Strata Worldwide recently signed a distribution agreement with Burrell Mining International for the promotion and distribution of Burrell’s CAN and Omega Block coal mining products to the North American mining market. These products will be available immediately and added to Strata’s line of secondary roof supports and ventilation product offerings.

The CAN is a yieldable secondary roof support made from a confined core of cementitious composite encased in a cylindrical steel canister. When installed correctly, the CAN has never failed. Its flexible design can be engineered to meet mine-specific load conditions regardless of adverse roof or floor conditions, while the smooth steel skin of the CAN also improves ventilation by reducing air resistance in the mine entry.

Omega Blocks are specifically formulated building blocks, three times the size of standard masonry blocks, but significantly lighter in weight. Used for constructing stoppings, the Omega Blocks are composed of non-toxic, incombustible materials that are both fire resistant and impermeable to air. The blocks are also fully Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) compliant.

“Burrell’s reputation as an industry innovator with a history of quality products and excellent customer service makes our partnership with Strata Worldwide a great strategic fit,” said Bob Weil, president and CEO of Burrell Mining International. “Our new agreement with Strata Worldwide, a leader in our industry, positions both companies with turn-key, best of industry solutions to meet the growing needs of our customers.”

“We are very excited to enter this agreement with Burrell Mining,” said Mike Berube, president and CEO at Strata Worldwide. “They are a premier supplier of secondary roof support for coal mining and have an excellent reputation in the industry. The CAN will be a strong addition to Strata’s line of roof support systems and with this agreement we will offer the most complete portfolio of roof support products on the market.”

Founded in 1935, Burrell Mining International operates three plants in the United States and two in Australia. The company is headquartered in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Strata Worldwide is a global leader in advanced mining products and technologies.