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Work begins on Latchford Dam replacementWork is underway on the $25.7-million construction of a new water-control dam at Latchford. 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 servicesNorthern 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. 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 upgradesEssar Steel Algoma is embarking on a $240-million upgrading project at its Sault Ste. Marie steel plant. 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 projectStaff at Coral Rapids Power include (from left) project manager Sue Hartwig, president Wayne Ross and employment and training coordinator Freda Ouellette. 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. Gen...
New construction coalition lobbying for changes to provincial Lien Act Prompt Payment Ontario, a construction sector coalition, is compiling research on how late payment issues within the industry is adversely impacting contractors, suppliers and benefit administrators. 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 ProjectA wide-load delivery of a new converter vessel for Vale’s Clean AER Project in Sudbury required a police escort as it made its way through town Aug. 11. 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 The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention is fertile ground for Northern Ontario mining suppliers to make international contacts. 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 plantRicky Lemieux, left, with Claude, Shawn, Dan and Steph Lemieux in Rock-Tech’s new manufacturing plant, a state-of-the-art facility in Walden Industrial Park. 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...



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