TX Mining Monthly
August 2018
Messages
  
Welcome to TMRA’s first TXMining eNewsletter for 2018 and first issue published by our new Partner, Naylor, LLC. Thanks to all of you we are confident this eNewsletter and this year will be a success! I hope that you have participated in providing content and/or ads for this publication and, if so, thanks. If not, join us and be a part of this effort and opportunity moving forward!
  
Throughout my education and career, I have been fortunate to have mentors. In college, I reached a point in my education that I did not know what to do next. There was a downturn in the petroleum market and there were none of the usual jobs available for geologists so, I sought out a mentor. Texas A&M had an organized mentoring program that went beyond just an academic advisor.
Features
  
Any enterprise or operation, whether it is in resource extraction, manufacturing or providing services, needs a unified approach to support the achievement of its objectives (which can include health and safety, shareholder value, ethics, regulatory compliance). For this to happen, all personnel need to know and understand the organization’s objectives, and especially, how those objectives are to be achieved. A greater understanding will lead to an acceptance of those objectives and an active contribution to the achievement of them. There are several ways to keep personnel informed of the organization’s expectations and how they are to be met. One such method is through mentoring.
ROMCO Equipment Company
Waukesha-Pearce Industries, LLC
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HYTORC bolting systems are the industry’s trusted solution to keep bolted joints together. From surface and underground mining equipment to crushing and conveying to mineral processing equipment. With 50 years of experience our durable range of products include hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric. HYTORC Washer solution eliminates the need for reaction arms and other custom fixtures required to hold the tool in place. The HYTORC Washer is the simplest upgrade for instant improvements in safety, speed, and accuracy. We have the solution to increase your productivity. HYTORC is mining.
 
Texas Tea is a master distributor of PennzSuppress D, a superior product used in mines worldwide for dust control, soil stabilization, erosion control, and reclamation. Texas Tea has exclusive territories both domestically and internationally. Texas Tea provides training and certification to its clients at little to no cost. Their services as a distributor also include site specific engineering and design, to ensure the successful use of its products and equipment.
 
Industry News
  
The regional Caterpillar facility is expected to bring 129 new jobs and more than $10 million to the city over the next 10 years. The City Council is moving forward with needed infrastructure improvements at the site along Airport Road. This will be largest retail location constructed in more than 30 years for the San Antonio-based company. Jobs at the facility will include specialized heavy-duty mechanics, sales, marketing and administration position, with an average salary of $48,500.
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Meet the Teacher
  
I teach because I love showing people things that they may not know. I love to see the look on someone’s face when they finally understand a concept that was previously unknown to them. I teach because I love to share my knowledge of life, the good, the bad and the ugly. What got me interested in teaching? One of my son’s 4th grade teachers. I did not like the way she taught. Kids do not learn from people they do not like. She once told me if I thought I could do better than her, become a teacher. So I did. I became a teacher because I love teaching.
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Reclamation
  
Luminant hosted a tour of the Oak Hill Mine for the students and faculty of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. Click below to learn more and see a photo of the tour.
Tex-Con Oil Company
Naylor Association Solutions
Safety
  
The Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals it is safer to work in a quarry than a retail store. In fact, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s preliminary estimate, aggregates operations set a record low injury rate in 2017. This year’s rate is estimated at 1.74 per 200,000 hours worked — the 17th consecutive year the rate improved.
Technology
  
Demand for rare-earth elements is growing on a global level. With that in mind, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing millions of dollars to create sustainable domestic sources of commercially critical elements from coal and coal waste products. The findings could change "waste" into profit.
Recruitment and Hiring
  
June’s annual growth in the state’s Goods Producing industries was strong at 5.8 percent. Over the month, Mining and Logging added 4,900 jobs, followed by the Construction industry with 2,900 positions, while Manufacturing employment expanded by 2,600 positions.
Legislative Update
  
Recent actions by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia blocked the EPA's WOTUS rule in 11 states, bringing the total number of states to 24. The judge ruled that the 2015 rule violated federal laws, including the Clean Water Act. President The Trump Administration praises the action and has called the 2015 WOTUS rule unlawful and over-reaching.
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