The top 5 stories from the jobsite in 2019


Throughout the year, Equipment Journal reports on stories from jobsite across Canada, whether its equipment used on site, features on construction companies or unique approaches to construction, mining and forestry in the industry.

Here are the five articles that generated the most pageviews in 2019 from our on the job category:

5Cox Station Quarry

After more than a decade in the making, Mainland Construction Materials is now adding the finishing touches to an aggregate plant upgrade at its Cox Station Quarry.

The flagship quarry, located on the Fraser River in Abbotsford, British Columbia, holds about 120 million metric tonnes in permitted, privately-owned aggregate reserves.

Read more about the project here.

4Over the Edge Excavating

The British Columbia-based Over the Edge Excavating has carved its own excavating niche with a Kaiser mobile walking excavator, also known as a Spider.

About five years ago, owner Mitch Coers decided to start his own business by purchasing a Kaiser S2 mobile walking excavator, also known as a spider. 

Read more about Coers’ work here.

3The Crosstown LRT

Constructing Toronto’s Crosstown LRT required building new stations underneath active subway stops.

Alongside serving as the largest transit expansion in Toronto’s history, the Eglinton Crosstown is tackling impressive construction feats, including building new stations below existing subway stops, while the trains continue to operate.

The LRT is being built by Crosslinx Transit Solutions, a design and construction consortium comprised of ACS-Dragados, Aecon, EllisDon and SNC-Lavalin.

Read more about the project here.

2Digging into data with Finning Cat

In March, Finning Cat explained how data is changing construction sites.

Construction companies are looking to technology as a means to keep costs low, production high and operators safe. 

Read more about Finning’s approach to technology and data on the jobsite here.

1Priestly Demolition makes its television debut

Our most read story from the jobsite in 2019 featured Priestly Demolition’s work with the History Channel.

On Sunday, September 15, the History Channel aired the first episode of Salvage Kings, a Canadian-original series that features the demolition and salvage team at Priestly Demolition Inc.

Read more about the show here.