»Excerpts From The Interview With Mark Brennan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Largo Resources
SMR: Maracas is about to go into production of vanadium, most commonly used to alloy with steel but also an important material in a type of battery th... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Richard Whittall - Director, President and CEO of Newstrike Capital
SMR: Newstrike anticipates that your projects including Ana Paula will be low-cost producers. Can you explain what features would enable them to produ... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Harvey Thorleifson - Outgoing Chair of the SME Minnesota Section; Director, Minnesota Geological Survey
SMR: Is the impressive success of the SME Duluth Conference an indicator of the health of the Minnesota mining industry?
HT: It sure is! According to... More »
»A Tribute To Congressman James Oberstar
Cong. Oberstar was Minnesota's longest-serving congressman, elected to 18 consecutive terms in Congress and serving through 2010. Following his tragic... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Rex Plaizier [President and CEO of WesTech]
SMR: You’ve been with WesTech for 27 years. What do you find so unique about this company, its culture or its mission, that you’ve spent y... More »
»Excerpts From the Interview With Mr. Tim Shuttleworth [President/CEO, Eriez®]
SMR: You have global manufacturing facilities supporting a worldwide supply chain in a variety of processing sectors, but I see that you have a strong... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. James H.I. Weakley, President, Lake Carriers' Association
SMR: How has "the dredging crisis” impacted your members in terms of the shipping of iron ore and coal?
JW: The dredging crisis has sign... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Bill Radvak [President, CEO and Director of American Vanadium]
SMR: What are the commercial uses and benefits of Vanadium?
BR: Approximately 90% of vanadium produced globally is used as a steel additive. Vanadiu... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Lester “Bud” Fontana, Regional Sales Manager - Iron Range Operations and Mr. John D. Ward III, General Manager – Iron Range
SMR: How is the new facility in Virginia, MN going to help Joy Global meet specific need of your P&H, LeTourneau and Joy Conveyor customers?... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Vanta E. Coda II - Executive Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
SMR: What are some of the differences and challenges you anticipate between managing logistics for a company or a line, as you have previously done, a... More »
»Excerpts From The Interview With Mr. Donald Fosnacht, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Technology Development (Natural Resources Research Institute)
SMR: Your strategic plan states that the demand for the Center for Applied Research and Technology Development is growing. Can you provide examples of... More »
»Excerpts From the Interview With Ms. Janet McLean - the Vice-President, National Practice Leader (Mining) for BFL CANADA
SMR: Mining is a comparatively new area for BFL—what is your personal experience and your vision for BFL in the sector?
JM: Actually mining as... More »
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