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Elasto-Valve acquires giant autoclave

Thanks to the recent purchase of a giant autoclave measuring 12 feet in diameter and 23 feet in length, Sudbury’s Elasto-Valve Rubber Products Inc.

Wireless conference August 25 - 27

The 2nd International Conference on Wireless Communications in Underground and Confined Areas will be held August 25-27 in Val-d’Or, Québec. The conference is being organized by the Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Report: mines are a cash cow for economy

Every average-sized mine in Ontario is a cash cow for the economy, adding $280 million each year directly and indirectly to the province’s GDP while in full operation, according to a report commissioned by the Ontario Mining Association (OMA).

PDAC’s new venue to host 650 mining companies

The venue for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange has been moved this year to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building to keep pace with the record numb

Vale Inco commits $132 million for Coleman Mine

Vale Inco has given the green light to proceed with the $132 million development of the 170 Orebody at its Coleman Mine property in Sudbury. The new orebody will produce approximately 500 tonnes of ore per day, or 20 million pounds of metal per year.

Chilean mining reps visit Sudbury

Ricardo Ortiz Salazar doesn’t think much of the frigid winter weather in Sudbury, but he admits he’s “a little jealous” of the city’s mining industry.

Mining Show expects record-breaking year

The Canadian Mining and Industrial Expo, scheduled for May 14 and 15 at Sudbury’s Exhibition Centre, appears headed for a record-breaking year once again, said Darren Ceccarelli of DAC Marketing Ltd.

Vale Inco will not shut down in 2008

Vale Inco will not be engaging in its annual maintenance shutdown in 2008. Instead, it will postpone the shutdown until May 2009, just a month before the company’s contract with workers belonging to Steelworkers Local 6500 expires.

Tougher security in the works

The following is an interview with Travis Fitzgerald, a customs broker and freight forwarder with George A.

Mining suppliers inducted into hall of fame

A hand-printed sign bearing the message “Success isn’t how far you go, but the distance travelled from where you started” hangs in a place of honour in the office of Conrad Houle, founder of Tracks & Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc.