ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Aug. 30, 2021: Strata Worldwide, a provider of solutions that enhance and sustain underground connectivity, promote worker safety, and drive daily productivity, is excited to announce its expansion into the Canadian market with a new partnership and office at the NORCAT Underground Centre in Onaping, Ontario, Canada.
The company officially launched its Canadian regional division, headed up by Ian Cadieux, in September 2020. This new partnership will provide an unparalleled resource in supporting the company's growth into the Canadian market.
The NORCAT Underground Centre is an operating underground mine developed to provide both practical, hands-on training for new miners in the industry and an authentic environment for innovative partner companies to develop, test, and demonstrate their technologies.
"Strata is very proud to be partnering with NORCAT at their Underground Centre," states Ian Cadieux, business development manager, Canada. "Since the purpose of this operation is to support the mining industry and enhance worker safety, Strata's differentiated, safety-related product offerings are ideal additions to the facility."
To date, Strata has installed its Level 9-compliant hard rock proximity detection and collision avoidance system onto an LHD machine and a light-duty personnel carrier at the facility. These installations will demonstrate the accident prevention safety features of the system and be used in training future miners on working alongside PDS technology. In addition, Strata has CSE's long-duration Self-Contained-Self-Rescuer (SCSR) units available on-site. These are the smallest belt-worn, one-hour SCSR units available on the market.
"We are proud to welcome Strata Worldwide to Canada and be home to their first Canadian office. They have an impressive product line, and we're looking forward to sharing it with the Canadian mining industry," said Carole Charron, assistant manager, operations and technology testing, at the NORCAT Underground Centre. "Technology is changing the way we mine, and for the best. Strata's products, like their hard rock proximity detection and collision avoidance systems, significantly increase the safety of mining operations. It is a valued addition to our mine."
ABOUT STRATA WORLDWIDE
Strata Worldwide, established in 1992, has spent decades developing and supplying systems and technologies that provide the highest level of safety and connectivity to mining operations around the world. From our global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, we have grown a product portfolio that includes proximity detection and collision avoidance systems, underground communications – including wireless mesh, LTE and Wi-Fi – remote monitoring and automation systems, emergency refuge shelters and breathing-air apparatus, and an extensive line of ground control and roof support products.
The company has global offices and facilities in the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia, and has built a strong network of qualified distributors and partner companies throughout North and Latin America.
NORCAT is a leader in skilled labour training and development and serves as the "one-stop-shop" for all that is the future of mining technology and innovation. As a company, we are proud of our programs, resources, and services that enable us to improve technology adoption, productivity, and safety in the global skilled labour industries. Learn more at norcat.org.
For more information, please contact Ian Cadieux at 705-978-2304.