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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The ASGA is excited to announce our first three speakers for our November 29, Ft. McMurray Lunch event. Speakers will include ASGA President Dale Soetaert, Such Chandhiok Supervisor (Acting), Statutory Plans Planning and Development Department for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and Dan Fouts Principal of Stony Valley Contracting Ltd.

Register today for our ASGA Lunch Event for members in the Fort McMurray area. It will be taking place at the Diamond Ballroom in MacDonald Island Park
Tickets $75, Speaker info to come!


Dale Soetaert  -ASGA President 

Dale has been involved with the ASGA for well over a decade and has been serving as our President for the past two years. He is the Environment and Land Manager for Northern Alberta, Northern Saskatchewan and North East British Columbia for Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd. In addition to his work with the ASGA, Dale is also on the Sturgeon County - Calahoo Villeneuve Gravel Extraction Committee. Dale has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Alberta and a Groundwater Engineering Technology Diploma from NAIT.

Such Chandhiok - Planning and Development Department of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Such currently leads one of the divisions of Community Development Planning Branch in Planning and Development Department of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Such is a Registered Professional Planner in the province of Alberta and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and has worked on many national and international engineering, planning and development projects in Canada and India in over 11 years. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and a Master's degree in Business Administration with specialization in Real Estate.

Dan Fouts - Principal of Stony Valley Contracting Ltd.

Dan currently works as the Principal for Stony Valley Contracting Ltd. He has been working actively in the gravel industry for 38 years, 21 of those years with TBG Contracting Ltd. He works alongside his business partner for Stony Valley and ASGA Health & Safety Committee member, Wayne Woodhouse. Dan notes that he has seen a lot of change in the gravel industry in the last 38 years and is eager to share his opinions on these changes with those in industry at the ASGA lunch event.

Aggregate Facts

Did you know that for straight gravel hauls with minimal traffic, the price of aggregate increases $0.15 per tonne for every mile from the extraction site? Close to market reserves is one way the aggregate industry reduces environmental footprints and risk of accident.