Seeking Volunteers for OSSGA’s 2019 Student Design Competition November 6, 2018
OSSGA is looking for a pit or quarry to serve as the host site for the 2019 Student Design Competition. Members must have a geo-referenced computer drawing of the final rehabilitation plan, PDF copies of your site plans, and be required to provide multiple tours for participating students. The program challenges Ontario university and college students to put their design skills to work by creating a rehabilitation design that maximizes the opportunities that the site will offer.
OSSGA Comments on Media Coverage of TARBA's Report on Recycling November 2, 2018
TVO published an analysis of TARBA's recent report on the use of recycled aggregate in Ontario's municipalities. OSSGA's Norm Cheesman comments.
TARBA Launches Campaign to Improve Recycling Practices in Municipalities Across Ontario October 25, 2018
A new study released today identifies the municipalities in Ontario that are doing a poor job of recycling concrete and asphalt. The research report, which collected information on the recycling practices of larger communities across Ontario, identifies the municipal "Laggards" – as well as the "Leaders" – in reusing aggregate recovered from construction sites. The report has been released to media in the hope of generating improvement in the recycling policies and practices of the municipalities that are currently 'Lagging' in the effort.
Calling All Speakers! July 19, 2018
Agricultural Impact Assessment July 13, 2018
OSSGA's Land Use Committee reviewed the EBR posting and the guidance documents and identified a number of areas of concern which include the 1km area of study, potential inconsistencies with the PPS and harmonization with other regulatory instraments. A meeting has been held with OMAFRA to discuss OSSGA's concerns and we continue to work with them to resolve these issues. Please view OSSGA's submission here.
Axle-Weight Pilot: Weigh-ins are Underway June 28, 2018
The Axle-Weight Pilot has been extended for another year. Last year, 400 data points were collected. The goal of the pilot is to collect 1,000 data points. MTO has agreed to staff weigh-scales to help collect data over the coming weeks. The scale lights will NOT be on – trucks will simply enter the scale, weigh-in, and be off on their way.
OSSGA Submits Comments on “Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017” June 28, 2018
OSSGA, in consultation with its members, submitted comments on the proposed "Guidance to Support Implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017".

Bentley Ehgoetz named OHMPA president for 2014

April 3, 2014

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association’s (OHMPA’s) ceremonial presidential gavel was recently passed to Bentley Ehgoetz, Director of Operations for Lavis Contracting Limited, by outgoing president Colin Burpee, General Manager of Construction for Aecon Construction & Materials Ltd. The transition took place during OHMPA’s 40th annual general meeting on March 27 at the Westin Trillium resort in Collingwood, Ontario.

I am very honoured to be stepping in as president of OHMPA as the association celebrates 40 years of being the leader and voice Ontario’s asphalt industry,” said Mr. Ehgoetz. “Over the past few years, OHMPA has stepped up its promotion of our industry and has hired staff that can spearhead this progress. This year, our aim is to grow our advocacy efforts that will go hand-in-hand with what we are doing to educate our members on how to continue producing a superior product.”

A native of Perth County, Mr. Ehgoetz graduated from the Civil Engineering Technology program at Fanshawe College. His career in the road construction industry began in 1986 when he was hired as a construction foreman with the County of Perth. However, according to Mr. Ehgoetz, his construction career really began at childhood. “I was involved with my father’s business, Anson Ehgoetz Excavating Limited, at the age of 16, when I was driving a dump truck even before I had my car license. I guess I can say that the business has always been in my blood.”

In the 1990s, Mr. Ehgoetz began attending OHMPA seminars and events but it wasn’t until several years later that he became active within the association. In 2009, shortly after he became director of operations for Lavis, OHMPA was looking for a board member to represent a family-owned business and his name was put forward by 1996 OHMPA president Gord Lavis.

“Getting involved with OHMPA and joining the board was the best thing I could have done,” said Mr. Ehgoetz. “The learning experience has been invaluable.”
 
Formed in 1974, the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) is the authoritative voice of the province’s asphalt producing industry. OHMPA is dedicated to excellence in asphalt paving. To learn more, visit www.ohmpa.org.

 
For more information, please contact Abigail Wright Pereira,
Director of Marketing & Communications, OHMPA
P. 905-507-3707 x106 C. 647-991-4899 E. abbi@ohmpa.org