Frequently Asked Questions
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What does JAMER Materials Ltd. do?
JAMER Materials Ltd. manufactures construction aggregates for international markets. Its products are used for road materials, asphalt aggregate, and concrete aggregate.
Who operates JAMER?
JAMER is managed locally in Charlotte County.
What is the relationship between JAMER and Port Bayside?
JAMER is one of the major users of Port Bayside.
Does JAMER pay royalties on the excavated granite aggregate?
No. New Brunswick royalties' legislation only applies to rock excavated from designated Crown Land. Current operations are being conducted on land that has never been so designated.
Where does JAMER draw its workforce from?
With the exception of a small number of skilled operators, JAMER employees are from the local community. These individuals are keenly interested in learning all aspects of the aggregates manufacturing business and JAMER has enjoyed significant success in formally training them to acquire the necessary skill and expertise to succeed.
Why does the excavation look like a series of ‘big steps’ cut into the side of the hill?
The excavation is developed using a series of ‘benches’ or ‘steps’ for safety reasons during the construction phase. This technique also provides for structural stability after the excavation is complete.
When is hydro seeding used at the excavation site?
The JAMER policy is to always stabilize the soil upon completion of an excavation by using hydro-seed to quickly recover the site with grass, despite the fact that the procedure is costly. For example, in 2005 a berm approximately 330 meters long, located along the western mining limits of the site parallel to Route 127, was finished and seeded at a cost of $18,000.00.
What environmental conditions are placed on JAMER activities?
Operating permits are issued to JAMER by New Brunswick Department of Environment governing: (1) sedimentation control; (2) fuel handling and storage; (3) hazardous material handling; (4) blasting operations; (5) dust control; (6) noise abatement; (7) hours of work; (8) domestic sewage control; and, (9) buffer zone maintenance including the preservation of the natural treeline on the water boundary of the site as well as development of man-made visual barriers on other boundaries of the work area.
Will JAMER eventually extend manufacturing operations to the east side of Route 127 at Bayside?
All JAMER operations are currently located on the west side of Route 127.