MacLean Ground Support Innovation Showcase at North American Mining Expo


Close-up of resin pusher, drill feed, and bolt handler on MacLean Series 900 Scissor Bolter, in action at NORCAT Training Facility, Levack, ON

Collingwood, Ontario, August 17, 2015 – Attendees at this year’s North American Mining Expo (August 19-20 in Copper Cliff, Ontario) will get a first-hand look at the latest ground support innovation from MacLean Engineering, with the unveiling of a Scissor Bolter equipped with resin pushing and bolt handling.

These new bolting application features have been purpose designed and field tested to deliver improved productivity in the underground environment, and the MacLean team on-hand at the North American Mining Expo in Copper Cliff will include an operator trainer who field tested the unit at NORCAT’s underground mine facility.

“MacLean has been on the frontlines of mobile mining equipment innovation for over four decades, and our focus remains unchanged – creating value for mining companies and the miners they employ by developing practical solutions to underground problems,” noted President Kevin MacLean. “Effective resin pushing and bolt handling on our Scissor Bolter is the latest chapter in this ongoing innovation story, one that began in the Sudbury basin and continues to evolve there to this day.”

“We never lose sight of the fact that listening to our customers is at the core of our value proposition, so we are looking forward to continuing this conversation at N.A.M.E. 2015,” added Don MacLean, Founder and Chairman of MacLean Engineering. “It takes a partnership approach to engineer and manufacture underground equipment that is safer, more ergonomic, more productive, more durable, more reliable, and easy-to-repair.”

The new MacLean Scissor Bolter with resin feed and bolt handling can be visited at North American Mining Expo outdoor booth #13.

For more information:
Stuart Lister
Marketing Manager
MacLean Engineering
705-241-3247 (c)

About MacLean Engineering
MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures and markets engineered solutions across the mining, municipal, environmental and industrial goods sectors. The company’s Mining division builds a comprehensive line of mobile equipment for full-range support of the mining cycle across all underground mining methods. MacLean’s product line includes platform and utility bolters, shotcrete sprayers, and transmixers in the ground support category; remote-operated drills, mobile rock breakers, water cannons, and the ability to supply grizzly breakers in the ore flow facilitation category; and, Mine-MateTM scissor lifts, boom trucks, ANFO/emulsion chargers, personnel carriers, fuel/lube trucks, cassette trucks, fan and pipe handlers, and service drills in the utility vehicles and attachments category. Founded in 1973, MacLean remains privately-owned and based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices and a dealer network across Canada and the United States as well as in Mexico, Peru, Chile, South Africa and Australia that provide service and support to our global client base. For more information, please visit