Normet acquires companies, invests in third 

Normet is already having a busy 2023, acquiring Finland boom system manufacturer Rambooms and hydraulic attachments supplier Marakon and also grabbing up a minority holding in startup Lekatech. Rambooms Marakon, both active in the mining, crusher and construction sectors, make up the Marakon Group. No financial details of the transaction were released. Normet president and CEO said both new addition…

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Metso Outotec consolidates, boosts testing capabilities

With the goal of covering the full minerals value chain to support the mining industry worldwide, Metso Outotec has announced the consolidation of its minerals testing services in the U.S. into a single 5,500-square-meter (about 59,000 sq. ft.) facility in York, Pa. The center’s capabilities will be key, as the company said its volume of testing activity has increased significantly…

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MacLean launches Application Intelligence campaign

MacLean has turned its focus even further to electrification, automation and digitalization, confirming its Application Intelligence technology campaign at the recent MINExpo 2021 event. The push includes updates on the MacLean battery electric product line as well as teleremote technology, telemetry and virtual reality training technology. “We have been doing fit-for-purpose mobile equipment manufacturing for the past 50 years, so…

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UArizona adds School of Mining and Mineral Resources

In June, the University of Arizona announced its new School of Mining and Mineral Resources, which will be jointly housed in the university’s College of Engineering and College of Science. Citing statistics from the World Bank, which estimated demand for copper could grow 200% by 2050 (Arizona produces 74% of the nation’s copper and is the sixth-largest copper producer in…

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