PRESS RELEASE – VANCOUVER - 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.