Work begins on Latchford Dam replacement
By: Lindsay KellyWork is now underway on the replacement
of the water-control dam in Latchford.The announcement was made in 2012, but
construction on the $25.7-million project just began this past
spring. Montreal firms Dessau Inc. and Hydrosys Experts-Conseils Inc.
were jointly awarded the $1.2-million design ...
Timmins business offering complete site services
By: Lindsay KellyNorthern Industrial Services Group
(NISG) wants to be the first — and only — call for Timmins
businesses, whether it’s to collect their garbage or sweep their
parking lot.Or, as chief operating officer Michael
Perello puts it, NISG wants to be the Wal-Mart of site services.“The vision is to be ...
Steel plant embarks on multi-million-dollar upgrades
By: Lindsay KellyThe provincial and federal governments
are supporting Essar Steel Algoma as it undertakes a major retrofit
of its Sault Ste. Marie steel plant.In July, the governments announced they
would provide the steelmaker with $60 million in funding — $30
million each from the feds and the province — tow...
Construction begins on $300-million hydro project
By: Northern Ontario Business staffConstruction has
begun on a $300-million hydroelectric generating station on New Post Creek north
of Smooth Rock Falls.The 28-megawatt project
is a collaboration between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation. The Peter Sutherland Sr.
New construction coalition lobbying for changes to provincial Lien Act
By: Ian RossA new construction industry lobby group
is building its case toward tackling the issue of prompt payment in
Ontario.With a provincial review of the
Construction Lien Act underway, Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) is
compiling research to illustrate the negative impacts that late
payments are havin...
Converter part of company’s $1-billion Clean AER Project
By: Northern Ontario Business staffVale received the second of three new
converter vessels for its Copper Cliff Smelter Aug. 11 as part of the
company’s $1-billion Clean AER Project.The converter vessel weighs around 100
tonnes and is 14 metres long and 4.2 metres around. It is the second
of three converters that are fabricated ...
Northern Ontario Mining Showcase readies for 2016
By: Ian RossThe Northern Ontario Mining Showcase is
cashed up and ready to go for year three.
Those mining supply and service
companies interested in displaying their products and services at the
2016 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual
convention, as part of a regional pavilio...
Rock-Tech sets new standard in ultra-modern plant
By: Norm TollinskySudbury-based Rock-Tech is setting a
new standard for mining equipment manufacturing.A totally refurbished 31,000-squarefoot
manufacturing facility the company is moving into this month in
Sudbury’s Walden Industrial Park has been methodically designed for
maximum productivity, energy efficienc...