Although most of us are
unaware of it, aggregate products play an integral part in our everyday
lives. Aggregate is a major ingredient in the manufacture of both
asphalt and concrete. The
asphalt used to construct our driveways, roads and highways, and the
concrete used to build our sidewalks, bridges and buildings, is
dependent on the supply of quality aggregate.
In addition to the more obvious uses, aggregate is also used in
the manufacture of many other items including paint, paper, plastics,
glass, and agricultural, medical and household products.
If you would like to learn more about aggregates and the aggregate
industry, please visit some of the following web sites.
Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
In Ontario, aggregate production is a multi-billion dollar
industry, with approximately 155 million metric tonnes (MT) of aggregate
products supplied during 1999.
The OSSGA web site includes information about the association and a
list of publications and videos available for purchase. (www.ossga.com)
& ROADBUILDING Magazine
This website and the publication provides information about the
Canadian aggregate and road building industries. The website includes a
Resource Library of past articles on a variety of industry related
This site contains information about aggregates and includes links
to other sources of information.
& QUARRY Magazine
This U.S. based web site includes articles from the monthly
magazine and other industry related information and links. (www.pitandquarry.com)
Rock Products is a U.S. trade publication that has served the sand
and gravel and crushed stone industries for more than 100 years. The web
site includes articles, and links to other industry related sites. (www.rockproducts.com)