Engineering & Mining Journal

NOV 2018

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ROCK BOLTING 64 E&MJ • NOVEMBER 2018 Zambia and Canada. It manufactures a comprehensive range of underground mining roof support products, rock moni- toring systems and related accessories. The company, which has about 900 em- ployees, generates ZAR 950 million ($67 million) in revenue annually. "This acquisition will enable us to strengthen our global position in the hard rock bolting market," said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc's Senior Executive Vice President Mining and Infrastructure. "We are happy to combine forces with the strong team at Innovative Mining Prod- ucts to bring the best rock reinforcement solutions to mining customers." The ac- quisition is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2019, pending approval from regulatory authorities. The business will become part of Epiroc's Rock Drill- ing Tools division, and will continue to be based in Johannesburg. For more than 30 years, NCM's in-house rock engineers, who have extensive un- derground mining experience, supported by a team of mechanical and industrial engineers, have been researching and developing mine support and associat- ed products. The company has high-vol- ume manufacturing facilities that make a comprehensive range of roof support products, rock monitoring systems and associated accessories for underground mining operations. In addition to various rockbolts, that product line includes rock support ten- dons for static and dynamic support, pre-stressing devices, safety netting for temporary areal support, welded mesh for permanent areal support and monitoring !*)#* **!$* *$! ** ***('*!* *$ * * %"**)$* *)$**! ** !&!** * "(*!*)* *)$**!*(* Call (800) 872-6899 or vs Brunner �Lay "Quality First" since 1882 Crews install 3-m rock bolts at the Cuiabá mine in Brazil.

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