Profiles
The 2019 Alberta Provincial Election was held on April 16th and results saw the United Conservative Party of Alberta obtain a majority government with a total of 63 seats elected with the Alberta New Democratic Party taking 24 seats.
Walker Industries has been producing stone, sand and gravel for over 130 years and creating vineyards and beehives along the way. Through the company’s aggregates division, with quarry operations in Ontario’s Niagara, Simcoe and Essex regions, Walker has fulfilled its commitment to rehabilitation and then some.
Producers, gravel season is gearing up, and now is a good time to get ready by registering your trucks and those of your transportation partners.
The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) kicked off its annual general meeting and trade show held Jan. 9 and 10 with a record registration of approximately 265 attendees flocking to the River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, Alta.
The Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) announces the release of its Responsible Aggregate Standard (V4) and changes to CSC's role moving forward. This announcement comes following a pilot period of CSC's Standard (V3) to evaluate the effectiveness of the standard.
At 15 tonnes, Alberta uses more tonnes of aggregate per capita than any other province. Despite the province’s needs for stone, sand and gravel products, industry still has its challenges starting up and operating pits and quarries in many communities, due to concerns from residents related to groundwater quality, increased truck traffic, and potential dust and noise. In areas where residents are especially concerned, community outreach and regular communication between producers and residents are keys to creating positive relationships between municipalities and aggregate companies.
Land reclamation is of great importance to sand and gravel producers in Alberta, and from smaller operators to larger ones, all of them realize the value of being good stewards to the environment in which they operate. The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s (ASGA) very roots go back to ensuring that players in the aggregate industry in Alberta go about their work in an ecologically responsible way; which ensures that land is reclaimed to a state which makes it usable once more.
Lafarge Canada was awarded the 2018 ESAA Industry Award for Environmental Innovation.
Check out the highlights from Lafarge's Habitat for Humanity Partnership Carter Work Project in 2017.
Luck Stone, the crushed stone and aggregates division of Luck Companies, has significantly broadened its footprint into new areas of the southeastern U.S. following the acquisitions of Stephens Industries in Atlanta, Ga., and Willow Oak Quarry in Kershaw County, S.C.
Lehigh Hanson, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HeidelbergCement, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Quarry Life Award for North America. The Quarry Life Award program is HeidelbergCement's international research and education competition focusing on mining sites and the need to raise awareness about the biological value of mineral extraction sites worldwide.
Darren Neil has built and grown Darren Neil and Sons Excavating Inc. from the ground up in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Born and raised in Collingwood, Ont., Darren identified several opportunities in his hometown where a person with a strong entrepreneurial spirit could build a business doing niche work within the construction sector. In 2003, he did exactly that.
The future of a long-standing and successful program that sees spent pits and quarries rehabilitated is in doubt after months of no movement by the provincial government to flow funds to pay for the work.
The largest producer of natural stone in North America, Polycor Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of its merger with Indiana Limestone Company (ILCO), a leading dimensional limestone quarrier and building products producer headquartered in Bloomington, Ind. This announcement comes shortly after Polycor's recent acquisition of four limestone quarries in France in July, now positioning the company as a global leader in the natural stone industry.
Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Rocky View Committee chair Travis Coates and executive director John Ashton reports back from their meeting with Alberta Infrastructure Minister Sandra Jansen.
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