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Dick DeStefano is Executive Director of SAMSSA [email protected]

Awards are important in the mining supply industry

Awards, as simple as applauding an athlete’s success in a game or winning Olympic gold, are an important centuries-old tradition. This..

February 26, 2015

Mining cluster comes of age

It is quite evident that the Northern Ontario mining cluster has developed as a “mature cluster” based on studies by major agencies and..

December 1, 2014
Managing mining intelligence

Managing mining intelligence

When the Sudbury Area Mining Supply & Service Association (SAMSSA) was created in 2003, the founding fathers were looking for something..

September 1, 2014
FedNor: an important agency in Northern Ontario

FedNor: an important agency in Northern Ontario

The following interview with Aime Dimatteo, director general of FedNor and formerly executive director of the Northern Ontario Heritage..

June 1, 2014
SAMSSA celebrates ten years, 2003-2013

SAMSSA celebrates ten years, 2003-2013

After 10 years of effort and service, the Sudbury Mining Supply & Service Association (SAMSSA) has become a significant presence in the..

February 13, 2014

Women. What would we do without them?

Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury (MMTS) is one of the best organizations in Canada for promoting and creating awareness of mining and..

November 26, 2013

How important is innovation in the Sudbury cluster?

Often underestimated by many small and medium sized mining companies, innovation is one of the most important engines of growth. The..

August 13, 2013

Sudbury: Ontario’s mining superstore

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) is having a banner year in this its 10th anniversary with multiple..

May 27, 2013

SAMSSA: ten years old and growing

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA) turns 10 years old in 2013. The annual general meeting (AGM) held in..

March 4, 2013

School of Mines adds value to mining cluster

October 15, 2012 was a special day for Northern Ontario and mining. On this day, Ned Goodman, CEO of Dundee Corporation, and the Goodman..

November 20, 2012
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