Golder Associates Wins OSSGA's My Job Rocks! Video Contest We're thrilled to congratulate Golder Associates Ltd. as the winner of the 2014 'My Job R-o-c-k-s!' OSSGA video contest. Golder's team put together a great video that gave some insight into why their employees love their jobs. We thank all of the entrants for their submissions and their hard work, and look forward to even more great entries in the 2015 video contest. Take a look at the winning video here and visit Golder Associates Ltd.'s website here
Want to take a tour? Many of our member companies offer public tours of their aggregate production facilities. Click on the link below to find out how to contact them.
2014/15 OSSGA Training Brochure now available! The new 2014/2015 OSSGA Training brochure is now available. There are training programs, tours, seminars and events for everyone in the aggregates industry. Check it out today!
Engineering Success Through Investment in Education A half-century of civil engineering experience has taught Steed and Evans Limited that the wisest investment is a knowledgeable and skilled workforce: One that understands technology and real-world problem-solving application. That’s why the company has chosen to invest in the new Construction Materials Testing Laboratory (CMT) in Conestoga’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. For more information, please contact Steed and Evans by clicking here.
Blast From the Past! Photo of Gibson Quarry, Niagara Region, circa 1891. The blocks from this quarry were used to build the original train tunnel under the St . Clair River in Sarnia! Please follow the link below to learn more interesting facts about aggregates. Photo courtesy of GENIVAR Consultants LP.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM OSSGA Rehabilitation Tour and Presentations
Owen Sound, ON
Thursday, July 9, 2015 OSSGA Golf Tournament
Cardinal Golf Club, Kettleby, ON
Thursday, September 17, 2015 OSSGA Operations Tour
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM OSSGA British Columbia Technical Tour
Register before the July 15th cut-off!
Ministry Review of Provincial Plans – Call for submissions May 7, 2015 at 9:08 AM
Make your voice heard on the Provincial Plan Review. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is accepting written comments as part of the coordinated review of the Greenbelt Plan, Growth Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and Niagara Escarpment Plan. Comments on the first part of the process are due May 28, 2015.
Trout flourish in watery Puslinch gravel pit April 21, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Rainbow trout are fattening up on a unique fish farm in a water-filled gravel pit near Aberfoyle. Puslinch Township south of Guelph is gravel country. But West Coast aquaculture company, AgriMarine Technologies Inc. has set out to prove that decommissioned pits-become-ponds can hold thriving fish operations. The results of a local pilot project are promising.
Caledon pits receive community engagment, environment awards April 1, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Aggregate quarrying firm Lafarge has won two industry awards for its operations in Caledon. Lafarge, which operates 11 pits to the south west of Caledon Village, received the plaudits at the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's Industry Advancement Awards.