Joy Global: Directly serving the mining industry

Virginia facility builds, repairs and supplies equipment for region


Joy Global’s regional facility was opened in Virginia in December of 2012. Photos submitted.VIRGINIA – It’s only logical Joy Global chose to build its regional headquarters on the outskirts of Virginia. “We’re ideally l… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Mesabi Range’s cutting-edge welding program

Half-million dollar investment expands, improves “best-kept secret”


Clayton Arens (at right) instructs several of his first-year welding students at Mesabi Range College’s Eveleth campus. Photos by Brian Miller.EVELETH – Willing to go through two years of intensive schooling for the near-guarantee of a good jo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Largest iron ore producer in U.S. celebrates 170th

Cliffs has been tied to northern Minnesota since turn of 20th century

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at United Taconite in Eveleth after Cleveland-Cliffs (as majority partner) purchased the former EVTAC out of bankruptcy for $3 million in 2003.EDITOR’S NOTE: The accompanying introduction, photos and historical tabl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Laurentian Chamber to present Business of the Year awards Cliffs recognized for their economic impact, contributions and charitable giving



Lourenco GoncalvesVIRGINIA – The Laurentian Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner on Friday, Feb. 24, at Giants Ridge Resort in Biwabik. As it does each year, the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce recognizes entrepreneurship, sustainabi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cliffs Natural Resources reports strong quarter, full year



Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) on reported fourth-quarter 2016 consolidated revenues of $754 million, an increase of 58 percent from the prior year’s fourth-quarter revenues of $476 million. The company recorded net income of $81 million compar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Back to work: Keetac restart stokes optimism

Most employees return after 19-month layoff; a few have moved on


Over 200 workers have been recalled to Keetac. The U.S. Steel-owned mine is slated to resume production in March after the facility was idled in May 2015. Submitted photo.KEEWATIN – Employees of the idled Keetac Plant received a late Christmas… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COOKING UP POTATOES AND PEAS




 This week, the recipes I selected are from Butch and Anne Folman of Embarrass, MN, who contributed a handful of recipes a couple of weeks ago. I’m a big fan of potatoes so these all appealed to me. The crostini sounds like an interesting… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jobs for Minnesotans support responsible mining, energy transportation




Job growth remains a top concern among Minnesotans—particularly those living in Greater Minnesota—as shown in the findings of the Blandin Foundation’s 2016 Rural Pulse survey. This lack of confidence in the employment market unders… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Can you imagine a life without iron? Iron mining supports us all




DULUTH – Iron Range residents know how iron mining impacts their daily lives and communities. They see it every day. As you get further from the Range, though, Minnesotans are becoming less and less aware of this vital industry and its impact on the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mining Minnesota: Have your voice heard on federal minerals withdrawal




NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA – The federal withdrawal land-grab threatens future jobs in our region and places our way of life at risk. As citizens of northeastern Minnesota, we all need to take action and make our voices heard. Our region is blesse… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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