CRH Canada Acquisition of K.J. Beamish Construction assets

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CRH Canada acquires assets from K.J. Beamish Construction Co.

In May 2017, CRH Canada reached an agreement with K.J. Beamish Construction Co., Limited (Beamish) for the purchase of certain of its road construction assets and aggregate pits, quarries and properties north of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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Dufferin Aggregates’ Acton Quarry certified by the Cornerstone Standards Council

DFA Acton CSC Certification

Dufferin Aggregates’ Acton Quarry Certified as World’s First Socially and Environmentally Responsible Quarry

Aggregates are the building blocks of our roads and buildings. But, there is a tension between our need for these products and the need to protect the environment and the communities where aggregate sites operate. For the first time, a pathway exists to ensure these conflicting needs are balanced. Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) certification can improve industry practices, reduce conflict and generate a market for sustainable products. CRH Canada is proud to forge the path for the industry by being the first producer in the world to certify an aggregate site.

In a landmark announcement, the Cornerstone Standard’s Council (CSC) officially recognized CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry as the first quarry in the world to receive certification as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel. In January 2015, CSC released its Responsible Aggregates Standard, providing the parameters by which an aggregate quarry could achieve certification in Ontario.

CRH Canada and Dufferin Aggregates have a long-standing and well established commitment to the communities in which they operate and to being stewards of the natural environment. To be officially certified and recognized for these efforts and to have product labeled as CSC certified is an important opportunity for the company. “This certificate speaks to the relationship between CRH Canada and the Town of Halton Hills,” said Rick Bonnette, Mayor of Halton Hills. “By following CSC’s Standards and working proactively to address environmental and social impacts the Acton Quarry has been able to incorporate sustainability principles into its ongoing operations and after use.”

To learn more, visit the Cornerstone Standards Council website at

Ontario Sand Stone and Gravel Association Awards

OSSGA 2016 Community Relations

OSSGA honours the Acton Quarry with their Community Relations Award

At their 2017 Annual General Meeting, the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) announced the 2016 winners of their Industry Advancement Awards recognizing activities that contribute to a progressive image of the aggregate industry. The Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry in the Town of Halton Hills earned the 2016 Community Relations Award from OSSGA.

We are incredibly proud that Dufferin Aggregates has been awarded with several Community Relations Awards from the OSSGA over the years for our sites in Milton, Millcreek, Flamboro, Acton and Mosport for exceptional community service.

OSSGA’s Community Relations Awards honour aggregate operators who proactively develop good relationships with the communities and surrounding sites. The Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate that they have earned the respect of the citizens in close proximity to their operations through making consistent and innovative contributions to their communities.