September 28, 2017 - Ed Sykes started his business with two gas-powered tandems to offer hauling services for aggregate and farming operations in the Chatham-Kent, Ont. area in the early 1970s. Now, more than 40 years later under his son Don’s management, Sykes Trucking Ltd. has grown to 16 employees in peak season with nine full-time staff.
September 26, 2017 - The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has released a study on the creation of wetland features at former aggregate pits and quarries within the Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment Plan Areas. The study reveals a total of 293 hectares of aquatic habitat features – or the equivalent of 1,849 NHL sized hockey rinks – have been created through the rehabilitation of surrendered aggregate sites.
September 25, 2017 - Many of the roads throughout British Columbia this past year have been abuzz with road construction projects. The heart of the Peace Region in British Columbia is no exception, and when many of the local road builders and residential contractors are in need of asphalt and other aggregates, they turn to Nels Ostero Sand & Gravel in Taylor, B.C. The majority of aggregate produced by the company goes to supplying the areas from Fort St. John to Dawson Creek and the surrounding areas.
September 13, 2017 - The level of danger with conveying equipment can be deceiving because the conveyor doesn’t make a lot of noise and is only moving material from one end to another. However, statistics show that conveying equipment is responsible for more injuries than most all other quarry equipment combined. This is exactly why conveyor guarding is so important.
July 28, 2017 - Les Helm has been working in Canada’s resource sectors as long as he can remember. His father, who worked as a logger in the Ucluelet, B.C. on Vancouver Island, first introduced him to the forestry sector as a small child. Helm quickly followed in his father’s footsteps, joining him in the bush.
July 25, 2017 - When acquiring Surface Material Leases (SMLs) in Alberta, there are many regulatory steps that operators must go through prior to receiving government approval to extract aggregate resource on Crown land. One of these steps is for the applicant to develop a Conservation & Reclamation Business Plan (CRBP), which is essentially a detailed plan describing how the applicant plans to develop the aggregate resource and resolve any related environmental and/or land-use issues.
July 23, 2017 - Buying a drone for a new mapping program at the enterprise level can be confusing. With all of the options available, figuring out what your business needs means asking the right questions. Here are five questions – and five important considerations – to help you evaluate drones for mapping
July 21, 2017—Trimble recently announced that it is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform.
July 14, 2017 - The first ever Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Award of Excellence will be presented at the 2018 AGM taking place on January 10 and 11, 2018 at The Marriott at River Cree Resort in Enoch Alta.
July 10, 2017 - Terex Finlay hosted an international open day in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 15 and 16, 2017. The event had a very international feel with dealers and end-user customers in attendance from Canada, U.S., South America, Europe, Russia, Japan and South Africa. In total over 350 dealers and customers visited the site over the two days.
June 22, 2017 - LafargeHolcim’s operations in Canada obtained the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) certificates for Responsibly Sourced Concrete for a ready mix concrete plant in Burlington, Ont. and a ready mix concrete plant in Edmonton, Alta.
June 12, 2017 - When it comes to starting up new ventures in the aggregates sector, there are many factors that need to be considered to ensure their success: strategic short-term and long-term plans to adapt to ever-changing economic factors, having the necessary capital, hiring the right team, and the list goes on. But there is one key consideration in particular that some companies overlook from time to time, and by doing so, almost certainly leads to costly delays that can spell disaster for a project before it gets off the ground.
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