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Limestone shipments from Canadian quarries down more than 25 per cent

A new report from the Ohio-based Lake Carriers’ Association shows Canadian shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes are down an average of 26 per cent compared to this time last year, with a total of a little more than 610,000 tonnes of limestone being shipped this month from Canadian quarries.

Quarry Tech 2023 is coming and we want to hear from you!

This year, Rock to Road’s premier event exclusively for quarry, sand and gravel pit owners and operators is being held in Kanata, Ont. on Oct. 24. Do you have an interesting project you’ve been working on, or did you recently complete an upgrade? We’d love to hear about it!

Thunder Bay sustainable asphalt project yielding positive results

Recent inspections on a stretch of road outside of Thunder Bay’s Solid Waste and Recycling Facility, paved two years ago with asphalt mixed with pulp mill waste as part of the ongoing pilot project, show a notable resistance to vehicular loads with no signs of cracking or potholes.

DEVELON appoints new sales manager, managing director for DEVELON Germany

DEVELON Construction Equipment has appointed Andres M. Lohner to the roles of managing director for DEVELON Germany and sales manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and Eastern Europe.

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New federal minister overseeing Infrastructure Canada

Canada’s heavy construction industry will be doing business with new federal cabinet ministers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved Sean Fraser into the new combined portfolio of Ministry of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, replacing Dominic LeBlanc as the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. » Read More...

Aecon’s legacy projects drag down its second quarter, stock prices

Aecon released its second-quarter earnings report this week, with a reported net income of $28.2 million, finally moving them into the black after reporting losses in the first quarter of 2023 and in the same reporting period last year. » Read More...


Komatsu designs new Operator Guidance Monitor for optimizing quarry operations

Komatsu has revealed the Operator Guidance Monitor (OGM), a digital solution for rigid dump trucks in mine and quarry operations that looks to reduce production costs while increasing savings and safety. » Read More...


Mammoet debuts zero-emission heavy transport vehicle

Mammoet has introduced a zero-emission solution for transport of materials for large-scale construction and infrastructure projects by converting their self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) from diesel to electric power. » Read More...


McLanahan’s condition monitoring system aims to extend machine life and drive future design

McLanahan has developed a sensor-based condition monitoring program to help producers observe machine health and realize the full lifespan of their equipment. » Read More...