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January 9, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Ontario commits $29 billion to infrastructure
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Lafarge/Holcim announce merger

Lafarge, Holcim announce a merger of equals that will see them become the global leader in production of aggregates, cement and concrete. >> Read full article

Federal government announces the new Building Canada plan

The Canadian government announces the details of the new $53 billion Building Canada plan. >> Read full article

Volvo transfers equipment production to SDLG

Volvo announces that it is transferring production of its motor graders and backhoe loaders to its Chinese manufacturing arm, SDLG, to increase productivity and reduce costs. >> Read full article

Western premiers request greater infrastructure funding

The Premiers of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan join together to call on the federal government to provide over $1 billion in additional funding for infrastructure renewal. >> Read full article

Final phase of Highway 63 twinning begins

The Government of Alberta announces the final phase of construction of twinning Highway 63, the primary highway servicing the Alberta oilsands region. >> Read full article

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Ontario commits $29 billion to infrastructure

The Government of Ontario announces that is committing $29 billion over the next 10 years to transportation infrastructure in the province.
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 NEWS 
 

Feds, province discuss Ring of Fire infrastructure funding

The Ontario government announced it was providing $1 billion for Ring of Fire infrastructure development. However, the federal government has countered that Ontario doesn’t have the right plan in place to move forward. >> Read full article

Terex hauler business sold to Volvo CE

Terex sells its hauling business to Volvo CE for $160 million, which includes the Scotland-based production facility for rigid and articulated haulers. >> Read full article

Astec acquires Telestack

Astec announces that it has acquired European conveyor manufacturer Telestack Inc., improving Astec’s customer reach in the infrastructure, mining and energy sectors. >> Read full article

Road construction worker killed in Ontario

Road construction fatalities continued to be high in Canada in 2014 as industry stakeholders look for ways to educate drivers on safer driving in construction zones. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

ASGA 2015 AGM

January 14-15, 2015
Location: Edmonton Marriott River Cree, Edmonton, Alta. >> More Info

NSRBA AGM

January 21, 2015
Location: Halifax, NS >> More Info

OSSGA Operations, Health & Safety seminar

January 21-22, 2015
Location: Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel, Toronto, Ont. >> More Info

World of Concrete

February 2-6, 2015
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. >> More Info