Dan Hemmings

Tel: 902 564 7951
Cell: 902 578 5069
Fax: 902 564 7952

slag pit


Company Location

Portside Aggregates is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Excellent transportation access is available for shipping bulk orders. The site has direct access to the 100-series highways - Provincial Highway 125 and Trans Canada Highway 105. Portside is adjacent to deepwater bulk commodities shipping terminals and rail access.

Sydney Steel Plant

Portside Aggregates offers a variety of aggregate products. For over a century the Sydney Steel Corporation (Sysco) operated a large steel making plant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Today the slag reserve is the largest deposit on the eastern seaboard, with an estimated 3 million tons. Portside Aggregates uses this recycled resource to provide customers with consistently high quality aggregate products.

Types of Slag

There are a variety of slag resources located on the SYSCO property, including blast furnace slag, open hearth furnace slag, and electric arc furnace slag. The majority of the slag produced at the Sydney Steel Plant was an air-cooled blast furnace slag (ACBFS). ACBFS is a hard, coarse angular material that is a by-product of the steel making industry. Today ACBFS is used as a recycled resource in a variety of applications.

location map for Portside Aggregates