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Rock to Road: Alberta Sand & Gravel Association has concerns on aggregate demand

A look at how COVID-19 is impacting Alberta's construction aggregate industry

May 6, 2020  by Jay Koblun

John Ashton, ASGA executive director. PHOTO: Rock to Road

Staff working from home has been the biggest COVID-19 related change to the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association’s (ASGA) daily operations, but the Alberta construction aggregate industry could face additional challenges as the pandemic continues.

John Ashton, ASGA executive director, said the price of oil is devastatingly low which will affect aggregate producers, and recently the government brought in austerity cuts that particularly targeted infrastructure spending.

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