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted an audit of the open non-conformances at CRH Canada Group's Paris Pit and is pleased to announce that the site has demonstrated conformance with all minor non-conformances identified in the April 25, 2017 assessment report. 
March 23, 2018 - Woodstock Quarry, operated by Lafarge Canada Inc. in the Town of Zorra, Ont. has received the 2017 Award of Excellence from the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA).
March 9, 2018 - Tejas Aivalli has joined the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) as its new manager of planning and policy.

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