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WELCOME

As Managing Director and on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada or MSTA CANADA, I am pleased to welcome you to the 23rd annual Compendium of Canadian Mining Suppliers. The Compendium is an excellent resource to finding Canada’s top quality mining suppliers and demonstrates the remarkable breadth and depth of products and services offered by the Canadian Mining Supply and Services (MSS) sector. In this edition, you will find companies that supply the entire mining spectrum – from early exploration and development, mine design and construction to production, processing, refining, closure and rehabilitation. 

What makes our Compendium very useful for the prospective buyer is how it is set up. The format allows readers to easily find a supplier using the subsector index in the front or, if you know the company name, you can use the alphabetical listing in the back of the Compendium. In addition, the added value of a concise descriptive supplier profile with key contact information gives you a quick understanding of whether a supplier will fit your needs. For example, if you are interested in Mineral Processing Equipment & Supplies, you will find 15 firms under that heading.
 
At the time of writing, the MSS sector was enjoying a lot of activity with almost every segment seeing increased quoting and purchasing of products and services. However, at the same time the commodity
prices were stalled and the raising of capital for early stage exploration projects was still low, with most exploration budgets focused in the shadows of existing mine infrastructure. These two issues were holding a cloud of uncertainty over the increased purchasing activity as to whether the trend would be sustainable over the near to medium term.

That said, we are seeing companies that offer clean technology solutions to other industries getting attention in terms of adoption in the mining sector as mining companies look to reinvent themselves
in terms of how they explore and extract metals and minerals. Electrification and digitalization are trends that are becoming more mainstream in the mining and exploration industry. 

I encourage you to explore our Compendium and seek out our suppliers so they can work with you to provide the innovative solutions your business requires to be competitive in the market. Please contact our members directly for further information on their products and services or visit our website at www.mstacanada.ca to learn more. You can also contact any one of our MSTA CANADA staff members, who will always be pleased to assist you in finding the right business partners to fulfill your needs.

Sincerely,

Ryan McEachern
Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada
(MSTA CANADA)