Specialty equipment manufacturers celebrate milestones
By Steve Fiscor, Editor
Underground production crews gain all the glory for steady advancement. Without the support of utility equipment, however, their jobs would be much more difficult. Whether it’s transferring supplies, delivering fuel, spraying shotcrete or charging blastholes, various pieces of utility equipment play a vital role in underground mining.
Most mining districts have regional suppliers that build custom equipment for the mines. Over time, several of these companies began to export their equipment and services. Others working in construction or tunneling saw an opportunity to expand into mining. What follows is a roundup of some of the news from these suppliers submitted to Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ).
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