Landis Bayless, President of WMEA, called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone to Reno, and mentioned that we need new steering committee members to secure the future of WMEA.
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 North Virginia Street
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 –
Agenda items for next meeting
Problems and Solutions
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
Start date: 05/01/2002