2018 Technical Presentations

This year twelve technical presentations on variety of topics within the mining industry were featured at the expo. By clicking on each presentation title you will be taken to the presenter’s powerpoint used during the session.  We are grateful for all of the presenters this year and the wealth of information they provided. 

“The Evolution of Marijuana Laws and its Impact on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies”

Arthur M. Wolfson, Attorney, Jackson Kelly, PLLC

“The Illinois Basin’s Newest Producer Nears Production”

Rick Kim, Chief Operating Officer, Paringa Resources, Limited

“Cumulative Effect of Policy Changes on 2nd Mining Bleeder Designs”

Gary Hartsog, President, Alpha Engineering Services, Inc.

“Risk Management for Blasting Operations”

Jeff Taylor, President, Sauls Seismic

“Fletcher Roof Bolter Drilling and Bolting Parameters”

Tim Burgess, Vice President of Engineering, J.H. Fletcher & Co.

“Changes Proposed to Nationwide Permits in Response to Executive Order 13783: Elections Have Consequences”

Blair M. Gardner, Attorney, Jackson Kelly, PLLC  

 “Use, Abuse, and Cautions for Using VFDs on Main Mine Fans”

Gary Hartsog, President, Alpha Engineering Services, Inc.

“Improving Mine Site Safety with Fire Resistant Lubricants”

Jon Brown, Marketing Manager Mining – NA, Quaker Chemical

“Speed Reducer/Gearbox Maintenance”

Matthew A. Masterson, District Sales Manager, Sumitomo Drive Technologies and Hansen Industrial Transmissions

“Proactive Maintenance Solutions throughout the Coal Mining Process”

Steve Young, Adhesives and Sealants Specialist and Territory Sales Engineer, Henkel (Loctite)

“Driving Compliance in an Oil Analysis Program”

Henry Neicamp, Technical Business Consultant, POLARIS Laboratories, LLC

“Using Data Analytics to Optimize the Performance of Your Capital Investment in Underground Soft Rock Mining Equipment”

Joseph Hirschi, Productivity Analyst, Komatsu Smart Solutions