Minova extends R&D capabilities

MINOVA Americas will establish a new Global Research and Development Center next year at its Bowerston, Ohio location.

Donna Schmidt

The company is anticipating the facility, which will focus on its steel products, to be in operation by next US spring.

“Our goal is for this center to operate as a true think tank for our industry – a place where the most experienced and forward-thinking scientists and mining technology specialists will turn ideas into real-world solutions,” Minova Americas president Bruce Cassidy said.

“We expect this to be a place devoted to developing solutions not just for today’s problems but for the unforeseen problems of tomorrow … [and] identify and solve challenges before they have a chance to turn into problems.”

Earlier this year, Minova launched a comprehensive technology commitment to support development of products that enhance productivity while supporting mine safety. It cited products such as its integrated head cable bolt, low-profile cable head and quick-set Lokset resin cartridges as evidence of its R&D progress over the last several decades.

“We are excited to have the privilege of providing Minova customers with the most advanced R&D center our industry will have to offer,” Cassidy said.

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