Barrie Construction Report special feature
Simcoe’s Walker Aggregates is well into the busy season in one of its most exciting years yet. The company recently welcomed Ryan Wall as its new vice-president of aggregates, joining the region from its sister operations in Amherstburg, Ontario. He reports to executive vice-president Ken Lucyshyn. Wall brings more than 20 years of industry experience, with over 10 years in quarry management to Walker Aggregates’ Simcoe operations, along with new ideas to better meet the demands of its clientele in the area.
“This is a big transition for my family and me,” says Wall of his relocation to Simcoe County. “I’m eager to learn more about the area, how Walker’s products and services are used here, and what else we can do to satisfy current and future customers.”
With that in mind, Walker Aggregates is excited to announce it is expanding its offerings into specialty products. The company now carries a wide range of river stone in different colours and shapes that will add a unique natural look to any landscape. The river stone comes in a vast range of sizes and acts as a great low-maintenance ground cover. It is also ideal for French drains.
The new 3/8” pea stone is both useful and aesthetically pleasing in landscaping around patios, decks, gardens, play areas, pathways, dog runs, pools and ponds, as well as in performing flat roof repairs. Also new to Walker Aggregates – track and arena sand – a great product for any equestrian training facility. It is a compactable sand that is comfortable for both horse and trainer.
Walker Aggregates supplies high quality aggregates and construction materials to support the infrastructure needs of communities across Ontario. The company has been producing crushed limestone, sand and gravel for a long time, with its first quarry location in Niagara dating back to 1887. Now a fifth-generation family run business, Walker participates in the circular economy by recycling asphalt and concrete at several of its locations. While maximizing its natural resources through long-term planning and forward thinking, the company strives to set a positive example and create strong community relationships.
Locations include Severn Quarry, Duntroon Quarry, Orillia Pits 5, 7 and 48, Edgar Pit, Anten Mills Pit, Clarksburg Pit and Durham Pit, with additional locations in Essex County and the Niagara Region.
Contact Walker Aggregates at (705) 445-2300 for product information and locations near you.