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Ledcor Group received shipment of 6 custom-built barges for work in southwest BC and on the Fraser River
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Ledcor Group expands marine operations

July 24, 2015 STAFF REPORT

6 custom-built cargo barges added to fleet

North America drives increase in global cement demand as Asia slows.
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N. America drives global cement consumption increase, reports PCA

July 23, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Cement consumption among developed economies have increased by more than 9 million tonnes in 2014 and 2015, according to a recent report by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). PCA predicts cement consumption will continue to grow throughout this year and into 2016,

Medical, education, retirement sectors drive institutional construction gains
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Non-Res construction drops in second quarter: StatsCan

July 16, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Medical, education, retirement sectors drive institutional construction gains

Members of CISC were recently on Parliament Hill meeting with federal politicans
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Steel sector lobbies feds for prompt payment legislation

June 24, 2015 STAFF REPORT

CISC pushes for local content in federal procurement

ORBA's new 432-page illustrated history of road building in Ontario is now available
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Take a road trip through the history of Ontario’s roadways

June 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

ORBA releases 432-page hardcover illustrated history of road building

Building permits decline slightly in Canada during Feb.
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Building permits edge down in February, StatsCan reports

April 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Canadian municipalities issued building permits worth $6.1 billion in February, edging down 0.9 per cent from the previous month. This was the second consecutive monthly decline. Lower construction intentions in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta were responsible for the decrease at the national

OHMPA has formed the Quality of Asphalt Pavement Task Force to address concerns within the industry and with municipalities.
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Hot mix association forms task force to address pavement issues

March 27, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Since its formation in 1974, the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) has recognized and supported the need to continually improve the performance of pavements in Ontario. In recent months, the association has become acutely aware of some hot mix

Video tips to optimize excavator loading
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VIDEO: Increase your loading efficiency by 20%

March 13, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Mark Whiting is a sharp guy who’s spent his career helping contractors squeeze every unit of production—and every dollar of profit—out of their fleets. Now he’s sharing his tips in a video series. Spend 30 seconds with Whiting and you’ll

New safety manual for aggregates sector
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New safety manual for aggregates sector

February 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has created a new a new Safe Work Practices for the Aggregates Industry. This manual, based on resources from the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, provides workers in the aggregates industry

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Names in Construction News

February 17, 2015 STAFF REPORT

KBC Tools, Fort Mac CA, Textura, McInnis Cement, eBay and Proxibid

Walmart plans to invest $305M to build and renovate 29 retail stores and distribution centres
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Walmart expansion plans create 3,700 construction jobs

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$305M investment in 29 retail, distribution centre projects

Holcim has sold off Canadian assets, including Dufferin Construction and Demix Bton, as part of a $7.3B deal with Irish-based CRH
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Holcim, Lafarge assets sold to Irish-based CRH for $7.3B

February 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Dufferin Construction, Demix Bton included in the deal

The billion dollar Hwy 407 eastward expansion in Ontario is in the home stretch
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Highway 407 Drives East

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Billion-dollar Phase 1 extension will be complete this year

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Recycling: New crushers punch above weight class

February 1, 2015 David Godkin

Great hands, but can’t move his feet. Big and slow. And that jaw? Nothin’ but glass. That last word is about the worst thing you can say about a professional boxer. But strength, mobility and durability are just as important

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VIDEO: Cat builds world’s tallest sand castle

December 15, 2014 STAFF REPORT

In the fourth installment of the Built For It Trials series, seven Cat machines, along with machine operators and sand sculptors, set out to construct the world’s tallest sand castle. After 15 days and 960 cubic yards of sand and

6,100 lots were sold at the Ritchie Bros. auction between April 23 and 25, 2014.
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Ritchie Bros. sells more than $143M at Canada’s largest equipment auction

April 28, 2014 Staff Report

When Canadian contractors are spending big bucks on construction equipment—that bodes well for the economic strength of the industry. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $143 million of trucks and heavy equipment in Edmonton, AB on April 23 – 25,

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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

A Sonsray CX350C excavator puts on a demonstration at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on March 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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CONEXPO steals show in Las Vegas

March 10, 2014 STAFF REPORT

A confluence of international construction professionals took the desert by storm last week during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five-day mega construction conference, held every third year, is North America’s largest gathering for the construction, construction materials, and

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Bobcat adds two authorized dealers in southern Ontario

December 13, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Toronto and Bobcat of Barrie as authorized sales, service, parts and rental equipment providers. Both dealerships distribute Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators and utility

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Canadian government and NRC to develop innovative vehicles and construction materials

November 4, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Government of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) have launched a five-year, $55-million initiative to help create more fuel-efficient vehicles and greener construction materials. The Industrial Biomaterials program will allow Canadian firms to transform agricultural and