The story behind Mixcor
Aggregates Inc., and how
two husband and wife teams
have made an indelible
impression on the Alberta
By Mark Halsall
Mixcor Aggregates Inc. started as a small family
business 50 years ago and has grown to become
a pivotal player in Alberta’s aggregate industry.
The Leduc-based second-generation company owned and
operated by the husband and wife team of Terry and Dawn
Mix services the aggregate market in central Alberta and has
become a major supplier for Edmonton regional market.
Terry says one of the keys to Mixcor’s success has been its
one-stop shop approach to doing business.
“We do all of our own permitting and pit operational
planning. We have our own earthworks crews to do the strip
overburden and get to the gravel, and we also have our own
production crews to crush and wash the gravel and then ship
it,” he said. “We take care of all that, and then we do all of
our own reclamation as well.”
According to Terry, Mixcor’s ability to streamline the
aggregate supply chain is good for customers.
“We want to make it as simple as possible for them to get a
quality product when they need it,” he said. “It doesn’t matter
if it’s a new customer or an old customer, or if they need
30 tons of gravel or 30,000 tons of gravel — we follow the
Mixcor has its roots in Lorne Mix Trucking, a company
founded in 1969 by Terry’s parents, Lorne and Tina Mix, who
started the business with only a single-axle gravel truck. The
couple soon recognized the benefits of providing both the
supply and delivery of a ggregate materials to Alberta’s flourishing
roadbuilding and construction sectors, and in the early
1970s, they formed L&T Mix Sand & Gravel Ltd. to serve the
rapidly expanding city of Leduc.
With the opening of its Matejka Gravel Pit, L&T secured
a long-term supply of quality sand and gravel, and in 1978
the company purchased its first crusher. This enabled the
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