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another. It’s a problem that needs a solu-tion
Stone describes a recent example of a
customer who broke the centre shaft in
his sand screw. The customer had a com-plete
replacement in his hands less than 24
General Aggregate customers are ag-gregate
producers, ranging from owner-operators
with a lone-screen plant,
making material for local end users or
their own operations, to larger firms with
their own concrete and asphalt plants to
multinationals with worldwide operations.
Over the last year, General Aggregate has
served customers as far east as Val-d’Or to
as far west as Fort St. John and as far north
One major shift that has occurred is
that most equipment used to be built in
the U.S. and shipped to Canada, and now
it is being built right at General Aggregate.
“Now we’re building CSA (Canadian
Standards Association)/UL (Underwriters
Laboratory) approved engineered pow-er
vans here in Canada for crushing and
asphalt plant applications,” said Stone.
“We’re also now building for export to the
U.S., including single and dual belt feed-ers,
a variety of electric and diesel pow-ered
conveyors as well as cone and screen
plants. Jaw plants are next on the list.”
General Aggregate recently expanded
its facility, adding a 20-tonne crane with a
26-foot hook height.
“Now we can disassemble and reas-semble
large heavy components in a
safe, efficient manner much more quick-ly
and safely than we could out in the
field,” said Stone. He says that customers
are finding it easier to bring their plants
to General Aggregate to be worked on as
opposed to doing it out in the elements.
The technicians undergo extensive
technical training every year on all as-pects
of equipment operation, includ-ing
diagnostics, maintenance and repair.
Through both classroom and on-the-job
training, the technicians hone their
skills to fine-tune or repair equipment.
They also are encouraged to continue
training to keep abreast with the ever-changing
industry and technology.
That in-depth technical understand-ing
of the equipment allows the tech-nicians
to train customers on how to
operate equipment safely. These days,
it goes without saying that safety is
critical to all operations, but it is especial-ly
important with aggregate production
– equipment is simply too unforgiving.
Whenever General Aggregate sells a
piece of equipment, whether it’s a cone
crusher or a scale conveyor, each cus-tomer
receives hands-on training with
one of its experts.
Keeping abreast of the latest develop-ments
in safety is just one of the benefits
of being a member of the Saskatchewan
Heavy Construction Association (SHCA).
“We take advantage of the continu-ing
education, but another major benefit
is that it has allowed us to forge relation-ships
with the major players in the heavy
construction and aggregate industry. As
a newcomer in the province, that was in-valuable
not only to us but to our custom-ers,”
Since General Aggregate opened branch-es
in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the team
has quadrupled in size and the manage-ment
team expects growth to continue.
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