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Past Meeting in May 2002 - Reno, Nevada

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV


Meeting Minutes

Landis Bayless, President of WMEA, called the meeting to order at 8:05 AM and welcomed everyone to Reno, and mentioned that we need new steering committee members to secure the future of WMEA.  Terry Taylor talked about agenda items and needing to have more Mines participate in presentations, and Martin Reyes talked about future locations for meetings: 


            Nov 2002 - Denver – Renaissance Hotel

            May 2003 - Edmonton – Fantasy Land Hotel

            Nov 2003 -Tuscon - Double Tree Hotel

            May 2004 - Casper

8:15 AM – Landis Bayless indicated there is a change in the agenda for the present meeting. Mike Casson will not be able to present his presentation on Visual Safety & Maintenance Inspections for Excavators. 

8:25 AM – Break into 6 groups for Group Discussion –

                        Innovations/New Technology

                        Agenda items for next meeting


                        Problems and Solutions


Technical Presentations

9:30 AM –   Jack Easton with Americable presented a video tape on splicing high voltage trailing cable.


10:30 AM –  Shovel Productivity Improvement – Terry Taylor, Barrick Goldstrike Mine presented advancements achieved with shovel productivity.


11:15 AM – Maintenance Planning – Lynn Nelson, Kennecott Utah Copper – presentation on improving shovel maintenance primarily in the 4100A shovel fleet at the Bingham Canyon mining operation.


1:00 PM – Technology Update – Mike Onsager, Bucyrus International-


2:15 PM –  240 ton AC Drive Haul Truck – Bill Halli, General Electric – Discussion of  advancements of the 240 ton AC haul truck.


3:15 PM –  Stamler Feeder/Crusher Conversion, Hydraulic to Electric Drive  Tim O’Neill, Usibelli Coal –  Presentation on conversion of feeder/crusher operation at the Usibelli Mine.


 4:15 PM – Meeting adjournment


8:30 – Group discussion – Summary of group discussions held the previous day


9:30 – Continuous Improvement – Terry Taylor, Barrick Goldstrike Mine –


10:45 – Open Discussion


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