The Graymont Western Canada team helped sponsor two seminars that were presented by the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta in February as part of the Roadbuilder's ongoing seminar program.
After just one year producing Redi-Rock retaining wall blocks, Graymont Materials has tripled the size of its market territory. Through the Fall and Winter of 2006, Graymont negotiated Exclusive License Agreements for most of the Province of Quebec. Shortly after that, the Materials Division negotiated with Carroll Concrete to take over as a sub-licensee for the Capital Region of New York State. Future expansion in New York is also possible.
Boucherville - Graymont Western Canada's Plant in Faulkner, Manitoba has won the West Interlake Business Excellence Award 2006 for the municipality of Grahamdale. Graymont's hard work, professionalism, commitment to their community, and high level of customer service were reasons cited for the selection. The award was presented to Sirahuen Maldonado, Graymont plant manager at Faulkner.
On September 11, 2006 Graymont’s Tacoma plant was informed it had won the Mines Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) 2005 Sentinels of Safety Award. The Tacoma plant was the safest facility in Washington State in 2005 in the Large Metal Nonmetal Mill Group category. The award will be accepted by plant manager Paul Liner and members of the plant on behalf of all employees.
Graymont Western Canada Inc. is pleased to announce signing a multi year agreement with Syncrude Canada Ltd. for the supply of high calcium quicklime to Syncrude’s future flue gas desulphurization plant located at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake plant site.
Graymont’s Bedford plant has been congratulated for providing assistance during a potentially dangerous flooding situation in the town of Bedford. 2000 tonne of stone product was provided to the town to build a temporary dam that protected a medical clinic and pharmacy. The Bedford Municipal Council expressed their appreciation in a letter to plant manager Allen Walsh.
Graymont Western US Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of an agreement with Ash Grove Cement Company. As of June 1, 2006, Graymont will begin a multi-year lease of the storage, hydrating and bagging operations of Ash Grove's Rivergate plant in Portland, Oregon.
A team from Graymont met today with the Standard Practices Committee members from Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation and the RBHCA (Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association of Saskatchewan) to examine the use of hydrated lime in hot mix asphalt. As part of its mission, the Standard Practices Committee promotes changes and improvements in contracts, general and special provisions, and other specifications through dialogue with the department of highways or other officials as necessary.