Company Profiles
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.
Island Asphalt is a well-established roadbuilder on Vancouver Island and part of OK Industries Ltd. Brad Hoey, Island Asphalt’s general superintendent, explains that the company was recently awarded a contract to repair a section of Devonshire Road in Esquimalt, some two  kilometres west of downtown Victoria.
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