In Pursuit of Optimization

Command Alkon is a name that is synonymous with innovation. Its software and technology have changed how ready-mix concrete, aggregate, asphalt and cement producers, suppliers, contractors and haulers do business every day. The company has been headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama since 1976.

Command Alkon

Changing the Skyline

Please note: This article contains explicit material about Ironworkers, the unsung heroes of the construction industry and the professionals that steel fabrication and erection companies like the Walters Group depend on for their success. At high elevations and in Canada’s challenging climate conditions of 110 kilometre per hour winds, -40 Celsius temperatures, whiteouts and ice, they are getting the job done. Reader discretion is advised.

Walters Group & Ironworkers International

Cold Weather Construction

Across North America, cargo shorts, Capri pants and flip-flops are relegated to the back of the closet, with parkas, sweaters and boots taking their place. And just as we winterize our bodies and our cars with warm clothes and snow tires, we do much the same to our houses in preparation for the cold months ahead, from cleaning out gutters to sealing cracks around windows and doors, wrapping pipes with insulation, replacing the furnace filter, draining water from the outside faucet and – if there is a fireplace or woodstove – stocking up on firewood. And those who fail to prepare often pay the price with drafts and high heating costs or, even worse, mould, moisture damage or frozen pipes.

Building for the Winter Ahead

Building the Next Generation

As thousands of experienced workers retire across North America every day, it is small wonder many industries are concerned about the future. It has been a decade since the oldest members of the baby boom generation started leaving their jobs, removing from the workplace decades of experience and skills that are tough to replace. The situation is so dire that, when younger workers are not available or knowledgeable enough to take over, retired staffers are often called back to work on a part-time basis.

December 8, 2019, 8:10 AM EST