Brady Mining, a company that supplies diamond roof bolt products for underground mining operations, announced a name change to US Synthetic Mining. The company also appointed Danny Price to serve as its regional sales manager for the eastern United States.

US Synthetic Mining will continue to support all existing customers, operating under the US Synthetic Mining name. The goal of this change is to leverage the engineering strengths and marketing outreach of US Synthetic Corp., a leading supplier of diamond technology for oil and gas drilling.

US Synthetic’s technology and engineering focus has made it the leader in polycrystalline diamond products with extensive experience and advanced diamond technologies for the mining and energy industries. Due to its extreme hardness, wear resistance and thermal conductivity, US Synthetic’s diamond products are used in a wide range of applications and are ideal for hard roof conditions in underground mining and extreme operating conditions in other industries.

“As we continue to grow and to diversify our products within the mining industry, we wanted to better identify our products with the superior quality and technology built into US Synthetic products,” said Russ Myers, managing director, US Synthetic Mining. “As we focus on these growth opportunities, it also made sense to add a seasoned mining professional to help us introduce the value created through diamond technologies in new applications and in our Viper roof bits in underground mining.”

US Synthetic Mining will continue to advance the technology in polycrystalline diamond tools for underground mining, including the family of Viper HR vacuum roof bolt bits. In addition to its current technologies, US Synthetic is also conducting research and development projects on other diamond applications in underground mining.