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‘Pothole Man’: The hero Newfoundland needs?

July 11, 2018 Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

For years, bright orange paint has ringed potholes in north-central Newfoundland. For years, locals and tourists alike assumed the province was behind the colourful warnings

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Cat CW16 roller available as nine- or 11-wheel model

July 3, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Cat, the CW16 pneumatic rubber-tire roller is available as a standard nine-wheel model with a 69-in. compaction width or as an optional 11-wheel model with an 84-in. compaction width. Operating weight varies from 11,464 lbs. for the nine-wheel to

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Orangeville, Ont. construction company fined $60K after worker injured in flash fire

June 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

ORANGEVILLE, Ont.—Construction company Roto-Mill Inc. has been fined $60,000 for its failure to prevent a hot asphalt-related flash fire that sent a worker to hospital with critical injuries in June 2016. Roto-Mill, based in Orangeville, Ont., pleaded guilty in court

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Innovation vs. Mother Nature

March 12, 2018 Nate Hendley

There have been many innovations in asphalt pavement and road surface technology over the past few years. While some of these innovations have been embraced by municipalities and private companies, others have fared poorly when faced with the reality of

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Three-track Commander IIIx for extreme radii

April 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  The three-track Commander III Xtreme is unlike any other Commander built by GOMACO, and now has the ability to slipform a 24 in. (610 mm) radius. The Extreme Package for multi-application pavers includes rotary-sensored slew drives for steering, sensored

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Widening Highway 401 to keep people moving

April 11, 2017 Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is creating jobs and keeping people moving by widening 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga to Regional Road 25 in Milton. “Highway 401 is a critical highway for commuters and commercial traffic traveling throughout

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Province, BCGEU and BCRB reach tentative agreement

April 5, 2017 BC Gov News

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Province, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) on labour succession in 27 highway maintenance service areas, ensuring job security and improved maintenance

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ORBA & OAPC celebrate a new chapter and outstanding service

April 4, 2017 Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council

Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC) a council of the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) recognized outstanding service to the association and industry at its 43nd annual general meeting and awards luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York

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Producing quality HMA incorporating RAP

March 16, 2017 Lisa Fattori

Since the 1970s, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been a proven high quality product used in the design and production of asphalt mixes. According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the performance of pavements containing up

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EX Series asphalt plant from Asphalt Drum Mixers

February 28, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers its EX Series asphalt plants with single-drum counterflow technology. The compact plants boast the longest aggregate drying and mixing times in the industry. The EX Series asphalt plants produce 100 to 425 tons of

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CCIL estimates testing and inspection of all highway construction could save tax payers $2B over 10 years

January 10, 2017 Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to restore and strengthen independent oversight of all highway construction projects in the province. CCIL estimates this initiative would reduce provincial expenditures by hundreds of millions of dollars

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OHMPA presents Trillium and Bleeds Black Awards at 2016 Fall Asphalt Seminar

December 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A record number of nine asphalt plants received the Ontario Hot Mixed Producers Association’s (OHMPA) 2016 Trillium Award. A further 14 plants were re-certified at the 25th annual Fall Asphalt Seminar. Hosted December 1st at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event

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Ont. Liberals blasted for mismanaging road infrastructure

December 2, 2016 canadianmanufacturing.com

Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was installed upside down. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also

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OHMPA releases statement on Auditor General’s report

December 1, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

First order of business at today’s 25th annual OHMPA Fall Seminar was addressing Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report. Released yesterday, the report states that sub-standard asphalt has led to early pavement cracking on provincial highways in Ontario, costing taxpayers

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ORBA commends John Tory for taking action to commit investment for transportation infrastructure

November 25, 2016 ORBA

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion

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Prof develops asphalt compactor that improves longevity and resilience of pavement

June 22, 2016 Nate Hendley

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is wrapping up a research study that began two years ago to test the performance of a cutting-edge asphalt compactor called the Asphalt Multi-Integrated Roller (AMIR). AMIR is the brainchild of Abd El Halim,

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Versatile pneumatic breaker

May 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Atlas Copco’s RTEX pneumatic breaker offers rental centers and contractors a cost effective and powerful solution for a variety of demolition projects. The RTEX requires just 37 cfm to operate, about 50 per cent less air energy than conventional breakers in the

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OHMPA unveils Student Resume Portal and awards Roads Scholars at Spring Operations Seminar

April 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) unveiled its Student Resume Portal at the annual Spring Operations seminar on April 20 in Cambridge, Ont. Students from Georgian and Conestoga Colleges who participated in OHMPA’s Road Scholars program, were also recognized

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OHMPA awards outstanding service to key industry leaders

April 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized outstanding service to the association and industry at its 42nd annual general meeting and awards luncheon at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on March 31st. During the luncheon the association

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Donn Bernal named 2016 OHMPA president

April 14, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association elected Donn Bernal, general manager of Hamilton-based Yellowline Asphalt Products Ltd., as its president during OHMPA’s 42nd annual general meeting on March 31st at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. Bernal is taking



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