From the types of equipment used, to the partnership with Strongco and Volvo, the Ontario remediation contractor is all about a thought-out, team approach

When equipment manufacturers started promoting the use of excavators and articulated haulers together as earthmoving teams, they found a firm believer in The Cannington Group President David McCrossan.

The TCG Yellow Iron Fleet

The Brightwater Site TCG Fleet of Yellow Iron

The Cannington Group, a family-owned contracting firm in the Greater Toronto Area, McCrossan said the combination of Volvo crawler excavators and articulated “rock” trucks sourced from Strongco is the only way to do it here.

The “here,” is a 75-acre parcel of prime land on the shore of Lake Ontario in the resurgent Port Credit area of Mississauga. The long-time former home of a bulk oil storage facility, the property will eventually be developed as a prime residential community.

As a specialist in soil remediation and other environmental applications, The Cannington Group is currently on site for 14 months in what McCrossan describes as “a surgical excavation” project.

“We’re excavating, stockpiling, segregating and hauling off soils that exceed the site criteria. In some areas, we are taking 2 feet of dirt off; in some areas, we are taking 3, 4, even 10 feet off. The depth is all over the place,” he said.