MINExpo 2016 Highlights Advances in Mining and Processing Technology

Despite a soft market, miners converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the latest gear, learn about the market and make new connections

The U.S. National Mining Association’s (NMA) MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 trade show and convention, held September 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, drew more than 1,900 exhibitors and covered more than 840,000 ft2 to showcase the latest mining equipment and technology. The quadrennial event attracted more than 44,000 attendees from more than 130 countries.

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Striking a New Path for Coal

By taking a proactive approach, the coal industry could once again embark on a sustainable growth path

A hundred years from now, this era will be characterized as one of fundamental change for the coal mining industry. A painful transition marked by overcapacity, low prices, efforts to improve operational efficiency and regulatory uncertainty. Shifts in global energy production toward less-carbon intense sources are putting pressure on the coal mining sector. Some doom-laden headlines even prophesize the end of the coal era. The coal business, however, should keep a cool head. A formal analysis shows that coal will continue to play a pivotal role in the world’s energy mix, and the fuel could soon embark on a sustainable growth path.

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3Q Safety Report

Appalachia marks two deaths in July-September period while coal nears the possibility of a new record low level of fatal injuries

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PRB Production Roaring Back

Preliminary MSHA production data shows a very positive trend

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U.S. Prep Plant Census

More plants idled as operators wait for the market to return

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Preparing for the Worst

Emergency prevention, preparedness crucial to minimizing the impact of an event no operation ever wants to see happen

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