Kinross Gold: Bringing Economic Growth to Alaska for 20 Years

Kinross Gold’s Fort Knox mine recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and became the largest gold producer in the history of Alaska. To mark the occasion, the site donated $600,000 to fund an engineering scholarship at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Including this donation, Fort Knox has contributed... Read More

Joy Global: Combining Fuel Consumption and Energy Storage Solutions

Answering the industry’s dual calls for reduced costs and more environmentally-friendly solutions, Joy Global recently introduced its new KESS unit, or Kinetic Energy Storage System, that pairs with its proven Joy SR (Switched Reluctance) Hybrid Drive motors. Officially debuted at MINExpo® 2016, the... Read More

Wyodak Coal Mine: Mining Powder River Coal to Power the Nation

Founded nearly 100 years ago, Wyodak Resources Development Corporation is the oldest coal mine in the Powder River Basin and the oldest continuously operating surface coal mine in the U.S. Around 40 percent of the country’s coal comes from this basin, located between southeast Montana and northwest... Read More

Cloud Peak: Reaching New Health and Safety Milestones

2016 was a great year for Cloud Peak Energy’s safety record. As of the end of November, there were only two recordable or reportable injuries company wide—down 83 percent when compared to 2015. The dedication put forth by every employee has been incredible. “At the beginning of the May we were at... Read More

Copper: Supporting Defense Technology to Keep the U.S. Safe & Secure

Companies in the defense industry are constantly reviewing and researching what materials work best for the technology that helps protect the U.S. Lockheed Martin, one of the largest defense technology companies in the world, has introduced nanocopper in soldering circuit boards due to its ability... Read More