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Shaw Brick

New Equipment

Realizing that in order to stay in the landscape paver business, the old technology would need to be replaced, the Shaw Brick division decided to make a significant investment in this area by purchasing new equipment. This state of the art equipment is currently the most advanced technology in North […]

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GS Concrete Aquired

On June 23, 2004, The Shaw Group acquired GS Concrete, a competitor in the regional concrete marketplace with a good reputation.

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Seismic Stabilization

Shaw Brick developed and manufactured a special customized clay brick for use with a new seismic stabilization system in Hokkaido, Japan. Just days after the first brick building opened, the city sustained an 8.2 magnitude earthquake. Not one of the 50,000 bricks in the new building moved.

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Shaw Group

The corporate name of the company was changed from L.E. Shaw Ltd. to The Shaw Group Ltd. to better reflect the diverse group of companies included in its portfolio.

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Going Retail

Going Retail…In 1992, the Masonry Centres formally “went retail” and started to incorporate promotion, in-store features, truckload sales, etc., all designed to make them more appealing to the do-it-yourselfer, as well as the contractor.

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Chipman Plant Closed

The Chipman brick plant closed permanently on February 16, 1990. The loss of a major brick sales contract, an outdated plant, low housing starts, and shrinking markets compounded by cheaper products from outside the province were at the root of the Chipman closure.

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New Masonry Centre Dartmouth

In September 1976, the division opened a new Masonry Centre in Dartmouth on Ralston Avenue. It was designed to serve as a retail centre and delivery point for all metro orders of fewer than 4,000 brick.

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Acquiring Transportation Fleet

In April 1969, L.E. Shaw Limited grew again, this time acquiring its own transportation fleet. They purchased Leo Isenor Trucking Company with 24 trucks including three tractor-trailers; four dump trucks; sixteen 12-ton “trailing axle” trucks; and a variety of dozers, logging equipment, and assorted utility equipment

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100 Anniversary

The 100th anniversary dinner in December 1961 was cancelled due to the death of Allen Cole. However, a lot had already been done to celebrate the anniversary.

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