OSSGA 2017 Operations Tour visits Ottawa sites

By |  September 25, 2017

OSSGA members take a break for refreshments during the group’s 2017 Operations Tour in Ottawa. Photo by Darren Constantino

Nearly 90 members of the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) attended the group’s 2017 Operations Tour last week in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The event was hosted by OSSGA staff, including Norm Cheesman, executive director, and Julie Harrington, manager of training and development. Taking place at the Ottawa Marriott, the event kicked off with a networking reception. The next morning, OSSGA members filled two buses to visit a variety of sites, including the Lafarge Bearbrook Quarry, R.W. Tomlinson Moodie Quarry and Thomas Cavanagh Almonte operation. In addition, Dennis Gratton from the City of Ottawa spoke about the Ottawa Light Rail Transit project.

Jacques Beauvais, plant manager at the Lafarge Bearbrook Quarry, provides details of the operation during a bus tour of the site. Photo by Darren Constantino

The group also toured the Nortrax John Deere dealership, where a barbeque lunch was provided.

Be sure to see the November issue of Pit & Quarry for more photos from the event.

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Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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