USA mining industry events 2018/2019

JP Casey 4 October 2018 (Last Updated January 21st, 2019 11:09)

Carroll Technologies Group has announced its plans to attend events in the metals/non-metals sector for the remainder of 2018 and the first half of 2019, starting with the Southeast Mine Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

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USA mining industry events 2018/2019
Carroll will attend the Southeast Mine Conference in Birmingham, Alabama later this month. Credit: Wikimedia

Here is a list of the key upcoming events in the mining industry which will be attended by Carroll Technologies Group.

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Southeastern Mine Conference – 31 Oct 2018

The conference will be held at the Ross Bridge Convention Center in Birmingham, Alabama over three days, from 31 October to 2 November, and will promote the theme of ‘developing a safety culture’. Two awards, the 40 Year Safe Miner Award and the Hero Award, will also be presented at the event, which recognise 40 years of injury-free work in the southeastern mining sector and an individual’s acts of bravery in protecting others from injury, respectively.

Speakers at the event include Mark Nutsch, who led a team of Green Berets on a covert mission to Afghanistan in 2001, and safety consultant Candace Carnahan. The event also features a golf tournament, held on 30 October, and a charity dinner on the second night of the conference in aid of the ASSP student scholarship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Dr Martha Bidez Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Carroll will be at booth number 13 in the convention centre.

 

AGG1 Aggregates Academy and Expo – 12 Feb 2019

This year’s expo, organised by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, will be held in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis from 12-14 February 2019. Carroll will be at booth number 39,114 at the event, which will take place alongside the World of Asphalt Show and Conference, and offering managers, operators and buyers the chance to see the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates services.

Some of the industry’s biggest companies will attend the expo, including Caterpillar, Volvo, the Wirtgen Group and Sandvik. The event also offers industry-leading educational services, including interactive exhibits and classes that can be paid for in advance. There are four academy tracks available at the expo: operations and production; automation, technology and software; business management and leadership; and environment, safety and health.

 

SME Minnesota Conference – 15 April 2019

The 92nd annual meeting of the Minnesota branch of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center from 15-17 April 2019. This year’s edition of the conference took place this week, concluding on 3 October, and featured a field trip on the second and final day. The speakers and agenda for next year’s event have yet to be announced, but Carroll aims to have a presence at one of the oldest conferences in the state’s iron ore industry.

“Every year, nearly 20 tons of new minerals must be provided for every person in the United States to make the things we use daily,” said the event’s organisers. “To thrive in this modern era of mining we must rapidly adapt to the ever-evolving expectations of our industry.

“By leveraging technology, embracing modernisation opportunities in operations and sustainability, and considering new mineral possibilities to broaden beyond the roots of the iron range, we ensure a successful future.”

 

Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference – 16 June 2019

This bi-annual event will take place in Chicago, Illinois from 16-19 June 2019, and will feature Carroll Technologies at booth number 1,215. The Case Foundation described the event as “the authoritative programme for the tunnelling profession”, and previous editions of the conference have covered topics as varied as new technologies, uses of materials, financial considerations and design challenges.

Carroll also plans to attend mine safety events in 2019, as it did earlier this year, and will announce its schedule in the future.

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