Hitachi Construction Machinery dissolves joint venture with Deere

Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) and Deere have announced plans to dissolve their joint venture in the Americas. The dissolution will be completed Feb. 28, 2022. At the same time, HCM is announcing that Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) will assume all product and service operations for the Americas in spring 2022. HCMA will continue to be a wholly…

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Epiroc acquires 3D-P

In early June, equipment producer Epiroc confirmed it had acquired Canadian wireless connectivity company 3D-P. 3D-P, based in Calgary, focuses on surface mining with its wireless network that can enable mining automation, including teleremote and autonomous operations.  It is currently active in North America, Chile, Peru and Australia.  “Having reliable, high-quality wireless connectivity is key for mining companies that invest…

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Wellmore wins at Governor’s Cup

Wellmore Coal Company took home the top prize at the 2021 Virginia Governor’s Cup Mine Rescue Competition held recently in Virginia. The competition was held at Carl Smith Football Stadium at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and was co-hosted by the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association and Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). The second-place team was…

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Redpath breaks record again

Redpath Raiseboring has achieved another record-breaking hole, this one the longest raisebore hole ever accomplished in the Northern Hemisphere and in all of the Americas. The achievement was recorded in late May at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa mine in Ontario, Canada. “This concludes the first of the planned twin, 12-foot diameter ventilation raises extending from surface down to 5617 Level,”…

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West Virginia coal mine begins wind-down

The longtime underground coal operation formerly known as Blacksville 2 has begun its permanent shutdown in northern West Virginia. The Monongalia County mine, along the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border, began phase one of its shuttering on Aug. 9. The second phase of closure will take place from Sept. 7-21. In all, 180 workers will be permanently laid off. The mine is…

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ASGCO opens new office

Conveyor producer ASGCO, previously headquartered in Allentown, Pa., has made the move to its new facility location in Nazareth, Pa., about a year after first announcing its plans. The company recently celebrated the grand opening of the new 194,500-square-foot location that it built on Bangor Road. Construction first began in July 2020. Within the space, about 30,000 sq. ft. will…

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Liebherr creates new heavy equipment co-op program

Liebherr USA Co. has launched a new partnership with Virginia Beach, Va.-based Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). The manufacturer will host up to six students each year who are attending ATI in the Heavy Vehicle Technology program. ATI’s Heavy Vehicle Technology program offers diesel repair training in a hands-on shop environment where students have the opportunity to work on manual and…

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National Mining Hall of Fame inducts Ramani

Raja Ramani, professor emeritus of mining and geo-environmental engineering at Pennsylvania State University, has been selected as an inductee into the National Mining Hall of Fame for the Class of 2021. The longtime industry veteran and mine ventilation expert will be inducted into the NMHF on Oct. 23 in Denver, Colo. “I was humbled, but more than that, my first…

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Osisko appoints Katusa

Canadian gold explorer and Cariboo project owner Osisko Development has appointed Marina Katusa to its board of directors. Katusa has more than 15 years of business experience in mineral exploration, research analysis, strategic planning and corporate development.  She earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in geology and earth and ocean science…

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Hexagon, Fatigue Science join forces for safety

Hexagon’s Mining Division announced earlier this summer that it partnered with Fatigue Science and, combined with its real-time operator alertness and collision avoidance solutions, Hexagon can help customers further protect and optimize people and equipment with Fatigue Science’s Readi platform for predictive fatigue management. The partnership underscored the pair’s completion of a 360-degree safety management platform that can provide complete,…

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