Dec 16, 2015

   

Industry News

Investors put pressure on miners to respond to climate change

(Reuters U.S. – December 16, 2015   http://www.reuters.com/ An alliance of around 100 investors is calling on mining companies Anglo American Glencore and Rio Tinto to show that they are working to lessen the impact of climate change on their businesses. The group of European fund managers and pension funds including Aviva, Amundi and Schroders,...

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Dec 16, 2015

   

Industry News

Mining downturn hits Joy Global hard in fourth quarter

  By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel   Milwaukee mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc. saw sales decline by 24% in its fiscal fourth quarter and responded by slashing the company’s dividend and saying it is planning further restructuring in the year ahead. The company reported a net quarterly loss of $1.3 billion in...

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Dec 16, 2015

   

Industry News

6 steps and 4 suggestions to prepare for January’s machine safety blitz and beyond WSPS

    6 steps and 4 suggestions to prepare for January’s machine safety blitz and beyond Dec 07, 2015 Prepare now for a January 18 to February 26, 2016 inspection blitz on the safe operation of machinery. The blitz will focus on machines that are not guarded, blocked or locked out during maintenance, repair and...

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Dec 15, 2015

   

Industry News

Ontario’s surging electricity prices endanger domestic manufacturing

  Adam White Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 5:00AM EST Adam White is the President of the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario Mexico and other competing jurisdictions stand to capitalize from the monstrous megawatt rates Ontario imposes on manufacturers. As an advocate for some of Ontario’s largest...

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Dec 15, 2015

   

Industry News

Codelco eyes $600 million in savings, more job cuts in 2016 as copper in the pits

    Mining.com   Cecilia Jamasmie | December 14, 2015 The world’s biggest copper miner, Chile’s Codelco, will continue reining in costs next year rather than curbing output to navigate a slump in prices that are hitting fresh six-year lows almost daily, the company’s chief executive Nelson Pizarro has said. In a weekend interview with local...

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Dec 15, 2015

   

MineConnect News

MINING: Ultra-deep network calls for proposals CEMI MineConnect member

    SUDBURY, Ontario – Canada’s two-year-old Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) is launching a new call for proposals and network members to share innovative solutions and commercially viable products aimed at those miners who challenge the environment below 2.5 km deep. The recent call for proposals has been issued to mining companies who are current...

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Dec 15, 2015

   

Industry News

Too much nickel being produced, analysts warn

  Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:35:01 EST AM   Sudbury Star A mine worker sifts through nickel ore in this Postmedia file photo. As much as 70 per cent of global nickel output is unprofitable, the chief executive officer Glencore says, amid calls to slash production. Ivan Glasenberg said that in 2013, the biggest nickel...

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Dec 14, 2015

   

Industry News

Updated mineral strategy to provide more certainty

  Updated mineral strategy to provide more certainty, say mining reps – by Jonathan Migneault (Sudbury Northern Life – December 13, 2015) December 14, 2015 in http://www.northernlife.ca/ Mining industry representatives said they are hopeful Ontario’s updated Mineral Development Strategy, which was released Dec. 11 in Sudbury, will provide more certainty for the sector. “Certainty is...

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Dec 14, 2015

   

Industry News

Innovation centre acquires 3D metal printer Canadore College North Bay

    November 17, 2015 by Kathy Stackelberg In SMSJ Mining suppliers use state-of-the-art technology for product design and development ICAMP, a unique innovation centre established at Canadore College’s trade campus in North Bay two years ago, is expanding due to overwhelming support from the manufacturing industry. The Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing’s newest incarnation,...

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Dec 14, 2015

   

MineConnect News

MIRARCO CEO pushes for Ontario mining brand

November 20, 2015 by Norm Tollinsky SMSJ Ontario mining cluster more than the sum of its parts Vic Pakalnis, president and CEO of MIRARCO Mining Innovation in Sudbury, is urging the provincial Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to take the lead in the development of an Ontario mining brand. “We have a very good...

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