Ledcor Resources & Transportation and Mainland Sand and Gravel announced 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. Ledcor will haul crushed stone and aggregate from Mainland’s Cox quarry and other river-side storage facilities to its 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 that 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 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.

Mainland Sand and Gravel is a B.C. owned and operated family business. 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.

Ledcor Resources and Transportation provides marine, highway and aviation transportation services, and has 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.