The Silver Helmet prize is the highest award in the Mexican mining industry and has been awarded annually since 1986 to companies and workers with the greatest advances in the safety of their operations.
MEGLAB AND ITS PARTNERS DONATE $24,200 TO THE QUEBEC BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
In order to support the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, Meglab invited mining companies to purchase electrical power equipment bearing the organization’s colors. Canadian Malartic Mine Partnership’s Odyssey Mine, Osisko Mining’s Windfall Mine and Eldorado Gold Quebec’s Lamaque Mine accepted the invitation. Parts suppliers and other partners have also expressed interest in contributing to the #minerose initiative.
“It is always with the desire to make a difference for the community that we came with the idea to offer our customers and suppliers to contribute on the production of pink equipment and, doing so, making a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation. It’s a way to highlight the importance of women in our industry. We were pleasantly surprised by the response and we exceeded our goal for that first edition.”
– Kim Valade, General Manager of Meglab
For the 2021 campaign, the objective was to raise $10,000. In the end, $19,200 was received from customers and suppliers. Meglab had committed to donate $5,000 if the goal was reached, so a total of $24,200 will be used to support the efforts of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
Meglab would like to thank the donors:
- Schneider Electric
- Partenariat Mine Canadian Malartic, Odyssey mine
- Osisko mining, Windfall project
- Eldorado Gold Québec, Lamaque mine
- Ford Hardy Ringuette
- Équipements Element
- Nettoyeurs Sigma
- Napa Val-d’Or
- Pneus GBM
- Jean-Marc Millet
- Éric Labrecque
- Sarah-Michèle Rodrigue
Meglab plans to repeat the #minerose fundraising experience in June 2022.
We are very excited to announce the recently completed agreement that will make the Val-d’Or based company, Meglab, a part of Epiroc, a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers.
Earlier this season we had the opportunity to speak with Rheinmetall Canada and its subsidiary Provectus Robotics Solutions Inc. about the various possible applications for autonomous vehicles in the mining sector. Specializing in engineering and systems integration for military vehicles among other things they demonstrated the effectiveness of their product in the field.