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Walker Industries has a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We have recently committed $75,000 over the next five years to two important community projects in Niagara.
Washington State University researchers have created a sustainable alternative to traditional concrete using coal fly ash, a waste product of coal-based electricity generation.
Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted an audit of the open non-conformances at Miller Paving Ltd.'s Carden Quarry and is pleased to announce that the site has demonstrated conformance with all minor non-conformances identified in the July 3, 2017 assessment report. 
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.
In labs across the world, cellulose nanocrystals are being tested as an additive to all types of things – inks, bioplastics and construction products, to name a few. 
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.
June 14, 2018 - CDE and Resolve Aggregates are delighted to be hosting a demonstration event at Resolve Aggregates' site in Ravenna, Texas, on Wednesday, June 27. The Open Day will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see the latest wet processing technologies implemented by CDE.
June 5, 2018 - The MHCA’s Winnipeg and the Aggregate Producers Committees are preparing suggestions to assist the City of Winnipeg in its quality assurance process for aggregate bases in road construction, which may include a complete change in the testing process and/or more frequent base testing.
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.

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