Profiles
The summer of 2013 was difficult for businesses and homeowners living in southern Alberta.
Mainland Sand and Gravel Ltd., based in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, started small 43 years ago as a supplier of sand to the regional construction industry.
As the Greater Toronto Area continues to see a significant growth of the residential, commercial and transportation infrastructure, aggregate supplies in the region dry up and new virgin aggregate sources are more and more difficult to get approved.
The city of Grande Prairie has emerged as one of the fastest growing metropolitan centres in Western Canada, with its abundance of both renewable and non-renewable resources ranging from agriculture and forestry to oil and natural gas.
You’ve maybe heard these phrases: a nose for news, a nose for the ball or a nose for the goal.
The City of Kitchener, Ont., is providing an excellent example of just how valuable recycled aggregates can be.
In booming infrastructure markets across Canada, small and medium sized operations sometimes struggle to find market share as the biggest players in our industry flock to the scene to take over major projects.
In the materials production industry, you’d be hard-pressed to find a piece of equipment that works as hard as a vibrating screen. Every day – and oftentimes, 24-hours a day – ton after ton of material is dumped on them, as their shafts turn and bearings drive. Although they endure tough working conditions, they’re still held to the highest standards, and expected to produce a clean, properly sized product every time.  
Having access to one of the richest deposits of multicoloured aggregate in the world gives a company options for what products to produce.
An increased call for the use of recycled aggregates in roadbuilding projects across Canada has caused many aggregate producers to at least investigate the cost of making the product
Seventeen years ago, Ryan Jones was just a business student with a good idea of how to make some extra money during the summer to help pay for school.
With some things in life, size doesn’t matter. At Bettenson’s Sand & Gravel, whether it’s a small residential job or a large and complex commercial construction project, they make sure to provide the same commitment and dedication to each customer.
It was during 2007 that Kingston-based roadbuilding company and aggregate producer Cruickshank Construction began seeking feedback from its employees
It’s minus 24 C and Dom Kriangkum is navigating his way around piles of gravel with a tape measure in one hand and a note pad in the other.
Danford Aggregates’ granite quarry near Madoc, Ont., was a very busy place in late November 2011.

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