SAMSSA News

03.06.2005

Battlefield on the march

Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal One of the world’s largest Caterpillar dealers has beefed up its presence in the Northern Ontario market. Battlefield rents and sells Caterpillar compact equipment, including loaders, dozers and excavators. It also rents pumps, generators, air compressors and more. Toromont Industries Ltd. recently purchased Sudbury-based Access Rentals and Supply Limited for its […]

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02.25.2005

Zambia Lays Out Welcome Mat To SAMSSA Members

Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal February 2005 Canadian High Commissioner for Zambia John Deyell was in Sudbury January 31 to promote a trade mission to the Zambian copper belt. The central African country was the fourth largest copper producer in the world until nationalization sent the industry into a tailspin. A new regime, though, has re-privatized […]

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02.25.2005

Herold Supply champions new braking system

Company marks 30 years of service to mining industry BY NORM TOLLINSKY Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal On a recent skiing holiday in Aspen, Colorado, John Herold and some of his buddies from Sudbury noticed that the driver of the bus they were riding in kept grabbing a lever of some sort. “They didn’t know what […]

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02.21.2005

The Economic and Fiscal Contribution of the Mining Industry in Ontario

INTRODUCTION • The Ontario Mining Association asked Datametrics Consulting Inc. to update the 2002 report “The Economic and Fiscal Contribution of the Mining Industry in Ontario”. While the industry and the Ontario Mining Association realize that mining makes a significant and important contribution to Ontario’s economy and to society, this may often not be fully […]

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02.21.2005

SAMSSA Members Seeking Agents and Distributors

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply & Service Association (SAMSSA) introduces a new service on its web site effective immediately. This “OPPORTUNITIES” service is available on the SAMSSA home page. This service allows anyone worldwide to open negotiations with SAMSSA members regarding their products and services. SAMSSA members are using the following definitions as their operating […]

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02.21.2005

NORCAT wooing NASA SAMSSA Member

Northern Ontario Business February 2005 By IAN ROSS Ten years ago, Sudbury’s Jim Richard could not have fathomed he would be working on designing advanced drilling technology destined for space. Back then, as vice-president of sales for Electric Vehicle Controllers Ltd. (EVC), he was building and installing electronic control systems for underground mining locomotives. “I’m […]

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02.21.2005

Labour expert working to close ‘incredible’ gap SAMSSA Member

Northern Ontario Business February 2005 By IAN ROSS Dan Newell grew up in a mining town. He knows how skilled immigrant labour grew Northern Ontario. The Copper Cliff (in Greater Sudbury) native vividly remembers how Italian, Finnish and Polish miners and their families shaped Sudbury’s nickel basin in building its mines, smelters, community halls and […]

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02.14.2005

Ontario mining reaches historic tipping point

Sudbury—a recently concluded study reveals that Northeastern Ontario’s mining industry has entered a new – and historic – phase, the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) announced here today. “For the first time in Sudbury’s 120 year history as a mining community, it is now clear that more people are employed in the […]

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01.31.2005

Canada’s High Commissioner to Zambia and Malawi to Visit SAMSSA Members

John Deyell, Canada’s High Commissioner to the Republics of Zambia and Malawi in southern Africa, will visit a number of Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) members on Monday, January 31. Previous to this appointment, Mr. Deyell was Director General for eastern Africa in the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa. Over the […]

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12.15.2004

Precise sets new course with drill bit

Precise sets new course with drill bit Headline News Northern Ontario Business SAMSSA MEMBER By IAN ROSS A North Bay mining supplier expects big things from a novel piece of highly engineered mining equipment. The ripple effect of the booming world metals market has been felt at J.N. Precise, which moved into a spacious new […]

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