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NORCAT underground test centre a beehive of activity

The NORCAT Undergound Centre, the former Fecunis Mine, is accessed via an adit, has two kilometres of underground workings and eight headings.

The NORCAT Underground Centre in Onaping, 45 kilometres north of Sudbury, is an ideal venue for testing new equipment and technology for the mining industry. The former Fecunis Mine is accessed via an adit, boasts two kilometres of underground workings and has undergone extensive upgrades in the last few years.

“We have one of the largest mining supply sectors right here in our backyard,” said Jason Bubba, NORCAT director of training and development. “A lot of these companies are developing products to be used in an underground environment, but it’s inherently difficult to test them in operating mines. That’s what makes our Underground Centre such a valuable resource. Read more ►

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Mechanical sensor start-up wins NORCAT PITCH competition
Mechanical sensor start-up wins NORCAT PITCH competition

Daryl Dominique walked away from the third annual NORCAT Pitch event with $25,000 in services to help his start-up company, called Hexic Monitoring Systems, grow.

Dominique won the People’s Choice Award at the event, which featured four entrepreneurs, approved by the NORCAT Innovation Mill, who pitched their new businesses to three expert judges and any potential investors in the audience. Read more here ►

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