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ISSUE 10: Mining a rich coal seam while managing the impact of operations

Armstrong Energy mines the rich coal seams of the United States’ Ohio River Valley, partnering with local Cat dealer Whayne Supply for equipment and support. The two organizations also share a focus on sustainability — recognizing the impact machines and mining operations have on the environments and communities where they operate.

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ISSUE 10: Two mines. Two seams. One partnership. Cat dealer and customer strengthen relationship in rich coal basin

Armstrong Energy, which operates six surface and six underground coal mines in the rich coal basin of the United States’ Ohio River Valley, recently took delivery of the worlds’ first full fleet of Cat Room and Pillar mining equipment from Cat dealer Whayne Supply. The fleet is now hard at work mining this rich coal seam, with four continuous miners, eight face haulers, roof bolters, feeder breakers and scoops working underground, and belt terminal groups carrying the coal to the surface.

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ISSUE 9: MINExpo’s size and scale are a testament to the industry

Bigger and better than ever. This was the promise made by the National Mining Association (NMA) for what to expect at MINExpo 2012. And the NMA delivered in every possible way.

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ISSUE 9: Leveraging technology in its safety journey: Newmont mine relies on remote dozing to keep operators safe

Like most mining companies, Newmont Mining Corporation considers safe work performance a top priority. In 2009, the company launched its Our Safety Journey program at Newmont sites throughout the world. The program is especially evident at the Phoenix mine in Nevada, which has earned a number of safety awards. The site works with local dealer Cashman Equipment to leverage the latest technologies — such as remote control dozing — to keep people out of harm’s way.

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ISSUE 8: Rebuilding machines deep underground: Cat dealer delivers a maintenance solution for Cargill’s Cayuga salt mine

Cargill Deicing Technology’s Cayuga mine is located 701 meters (2,300 feet) under a lake in New York, USA. Getting parts and machines into the mine can be a challenging endeavor. As the mine sought to improve the performance of its fleet of load-haul-dump loaders, the solution was to perform a Cat Certified Rebuild — without ever removing the machines from their underground home.

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