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Achieving World-class Mining Maintenance: Step 6—Evaluate

In the final installment of this series, the author explains how to evaluate, confirm and sustain maintenance performance that meets world-class standards

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North American Coal Opens Coyote Creek

A refurbished AC-powered dragline moves overburden for new lignite mining operation

By Steve Fiscor, Editor-In-Chief

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1Q Fatality Overview

Three deaths in January at the core of coal’s deadly quarter

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor

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Coal Prep 2016 Overview

Despite the market, the show’s outlook is positive as its readies to welcome attendees to new Louisville home

By Donna Schmidt, Field Editor

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BKT Aims to Change the Game in Giant OTR Tire Market

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After past years of increasingly severe supply and demand problems, culminating in 2012’s mind-boggling price and availability gyrations, the giant over-the-road (OTR) tire market has settled down and today offers mine operators a stable platform for meeting their surface and underground tire needs. In fact, at last year’s OTR Tire Conference sponsored by the U.S. Tire Industry Association, every member of an OTR tire manufacturers’ panel responded — almost in unison — with “No!” when presented with the question, “Do you foresee shortages in any specific size or type of tire during the next year?”

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Achieving World-class Mining Maintenance: Step 4 — Effective Use of Information

In the fourth segment of this six-part series, the author explains how improving the quality of key information can lead to more effective decision-making and better overall control

By Paul Tomlingson

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