Industry News
October 9, 2009 - Polaris Minerals Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has secured an option to lease an existing marine aggregate importing terminal in the Port of Long Beach, California.
Oct 5, 2009 - A Reuters report this morning says that Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest maker of earth-moving equipment, plans to raise prices on most of its machinery up to two per cent next year.
October 1, 2009 – Quoting a new government report, Reuters noted today that U.S. construction spending unexpectedly rose at its fastest pace in nearly a year in August, with investment in private residential construction notching its biggest increase in almost 16 years.
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September 28, 2009 - An incident in B.C. last Friday underlines the ongoing risks to construction workers on roadbuilding projects.
September 24, 2009 - A few sentences in the first budget by Nova Scotia’s NDP government may give some cheer to provincial roadbuilders.
September 21, 2009 - The Calgary Sun reported today that laughter and tears flowed simultaneously yesterday as thousands of Calgarians reflected upon the lives of lost loved ones at the southeast edge of Fish Creek Park.
September 17, 2009 - The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts increased to 150,400 units in August from 134,200 units in July, according to a recent report by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
September 13, 2009 - The Edmonton Journal reported on Friday that a northeastern Alberta Metis settlement hopes to earn millions of dollars for the community by reviving plans to put a gravel pit in Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River valley.
September 11,2009 - The recession has weakened the outlook for Canada's non-residential construction industry in 2009, but the industry is benefiting from increased government spending on infrastructure, according to the Conference Board's Canadian Industrial Outlook - Canada's Non-Residential Construction Industry - Summer 2009.
It is easy to forget on a daily basis just how important aggregates are to all of us. In addition to supplying the large users such as roadbuilding and residential construction, aggregates play a vital role in numerous other applications.
August 22, 2009 - Holcim, the world's second-largest cement maker said government stimulus packages in the U.S. and Europe would boost the construction industry after the downturn in the United States eased in the second quarter of 2010, Reuters reported  on Thursday.
August 19, 2009 – The Aldergrove Star reported today on potential aggregate sources in the City of Abbotsford B.C.
August 14, 2009 - Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) reports the successful implementation of coloured pavement markings in construction zones.
August 3, 2009 – Lafarge remains cautious for 2009 in a statement that accompanied its first half results.

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