VANCOUVER, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Ledcor Resources & Transportation and
Mainland Sand and Gravel announced today that they have signed a
long-term exclusive agreement for marine transportation services.
"We are pleased that Mainland Sand and Gravel has chosen Ledcor to be
their marine transportation provider," said Paul McElligott, President,
Ledcor Resources & Transportation. "In addition to operating a world
class core business, they run an impressive logistics operation and
their requirements fit well with our existing tug and barge operations
in the Province."
Ledcor will haul crushed stone and aggregate from Mainland's Cox quarry
and other river-side storage facilities to their ramps and distribution
points along the Fraser River.
"Demand for Mainland Sand and Gravel quality crushed stone and aggregate
products continues to grow in the Lower Mainland and along the Georgia
Straight," said Mainland Sand & Gravel President Ted Carlson. "We were
looking for a long-term, customer-focused service provider who would
invest in the marine transportation capacity and capabilities we need -
Ledcor meets all our requirements."
Commenting on the Ledcor investment of some $18 million dollars in
equipment, McElligott stated, "I think our level of investment speaks
to the commitment we have to this partnership and to this industry."
Prior to the commencement of service on January 1, 2016, Ledcor will
construct six new barges and augment its fleet of tugs. These assets
will be dedicated to Mainland Sand and Gravel.
About Mainland Sand and Gravel
Mainland Sand and Gravel is a family business and are proud of the fact
that they are 100% B.C. owned and operated. The company supplies all
sizes and grades of crushed stone, sand, gravel, river sand and rip rap
for the construction industry throughout the lower mainland. The
company operates two rock quarries and four distribution yards. For
more information on Mainland Sand and Gravel visit www.mainlandsg.com.
About Ledcor Resources & Transportation
Ledcor Resources and Transportation provides marine, highway and
aviation transportation services, and has also recently expanded into
forestry. It is a member of the Ledcor Group of Companies, one of North
America's most diversified construction companies, serving the
building, oil & gas, forestry, infrastructure, transportation, mining,
power and communications sectors. Ledcor also owns operations in
property investment and wastewater treatment. Since 1947, Ledcor has
been growing with its clients and partners: Forward. Together. Find out
how at www.ledcor.com.
Image with caption: "Mainland Sand and Gravel President, Ted Carlson (L) and Paul McElligott, President, Ledcor Resources & Transportation, sign the agreement to make it official. (CNW Group/Ledcor Industries)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130708_C6025_PHOTO_EN_28856.jpg
SOURCE: Ledcor Industries
For further information:
President, Ledcor Resources & Transportation
(604) 681 - 7500