DSI Mining Canada optimizes Operations

For many years, DSI Mining Canada has had market leadership in the manufacturing of mining products in Canada. This leading position is a result of the fact that DSI Canada continually evaluates and improves its operations to ensure competitiveness and to remain the supplier of choice for its customers.

In order to create even more cost efficient processes, DSI has standardized the production of rebars. Standardization became possible thanks to an outstanding product: the rebar with break-away pin. When used with a flange or hemispherical nut, this product is both suitable for installation with mechanical equipment as well as light manual machines.

The DSI sales team quickly convinced their customers of the advantages of this rebar, and DSI Canada was in the position to proceed with the rebar auto line. As of today, the complete production can be carried out with a single new machine. This includes turning, threading, nut insertion, drilling, and slashing. The state of the art machine gives DSI Canada the desired capacity they need today and well into the future.

The rebar auto line was commissioned in May 2009 and is located at the new site in Lively near Sudbury, Ontario. The new manufacturing facility is just a few miles away from the old plant and will be the main manufacturing point of the high volume fabrication.

The other DSI plants in Saskatoon and Rouyn-Noranda will continue to focus on manufacturing specialty products and supplying customized ground support products to the region’s mines. These efficiency improvement measures will help DSI Mining to maintain and extend their market leading position in the future.

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