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Sound barrier costs soar for Highway 20 project in Quebec

The costs of constructing a sound barrier along a five-kilometre stretch of Highway 20 in Beaconsfield, Que., has increased by 127 per cent, according to a pre-project study commissioned by the Ministère des Transports du Québec.

Market trends summary covers Canadian material handling sales

Ritchie Bros. shared industry insights via its Market Trends module within its Asset Solutions suite of tools, allowing customers, investors, and analysts to better understand the strength of an asset class.

Climate plan aims to make concrete carbon neutral by 2050: GCCA

Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies have unveiled a joint industry ‘2050 Climate Ambition.’ The Global Cement and Concrete Association said the goal is to drive down the carbon dioxide footprint of the world’s most used man-made product, with an aspiration to deliver society with carbon neutral concrete by 2050.

Rock to Road’s Top 10 Under 40 is back!

Rock to Road magazine is looking to recognize Canada’s best young workers in the aggregates and roadbuilding industries. Building on the success of last year’s contest, which recognized 10 outstanding individuals who had made significant contributions to the industry before their 40th birthdays, this year’s contest will acknowledge another 10 additional individuals from across Canada. Nominations close September 30!
Sponsored Spotlight 
BKT Tires

Offroad tires made for today's quarry operators and road builders

Today's rock to road operators need the right combination of performance and durability to keep margins on the right side of the track. EARTHMAX SR 41 is an All Steel radial tire for articulated dump trucks. It is ideal for all operations requiring traction and stability, and is also suitable for loader and dozer operations. The deep E-4/L-4 tread ensures long wear and the multi-layer steel belts provide added durability. Other features include:

• Multiple steel belts for durability
• Built-in stability as well as extra mileage capability
• Multiple sizes in both standard and cut-resistant compounds
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Quarry Tech

Quarry Tech Virtual Event to feature Permanent Pandemic Practices Roundtable

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to be extremely agile in an effort to continue operations while keeping workers safe. In some cases, this has meant the overhauling of companies’ occupational health and safety practices and/or investment in new technologies, as well as other changes to operational procedures. » Read more...
MB Crushers

How to grind the asphalt and create a tramway line extension without stopping the traffic.

A contractor had to create a 3 miles long tramway addiction. Through a busy city centre, without disturbing traffic and residents.

To satisfy these requirements he chose an MB Crusher MB-R700 twin header to trace the route of the new tram. The MB-R700 hydraulic cutter installed on a Liebherr 914 excavator made it possible to limit vibrations and its design to reduce noise pollution worked in favor of this urban project.

The cutter performed with exceptional precision and the flow of traffic continued undisturbed. Also the milled material was used as filling, eliminating the haulage of the waste from the site, with a substantial reduction in costs. » Learn more...

COVID-19 takes toll on Canadian equipment manufacturers

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on equipment manufacturers in Canada, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Nearly half (47 per cent) of equipment manufacturers in Canada surveyed said it will take a year or more for their organizations to recover to pre-COVID business levels. » Read more...

Hillhead 2021 commits to new guidelines as exhibition industry gets set to resume

The organizers of Hillhead have been given the green light to resume in the UK from October 1, 2020. The Hillhead 2021 team has already begun planning the event to fulfil the new guidelines. » Read more...

Ritchie Bros. sells 10,000 items in Edmonton heavy equipment auction

With its fourth auction of the year, Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton site sold close to 10,000 equipment items and trucks for $91 million over four days. » Read more...

Quarry Tech

October 28, 2020
Location: Virtual Event
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SHCA Annual Fall Convention

November 26 to 27, 2020
Location: Regina, Sask.
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The Buildings Show

December 2 to 4, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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World of Concrete 2021

January 19 to 22, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
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World of Asphalt 2021

March 9 to 11, 2021
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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Hillhead 2021

June 22 to 24, 2021
Location: Buxton, U.K.
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