Another year of the Illinois Mining Institute’s Annual Meeting has come and gone with great success. The event was held on August 27 & 28, 2019 at the Pavilion of the City of Marion in Marion, Illinois. This year featured 50 vendors and brought over 500 people which includes participants, vendors, and 15 mine rescue teams. Additionally, three high school sent nearly 100 students to tour the expo, watch a mine rescue competition and learn about the mining industry and the equipment they use.
The event began with the golf tournament on August 27th and was followed by the first ever “Night at the Mouse Races”. This event was an instant success and gave all attendees a great chance to network. On Wednesday, August 28th, the event continued with a busy day. The mine rescue competition and expo ran all day, while attendees had the chance to attend the symposium and several technical sessions. The event concluded with mine rescue awards, live music and dinner at Black Diamond Harley Davidson.
As always, the IMI is truly grateful for all who participated and continue help to make our event a success year after year.