Aggregates
February 12, 2018 - Ken Sim has been working the land his entire adult life. In 2000, at 18 years of age, he started up a landscaping business in North Bay, Ont., which he ran successfully as his sole focus up until 2009 when he decided to change his scope and get into the aggregate business.
February 12, 2018 - It has been said that success is its own reward, but a little recognition never hurts. That was the thinking behind the new ASGA Award of Excellence. It was developed to spotlight outstanding examples of stewardship, community relations and operations from aggregate producers in Alberta.
February 9, 2018 - Jobs, investment and the potential for economic growth they carry are leaving Manitoba for other provinces because the development of pits and quarries in some municipalities is frustrated, the MHCA told key government ministers at a meeting Thursday.
February 2, 2018 - If you’re planning on attending the first-ever Quarry Tech then register now!
February 2, 2018 - The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s (ASGA) Truck Registry Program is a top priority for 2018.
January 23, 2018 - At the inaugural Quarry Tech forum, attendees will hear a practical guide on using the latest information management software to help aggregate producers address some of the most common process bottlenecks encountered in the production and distribution of construction aggregates.
January 18, 2018 - Lafarge Canada Inc. and its partners - University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Pembina Institute - are conducting a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels at its Exshaw Cement Plant. Building from previous research, this multi-partner, multi-site lower carbon fuels project is the most significant of its kind in Canada.
January 11, 2018 - An exciting addition to Quarry Tech, Lafarge Canada will be presenting on its newly constructed Onoway Wash Plant at the upcoming forum, taking place on Feb. 22 at the Radisson Calgary in Calgary, Alta.
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.

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