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SAMSSA forges ties with Mexico’s mining industry

The signing of letters of intent and memoranda of understanding are important instruments in developing business relationships and opening the doors to significant movement of goods and services.

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 Sudbury programmers is ready to move the region’s suppliers into cyberspace.

Mining world looks to Northern Ontario for innovation

Congratulating mining contractor Cementation for its grand prize victory at the Disrupt Mining event co-sponsored by Goldcorp and Integra Gold during the PDAC in March, Rick Howes, president and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals made an observation about
WipWare reaches new heights in training

WipWare reaches new heights in training

One of the amazing changes in SAMSSA’s membership is the number of innovative companies that are leading the mining industry. WipWare is a prime example.

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 supply industry, which depends on a mining sector that flaps around like a kite on a string.

Can Lego increase your productivity?

A unique approach is being developed by a Northern Ontario company and a member of SAMSSA that solves problems, saves money and has proven successful by utilizing Lego.

Ahead of the curve on battery power

If copper, nickel, gold and all the other minerals we rely on for the necessities and conveniences of modern civilization were piled in giant heaps on the Earth’s surface and freely available for the taking, we might all be fat, lazy and simple-minde

Mission impossible: mining suppliers to save the world

The mining supply sector is invisible, disrespected and dumb, but it could be responsible for saving the world Invisible for two reasons. The first is just statistical.

The world’s most prolific hub of mining innovation

The mining industry has its ups and downs, commodity prices rise and fall, exploration capital turns on and off like a tap, but nothing seems to get in the way of innovation.

The end of the road in the North?

Roads are an ancient technology. The British Ridgeway, for example, has been in use for 7,000 years. Roads led to wheels about 6,000 years ago, and wheels brought chariots, carts, wagons and pavement — a whole transportation revolution.