Technology
March 1, 2017 – In 2014, the Canadian Standards Association amended its concrete materials standard (A23.1) to allow the use of reclaimed concrete material as an aggregate in unshrinkable backfill. 
February 15, 2017 - Metso will unveil game-changing crushing technology for the aggregates industry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas from March 7 to 11, 2017.
January 18, 2017 - Kolberg-Pioneer, Johnson Crushers International and Astec Mobile Screens will unveil their latest innovations during the 2017 ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow, located in the Astec Industries’ booth, C-30332 in Central Hall.
January 5, 2017 - Terex Washing Systems (TWS) are delighted to announce their debut at CQMS 2017 Show, taking place on April 21 and 22, 2017. 
January 3, 2016 - Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky, which is why Transport Canada is moving forward with a number of safety initiatives for drones.
December 13, 2016 - The HX1 prototype autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has scooped the Swedish Institute for Quality’s (SIQ) Quality Innovation of the Year Award. Winning in the Potential Innovations category, Volvo CE’s vision of a futuristic machine is one element of a present-day electric site research project that is predicted to cut carbon emissions by up to 95% and lower total cost of ownership costs by a quarter.
December 9, 2016 - OSSGA learned that the Justice Committee has met and established a timeline for hearings on Bill 39. The Committee will meet for two days of hearings, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 and Thursday, March 2, 2017. 
December 2, 2016 - In the ongoing quest to create greener aggregate operations that produce less carbon emissions, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has partnered with its customer Skanska Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency and two Swedish universities to create an electric site research project designed to electrify certain transport stages in quarry operations from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing.
November 29, 2016 - The aggregate extracted from pits and quarries is a key building material used in the construction industry, and where extraction happens, there exists the possibility of occasional noise. Aggregate producers, through site design and the use of berms are generally able to effectively mitigate the noise to acceptable levels. But some designs and locations make it necessary to look for enhanced ways to mitigate noise.
November 24, 2016 - Bill 39 is "enabling" legislation that will provide new powers to the Minister, with the details of those powers to be addressed through regulation, standards and policies to be developed at a later date. Given this phased approach, OSSGA’s submission proposes changes to the legislation to include language and enough detail to help forestall any unintended consequences in the future.
November 22, 2016 - CEMEX, one of the leading building materials companies in the world, and IBM, today announced that CEMEX will undertake a sweeping digital transformation designed to improve its operations, substantially improve its customer experience and increase business efficiencies.
November 11, 2016 – Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, introduces its own brand of Haver Exciters. 
November 1, 2016 - Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International today announced the launch of McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS), a new business division focused on washing and classifying across multiple applications. The new unit will design and manufacture a full range of mobile, modular and static material and mineral washing equipment. 
October 20, 2016 - Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) presented its electric site solution and unveiled the new concept HX1 autonomous, battery electric, load carrier at the Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The prototype machine is one element of an electric site research project that predicts up to a 95% reduction in carbon emissions and up to a 25% reduction in total cost of ownership.
October 20, 2016 - It’s important for producers to use the best tools for the job. The right choice is especially important when choosing screen media for vibrating screens.

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