Marble and granite producer Polycor in Quebec purchases US rivals
Becomes North America’s largest with Swenson Granite Works and Rock of Ages deals.
Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs
Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs.
Caterpillar considers closing Belgian site, laying off 2,000
Looking at shifting production to France and other facilities outside Europe.
SNC-Lavalin scores $21.7M Mozambique graphite project
Will provide mechanical and piping construction services for the processing plant.
Panel reviews Ontario’s labour laws to help vulnerable workers
Interim report says work site inspections found violations up to 77% of the time.
Canada adds service jobs, loses factory positions in June
Goods-producing industries shed 46,200 positions.
Superior Plus selling construction products arm to California-based distributor
Deal is worth $420 million; will provide Superior with cash to reduce debt and simplify organizational structure.
Ontario plans to spend $900M on social housing retrofits
Will cover energy-efficient windows, insulation, lighting and equipment.
SNC Lavalin eyes growth in Middle East, but not Iran
Calls it a longer play, short on opportunities over the next two to three years.
On-site safety is no accident
Many workplace injuries can be prevented or minimized with the proper safety-approved workwear and PPE.
Federal infrastructure money to cover projects completed in three years
Costs for transit and waste-water and water-treatment projects will be eligible retroactive to April 1.
SNC-Lavalin gets EPC contract for Saudi Arabia asphalt production facility
Project will boost asphalt production capacity to 42 thousand barrels per day.
UVic scientists developing smart cement that heals, seals cracks
Fibres are added to the mixture such as industrial waste like fly ash and wood cellulose.
Sika opens new mortars and concrete plant in Surrey
To serve Pacific Northwest region with a population of 8 million people.
Behlen’s building bot
3D automation boosts capacity.