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News
February 19, 2016  

Don’t forget oil sector: Saskatchewan premier watches Ottawa on Bombardier

Regina – Talk of federal aid to help pull

News
February 12, 2016  

Stewart & Stevenson appoints senior distribution executives

Houston – Stewart & Stevenson LLC announced the appointment

News
February 12, 2016  

Health and Safety Committee certification training

New Ministry of Labour (MOL) training standards for Joint

News
February 12, 2016  

Comment on draft international standard for occupational health and safety

BSI, the business standards company, has published the draft

News
February 12, 2016  

Mining company fined total of $365,000 after one worker killed, another injured

Thunder Bay, ON – Lac Des Iles Mines Ltd.

News
February 1, 2016  

Youth graduate from CTMA Introductory Trades Training Program

Windsor, Ont. – On Wednesday, January 27th, seventeen youth

News
February 1, 2016  

CAMESE appoints director for business development

Mississauga, Ont. – The Canadian Association of Mining Equipment

Product
February 1, 2016  

Atlas Copco QAS 630 power range

Atlas Copco has extended the power range of its

Product
February 1, 2016  

New Hydra-Cell D10 seal-less pumps with higher discharge pressure rating

Wanner Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota upgraded to its Hydra-Cell

News
January 26, 2016  

ExxonMobil’s energy outlook projects energy demand increase and decline in carbon intensity

Irving, Texas – Global energy demand will increase 25

Feature
September 8, 2015  

Canadian manufacturing sector reached milestone in 2014, survey shows

Ottawa – Manufacturing sales reached an all-time high in

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Tablet Power at the Worksite

Imagine this maintenance scenario: Using a tablet computer, an electrician photographs a Quick Response code, or QR code, pasted on an electrical cabinet. Within seconds, the tablet locates a raft of detailed information specific to this piece…

Feature
June 1, 2014  

Microbes target toxic metals

Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies, has installed new technology to remove nitrate and selenium from the wastewater discharge at its Peace River Coal Trend Mine in Tumbler Ridge, BC, located about 700 km northeast…

Feature
February 1, 2014  

No charges in burns Lake Sawmill blast that killed two

Burns Lake, BC – Nearly two years after an explosion and fire tore through a British Columbia sawmill, leaving two workers dead, the Crown announced there will be no charges, pointing a finger at a questionable investigation by the…

Feature
December 1, 2013  

BC sawmills to be checked again for explosive dust

Richmond, BC – Inspectors are heading back to 150 British Columbia sawmills to ensure the operations are doing everything possible to reduce the build-up of potentially explosive wood dust.

Feature
February 1, 2012  

Vending system improves parts control

The Mosaic Company installed a point-of-use (POU) vending system at its potash solution mine in Belle Plaine, SK, in 2006 with the result of increased productivity through reduced product retrieval/travel time, reduced consumption of supplies,…

Feature
June 1, 2011  

CIM Conference & Exhibiton examines mining issues

Montreal, QC – The CIM Conference & Exhibition 2011, which took place May 22-25 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, was organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

Feature
June 1, 2011  

Saving money by maximizing pump lifespans

Preventive maintenance is a key component in maximizing the lifespan of an engine-powered portable pump, as well as providing cost savings, better profitability, increased pump availability, improved productivity, and decreased repair costs….

Feature
April 1, 2011  

Creating the ’24/7′ list

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archived online at www.mromagazine.com. This…

Feature
June 1, 2010  

Everywhere Man

As a sought-after expert in the arcane field of chemical delivery systems, Marc Lafrenire could easily write a new version of the 1959 Geoff Mack hit “I’ve Been Everywhere,” a song popularized by Joh…

Feature
June 1, 2009  

Infrared Inspection Update Saves Big Money

Apaper mill had a very successful infrared inspection program that its managers wanted to expand. However, the requirements of NFPA 70E regulations were causing the US-based mill to rethink its strate…

Feature
June 1, 2009  

Wide-Ranging Speeds Important In Mill Motor

T he largest fibreboard plant in North America and the third largest in the world is owned by Plum Creek Timber Company Inc. Plum Creek project engineer, Jack Hinman, faced a tremendous challenge when…

Feature
June 1, 2009  

No Wrong Decisions

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archiv…

Feature
December 1, 2007  

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Traditionally, maintenance departments do not sing their own praises, but maybe that should change. In many companies maintenance departments are still considered as an overhead, a cost of doing busin…

Feature
November 1, 2007  

Saudi gold mine strikes pay dirt

With the largest mineral resources of any country in the Persian Gulf region, Saudi Arabia is a land rich in gold and other precious metals, as well as petroleum. But most of the gold deposits are loc…

Feature
November 1, 2007  

Training reduces reactive maintenance

Significant maintenance cost savings achieved at North America’s biggest copper mine are expected to be repeated at other sites using Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulator training technology developed in…

Feature
September 1, 2007  

World’s Largest Sawmill Cuts Sawbox Maintenance Time

Canfor Corp. has reduced maintenance time at its Houston, B.C., sawmill by using combination plug/receptacle and disconnect switches that allow workers to safely and quickly make and break electrical …

Feature
September 1, 2007  

Using Predictive Maintenance Effectively

This article is part of an ongoing series. The introduction appeared in Machinery & Equipment MRO’s February 2005 issue and the series has run in every issue since. Previous instalments are archiv…

Feature
September 1, 2007  

Survival of the Fittest

Organisms that can adapt to changing conditions survive, and those that cannot, die out. Mills in the papermaking industry have also been taking this fitness test, where those that can maintain demand…

Feature
April 1, 2007  

SKF’s Focus Turns to Energy Savings

Making it all the way to 100 is a rare occurrence for both individuals and companies, yet SKF has done just that this year. Its longevity is partly because the one-time bearing manufacturer has widely…