December 6, 2016 - It's a fact. OSSGA members provide the stone, sand and gravel needed to build Ontario communities. We are surrounded by aggregate – it is literally the foundation of our lives. Yet many of us are unaware of how essential it is.
October 6, 2016 - Companies across Alberta have felt the economic impact of the downturn in the oil and gas industry. With such a vital piece of the province’s economy in a depressed state due to low oil prices, companies from dozens of sectors have been forced to look for alternative markets for their goods and services.
September 22, 2016 - Changes are coming to Ontario’s Aggregate Resources Act (ARA), and this has left some members of Ontario’s aggregates industry with some serious concerns. The changes outlined in Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) A Blueprint for Change: A proposal to modernize and strengthen Aggregate Resources Act policy framework, while positive, are missing key components according to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA).
July 7, 2016 - Since its early days doing residential projects with a single truck backhoe and a dozer, Conception Bay South, N.L.-based Farrell’s Excavating Ltd., has grown to become one of the top five asphalt producers on the island. And asphalt is not all they do.
June 28, 2016 - U.S. Concrete, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of NYCON Supply Corp. (NYCON), a ready-mixed concrete producer headquartered in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. 
April 26, 2016 - Limestone has been in the ground for hundreds of millions of years and its use in building construction dates back at least to the pyramids in ancient Egypt.
March 7, 2016 - Since its early days screening and hauling gravel in the 1950s, the Conrad family has grown their Dartmouth, N.S.-based quarrying operations to an average output of about a million tonnes annually, with trucking and soil remediation complementing its core operations.
February 23, 2016 – After years of planning and preparation, the Cornerstone Standards Council announced that the Dufferin Acton quarry has become the first to produce aggregates based on CSC standards.
December 23, 2015 - No more dust, no more water usage and extensive safety features. These are among the ambitious goals Construction DJL adivision of Eurovia (Vinci group) set for its new automated aggregate plant, which the company began operating this fall in St-Philippe, Que.
It was a grueling winter in Nova Scotia in 2014-15. As the late days of April approached, aggregate and road construction crews were finally working with conditions that would allow them to operate. Sure, road conditions were still soggy and weight restrictions remained in affect, but site prep work could finally begin and pits and quarries finally got in a position where stone could be crushed to create the stockpiles needed for customers and projects throughout the province.
Building roads and mining aggregates in the middle of cottage country is not without its advantages. There are pristine lakes to boat, fish and swim on in the summer, and perfect conditions for ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.
Mission Ridge Aggregates, which produces and supplies sand and gravel to companies in southwestern British Columbia, operates in a tough market.
A new impact crusher is keeping a western Ontario aggregates producer in the black as it processes 1-in.-minus reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) particles from chunks as big as a coffee table, with the help of the right excavator.
Work smarter, not harder, is a welcome concept in the mobile crushing and screening industry where operations face ever-changing locations, applications and product specifications.
Vancouver-based Polaris Minerals Corporation recently started building an aggregates receiving terminal in the Port of Long Beach to serve the Los Angeles basin market in Southern California.

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