Dec 11, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

Sandvik to introduce stage five compliant loaders

Sandvik is set to launch the first stage five compliant underground loaders for hard rock mining applications after more than 10,000 hours of load haul dumping (LHD) underground testing. The loader, which Sandvik collaborated with Volvo Penta to manufacture, reduces particles in the diesel exhaust, which will help improve underground air quality. Sandvik has leveraged...

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Dec 11, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

New Member – J.L. Richards & Associates Limited

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is an employee-owned, Canadian company that provides multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services. Founded in Ottawa in 1955, we now have seven stanover offices across Ontario. Our firm is strategically located in close proximity to some of the largest mining and mineral processing operations in the country,...

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Dec 09, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

SAMSSA Member Maclean Engineering going Digital and Twinning

Having witnessed – and benefitted from – the electrification and automation evolution going on in the underground mining industry, MacLean Engineering is also leveraging digitalisation to improve machine analysis and performance for its customers. The Sudbury, Ontario-based company, over the last few years, set itself a target of creating a digital twin for every MacLean...

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Dec 08, 2019

   

Industry News

Expert sees positives for Sudbury economy in 2020

Expert sees positives for Sudbury economy in 2020 Published Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:13AM EST Last Updated Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:14AM EST SUDBURY — ‘Sluggish’ will be the new key word when it comes to referring to anything economic in this country for the next little while, but it’s not all bad news when...

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Dec 06, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

Revitalization and Expanding SAMSSA’s reach

A special night for SAMSSA happened in Sault Ste. Marie on September 26 2019 when Northern Ontario Business Awards choose SAMSSA as the Entrepreneurial Community of the Year and acknowledged it as a dynamic force in the economy of Northern Ontario. I had the privilege as former executive Director of SAMSSA to accept the award...

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Dec 06, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

SAMSSA Honors Its Founder – Dick DeStefano

As a long-standing tradition, SAMSSA takes pride in highlighting those members that have made a difference in driving this industry forward. The SAMSSA Hall of Fame was put in place by our Founder Dick Destefano in 2007 with our first inductees Fred Castron and Connie Houle. In a touching ceremony, founder and past executive director...

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Dec 06, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

SAMSSA Welcomes New Board of Directors

Ricky Lemieux, president and CEO of Rock-Tech in Lively, was welcomed as the new president of the board of directors, replacing Alicia Woods.  He joins Michael Gribbons, vice-president and treasurer, and directors Dave Rector, Jeff Smith, Marla Tremblay, Brad Gregorini, and Eddy Lamontagne on the board.

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Dec 06, 2019

   

SAMSSA News

SAMSSA AGM 2019 A Great Success

The SAMSSA held their annual general meeting on Dec. 4 at Dynamic Earth.  In welcoming members from North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, and Thunder Bay, the association reaffirmed its intention to support Northern Ontario businesses on a global scale and to generate leads for their member companies. SAMSSA is currently working to increase their visibility both in...

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Dec 05, 2019

   

Industry News

New SAMSSA Members

Ivey Immigration & Employment Services Inc. IVEY is a complete International Recruitment & Immigration Strategy Specialist. We offer a turnkey solution to fulfilling employment and recruitment needs for Northern Ontario businesses.  We specialize in skilled trades along with technical and operational roles including technicians, programmers, and engineers.  We also offer staffing solutions for other support...

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Dec 01, 2019

   

Member Story

The Mining History of the Sudbury Area University of Waterloo Museum

By Tom Jewiss Often, if not always, when the mining history of the Sudbury region is considered, 1883 is treated as the starting date. For it was in August of that year that Thomas Flanagan, a blacksmith on the Canadian Pacific Railway, noticed a rust coloured patch of rock while working with a crew in...

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