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GOT TO ADMIT IT'S GETTING BETTER...

As Managing Director, I am proud to welcome you to the 22nd annual Compendium of Canadian Mining Suppliers under our new branding as the Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada or MSTA CANADA; I will speak more about our rebranding in the following pages. The Compendium is an excellent resource to finding Canada’s quality mining suppliers and demonstrates the remarkable breadth and depth of products and services offered by the Canadian Mining Supply and Services (MSS) Sector. These companies supply the entire mining spectrum – from early exploration and development, to mine design and construction, production, processing, refining, closure and rehabilitation.

The Compendium is set up in a format that allows you to easily and a supplier using the subsector index in the front or the alphabetical listings in the back. 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 17 firms under that heading.

The mining industry is finally showing signs of recovery and mining companies are talking about growth, however, this growth is also being done with a different approach to the typical business model. The key difference is the confidence many mining companies have in the business cases for the adoption of innovative technologies and services. Two key themes that can be identified in this transformation are the digitalization and the electrification of operations.

As a result of these themes, we are seeing new entrants into the mining market from the renewable energy, automation, mixed and virtual reality, drone technology and genomic areas, to name only a few. That said, there is constant innovation happening within the more well-known subsectors that are constantly developing better- quality products and services for your business to execute at its fullest potential.

I encourage you to explore our Compendium and seek out our suppliers so they can work with you to provide the quality solutions your business requires to be competitive in the current and future marketplace.

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)