Allsite Fabric Building Structure Solutions Presented At Gathering of Global Mining Industry Giants
Mining Industry professionals from around the world turned out in big numbers at the MINExpo Convention at the Convention Center in Las Vegas last week. As a long-time shelter solutions provider to the mining industry, Allsite was there to share our latest fabric building engineering designs and features with both old and new acquaintances. Industry conventions always bring a chance to meet new people, gain new perspectives and share new ideas, and this year’s 3-day show was no exception.
A Hands-on Experience with the Big World of Mining
The Allsite team set up our booth and materials early on Monday, which turned out to be a smart move, as visitor traffic at the booth was heavy from the very start. The attending staff, who included Allsite General Manager, Jason Cromwell; East Coast Business Development Manager, Joseph Hooker, and West Coast Business Development Manager, Peter Milligan, were kept busy demonstrating the versatility and many advanced features of our all-weather fabric building systems which are well-suited for use at remote mining operations sites in virtually any setting around the world. Visitors to our booth represented countries from around the globe, and the whole convention had a decidedly international feel. On either side of the Allsite booth were a company from Greece and another from South America. Directly across from us was the Chinese pavilion. Our visitors included mining industry professionals from places like Russia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Australia and Canada.
Our team took time to appreciate the many vendor displays on the enormous (840,000 square feet) convention floor. We were particularly intrigued with the large equipment vendors, like CAT and Komatsu, who had brought in their cutting-edge mining equipment, including giant haulers and loaders, some, it seemed, the size of cruise ships. Peter Milligan tried on a few of the giant machines for size, demonstrating in our photos just how big these pieces of equipment really are. These big equipment displays, as impressive as they were, reminded us of our own fabric structure buildings, whose size you really don’t appreciate until you are standing at the base of one looking up!
Allsite Fabric Building Systems Meet Enclosed Space Needs of Mining Site Operations
Serving an industry as large and diverse as mining is no small task, as the presentations and floor displays we enjoyed at the convention made clear to us. In designing and configuring Allsite fabric building structures for our mining clients, we take pride in being able to meet their need for reliable, rugged, versatile structures that can be quickly delivered and constructed on site, and ones that are able to meet the harsh conditions of a typical mining operation. From remaining unaffected by severe weather – heat, dust, high winds or snow and ice – to providing extra height for large equipment storage, servicing and washing, our structures routinely turn the most hostile and difficult of work sites into an efficient operating base.
Continuing Our Service to the Mining Industry
The MINExpo convention in Las Vegas was a great chance to make new contacts and deepen our understanding of the critically important worldwide mining industry. From the convention, we took back new knowledge of trends and new tools in the industry that will help the Allsite team better serve the needs of mining companies on the ground for onsite shelter, storage and heavy-duty workspaces. We look forward to attending the American Exploration and Mining Associations show in Reno, Nevada on December 5-9 this year to continue to support the operation site shelter needs of the mining industry.