MacLean covers all ground at Expo Minera: Company to showcase in-country manufacturing, expanded ground control product offer

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada [21 October 2019] – The global mining vehicle manufacturer MacLean Engineering (“MacLean”) will be marking its Mexican manufacturing expansion along with the unveiling of the newest member of its ground control product line, the RB3-Scaler, at Mexico’s International Mining Convention. The Convención Internacional de Mineria (Expo Minera) runs from the 22nd to the 25th of October in Acapulco.

MacLean’s mobile rock scaling mining vehicle is designed in response to the Mexican underground mining industry’s need for safe and productive mechanical scaling options. A unit will be on display at the company’s booth (#122) in the Convention’s exhibition space, where a MacLean team of Querétaro branch employees and head office attendees from Canada will be on hand to welcome visitors.

Expansion activities are almost completed at the MacLean Mexicana branch in Querétaro, approximately 220 kilometres northwest of Mexico City. This work includes the addition of assembly bays, weld bays, a burn table, and overhead cranes. The expansion and new infrastructure installation will be complete by the end of the year. MacLean will then have a 60,000 square foot (5,600 square metre) in-country manufacturing footprint where sub-assembly activities will commence immediately, to be followed in 2020 by full vehicle builds and rebuilds.

“Our decision to start manufacturing underground mining vehicles in Mexico is all about serving our customers better and investing in the long term for market growth across the continent and in Mexico in particular,” notes Kevin MacLean, President of MacLean Engineering.

“With an expanded branch that will help de-bottleneck our Canadian production facilities and also support our Mexican customer base more directly, along with the new RB3-Scaler that we’re bringing to the show, designed specifically with the Mexican mining industry’s ground control practices in mind, the MacLean message at Expo Minera 2019 is loud and clear,” adds Rene Valle, General Manager of Mexico and Central America for MacLean. “We’re committed to the future of this part of the hard rock mining world and our decisions to expand MacLean’s in-country manufacturing capabilities and product range, reflect that belief in the Mexican market.”

For more information:
Stuart Lister
VP Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

MacLean to showcase tech-enabled mining vehicles at PERUMIN 34

(Pictured: MacLean 975 Omnia scissor bolter at the Atacocha mine site in the Peruvian Andes)

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada [September 13, 2019] – The upcoming PERUMIN 34 mining convention in Arequipa (September 16-20) will be a chance for the Canadian mining vehicle manufacturer MacLean Engineering to share its latest field data and learnings from product development efforts in the areas of ground support, electrification, automation, and digitalization. This includes face bolting, full-fleet battery electrification, tele-remote and driver assist vehicle operation, real-time vehicle monitoring, and virtual reality training. MacLean has secured booth #590 in the Canadian Pavilion being organized by MSTA Canada (Mining Suppliers Trade Association). The participating delegation from MacLean includes a full contingent of sales and product management specialists both from the MacLean Peru branch in Lima as well as from head office in Canada.

MacLean first established a branch in Lima in 2012 to provide full-spectrum technical and sales support to the Peruvian mining industry. Since that time, the company has grown its in-country staffing contingent to over 50 employees, including over 40 mining vehicle technicians who provide site-level service and support to mines throughout the country.

Peru is also the first international mining jurisdiction where MacLean has sold and commissioned its latest ground support installation option – face bolting on the 975 Omnia scissor bolter – with two units currently working underground to provide a safe, productive, and versatile platform for bolting the face within the underground mining cycle.

“Our Lima branch is at the heart of our commitment to underground mining not only in Peru but also across South America, so I’m pleased to be supporting this convention with a major MacLean presence,” notes MacLean President, Kevin MacLean.

“Our approach in Peru has stayed faithful to our approach to building a lasting business in other international markets, which is to establish local roots and take a long-term view, focusing on nurturing customer partnerships,” adds Tony Caron, MacLean’s Vice President of Latin America, Quebec and Nunavut.“From the Abitibi region of northwest Quebec to the nickel basin and gold mines of northern Ontario; from the Kivalliq region of Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic to Nevada, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Australia – in each of these unique mining geographies, geologies and cultures, the one constant is the importance of in-country service and support.”

“The MacLean bolter is the benchmark for ground support installation safety, productivity and versatility in Canadian hard rock mines,” notes MacLean’s Product Manager for Bolting, Stephen Denomme. “With our latest face bolting design, we are able to offer up to the mining industry in Latin America, a semi-mechanized bolting option where the operator is always working under protected ground, where you get best-in-class productivity for bolts and screen installed per shift, along with the versatility of multiple bolt-type installation and a deck configuration that allows for the storage of a full shift of consumables. This is the MacLean bolting approach and technology that we look forward to sharing with industry colleagues during the week of PERUMIN 34 in Arequipa.”

For more information:
Stuart Lister
VP Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

MacLean puts down roots in the heart of Nevada’s gold producing region

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada [August 15, 2019] – MacLean Engineering is significantly investing in growth in the United States, with the appointment of Dan Millette as US Sales Manager and his relocation to Elko, Nevada. This initial, keystone step in the company’s growth plan will be followed imminently by the securing of a local parts depot as well as the hiring of a local employee base of MacLean-certified field service technicians.

“Elko is the heart of the Nevada mining industry with its geographic positioning in the Carlin gold trend, one the world’s top gold producing regions, so it makes sense to have people on the ground to provide local support to our customers,” says Adam Howse, Business Development Manager for Western North America. “We are committed to putting the expertise and infrastructure in place to support and grow our US client base over the long term in Nevada as well as Utah, Arizona and Montana.”

“What’s drawing us to make these ongoing investments in our US support footprint is the scale and global importance of production in this part of the hard rock mining world, as well as the breadth of underground innovation being actively pursued by US producers,” notes MacLean President, Kevin MacLean. “We want to support these new technology integration efforts and at the same time, fine tune our innovation offer by establishing ourselves above ground where this important work is being done underground, around improving safety and productivity.”

Inset image of Dan Millette. Mr. Millette has been with MacLean for the past two years as Product Manager for the company’s shotcrete product line, leading the development of the next generation of MacLean sprayer as well as process and technology improvements to the current line of MacLean sprayers. He brings a wealth of professional experience, with some 40 years of working in the shotcrete industry at companies such as Euclid Chemical, DeGussa, and CANMET. He is an ACI Certified Concrete Field-Testing Technician, an ACI Nozzleman Examiner (wet-mix and dry-mix), and a Certified EFNARC Shotcrete Nozzleman Trainer/Examiner.

For more information:
Stuart Lister
VP Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

MacLean Mexicana Expands – Global mining equipment manufacturer invests in first manufacturing capacity outside of Canada

Collingwood, Ontario, Canada [May 31, 2019] – The Canadian-based mobile mining equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering is expanding and tooling up its Querétaro, Mexico facility for production, with component manufacturing for the MacLean Mining Division’s product line to be followed by complete mining machine builds.
Phase 1 of the expansion project in 2019 will include the addition of assembly bays, weld bays, a burn table and overhead cranes, bringing the company’s total manufacturing footprint in Mexico to 60,000 square feet (5,600 square metres). Currently, 30 MacLean employees work at the company’s Querétaro branch, including sales and marketing personnel, skilled trades, technical and training support specialists, along with virtual reality and vehicle monitoring system programmers. Queretaro is located some 220 kilometres northwest of Mexico City.
“This is a major statement to our global customer base, something that we hope is seen for what it is – a proof point for the extent to which we see the Latin American underground mining market as key to our company’s future and, a significant investment in de-bottlenecking our three manufacturing facilities in Ontario,” notes MacLean Engineering President, Kevin MacLean.
“We have fleets of MacLean equipment supporting safer, more productive underground operations at mine sites across Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Colombia and Ecuador, so I’m thrilled that this addition of capacity at our Querétaro facility will place us closer to our Latin American customers,” adds MacLean’s Vice President of Latin America & Quebec, Tony Caron. “For our customers in other parts of the underground mining world in South America, Canada, the United States, Australia and southern Africa, this investment by MacLean will also help address production output limitations out of our existing manufacturing footprint in Ontario at our Collingwood, Owen Sound and Barrie facilities.”
“The MacLean engagement in the Mexican mining industry started with the opening of a branch over seven years ago, and since that time we have grown to support a wide range of mining companies in Mexico looking for mobile fleet solutions along with world-class service, training and parts support,” states Rene Valle, General Manager of MacLean operations in Mexico and Central America. “This latest investment by MacLean represents a first for our company – establishing manufacturing outside of our main base in southern Ontario – and it is worth noting that with this move, MacLean also becomes the only global OEM in Mexico conducting manufacturing activities in-country. This speaks to MacLean’s belief in the business potential of supporting a safety and productivity focused underground mining industry in Mexico and beyond, across Latin America.”
For more information:
Stuart Lister,
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)
MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base.

MacLean technology to be featured at CIM 2019: Battery electric vehicle trial results, actionable-data vehicle monitoring, virtual training bolter

Collingwood, Ontario [April 26, 2019] – MacLean Engineering is showcasing its technology development efforts at this year’s CIM Convention in Montreal, from April 28th through May 1st at the Palais des congrès.  The newly developed MacLean virtual reality (VR) bolter training tool will be front and centre at the company’s booth [1005] on the trade show floor, providing visitors with a hands-on experience of the immersive training world of virtual ground support installation. 

Two other MacLean technology initiatives will also be highlighted in convention presentations – Battery electric vehicle (BEV) material haulage trial results; and, real-time vehicle monitoring that delivers a shortlist of actionable data to support operator safety, machine life and predictive maintenance practices.

Image of an employee using MacLean's virtual reality (VR) bolter training tool.

MacLean’s Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS) technology package will be the focus Innovation Stage presentation on the trade show floor on the Monday afternoon of the convention (3:20 p.m. start time), while MacLean’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) material haulage ramp trial results from 2018 will be the focus of a technical session on the Wednesday afternoon of the convention (3:40 p.m. start time in meeting room 514B).

“This past year we made significant investments in our in-house technology development capabilities,” notes MacLean President, Kevin MacLean.  “This means we now have our own teams of vehicle monitoring programmers and remote-control mechatronics experts – a whole new generation of MacLean employee, one that will help propel the company’s product development along the path from remote to semi-autonomous to fully autonomous fleet operations.”

Image of MacLean virtual reality (VR) bolter training tool equipment - headset and hand controls.

“Our 2018 purchase of an underground test facility in Sudbury gives these new teams a world-class underground mining lab for technology prototyping and product testing, all at the service of delivering safer, more productive, less costly fleet operations to our global customer base,” adds MacLean Founder and Chairman, Don MacLean.

“MacLean’s technology push is closely linked to the imperative of training to ensure safe and sustainable adoption of new technology in the underground environment,” states Patrick Marshall, Director of Mining Technology. “As mining companies go deeper and to more remote locations to chase economic ore bodies, they are necessarily going to be operating in jurisdictions without longstanding, experienced mining labour forces. So, the focus needs to be on training and that means providing the whole range of tools and expert trainers, required to build knowledge to be passed along at site level on an ongoing basis.  Our VR Bolter is one of those tools – a highly transportable, accessible and engaging learning environment developed expressly for the next generation of miner who has grown up in a digital age, just as mining itself is joining the digital age in a significant way.”

For more information:
Stuart Lister
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

MacLean Invests in Expansion of Owen Sound Manufacturing Facility

Collingwood, Ontario [April 8, 2019] – MacLean Engineering is celebrating the recent completion of a 15,000 square foot (1,400 square metre) expansion of its Owen Sound, Ontario manufacturing facility.


The expansion doubles assembly capacity from five assembly bays to ten, with two ten-ton cranes. A separate storage building for parts and an external loading ramp for rig deliveries is also part of the plan. The project was initiated in the last quarter of 2018 and completed in the first quarter of 2019, utilizing local trades wherever possible.


Currently, 140 staff are employed at MacLean’s Owen Sound plant. The expansion will eventually add an additional workforce of 50 to 60 people, including welders, machinists, electricians, mechanics and administrative functions.
“We expect to double our production,” says Bob Wraight, Vice President of Operations for MacLean Engineering. “The City of Owen Sound has worked with us to get all the approvals done promptly and have been very cooperative in assisting with the success of this project – we really appreciate their support.”


“Access to local trades is a big part of our challenge at MacLean to keep up with the demand for specialized mining and municipal vehicles around the world,” add Ed Hawton, MacLean’s plant manager in Owen Sound. “This community offers up the workforce that we need for our current production and future growth, so we’re strong proponents of Owen Sound as a place to do business on a global scale.”

For more information:

Stuart Lister
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

MacLean celebrates two production milestones: Scissor Truck 200 and Boom Truck 100 designed, manufactured, sold and shipped right here in Canada

MacLean employees gathered around vehicles marking two important production stages: from left to right – the 100th BT3 boom / boom truck and the 200th SL3 scissor lift.

Collingwood, ON [19 November 2018] – Two production milestone units are ready to roll off the line at MacLean Engineering’s Collingwood, Ontario manufacturing facility: SL3 Scissor Lift #200 and BT3 Boom Truck #100, going to mines in Quebec and British Columbia, respectively.

“We’re known for our bolters and increasingly our battery electric fleet offer, especially in Canadian mining, so it’s fitting that our two utility vehicle production milestones are units being shipped to mines in Canada,” says MacLean President, Kevin MacLean. “We’re confident that our utility vehicle product line offer of safety, performance, reliability and parts commonality will stand the test of time at home and abroad in the mining world.”

Eldorado Gold purchased the 200th MacLean scissor lift for Lamaque Mine in Val d’Or, Quebec. This makes for a total of 15 MacLean machines on site, with five more on their way for 2019.

“Eldorado is an excellent corporate citizen in Val d’Or and a valued customer for MacLean. We’re honoured to work with them at Lamaque – the MacLean fleet will be well supported by our local branch for many years to come,” says Tony Caron, MacLean GM for Quebec and Latin America.

Centerra Gold’s Kemess Underground Project in BC’s northern interior is the destination for MacLean’s 100th boom truck. Kemess is a former open-pit gold and copper mine that is currently in the feasibility study stage for a block cave mining operation. Already on site is a MacLean ANFO charger, in preparation for underground mining to commence.

“Centerra chose MacLean to be their mobile unit provider based on previous positive experiences with our products. They also want to standardize their equipment and have fewer OEMs on site. MacLean’s reputation for service and support, along with equipment reliability and durability, played an important part in their selection as well,” says Adam Howse, MacLean’s Business Development Manager for Western Canada and the US. “From our end, we’re excited to work with Centerra to help build Canada’s next underground block cave mine.”



For more information:

Stuart Lister
Director of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

MacLean continues technology development investment with hiring of Patrick Marshall

Collingwood, ON, October 30, 2018 – MacLean Engineering’s push to develop and integrate leading edge automation and digitalization technologies across its fleet of mobile mining equipment is bolstered by the hiring of Patrick Marshall, who serves in the role of Director of Mining Technology. Marshall is based out of MacLean’s head office and main manufacturing facility in Collingwood.   

Patrick joins MacLean from a corporate innovation position with one of the world’s largest mining companies, as manager of automation and electrification initiatives.  He was responsible for implementing digital transformation projects, installing autonomous mobile equipment and the integration of mine-wide wireless communications at one of this company’s underground gold mining operations.  

With a mechanical engineering degree from Australia, fleet management experience with an Australian contractor, and both frontline technology application as well as corporate innovation team experience, Marshall brings to MacLean a breadth of mining industry insight that will help propel MacLean’s technology development efforts.

“The combination of Patrick coming on board and our recent acquisition of an underground test facility in Sudbury creates a powerful platform for our in-house technology development” says MacLean President, Kevin MacLean.  “We now have a test bed of our own where we can work in partnership with customers to better understand their needs and develop solutions that improve safety and productivity, while driving down operating costs.  This outcome demands new ways of thinking and new ways of doing, and that is what Patrick will help us deliver with his frontline innovation experience.”

For more information:

Stuart Lister
Director of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)

MacLean acquires Sudbury underground test facility

Photo credits: Paul Gomirato, PG Creative, with permission.
Stella Holloway, GM MacLean Sudbury operations, underground in recently acquired MacLean test facility.

COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO (SEPTEMBER 28, 2018) – MACLEAN ENGINEERING (“MACLEAN”) HAS PURCHASED THE FORMER MTI TEST FACILITY ON MAGILL STREET IN THE LIVELY NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SUDBURY, ONTARIO, LESS THAN A 10-MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE MACLEAN SALES, SERVICE AND SUPPORT CENTRE ON KELLY LAKE ROAD.

MacLean test facility, Sudbury, Ontario.The property includes an approximately 300-metre (1,000-foot) underground ramp down to a depth of some 40 metres (120 feet), at an average grade of 15%.  The underground facility also includes an excavated cavern where shaft jumbo mucking training had previously been conducted, along with a 4,500 square-meter (15,000 square-foot) building on a three-hectare (eight-acre) site footprint.

“We intend to utilize this facility as an innovation hub for our company, just as Bob Lipic Sr. did with MTI when the test facility was originally developed in 2012,” notes MacLean President, Kevin MacLean. “I want our activities at site to honour the tradition of mining entrepreneurship that Bob embodied in the Sudbury mining industry.”

“We are thrilled to now have unfettered access to an underground facility that gives us a research and development test bed for new products and new technologies, a mine-equivalent setting for conducting quality assurance/quality control checks on MacLean equipment prior to shipping, a place where employees and customers alike can be given hands-on exposure to our equipment in the working environment, as well as a great location for conducting photo and video shoots,” adds Stella Holloway, General Manager for MacLean’s Sudbury operations.

“Having underground ramp access gives us the ability to ‘ramp up’ our product development and testing efforts, which is a significant step for MacLean and I am personally gratified that Bob’s vision of a dedicated test facility is going to continue,” adds MacLean Chairman and Founder, Don MacLean. “I started my mining career in the 1950s working underground at INCO, this city is where the first MacLean branch was established back in 1995 and we now have 100 employees locally, so the Sudbury basin remains at the core of the MacLean business just as it remains at the heart of mining activity in Canada.”

For more information:

Stuart Lister
Director of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering

705-241-3247 (c)

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MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports 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 mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories. Founded in 1973, MacLean is based in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario, with branch offices across Canada as well as in Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Australia, providing service and support to a global client base. www.macleanengineering.com

Maclean invests in technology & people to deliver innovative products & services for the mines of the future, today

COMPANY’S PARTICIPATION AT THE CIM 2018 CONVENTION TO FOCUS ON EXPANDING CAPABILITIES IN REMOTE CONTROL, SHOTCRETE, VEHICLE MONITORING, ONGOING BUILD-OUT OF BATTERY ELECTRIC FLEET
Image of a MacLean employee operating an RB3 remotely.

Collingwood, ON, 3 May 2018 – MacLean Engineering is a global leader in underground mining mobile equipment innovation, improving safety and productivity and reducing costs for mining companies and contractors.  MacLean recently made notable acquisitions in remote control technology as well as shotcrete expertise that will allow the company to remain at the forefront of change in a rapidly evolving industry.

The MacLean acquisition of Anchises Equipment and the hiring of Anchises’ design team delivers to MacLean a proven remote-control technology, along with in-house R&D and remote-control circuit board manufacturing capacity. This means MacLean customers will soon have an additional option for remote-control technology on their units to support overall operator safety, as well as increase production by opening up access to previously inaccessible areas of mines. In addition to the acquired capabilities in tele-remote technology and support, MacLean customers will also soon have an additional option for real-time vehicle monitoring and predictive maintenance analytics technology designed, manufactured and supported in-house by MacLean. 

The second notable enhancement of MacLean capabilities comes from hiring Dan Millette as product manager for the company’s shotcrete line.  Millette is a globally acknowledged expert in the field of shotcrete equipment and chemicals, as well as operator training.  He delivers a unique skillset to MacLean customers looking to optimize their current shotcrete practices and training programs, and/or rethink their approach to ground support in the context of increasingly automated and autonomous underground mining operations. In addition to shotcrete sprayer manufacturing and technical support, the MacLean shotcrete offer now includes consulting on mix design, auditing shotcrete quality assurance and quality control standards, and delivering ACI and EFNARC sprayer operator certification.

“These recent additions to our remote control and shotcrete capabilities mean that we can now provide an even wider range of products and services that help solve our customers’ problems,” notes Kevin MacLean, President, MacLean Engineering.  “Electrification, automation and digitalization continue to recast the global mining industry, and so we know as a company that we need to remain focused on equipment solutions that support these broad, long-term imperatives to drive cleaner, greener and more sustainable operations. Our rapid development of battery electric technology starting in 2015 is case in point, with six units currently working underground and another 11 units already set to be commissioned over the coming 12 months.” 

“The automated and electric mine of the future presents a wide range of opportunities for mining companies along with just as many potential hurdles when it comes to reducing cost per tonne mined and improving equipment productivity,” remarks Don MacLean, Chairman and Founder, MacLean Engineering. “This space between possibility and reality is where MacLean Engineering has been active as a mobile equipment manufacturer and solutions provider for the past almost half century, and we are now in an active phase of investment in people and technologies to reinforce the foundation of the MacLean value proposition for the mining industry in the 21st century.” 

JOIN THE BUZZ at CIM 2018 VANCOUVER

MacLean Engineering booth #822Sunday, May 6 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Monday, May 7 & Tuesday, May 8 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.MacLean Fleet Electrification presentation – Tuesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. (Room 109)Vancouver Convention Centre

For more information:

Stuart Lister
Director of Marketing & Communications
MacLean Engineering
slister@macleanengineering.com
705-241-3247 (c)