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DEC 2018

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DECEMBER 2018 • E&MJ 97 www.e-mj.com SUPPLIERS REPORT Learn. Connect. Exchange. Leading the explosives industry in education, training and networking International Society of Explosives Engineers Tel: (440) 349-4400 meetings@isee.org www.isee.org Gaylord Opryland Resort Don't Miss These Premier Events! • Futurist David Houle • Emerging Professionals Social & Workshop • Grand Finale Gala service provider Skeye. Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in Britain and Belgium, Skeye, an aerial survey and inspection company, will become the Eu- ropean headquarters of Terra Drone. With the acquisition, Terra Drone became one of the world's largest drone service com- panies, employing more than 250 person- nel and operating on every continent. JV Formed for Mining, Civil Construction Work Raise bore drilling services supplier Mas- ter Drilling and Italian construction com- pany Ghella SpA formed the joint venture TunnelPro to construct major infrastruc- ture and mining projects worldwide. As a result, TunnelPro acquired the business and trademarks of SELI Technologies s.r.l., an Italian company that previously contracted with Master Drilling in con- structing a Mobile Tunnel Borer for use in the horizontal and near-horizontal de- velopment of mines. TunnelPro will pur- sue tunnel boring projects in the smaller scope civil construction and broader min- ing industries while also offering select product supply and professional services to third parties. BKT Plans USA Plant Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) an- nounced the construction of a sixth pro- duction site, to be located in the United States. The planned location for the site was undetermined at the time the com- pany's board of directors approved the roughly $100 million project at the end of October. The project will be executed by a subsidiary of the company estab- lished for the purpose. Target markets are both the replacement market and OEMs in the states, the company reported. The remaining tire demand will come from In- dia. The site will be the company's first manufacturing site outside of India. Devico Turns 30 Devico celebrated its 30 th anniversary at the historic Baardshaug Manor in Or- kanger, Norway. The founder, Viktor Tokle, marked the occasion with a speech on the company's history and achievements. "To see all the great, dedicated Devico em- ployees we have today around the world, remembering the hard work and difficult challenges on the way to becoming the global market leader within our field, is simply incredible," he said. The company, founded in 1988, initially developed a sys- tem for directional core drilling, called the DeviDrill. The system has been used on various projects in more than 40 different countries, and allows continuous measure- ments and core sampling during steering. Belarusian Equipment Maker Partners With Robotics Group The Skolkovo Foundation partnered with Belarusian mining equipment maker Devico, founded in 1988, originally developed a system enabling continuous measurements and core sampling during steering. (Photo: Devico)

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