Technology
November 20, 2017 - A new Memorandum of Understanding co-signed by EMBL and HeidelbergCement aims to encourage beneficial knowledge exchange in areas related to CO2 emission reduction, avoidance and recovery, as well as driving innovation.
November 14, 2017 — CEMEX USA announced that Lytle Creek Quarry near Rialto, Calif., received the prestigious 2017 California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) Excellence in Safety Award in the Large Aggregates category for its attention to safety.
November 14, 2017 - HeidelbergCement announced on Nov. 10 that it has sold 50 per cent of the voting rights in its Georgian business to Cement Invest, an investment company jointly managed and owned by the Georgian Co-Investment Fund (GCF) and Hunnewell Partners (Hunnewell). HeidelbergCement and Cement Invest will jointly control the resulting joint venture. The transaction will contribute in total about € 115 million to the future reduction of net debt of HeidelbergCement.
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.
August 21, 2017 - In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research group from Leoben investigated how excavation methods for hard rock could be improved by using microwave irradiation so as to make classical mechanical excavation easier and save energy.
August 11, 2017 - With the first ESTMA reporting cycle coming to a close, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is pleased to announce that, as of August 10, 2017, links to 683 individual, consolidated, and substituted have been published on the NRCan website.
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. 

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