Company Profiles
January 26, 2017- Silvio Bot (receiving the award posthumously) and Robert Taylor will be inducted into the Ontario Road Building Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at ORBA’s 90th Convention and Annual General Meeting. 
December 5, 2016 - When Fred J. Dawson opened his contractor business and started work on his first contract in 1922 – the construction of a waterline in the Kootenays – it’s hard to imagine that he would have expected Dawson Construction to grow into the company it is today.
October 4, 2016 - The equipment train creeps along as it continuously heats and grinds off 50 millimetres of old asphalt surface. A conveyor passes it back into a twin-shafted pug mill where it is thoroughly mixed with a rejuvenating agent and 20 per cent virgin asphalt. Another conveyor dumps it into a paving hopper. It is laid down and compacted to the correct density. Twenty minutes later, the freshly recycled layer of pavement is ready to drive on.
July 29, 2016 - As in other industries, asphalt companies are not immune to the advances of multi-nationals interested in expanding operations through the acquisition of successful businesses. Multi-generational, family-run companies, however, offer a particular level of experience, expertise and efficiency that is difficult to ramp up in a larger organization.
Nearly three decades after leaving the paving side of road construction, Nova Construction, an Antigonish, Nova Scotia-based asphalt business, is back.
In life, taking that first step in a new direction is often the hardest.  To do it right requires knowledge and guts.
In 1989, there didn’t seem to be a reason to pursue it further.
When asked about its community involvement, the managers at Regina, Sask.-based Morsky Construction Ltd. (MCL) are somewhat reluctant to comment
Some trivia to use for stumping the know-it-alls: The Trans-Canada Highway runs between Victoria, British Columbia and St. John’s, Newfoundland. It is the world’s longest national highway with a length of 7,821 kilometres.
Five years ago it seemed that Morsky Construction Limited (MCL) had said its final farewell to the asphalt paving business.
Any decent farmer knows to make hay when the sun shines. For Quebec’s aggregates and roadbuilding sector, the sun has been shining brilliantly for the past few years, and there seems to be nothing but blue skies on the horizon.
Cruickshank Construction Limited’s recently completed paving project in Port Colborne, Ont., not only ushered in a new era for the company, but it continued a movement that’s gained momentum in the past few years – specifically in Ontario.
At $105 million, the highway reconstruction project on Highway 401 near Woodstock, ON. is among the largest single projects in MTO history.
For travellers on Highway 97, British Columbia’s north south arterial route, the Okanagan corridor between Kelowna and Penticton has often been one of the highway’s most memorable stretches, in terms of spectacular scenery as well as frustrating traffic congestion on winding two lane sections. For the roadbuilder on a major highway upgrade project there, the expected challenges of construction through this rugged terrain were accompanied by unexpected natural events including a potential rock slip and wildlife rescue.
Each year, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) recognizes the province’s Paver of the Year and three finalists for excellent roadbuilding on MTO contracts.
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