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Sudbury at PDAC


Greater Sudbury is home to the world’s largest integrated mining industrial complex with nine operating mines, two mills, two smelters, a nickel refinery and over 300 mining supply and service companies. This advantage has given rise to a great deal of innovation and early adoption of new technologies that are often developed and tested locally for global export. Visit us at our Virtual PDAC Booth to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome to Greater Sudbury

Our supply and service sector offers solutions for every aspect of mining, from start-up to remediation.

Expertise, responsiveness, collaboration and innovation are what make Sudbury a great place to do business.

Now is the time to see how you can be part of the global mining hub.


Suppliers of Choice to the world. A membership-based association, MineConnect provides the competitive edge mining companies and members are looking for in both domestic and international markets. Learn more about the benefits of being a part of this powerful network of companies.

PDAC Participating Companies

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Frontier Lithium is an emerging lithium mineral and chemicals company focused on the development of its 100%-owned PAK Lithium Project in Ontario. With increased ‘local’ supply chain desires around the world the Company’s objective is to become a strategic domestic supplier. The company is aiming to produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide and other chemicals to the growing electric vehicle and energy storage markets in North America as well as premium mineral concentrates supplier for high quality glass manufacturers.

Frontier maintains the largest land position and resource in a new premium lithium mineral district located in Ontario’s Great Lakes region. The region is advantaged by favourable geology, proven metallurgy with access to intermodal hubs, infrastructure, power, and mining along with downstream lithium processing expertise for auto OEM’s future Li-Ion battery requirements. Frontier aims to complete final permitting, metallurgical test work and definitive feasibility in 2023 to construct and mine, mill and downstream chemical plant to produce lithium chemicals by 2025. Frontier and its technology partner XPS (a Glencore Company) is currently piloting lithium chemicals (hydroxide) production technology in the province.

Major Drilling Group International Inc. (“the Company”) is one of the world’s largest drilling services companies primarily serving the mining industry. Established in 1980, Major Drilling has over 1,000 years of combined experience and expertise within its management team alone.

Major Drilling maintains field operations and offices in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, Asia and Africa. Major Drilling provides a complete suite of drilling services including surface and underground coring, directional, reverse circulation, sonic, geotechnical, environmental, water-well, coal-bed methane, shallow gas, underground percussive/longhole drilling, surface drill and blast, and a variety of mine services.

MIRARCO has been at the forefront of establishing and delivering on ground-breaking solutions for the mining sector’s most challenging problems. Working collaboratively with mining companies, the private sector, consultants, and partners in industry, MIRARCO researchers are contributing to the pursuit of sustainable mining practices and to our collective global knowledge.

The calibre of MIRARCO’s internationally renowned team and the graduate students they attract are nothing short of remarkable. The breadth if the research projects undertaken and the culminating solutions over its relatively short time span are equally impressive.

MacLean Engineering specializes in mobile equipment solutions based on underground mining experience, multi-discipline engineering capability, unit-of-one manufacturing expertise, and worldwide customer service and support. The company also develops the aerosol and paint can compaction and gas capture technology, and provides services to the contract manufacturing sector.

Based out of Sudbury, Ontario, NSS Canada provides reliable, accurate and innovative survey equipment solutions. As a Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Mining Authorized Reseller, we specialize in engineering, construction and mining solutions.

Objectivity provides mineral industry professionals with decision support capabilities.

Objectivity is a data analytics consultancy using simulation and data mining to develop niche products and services addressing challenges in exploration/MineEx geology, mine ventilation financial analytics, 4D visualization software and large scale visualization and collaboration systems.

Orix works collaboratively with our clients as the arm of their exploration team, providing expertise and strategic support from initial data analysis and boots on the ground field work through to target generation.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a world-leading supplier of mining and construction equipment, tools, and services for mechanical rock excavation and processing.

As the mining industry demands better productivity to ensure profitability, we are providing the cutting-edge solutions needed to succeed. Our equipment and services help our customers in every corner of the world to mine more safely and more productively. Our services offered covers underground and surface rock drilling, cutting and crushing, loading and hauling.

We provide specialist consulting services in the areas of geology, resources and exploration, geotechnical services, mine waste management, environmental, water management and mining and project evaluation.

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.

TULLOCH Engineering is a progressive multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm that has delivered quality engineering services for over 25 years to Ontario cities and municipalities, private land developers, mining and energy companies.

Our strength lies in our diversity of service and commitment to excellence. We provide award winning engineering services to our clients.

Our team of technical experts spans five continents and has delivered projects in over 100 countries across a diverse range of commodities. We partner with our customers at every stage across the full-life cycle of mining to deliver credibility, capability and value.

Our experience encompasses virtually every ore type, mining method and process technology, from initial exploration assistance through to EPCM/EPC and startup. We use our operations and consulting expertise to assess deposits, evaluate technical and economic feasibility, and develop efficient and cost-effective mine and plant designs.

XPS Expert Process Solutions, a Glencore Company, located at the XPS Technology Centre in Falconbridge (Ontario), Canada is a team of world-class metallurgists, engineers, geoscientists, technicians and technologists with real world experience in process development/optimisation, asset integrity management and mine/process automation.

Vale is a global mining company with headquarters in Brazil. We are leaders in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel.​

Northern Ontario Mining Showcase

A1 Blasting Mats has been producing blasting mats for 38 years, and is a major producer of blasting mats and other recycled rubber products in Northern Ontario. Our mats come in a variety of sizes from 2’x2′ to 12’x24′. A1 was recently purchased by B2B Industrial Inc., a company focused on bringing high quality industrial products to market in a sustainable way.

B&D Manufacturing is a dynamic Canadian company that designs, manufactures and distributes innovative products and technologies to increase production and improve safety for industries globally. Originally established as the manufacturer of the globally recognized Portable Align Boring Machines, our product line has expanded to include support equipment for large haul trucks and heavy shovels at surface operations, as well as heavy equipment operating in underground mines. In addition to our OEM product line, we support a variety of clients with custom design, fabrication and manufacturing, on-site repair and rebuild services.

Through experience gained from extensive work in the environmental field, Blue Heron staff are equipped provide assistance for all aspects of environmental management for your facility.

From grass roots site risk assessments, to full development and implementation of certifiable integrated Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems, Blue Heron can provide the level of service your organization requires.

Our College has a vibrant community of more than 11 000 learners, with over 4100 students in 80 full-time programs, and over 7000 students in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations in northern Ontario: Sudbury, Espanola, and Little Current / Manitoulin Island.Our College has a vibrant community of more than 11 000 learners, with over 4100 students in 80 full-time programs, and over 7000 students in almost 900 part-time courses and programs across three campus locations in northern Ontario: Sudbury, Espanola, and Little Current / Manitoulin Island.

Canadian Shield provides turnkey residential, commercial and industrial environmental engineering services, specializing in water and wastewater.

Carriere Industrial Supply Ltd. has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing and delivering cost-effective wear products and services to the mining industry. Our company’s approach is to provide innovative solutions to customers’ wear problems. This commitment to continuous improvement has led to key business partnerships focussing on reducing wear-related operating expenses.

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation is a Canadian mining industry research initiative, collaboratively funded by the private sector and government. CEMI was established in 2007, as a not for profit corporation. CEMI’s focused research is in hardrock underground mining.

Collège Boréal offers quality training and services to a diversified clientele. At the heart of the communities it serves, the College provides leadership to fulfill the potential and ensure the sustainable development of Ontario’s Francophone communities.

Covergalls began by finding a gap, a gap for women within the industrial sector for safer, healthier, more inclusive PPE/workwear. As we evolved, we realized how big that gap was and that the gap wasn’t limited to women.

We are now going BEYOND GEAR, to better support the industry, companies and people through collaborative consulting.

With our new division CG Aligned Consulting, we will be working to align our clients and their priorities in diversity and inclusion, gender equity & workplace design (including areas like PPE, employee workwear programs, mobile equipment design, facilities and infrastructure).

Creighton Rock Drill Ltd. is a large range supplier of Construction, Drilling, Ground Engaging Tools, and parts. Products include Hydraulic-Attachments and Wear Solutions for Mining, Drilling, Aggregate, Recycling and Road-maintenance industries.

Deltion Innovations Ltd is a technology development company specializing in automation and robotics with a focus on new product development, troubleshooting and existing product improvement for the resource sector. We have decades of electromechanical design experience derived from the mining and pulp and paper sectors. We apply this to other sectors, including mining in space. A key goal of our mining in space work is to spin back the technologies developed to improve productivity and safety in the resource sector.

We own and operate our own crushers, screening plants and full line of construction equipment to provide our customers with the best in variety of in-stock and spec products delivered when you need them.

All of our materials are laboratory tested to ensure they meet and exceed our customer’s requirements including mining, road building, residential, septic systems, field beds, driveways and construction. Contact us today for all your aggregate needs. Our knowledgeable team is here to assist you.

Located in Greater Sudbury, we manufacture a wide range of concrete and aggregate products for industrial, commercial and residential clients in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.

Established in 1996 in Sudbury, Ontario; Hard-Line is a leading supplier of automation, tele-operation, and remote-control technology to the mining industry.

Hard-Line is a leading heavy equipment remote-control supplier that develops its products from the ground up, utilizing years of experience in mining, electronics, electrical design, and mechanical design. Hard-Line has new and innovative products that save lives while increasing efficiency.
No matter what type, make, or model of machinery, Hard-Line can configure it to operate remotely. Hard-Line’s strength lies in the ability to customize products and services to each client’s needs. Hard-Line is a global company with branch offices in Chile, Peru, and the USA, along with a worldwide distribution network.

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is an employee-owned, Canadian company that provides multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services. Founded in Ottawa in 1955, we now have seven offices across Ontario.

Our firm is strategically located in close proximity to some of the largest mining and mineral processing operations in the country, and our dedicated Industrial & Mining Group has spent the past 50 years providing specialized solutions for diverse clients in this sector.

From underground infrastructure to purpose-built surface structures, our team can develop designs that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Jacob & Samuel Drilling Ltd has been providing services since its start in March 2012. We are based out of Sudbury, Ontario. Our company is 51% Metis Owned and a member of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB). We are equipped and able to travel internationally to complete work, and our team of drillers and labourers have been working in extreme environments that make them leaders in their field.

Creating ground-breaking systems, products and solutions for the mining industry, we make technology an asset for your business, not a problem

The name Jannatec Technologies has a long tradition in the communication, design and manufacturing industries. Creativity and innovation continue to drive us forward in our belief that we can create groundbreaking systems and experiences. Our number one goal is achieving superior satisfaction by delivering products and services that exceed expectations.
Our mission is simple: make technology an asset for your business, not a problem. Understanding needs and expectations are what we do best. We are at the core of technology design, giving our clients the freedom to focus on what they do best: “their business”
Our vision is to build a bridge between humans and technology through innovation and creativity. With over 25 years experience in industrial design, we challenge ourselves to improve communication systems and enhance safety systems in order to lead the industry into a safer, more productive future.

Maestro Digital Mine serves the underground mine automation, network, ventilation and worker safety sector. Our products deliver energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards.

Maestro Digital Mine, a division of High Grade Controls Corporation, is a manufacturer of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) measurement and control instrumentation for the optimization of underground mine ventilation and digital networks for the last mile of communication.

Our brands are recognized in over twenty countries and deployed globally in 130+ mines.

MineConnect is Ontario’s Mining Supply & Services Association. Our members are globally recognized for their innovation, and the essential role they play in advancing the mining sector. Read more to discover the benefits of membership and why our members are the suppliers of choice to the world.

NORCAT was founded in 1995 by a team of business and academic visionaries who recognized the need for an organization to promote, educate, and support local entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and skilled labour workers to enable long-term and sustainable economic and social prosperity for Northern Ontario. Since our humble beginnings, NORCAT has proudly evolved to be a multi-national, global company offering programs, services, and resources that provide our clients with the skills, competencies, and confidence to fulfill their diverse and ambitious priorities and career aspirations.

Rail-Veyor offers a full range of services including research and development, material hauling testing at dedicated demonstration facilities, engineering and design of fully-commissioned installations and after-sale support.

Rainbow Concrete is a leader in the ready-mix industry, providing Northern Ontario with quality concrete and concrete products since 1952. Locally owned and operated, Rainbow Concrete is proud to have all its ten ready-mix and shotcrete plants, as well as its mobile plants fully certified by the Ready Mix Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO). This certification, along with our in-house laboratory, ensures that all concrete consistently meets the highest standards set out by the RMCAO. Coupled with a fully automated batching system and a large fleet of trucks which are all equipped with GPS tracking system, Rainbow Concrete can ensure quality concrete on time, every time.

Rainbow Concrete also manufactures a full line of concrete products including blocks, septic tanks, precast hollowcore, packaged material, landscape products, pipe, aggregates and much more.

Rock-Tech manufactures specialized mining equipment designed to support successful operations in the harsh underground mining environment. The Rock-Tech advantage is in our unwavering dedication to exceptional service and quality engineered products: RHINO™ XD Series Rockbreakers. TITANIUM™ mine utility vehicles. SATSTAT® fuel/lubricant storage and handling systems. We focus on the health and safety of our team and our customers, while also working to protect the environment. Today’s mining companies know they can depend on Rock-Tech for reliable, long-term performance that adds value to their operations.

Rock-Tech manufactures specialized mining equipment designed to support successful operations in the harsh underground mining environment.

“Rocvent Inc. is a major manufacturer of all types of mine/tunnel ventilation, tubing/ducting with over 35 years of service to customers worldwide. Our tubing/ducting is designed especially for the hostile mining/tunneling environment, using advanced radio frequency welding equipment. By using multi-ply materials, this enables us to maintain our lead as an innovator in the industry. Our customers considered our Snap-Roc coupling system the best in the industry. This coupling system is designed to increase the delivery of fresh air to the face.

Rocvent can provide both the design and construction of virtually anything that can be made from PVC-coated woven materials. This material is air- and waterproof, chemical and fire resistance, and UV protected from sunlight degradation. We currently offer our in-house, engineered, inflatable headcover for overhead protection in mining. Let us know how we can help your company.

“Symboticware is an innovator and integrator of standardized information-based technology that enhances the productivity of mobile mining equipment and mining processes. At the core of Symboticware’s solutions is the SymBot™. The SymBot™ is used in monitoring applications for productivity gains, risk mitigation, energy savings and as a platform for new development projects where real-time data collection is crucial for making better and more informed decisions.
The SymBot™ offers bi-directional, store-and-forward, data standardization and remote configuration capabilities. Data collected is processed and can be analyzed on-board for real-time reporting and alerts. Standardized data is also delivered to data management systems for centralized control centres and management reporting.

TESC Contracting Company Ltd. is a fully integrated, construction services company meeting the needs of the world’s mining, energy, and oil & gas industries.

For almost 40 years, TESC has been driven by a passion for client success on major construction projects. It offers a full spectrum of services required to engineer, build and maintain even the most complex industrial plants and facilities. These services are powered by a team of skilled professionals, the latest equipment and technology and a multi-disciplined approach to achieving clients’ goals.

At TESC, we believe that the strength of partnerships is far greater than the strength of an individual company. It is why we devote so much energy to building profound personal relationships with our stakeholders. Clients trust in our ability to consistently and safely deliver on time and on budget.

TESC offers civil, structural, mechanical and electrical services, millwrighting and engineered scaffolding.

Timberland Equipment Limited is a recognized innovator, designer and manufacturer of mine utility vehicles for underground mining applications, shaft sinking hoists and winches, rope and conveyor tensioning systems, sheaves, mine rescue systems, E-Houses, and VFD controls.

Timberland develops diesel-powered vehicle packages renowned for the highest quality and cost-effective performance. Building on the proven Minejack platform, our model range is designed to suit all mines and applications ranging from Anfo loaders, shotcrete transport and spraying vehicles to personnel carriers, flat decks, fuel/lube trucks, scissor lifts, forklifts, road conditioners and more.

As a member of the Timberland Group, Timberland Equipment has the resources and expertise to meet our customers’ most demanding requirements for successful underground projects worldwide.

TopROPS is a multi-disciplined manufacturing and design firm that specializes in Roll-Over Protection Structures (ROPS) and Fall-On Protection Structures (FOPS). Our versatility allows us to service all industries with a commitment to quality unparalleled by our competition.

TopVu’s RFID solutions allows enterprises of any size to increase their “safe productino” through benefits of a tracking system with minimal financial investments. From single function automation to complete mine wide solutions, RFID technology offers effective and reliable results with its simplicity and ease of use.

x-Glo LED Strip Lighting is easy to install, lowers energy costs, provides a safer work environment and requires little to no maintenance.