Category Archives: Features

Safe and strong components: meeting and exceeding customer expectations

by Keith Loria For almost 30 years, Dakota Equipment Manufacturing, Inc., based in Aberdeen, SD, has been serving the southwest aggregate and mining community. Developing solutions to the challenges of the mineral extraction industry and over the past six years, DEMI has grown into servicing markets throughout the entire U.S., Canada and internationally.

Innovative air cannon positioning for easier maintenance

A global leader in bulk material handling equipment has helped a U.S. cement plant resolve clogging issues in its clinker cooler, using advanced air cannon technology and an innovative mounting strategy. HeidelbergCement’s Lehigh-Hanson facility upgraded to modern air cannons and set them in a long U-shaped pipe configuration away from the hottest area of the […]

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: Should employers in the mining industry allow concealed weapon permit holders to carry guns at the mine?

by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams Mass shootings have continued with regular frequency in the United States, and our country remains deeply divided, not only with the cause of these tragic events, but also on how to stop them from occurring. Many have called for increased gun control, including universal background check requirements for all […]

Ground control and drilling hazard awareness is critical to worker safety

by Jon M. Casey More than 175 members of the drilling and blasting industry spent January 17 and 18 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy near Beckley, WV at the 2018 Mine Blasting Safety and Application Seminar. With more than one dozen industry experts offering seminars on a number of issues affecting drilling, […]