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DEC 2012

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Company Profile—Paid Advertisement Minova – Creating Efficiency, Productivity and Safety in Mining It's All About The Chemistry Minova's chemical R&D team has developed numerous market-leading products that advance productivity and safety in mines, including the Lokset® Resin Cartridge series designed for roof bolters and the Tek® series of powder products for pumpable explosion-proof seals, pumpable cribs, cavity filling and membrane support. Minova also produces the Airtite® series of premixed sealants for use on stoppings, overcasts and other ventilation controls. The chemical R&D team addresses each customer's unique needs and challenges by drawing on years of experience not only in advanced chemistry and science, but also on extensive personal experience in the mining industry. Simultaneously leveraging research and best practices from other global Minova resources, R&D works together with the customer to fine-tune, test and validate new products and systems before Innovation & Technology Center in Bowerston, Ohio. they come to market. Customers have come to rely on the company's Minova, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of innova- state-of-the-art chemical solutions for a vast range of applications. tive chemical-based consumables, steel strata support systems, rock-bolting equipment and ground consolidation systems, is Beyond Bolts committed to advancing the mining industry. "Our mission is to Minova's mining, mechanical and civil engineers, and other scientific respond to the needs of our customers for products or assis- and technical professionals, have all worked directly in mining opera- tance regardless of geographic location. We listen carefully to tions as engineers, superintendents and managers. They have devel- our customers to understand the challenges they face," oped breakthrough products and systems including high-strength roof explained Minova International's COO Jim Earl. "We find this is a bolts and cable bolts; bearing, dimple, header and spider plates; and critical first step as we approach solutions to their challenges by many other solutions manufactured from high-strength steel and creating a true partnership." today's most exotic materials. With headquarters in Georgetown, Kentucky, and nine steel In order to focus even more on leading-edge research and product and resin manufacturing sites across North America, Minova development, Minova built the Innovation & Technology Center in Americas is dedicated to providing systems and solutions that Bowerston, Ohio. This international asset provides them with the increase safety and productivity for mine professionals through- resources and technology they need to continue to design the most out the United States and Canada. Quality customer service is innovative mining safety products in the industry. achieved through a network of manufacturing facilities, ware- Minova's project management team subsequently reviews each houses, distributors and field support staff, all strategically locat- product idea to validate its value for other customers. Once approved, ed to provide immediate customer response. installation trials are conducted to evaluate real-world customer feed- As today's mine operations sink increasingly deeper to locate and process product, Minova's scientists, engineers and field back. Results of testing serve as the foundation for the incremental refinements necessary to ensure premier performance. support specialists provide hands-on support through develop- Today, Minova's R&D team is pioneering exciting new technolo- ment of technologies for the next generation of mining. The com- gies that address increasingly strict regulations, with particular pany maintains world-class research and development (R&D) focus on products that provide intrinsic support—such as advanced resources dedicated to chemical and steel product development roof bolts, plates and systems. and optimization. Comprised of multidisciplinary specialists— Implementing the forward-thinking technologies developed by including Ph.D.s, mining engineers and field experts—Minova's Minova's globally renowned engineers and other mining profession- R&D teams are creating solutions for today's challenging mine als, the company manufactures premier quality, affordable prod- environments. ucts designed to drive unmatched safety and productivity. Ground Support Systems www.MinovaAmericas.com

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