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Member Spotlight: Vortex Valves Receives Recycling Award

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, July 29, 2016

IMA-NA Associate Member, Vortex Valves, recently received an award related to their industrial plastics recycling program. Through their work with the Solutions-Based Customer Recycling Award Program (S.C.R.A.P) Vortex achieved Cope Plastics’ Green Level Milestone Award in March 2016 by diverting 50,000 pounds of industrial plastic from landfills. This award is an excellent example of the various sustainability programs IMA-NA members participate in. Sustainability programs are an important aspect of corporate responsibility across four main areas: environment, economics, politics, and culture. Vortex's plastic recycling program is just one aspect to their sustainable development efforts, which also include a recycling of many other materials, investing in their communities, and conservation programs. IMA-NA's Sustainability Task Force is always looking for new ways to engage with and encourage sustainability across the industry. If you are interested in getting involved or highlighting the efforts of your company please contact Darrell Smith or Ariel Hill-Davis.

To read more about Vortex's award click here. 

Tags:  Associate Member  award  recycling  sustainability  sustainability task force  Vortex Valves 

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Associate Member Section Elects Kevin Peterson and Nick Tupper to Leadership Positions

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This afternoon, the Associate Member Section convened via teleconferenceto hold the election of the new Section Chair and Vice Chair. IMA-NA is pleased to announce the new leadership for the Associate Member Section as Kevin Peterson, with Vortex, as the new Chairman and Nick Tupper, with RGCX, as the Vice Chairman. Kevin succeeds Peter Causer with Volvo as Chair of the Associate Member Section.  Peter steps down after serving as Chairman for the last two years. Peter's service as Chair is yet another highlight in his longstanding relationship with IMA-NA as an exemplary member. IMA-NA thanks Peter for his leadership over the last two years and is looking forward to his continued involvement with the Section as we begin a new phase for Associate Members. We are looking forward to working on new and old initiatives that add value for membership and advance the interests of the wider industrial minerals industry community.

 

Associate Member Section Chairman: Kevin Peterson, Vortex

 

 

Associate Member Section Vice Chairman: Nick Tupper, RGCX

Tags:  Associate Member  leadership  RGCX  section elections  Vortex Valves 

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WEBINAR: Mining & EHS - A Compliance Case Study

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Monday, March 28, 2016

Are you benchmarking IT systems for your Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability Management programs? Join us for our webinar, Mining & EHS - A Compliance Case Study, on Wednesday March 30, at 2:00 EST. Led by our Associate Member Gensuite, this webinar will feature an integrated suite of award-winning, cloud-based Web applications for compliance, operational excellence, and risk management.  Learn how to improve your EHS programs by utilizing some of the tools on the market including: intuitive interfaces, real-time data analytics and Mobile capabilities. 

The webinar will use a case study to feature EHS compliance best practices of a leading silica mining and manufacturing company. Gensuite will share practical insights into how your peers in the mining and related industries are addressing MSHA and OSHA requirements, driving accountability throughout the enterprise, and improving compliance performance through the use of web-based systems with a suite of fully-integrated and mobile-enabled compliance and risk management tools. Learn how companies such as U.S. Silica, PotashCorp, Ingersoll Rand, and General Electric are engaging employees at all levels of the organization in driving EHS performance improvements and operational efficiencies.

Click here to register

Tags:  associate member  compliance  EHS  Gensuite  msha  osha  silica  technology  webinar 

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Upcoming Webinars: OSHA Weight of Evidence Guidance and Mining & EHS - A Case Study

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Over the next week IMA-NA would like to encourage you to participate in three webinars offering insight into various aspects of the mining industry. In addition to the two webinars IMA-NA is hosting: Friday's OSHA Weight of Evidence Guidance and next Wednesday's Mining & EHS - A Case Study, the Association is co-sponsoring the Minerals Sciences & Information Coalition's webinar: Underpinning Innovation: The Science and Supply of America's Critical Minerals and Materials. These three webinars handle both practical topics for running your operations as well as educational topics, such as, the importance of federal investment in the U.S. Geological Survey.  Below you will find brief descriptions of each webinar as well as links to register.

 

Webinar Title: OSHA Weight of Evidence Guidance

Date/Time: Friday March 25, 2:00 EST

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OSHA’s new guidance on how to apply the Weight of Evidence approach for assessing complex scientific studies under its GHS HazCom rule is open for comment until May 2, 2016, and will impact IMA-NA members who must prepare Safety Data Sheets and warning labels for their products. The "weight of evidence" approach is intended to assist both manufacturers and employers in evaluating scientific studies on the potential health hazards of a chemical and determine what information must be disclosed. Attorneys Adele Abrams CMSP and Brian Yellin CIH of the Law Office of Adele L Abrams PC will present the legal and technical information you need to weigh in on this important subject.  

 

Webinar Title: Underpinning Innovation: The Science and Supply of America's Critical Minerals and Materials

Date/Time: Wednesday March 30, 1:00 EST

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Minerals are a part of almost every product we use on a daily basis, either as the raw materials for manufacturing processes or as the end products themselves. Advanced technologies for communications, clean energy, medical devices, and national security rely on raw materials from mines throughout the world. In 2010, China curtailed exports of rare earth metals and sparked major concern about the security of global supply chains for a range of vital minerals and materials. This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by AGI on behalf of the Mineral Science & Information Coalition (3 March 2016). The webinar will address the efforts being taken at the federal level to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals and materials.

 

Webinar Title: Mining & EHS - A Case Study

Date/Time: Wednesday March 30, 2:00 EST

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Join us for a webinar where we will feature EHS compliance best practices of a leading silica mining and manufacturing company. Gensuite will share practical insights into how your peers in the mining and related industries are addressing MSHA and OSHA requirements, driving accountability throughout the enterprise, and improving compliance performance through the use of web-based systems with a suite of fully-integrated and mobile-enabled compliance and risk management tools. Learn how companies such as U.S. Silica, PotashCorp, Ingersoll Rand, and General Electric are engaging employees at all levels of the organization in driving EHS performance improvements and operational efficiencies.

 

Tags:  Associate Member  case study  compliance  EHS  industrial minerals industry  minerals science  msic  OSHA  regulations  usgs  webinars 

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WEBINAR: Mining & EHS - A Compliance Case Study

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Please register for Mining & EHS - A Compliance Case Study on March 30, 2016 2:00 PM EST by clicking here. 

As technologies are improved and adapted for use in different sectors, more tools become available for the mining industry to continuously improve EHS at their operations. IMA-NA members are already industry leaders in Safety & Health, but its the desire to constantly improves that keeps us ahead of the rest of the industry. Aside from creating safe and healthy work environments, our members need to comply with what seem to be ever changing requirements and focus areas from OSHA and MSHA. Against the backdrop of tightening regulations and improved technological support systems, IMA-NA is happy to announce a webinar which will demonstrate some tools available to help coordinate EHS efforts.  Led by IMA-NA Associate Member, Gensuite, we will explore an example of a web-based platform developed to make MSHA and OSHA compliance simpler.

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Gensuite will share practical insights into how your peers in the mining and related industries are addressing MSHA and OSHA requirements, driving accountability throughout the enterprise, and improving compliance performance through the use of web-based systems with a suite of fully-integrated and mobile-enabled compliance and risk management tools.

Learn how companies such as U.S. Silica, PotashCorp, Ingersoll Rand, and General Electric are engaging employees at all levels of the organization in driving EHS performance improvements and operational efficiencies.

Date/Time:

Wednesday, March 30th, 2:00 EST

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Tags:  Associate Member  compliance  EHS  MSHA  OSHA  technology  webinar 

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WEBINAR: Telematics - Past, Present, & Future Tomorrow

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tomorrow at 2:00pm EST IMA-NA will be hosting our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar of 2016. Throughout the year IMA-NA will be expanding our webinar series to include not only Safety & Health topics but also topics on transportation, energy, legal, environmental, sustainability, fitness, and technology. We are excited to welcome our Associate Member, Volvo, as our expert on telematics.  Senior Telematics Specialist, Hilton Wood will be presenting members with an outline of where telematics has been and where it is headed in the future. The webinar will demonstrate the ways in which you can maximize your usage of your fleet by leveraging current technologies to communicate information on the vehicles in your fleet.  Please join us for our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar.  

Title: Heavy Construction Equipment Telematics: Past, Present, and Future

Date and Time: February 11th, 2pm EST

To register click here

Tags:  Associate Member  Assoi  industrial minerals industry  operations and engineering  technology  telematics  Volvo  webinar 

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WEBINAR: Telematics - Past, Present, & Future Next Week

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, February 5, 2016

Next Thursday, February 11th at 2:00pm EST IMA-NA will be hosting our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar of 2016. Throughout the year IMA-NA will be expanding our webinar series to include not only Safety & Health topics but also topics on transportation, energy, legal, environmental, sustainability, fitness, and technology. We are excited to welcome our Associate Member, Volvo, as our expert on telematics.  Senior Telematics Specialist, Hilton Wood will be presenting members with an outline of where telematics has been and where it is headed in the future. The webinar will demonstrate the ways in which you can maximize your usage of your fleet by leveraging current technologies to communicate information on the vehicles in your fleet.  Please join us next week for our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar.  

Title: Heavy Construction Equipment Telematics: Past, Present, and Future

Date and Time: February 11th, 2pm EST

To register click here

Tags:  Associate Member  operations and engineering  telematics  Volvo  webinar 

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North American Minerals Days - Industry Impact

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Thursday, October 15, 2015

As IMA-NA and all our members know the Industrial Minerals Industry is unassuming despite having far reaching impacts across the economy.  The drive of North American Minerals Days is to promote the understanding that the modern world is made of Industrial Minerals, including highlighting the quantifiable impacts of the industry.  Recent studies concluded that in the United States alone the Industrial Minerals Industry directly contributes $33.5 billion the the GDP. When we consider the variety of products and processes our minerals go into the ripple effects of the industry are substantially more. In addition to acting as the building blocks for the products that make our modern lifestyles possible, the Industrial Minerals Industry also supports industries like those found in our Associate Member Section. Our Associate Members provide equipment, services, and expertise that strengthens and further stretches the impact of the industry.  North American Minerals Days celebrate the industry's involvement with their communities, as leaders, job creators, and active investors in the future. This recognition can include our Associate Members that help the industry continue producing the minerals we need in the best way possible.  

The attached article written by our Associate Member, Kevin Peterson, is a key example of the symbiotic relationship that develops between Producers and the supporting industries.  Read the article to learn how Vortex helped a customer figure out a solution to making their process run smoother and more efficiently. It is a demonstration of the wider community and how many people rely on the industry in one way or another to lead their lives. 

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Tags:  Associate Member  community  industrial minerals  industrial minerals industry  industry  North American Minerals Days  Vortex Valves 

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Sponsor Spotlight: GE Capital Rail Services

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, August 14, 2015
During the lead up to the Annual Meeting, IMA-NA will take the opportunity to highlight our sponsors.  This week, we are highlighting, GE Capital Rail Services, which is sponsoring our Opening Night Reception.  GE Capital Rail Services has been a strong and active member of IMA-NA for close to a decade, participating and serving in leadership roles within the Associate Member section. As a company with over a century of experience, GE Capital Rail Services has a long history of innovation, leadership and success in the freight rail industry. Headquartered in Chicago, GE Capital Rail Services owns one of the most diverse fleets in North America and serves a variety of customers and industries. GE Capital Rail Services can offer a variety of covered hoppers, open-top hopper cars and gondolas to support the aggregates and minerals markets. For decades GE has worked with railroads and industrial companies to help deliver products from mines and production points to usage locations across North America. With five GE-owned repair and maintenance facilities, a network of authorized shops and mobile repair units, GE Capital Rail Services can help their customers with all types of railcar repairs. GE Capital Rail Services is committed to safety, and to help maintain rigorous standards and the highest quality of service they are actively engaged in industry associations and railroad governing bodies. 

To learn more about GE Rail click here.  

To register for the Annual Meeting click here

To inquire about Sponsorship opportunities please contact Ariel Hill-Davis.

Tags:  2015 annual meeting  Associate Member  ge rail  sponsorships 

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Sponsor Spotlight: Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Thursday, August 6, 2015

During the lead up to the Annual Meeting, IMA-NA will take the opportunity to highlight our sponsors.  This week we are highlighting the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, which is sponsoring the "Longest Putt" prize for our golf outing. The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC is a full service law firm, focusing on occupational and mine safety and health, employment, and environmental law. Adele and her team are no strangers to IMA-NA membership, regularly offering their legal expertise in the form of webinars and presentations at our Technology Workshop.  With offices in Maryland, West Virginia, and Colorado the team offers both consulting and legal services related to OSHA, MSHA, and the EPA. Adele herself, is not only an active member at IMA-NA but she formerly acted as the Chair for the Associate Member Section. Working with regulatory bodies, particularly the enforcement branches, is a reality of doing business but the process is often both confusing and time consuming.  Luckily IMA-NA can count on Associate members, like Adele and her team, to provide expertise and representation to simplify the processes. 

 

For more information on the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC and their services click here.

To register for the Annual Meeting click here

To inquire about Sponsorship opportunities please contact Ariel Hill-Davis.

Tags:  2015 annual meeting  Adele Abrams  Associate Member  msha  osha  sponsorships 

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