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.
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.
October 18, 2017 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted a full assessment of Miller Paving Ltd.'s Carden Quarry and is pleased to announce the granting of it's fourth certificate of conformance for responsible aggregate extraction.
October 6, 2017 - The traditional three-part recipe for a railroad – rock, creosote-soaked hardwood ties, and ribbons of steel rail – has remained essentially unchanged since the first iron horse was put to work. And just as ties and rails require maintenance and eventual replacement, the rock, known as ballast, also wears down, and out.
September 28, 2017 - For almost as long as Canada’s aggregate industry has been harvesting the country’s natural resources to build much-needed infrastructure and thousands of other products, there have been individuals and groups that are opposed to the process. Aggregates producers, like most companies operating in resource-based industries, have met resistance to their production that has come in the forms of environmental groups, concerned neighbours, and various levels of government, to name a few.
September 5, 2017 - Cornerstone Standards Council auditors have conducted a full assessment of CRH Canada Group's Paris Pit and is pleased to announce the granting of it's third certificate of conformance for responsible aggregate extraction.
September 5, 2017 - A recent study, funded by OSSGA, found that within the three Plan Areas, aggregate rehabilitation created 293 ha of aquatic habitat.
September 5, 2017 - On August 8, 2017, MNRF released a new study that it commissioned to update knowledge and information on aggregate resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The study was conducted in 2016 by Golder Associates Ltd. in conjunction with MHBC Planning, Altus Group and Dionne Bacchus and Associates.
August 28, 2017 - Vulcan Materials Company, the largest producer of construction aggregates in the U.S., announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polaris Materials Corporation, an aggregates and logistics company, which serves key California markets from strategically situated operations in British Columbia. The Polaris business includes a high capacity aggregates processing plant and deep water port on Vancouver Island along with associated long term aggregate reserves and five distribution yard outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Long Beach, Calif.
August 24, 2017 - The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) has long advanced the notion of collapsing the Aggregate Mines License Fee and Aggregate Transportation Fee into a single Community Enhancement Levy, calculated on aggregate tonnage extraction. The proposed CEL is designed to provide municipalities that host quarries with higher, more predicable revenues they can use for local infrastructure priorities.
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