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The next WMEA conference will be held:

May 28th - 30th, 2014

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
505 North Fifth Street
Rapid City, South Dakota

 

 

May 28th                         Wednesday 
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm            ALL MINERS WELCOME TO VISIT THE
                                    *NEW LITTELFUSE Symcom/SSAC FACILITY*
                                             2880 N Plaza Drive, Rapid City, SD
                                     Transportation from the hotel will be provided by LittelFuse
 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm         Board Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm         Registration / Hospitality Room
 
May 29th                        Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 am         Registration
 
8:00 am - 8:15 am         Opening remarks
                      
8:15 am - 9:15 am         The A B C's of AC Induction Motors
                                    DYKMAN Electric
                                    James Bender - Business Development Manager
                                    Benjamin Flick - Product Engineering Manager
                                    Siemens Industry Inc.
 
9:15 am - 9:30 am         Break
 
9:30 am - 10:15 am       Advanced Low and High Resistance Grounding
                                    Technologies
                                    Sergio Panetta - I-Guard Corporation
 
10:15 am - 10:50 am     Best Value: Factors to consider in the design,
                                    manufacture, and procurement of custom-engineered
                                    equipment.
                                    Tyler Klassen - LittelFuse
 
10:50 am - 11:00 am     Break 
                                    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm     Group Discussion
 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm       Lunch 
                                      
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm         Open Microphone
                                    (Miners share ideas, problems, solutions, etc.)
                         
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm         Break   
                                                        
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm         Dealing with Aging Electrical Infrastructure
                                    Lyle Roemer, A.SC.T., Director - Major Projects -
                                    ANDRITZ Inc.
                                    
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm         Break
                                       
3:10 pm - 4:00 pm         Mine Communications
                                    Bill Wright - 3D-P
                                         
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm         Break 
                                      
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm         Managing the Power Demand for Excavators
                                    Craig Fredrich - CAT Mining
        
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm         Hospitality room     
                 
May 30th                        Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 am         Summary of group discussions 
   
9:30 am - 9:45 am         Break  
                                     
9:45 am - 10:45 am       Duratrans  Transformer Design
                                    Greg Sanders CEO-Becker Mining America, Inc.
 
10:45 am - 11:00 am     Break
 
11:00 am - 11:45 am     OPEN
 
11:45 am - 12:00 pm     Closing  
                                   
1:00 pm                        Steering Committee Meeting
 
An electrical equipment manufacturer (AC Dandy) from Alberta, Canada plans to set up a display trailer in the hotel parking lot showcasing their broad range of products.  All attendees are encouraged to visit during the conference.
Please make time to visit their displays, visit their website at www.acdandy.com
 

Accommodations

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
505 North Fifth Street
Rapid City, South Dakota

WMEA ROOM BOOKING INFORMATION 

 
GROUP DISCUSSIONS
                                      Group 1               Group 5
                                      Group 2               Group 6
                                      Group 3               Group 7
                                                             Group 4

 

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Western Mining Electrical Association 2014