Competence. Innovation. Solutions in Mining.

Sudbury Mining Solutions

David Robinson

Airships to the Arctic

A few years ago it took imagination to see the future sneaking up on Northern Ontario’s mining sector. Now it is getting hard to ignore...

March 5, 2019

This blasted and boring business

Metal demand is rising, ore grades are falling and hard rock mining productivity has plateaued. The industry has to change. The biggest..

November 8, 2018

Which supercycle?

Growing talk of a new supercycle for mining is encouraging, but a totally different kind of supercycle may be more important for mining..

August 20, 2018

What do we mean by “near”?

Miners look for new mines near old mines. They also look for new solutions from suppliers they know and trust. Customers following up on..

May 17, 2018

The future of mining innovation

The federal government wants to boost innovation in mining. It is doing it the wrong way. Mining is a relatively small sector — 70,000..

February 21, 2018

Ministers missing mining supply sector

The keywords when Canada’s provincial energy and mines ministers met last August were collaboration, leveraging and building an..

November 6, 2017

Sudbury cluster plays key role in health and safety

Mining is still one of the most dangerous industries in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, while mining employs..

August 18, 2017

Sudbury to mine cyberspace

Will there be mining in cyberspace? The newest development in the Sudbury area mining supply cluster says “yes.” A new organization of..

May 18, 2017

Stock and commodity prices may signal rebound

Stock markets report every day on individual wild horses in a stampeding herd of companies. Each horse, or company, is scored against..

February 27, 2017

Mining supply sector will continue to grow

In a world where everything is changing, it can be hard to keep track of the currents that matter most. It is especially hard in the mining..

November 14, 2016
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