Commodity
Coal

Enhanced training through advanced simulation pays off

Canadian mining giant Teck Coal has more than 3000 employees, 400 mine haul trucks, shovels, drills and other surface mining machines; all of which are focussed on its 620 million tonnes of reserves at six metallurgical coal mines in...

MOTORS: Siemens offers new line of explosion proof models

ATLANTA - Siemens Industry, a leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative motors, introduces its toughest line-up to date, the XP100, designed specifically for hazardous operating environments such as the petrochemical and...

Black with Gold Roots

The history of coal mining in B.C.'s Elk Valley surprisingly starts with gold because, like most mining activities in the early 1860s in Western Canada, that was the hot commodity of the times.

Almost Ready

As a child growing up in the Cape Breton coal-mining community of Glace Bay, John Morgan attended Warden United Church and, to this day, he remembers the stained glass windows and the coal miners depicted alongside the usual religious imagery.

Close Counts

Eighty-five hundred and fifty kilometers isn't exactly what you'd call "close," but that's how far Walter Energy Western Coal (formerly Western Coal Corp) has been shipping high-grade metallurgical coal from its mines in northeast British...

PLANNING: Teck Coal co-ordinates six mines with Dynamics platform

Vancouver-based Teck Resources operates six coal mines in British Columbia and Alberta. The desire to co-ordinate workflow among them and manage inventory efficiently had the coal division looking for enterprise resource planning software that...