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The importance of excellent employees

The importance of excellent employees

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Well, we made it. 30 challenging, remarkable, adventurous, crazy years. We can’t really say we’re surprised we’ve lasted this long, though. That’s what happens when a company continues to innovate day after day. In light of this achievement, we thought it would be fitting to show off one of our many wonderful employees. Linton...

Iron ore — a holiday surprise for the mining industry

Iron ore — a holiday surprise for the mining industry

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These past few years have been tough on miners. The industry’s been stuck in a down cycle longer than expected. Mines have inched along due to low commodities. In some cases, they’ve stalled completely. Like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, things just haven’t worked out. But, (*SPOILER ALERT*) there’s no need to...

How Other Mines Stay Excellent – Even in a Down Market

How Other Mines Stay Excellent – Even in a Down Market

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It’s no secret these are tough times for mining. Commodity prices are reaching historical lows. Ore grades are declining. Stakeholder expectations keep rising (and operating costs with them). So, it’s little surprise that Deloitte’s annual Tracking the Trends report says operational excellence is the industry’s top issue for 2016. As most mines have exhausted...

The most important thing to remember about project management

The most important thing to remember about project management

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Almost everything we do is a project of sorts. The Project Management Institute (PMI) says a project is “a temporary endeavour to create a unique product, service or result.” With this in mind, a project can be something as small as starting a blog or something as complicated as commissioning a new gold mine....

The best way to reverse the mining downturn in 2015

The best way to reverse the mining downturn in 2015

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A new year often sparks a new round of trendspotting for the year to come, even in the mining industry. The Big Four auditing firms have all chimed in with their predictions for mining in 2015. While Deloitte, PwC, EY, and KPMG each have their own thoughts on the state of the industry, they...

Ultra-class haul truck upgrades and realized efficiency

Ultra-class haul truck upgrades and realized efficiency

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A recent article in International Mining Magazine titled “Ultra-class Haulers at 16% of global truck payload” points out some of the trending figures regarding the continued growth of the ultra-class size haul truck, even in a depressed mining economy. These 290 ton and larger haul trucks have a lower operating cost per unit and...