Halifax October 13, 2022



8:00am to 9:00am

Registration and networking breakfast

Pick up your name badge and show guide at the registration desk and enjoy breakfast compliments of Rock to Road.

9:00am – 9:45am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Meaningful Consultation

Speaker: Lawrence Aimoe, CEO of Upshimuskwa Consultants Inc.

What is it to be meaningful?

  • First person to ask is your better half…
  • Have you ever tried to give your partner a present without wrapping it first?
  • Have you ever shopped for your kids at the airport just prior to boarding?
  • Have you ever forgotten to phone your Mom on a special occasion?

Well, if you answered yes to any of these, you understand where I am going with this discussion…

In 2005, the tiny First Nation of Mikisew Cree took Canada to court in relation to the need to consult…you need to understand this Supreme Court of Canada decision and others in order to avoid “your” day in court…

9:45am to 10:30am

Using Conveyors to Lower Cost per Ton

Speaker: Phil Garinger, Equipment Territory Manager, Canada, Superior Industries.

So, you’ve decided to upgrade your quarry with some new conveyors. Smart choice! Especially considering current challenges with gas prices, transportation bottlenecks, and citizen concerns. This short course will cover a few topics to ensure your new aggregate conveyors will reduce cost per ton at your quarry. Topics include stockpiling techniques, material segregation, conveyors versus haul trucks, and new applications for conveying technology.

10:30am to 11:00am

Networking Break

11:00am to 11:45am

Lifecycle of a Screen, Managed: Get The Most Out of Your Machine

Speaker: Tod Eberle, Director of Aggregates, Polydeck

Screening material is a crucial part of most aggregate operations. A properly run screen can run so well that it is forgotten amongst other priorities, while a troublesome screen can be so taxing on an operation and seriously hurt its bottom line. This presentation aims to help the Aggregate Operators think of screening as a relatively predictable part of their operation and help stay ahead of any problem units in their screening circuit.

11:45am to 12:15pm

2023 Supply Chain Outlook: Q&A with CME President Dennis Darby

Presenter: Andrew Snook, Editor, Rock to Road.

The supply chain disruptions being felt around the globe through the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are unlike anything people have experienced for a very long time – for many of us, ever before.

To gain additional insights into the 2023 supply chain outlook in Canada, Rock to Road spoke with Dennis Darby, president and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Advocating for and representing member interests for more than 150 years, the CME works with 2,500 leading manufacturers from coast to coast to help them grow their businesses.

12:15pm to 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm to 2:15pm

New Training and Monitoring Methods for Conveyor Operations

Speaker: Tom Coleman, Territory Manager, New England and Atlantic Canada, Flexco.

Innovating new ways to teach new or inexperienced employees about conveyors along with a new way to monitor conveyor performance.

2:15pm to 3:00pm

Maximizing Cone Crusher Performance

Speaker: Phil Garinger, Equipment Territory Manager, Canada, Superior Industries.

Every producer wants peak crushing performance, but not every producer knows how to achieve it. Getting there may require just a few tweaks – or even a total rebuild. To remain at peak levels requires proactive maintenance practices, combined with expert consultation and continuing education. When operations truly maximize cone crusher performance, the perpetual paybacks include lower cost per ton, greater plant uptime, increased production capacities of highly saleable material and reduced maintenance and wear costs.

3:00pm to 3:30pm

Networking break

3:30pm to 4:15pm

Bank Swallows: A Threatened Species in Pits and Quarries

Speaker: Heather Polowyk, Bank Swallow Conservation Coordinator, Birds Canada.

Bank Swallows are Aerial Insectivores or birds that eat insects while flying. As a group, Aerial Insectivores are declining faster than any other bird group in Canada. Bank Swallows require loose piles of sand, soil, or gravel with a slope of at least 70 degrees for nesting, like those found in pit and quarry operations. This presentation will discuss Bank Swallow life history, habitat requirements, and ways to limit potential harm to this threatened species.




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