Profiles
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.

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