Operators in a man basket 14 feet away from the face can select from a suite of tools to clean and load the holes for blasting.

Tesman’s remote loading technology makes debut


Technology keeps miners 14 feet away from the face A remote loading solution developed by TesMan, a Sudbury-based technology developer, is expected to hit the market by August or September. Development of the solution began in 2012 following the death of Vale miner Stephen Perry, 47, who was struck by a 14-tonne wedge of rock that dislodged from the face …

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault. Photo by the Sudbury Star

Sudbury companies get NOHFC funding


Four Sudbury companies will share more than $224,000 in Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) funding. Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault said the money will help the local economy grow, create jobs and contribute to a safer, healthier and more productive society. “This funding through the (Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation) is crucial to our northern enterprises to allow them to develop …

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Kyle McCall Blog

So, you have a great idea for a business. Now what? This, for many, is a dilemma that doesn’t always have a clear answer. Where/who do I turn to for help? The nice thing is that the support an aspiring business owner is looking for is available right here in Greater Sudbury. You just have to know which doors to …

Tom White, Manager of Simulation Training

NORCAT improves training with new simulator


State-of-the-art system recreates underground mine environment By Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) can now recreate an underground mining environment without leaving the surface, thanks to a new state-of-the-art mining equipment simulator. The centre’s new ThoroughTec CYBERMINE4 simulator has been in operation for just over a month, and provides employees with Vale, Glencore …

MPP Rick Bartolucci presents Darryl Lake, NORCAT CEO with a one-million dollar investment on behalf of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

Bartolucci Announces Investment to Expand Advanced Technology Centre


Greater Sudbury – Thanks to a McGuinty government investment of $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) will be able to expand its Innovation and Commercialization Centre to meet the demands of future businesses, Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced today. “By investing in NORCAT’s residency program, we are helping provide …


Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Invests $1.5M in NORCAT’s Innovation and Commercialization Park


The McGuinty government is fuelling innovation in the North by investing in two new exciting centres at NORCAT and Cambrian College, Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick Bartolucci announced today. “The Innovation and Commercialization Park will build on the services already offered by NORCAT in nurturing new business and industrial development concepts,” said Bartolucci, who is also chair of the …