- Published: Monday, 01 June 2009 05:00
Takeaways from Haulage & Loading 2009
By Steve Fiscor. Editor-in-Chief
The overall theme and the tenor of Haulage & Loading 2009 was surprisingly different than past conferences. The conference, which was held during May in Phoenix, is geared specifically toward truck-shovel mining and sponsored by E&MJ and its sister publication, Coal Age. Obviously, the Bigger is Better these from year’s past would not work in the current economic climate. The group that organizing the conference decided to take a different approach, Cost Control for an Uncertain Economy, and it paid off. Throughout the technical program, mining professional from educational institutions, the mines, and equipment and service providers offered ideas on how to optimize systems and still mine safely. The surprises included: a high quality group of delegates from the mines, some frank, controversial discussions, and a very active exchange between the delegates and the presenters and the exhibitors. We at Mining Media would like to than everyone who helped make Haulage & Loading 2009 a success.