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Lightweight AIL Sound Walls used in Houston METRORail expansion

October 1, 2015

Lightweight and easy-to-install AIL Sound Walls were recently selected for a particular section of Houston’s major METRORail expansion, where the City of Houston was concerned about protecting their main sewer and storm drainage lines.

Super•Cor rail overpass makes a grand entrance at Nebraska facility

October 1, 2015

Road traffic approaching the new 81-20 Grain Terminal near Randolph, Nebraska, passes through a handsome rail loop overpass made from a Super•Cor Arch and Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Walls — both from Big R Bridge.

Super•Cor’s performance, savings sway NSTIR off concrete spec

September 15, 2015

Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) had specified a concrete structure for a stream crossing on the new exit connector joining Highway 103 with Highway 3, at Ingramport, near Halifax. Knowing that our Super•Cor Arch would perform just as well and provide considerable savings, the AIL team went to work to prove their point.

Versatile Vist-A-Walls show their stuff in Calgary West LRT project

September 15, 2015

AIL Vist-A-Walls and our in-house engineering team demonstrated their versatility in support of the new, 8 km LRT line that connects Calgary's downtown core with communities to the west.

Trail bridges hike up to 1 km into remote sites in Alberta flood recovery

September 14, 2015

When “the 100-year flood” hit southern Alberta in 2013, the Siksika First Nation, southeast of Calgary, was one of the worst-hit areas with unprecedented damage to homes and infrastructure. Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, a designated national heritage site and a major tourism attraction in the area, had lost two pedestrian stream crossings in the event.

Cross-Canada 50th Anniversary Tour was a success

July 8, 2015

There’s nothing better than a significant milestone to bring folks together to celebrate, and AIL’s 50th anniversary was no different. To mark the occasion, AIL President, Mike Wilson and others on the management team visited all eight of our branches from coast-to-coast for a special celebration with the teams at each location — Armstrong, BC, Westlock and Calgary, AB, Ayr, ON, Mirabel and Louiseville QC, Dorchester, NB, and Deer Lake, NL.

BC emergency crossing engineered for flooding and settlement needs

July 7, 2015

A stream crossing on a new emergency access road to Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, in Coquitlam, BC, had specific requirements — being in an flood zone. The project team selected a Super•Cor Low Profile Arch for its flexible design and its ability to withstand a flood event and keep the emergency route open.

Heavy duty Ultra•Cor chosen for haul road stream crossing

July 7, 2015

When a Quebec mine site (name withheld by request) needed to construct a stream crossing for a new heavy haul road, they chose AIL’s Ultra•Cor for all the right reasons:

MTO strengthens requirements for structural plate suppliers

July 7, 2015

As of July 1, 2015, all Structural Plate Corrugated Steel (SPCS) used on a contract for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will need to be supplied by a manufacturer that:

AIL steps up on NB washouts from severe weather events

May 15, 2015

Post tropical storm Arthur and other severe storms made 2014 a very challenging year for the roads and bridges in our home province of New Brunswick. However, with our RAPID RESPONSE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS program in place, we were ready to help restore some of the province’s washed out transportation network in very short order. In addition to our existing inventories, our Dorchester plant was mobilized for immediate manufacturing on a 24/7 rotation.

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