The Melancthon EcoPower Centre is described as the country’s biggest wind installation to date, generating enough electricity to power some 70,000 average homes.
John MacLellan is operations superintendent for Rankin Construction Inc. and explains that the acquisition of a quarry in Port Colborne, Ont., in early 2007 marks the company’s first entry into the aggregate production business. Significant investment has been made to expand the quarry’s capacity and product range, including aggregates for the company’s hot mix asphalt plant in nearby Thorold.
Aggregates & Roadbuilding proudly announces Dufferin Construction Company as the Roadbuilder of the Year for 2008.
Located just 12 km northwest of downtown Calgary, the Springbank operations of BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. are an important part of the city’s construction materials supply with aggregates, ready mix concrete and hot mix asphalt all  produced there by company plants.
Looking at this year’s Top 10 aggregate operations, the pattern established in recent years continues, with Canada’s three biggest operations all water based and in the same order as the previous year. 
Fatalities overshadow 2007 in B.C. and industry responds; aggregate producers and suppliers remain generally optimistic for 2008, despite market turmoil.
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