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Lafarge lowers carbon footprint at Alberta cement plant

October 16, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

Recent upgrades to Lafarge Canada Inc.’s cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. have allowed the company to meet its targets of reducing sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 60 per cent, nitrous oxide (NOx) by 40 per cent, and overall dust levels from

SCC Under Pressure Teams (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation).
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EllisDon treads new ground with construction sciences

September 23, 2014 STAFF REPORT

EllisDon’s construction sciences department has garnered attention by collaborating with research teams during SCC Under Pressure, a study on the effects of formwork pressure when using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). Over the past number of years, various models have been developed

Lafarge's cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. has met targeted environmental milestones in emissions reductions.
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Lafarge upgrades Alberta cement plant, achieves major environmental milestones

August 21, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieved zero water discharge from its operations. As part

The Port-Daniel cement plant in Quebec's Gasp region has secured a $360 million loan from the National Bank of Canada.
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Port-Daniel cement plant secures $360M loan

August 1, 2014 STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement announced that the financial structure of the Port-Daniel cement plant under construction in Quebec’s Gaspé region is now in place. The National Bank of Canada has confirmed the availability of a $360-million loan for the project, which is

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FUNNY VIDEO: 14 Construction Workers Can’t Seem To Stop This!

July 3, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

 Click here to watch this hilarious video of 14 construction workers trying to wrangle a rogue piece of construction equipment.  http://sfglobe.com/?id=969&src=share_fb_new_969

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Quebec government gives green light to $1B Gaspe cement plant

June 4, 2014 Canadian Manufacturing

QUEBEC—A plan to build a cement plant in Quebec’s Gaspe region will proceed after all. The new Liberal government has given its approval to the project, which will have a total investment of $450 million. To continue reading, click here.

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Carbon tax devastates B.C.’s cement industry

May 14, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is again calling on the B.C. government to change how the carbon tax is applied to the cement sector. Local producers have lost nearly a third of the market share to imports since the

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Concrete industry tackles sustainability challenges

April 21, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) has joined forces with their cement and concrete partners across Canada to establish the Concrete Council of Canada (CCC). The formation of the group was formally announced in October 2013, and its inaugural

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Innocon acquires three ready mix concrete plants in GTA

April 1, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Ready mix concrete provider Innocon Inc. has acquired National East Ready Mix Corp. in a move designed to strengthen the company’s ready mix concrete business in the Greater Toronto Area. The acquisition also includes the Bolton Ready Mix Corp., a wholly

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Lafarge Canada launches corporate social responsibility platform

February 28, 2014 Staff Report

Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada), has launched of its corporate social responsibility platform. The new initiative, called Deep Roots – Part of our communities: past, present, and future, supports Lafarge’s global Sustainability Ambitions for 2020. “Our commitment to building better

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$1B cement plant to be built in Quebec

February 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement has announced plans to go ahead with its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant project this spring along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Planning for the $1-billion project in Gaspésie, Que. has been in the works

World of Concrete featured many competitions such as MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block & International Masonry Skills Challenge.
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World of Concrete celebrates 40 years of industry excellence

January 31, 2014 STAFF REPORT

World of Concrete 2014 boasted another strong turnout as more than 48,000 attendees and 1,250 exhibitors were on hand for the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 20 to 24. Since relocating to

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ICRI awards outstanding Canadian concrete repair projects

January 7, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Repair work completed at a water treatment plant in Alberta headed the winners of the International Concrete Repair Institute’s (ICRI) 2013 awards, recently given out to concrete repair projects in Canada, the U.S. and Poland. The project team at EPCOR’s

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Low carbon cement catches on in B.C.

December 5, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN

A low carbon cement that lowers carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent has become the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia.  The Contempra brand, made using Portland limestone cement (PLC), has now

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Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario to launch new pavement design assistance program

November 27, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario will unveil its new pavement design assistance program (PDAP) at Concrete Canada, which is taking place from Dec. 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in conjunction with Construct Canada. PDAP provides engineers

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Lafarge Canada celebrates 40 years at Bath plant

October 8, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

Lafarge Canada marked 40 years of city and community building at its cement plant in Bath, Ont. by inviting the public inside the facility to celebrate. Built in 1973 following a merger between Canada Cement and Lafarge, the Bath Cement

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Lafarge introducing new cement product in Eastern Canada

September 25, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. is launching its latest landscaping product in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. STABILIA, a cement-treated aggregate developed and engineered by Lafarge, is a sustainable alternative to traditional base methods used for interlock paving installation and

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Lower carbon cement gaining popularity in BC

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A cement that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent is becoming the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia. And it is contributing to a better quality air shed in the province’s

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From the CRMCA: Concrete on the Economy

June 1, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

The cement and concrete industries face the many challenges of any economic force driving the prosperity of the country today. These include being corporately responsible and profitable in an increasingly regulated marketplace influenced by government, media and public opinion. Land

YMCA gymnasium facing South West.
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YMCA on Cherry Street “topped off”

May 29, 2013 Staff Report

YMCA of Greater Toronto partners, major donors, supporters and board members, and representatives from the West Don Lands community today witnessed the “topping off” of the new YMCA on Cherry Street, currently under construction as part of the CIBC Pan