Apr 29, 2005

   

Industry News

Specially designed vehicle explicitly for underground use unveiled by Cast Resource Equipment Ltd.

Normet Corporation of Finland has developed a completely new underground management and transportation vehicle. The Normet RBO is a pioneering vehicle designed explicitly for underground use, built with know-how accumulated during over 40 years of underground mobile equipment production. The product will be distributed in Canada by Cast Resource Equipment Limited out Sudbury, Ontario. “Until...

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Apr 29, 2005

   

Industry News

Novenco Consultants Ltd. builds largest polymer concrete cells in North America

Novenco Consultants Limited recently supplied INCO Ltd – Voisey’s Bay with six polymer concrete cells. The tanks were a monumental undertaking because of their size. Three of the cells manufactured in the Val Caron industrial park were 8.8m x 1.5m x 1.7m which are as far as Novenco understands are the largest cells in North...

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Mar 10, 2005

   

Industry News

More measures urged to improve coal mine work safety

BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhuanet) — An advisor Thursday urged the Chinese government to establish a state coal industry administrative agency and cross-province coal enterprise groups aspart of the measure to improve work safety in coal mines. The government should also launch a new mechanism to coordinatethe input of the central and local governments and enterprises,...

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Mar 06, 2005

   

Industry News

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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Feb 25, 2005

   

SAMSSA News

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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Feb 25, 2005

   

SAMSSA News

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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Feb 21, 2005

   

Industry News

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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Feb 21, 2005

   

SAMSSA News

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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Feb 21, 2005

   

SAMSSA News

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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Feb 21, 2005

   

SAMSSA News

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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