Aggregates
January 11, 2018 - The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) offered its members an update on its health and safety related initiatives during its 2018 annual general meeting at the Marriott Edmonton, River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alta.
January 10, 2018 – The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) kicked off its 2018 annual general meeting today at the Marriott Edmonton, River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alta.
January 3, 2018 - Drones and drone survey programs are gaining popularity in the quarry, mining and civil construction industries.
December 17, 2017 - Smarter materials are coming to the construction jobsite.
December 12, 2018 - Modern quarry blasting operations have evolved into an extensive array of paperwork with essential documentation required for blast reporting, vibration monitoring, data regression, damage complaint resolution and blasting notifications. This often results in an unmanageable clutter that can quickly grow out of hand. Existing autonomous vibration monitoring systems (AVMs) can presently be implemented to handle the processing of vibration monitoring by providing a soft real‐time supply of vibration data to all necessary stakeholders.
December 6, 2017 - To say that Lafarge Canada’s concrete aggregates operation is a staple in Onoway, Alberta would be a tremendous understatement. The operation dates back more than 100 years in the community of just over 1,000 residents located about 60 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.
December 6, 2017 - Crushing is a dangerous business. Every year there are serious accidents on the job site and some are fatal. Nearly all could have been avoided with better safe work practices.
November 29, 2017 - Growing up, brothers Craig and Clint Fiessel learned all about concrete. Their father, Ervin Fiessel, has worked in the concrete industry for more than 40 years out of his business, Southern Concrete Cutting, based in Regina, Sask. The two brothers decided to join the family business in June of 1998 and learn the ins and outs of the industry, including cutting, coring and light demolition.
November 27, 2017 - The BC Construction Safety Alliance has developed the Silica Control Tool as a resource for the construction industry in B.C.
Novemer 21, 2017 - CEMEX USA hosted dozens of aggregates industry experts Thursday at our Balcones Quarry in New Braunfels, Texas, to help highlight best practices to improve process efficiency as part of the annual Quarry Academy educational seminar presented by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology and Dyno Nobel.
November 20, 2017 - Historically, portable wash plants have been limited with regards to their productive capacity simply due to the constraints associated with keeping them road portable. BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. understood this better than most, so when it came time to replace an aging stationary plant with a completely road portable plant, the challenge seemed insurmountable.
November 20, 2017 - A new Memorandum of Understanding co-signed by EMBL and HeidelbergCement aims to encourage beneficial knowledge exchange in areas related to CO2 emission reduction, avoidance and recovery, as well as driving innovation.
November 14, 2017 — CEMEX USA announced that Lytle Creek Quarry near Rialto, Calif., received the prestigious 2017 California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) Excellence in Safety Award in the Large Aggregates category for its attention to safety.
November 14, 2017 - HeidelbergCement announced on Nov. 10 that it has sold 50 per cent of the voting rights in its Georgian business to Cement Invest, an investment company jointly managed and owned by the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) and Hunnewell Partners (Hunnewell). HeidelbergCement and Cement Invest will jointly control the resulting joint venture. The transaction will contribute in total about € 115 million to the future reduction of net debt of HeidelbergCement.
October 27, 2017 - On Sept. 21, 2017, CRH plc announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Ash Grove Cement Company (Ash Grove), a leading U.S. cement manufacturer headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, for a total consideration of U.S.$3.5 billion.

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