2018 was a year of significant growth for NPK Mining Equipment! It began in March with the purchase of the new facility in Walton Hills dedicated to the mining division and the sale of the first PG10HA underground grader in North America. Then in June, NPK purchased the facility in Elko to better serve mining customers in the western US and Canada and NPK Mining Equipment LLC was born.
In June NPK had a booth at the 2018 Elko Mining Expo during which additional vehicles were also on display outside the new Elko facility down the street. The two displays showed a wide range of Paus vehicles that sparked additional interest among show attendees and led to the sale of the PG10HA grader that was being displayed at the show to Thyssen Mining in Spring Creek. It was put into production a few weeks later and has been running since. A third PG10HA grader has also been running at Nyrstar in Quebec.
Also, in addition to the two Paus/Dräger MRV-9000 mine rescue vehicles already working at Goldcorp, a third MRV has been put into production at Agnico Eagle in Quebec and a fourth is being built with the US market in mind. Additionally, a MinCa 18 Water Truck was sold to and is working in a potash mine in Saskatoon, SK in Canada. The water truck is equipped with crab style steer making it super maneuverable. Check out this video!
NPK Mining Equipment has also spent the year building up inventory of spare parts and additional Paus mining vehicles. Current stock includes: 2 man MinCa 5.1 utility vehicles, 4-5 man MinCa 5.1 personnel carriers, 12-18 man MinCa 18 personnel carriers, PG10HA underground graders, 1253 S10 mining scalers, PFL 20 LHD loaders, and a Universa 40 utility vehicle base with additional stock being delivered each month.
The vehicles currently in stock can be found on this all new website that launched mid-November dedicated to the sale and service of mining vehicles: www.npkmining.com. The “Inventory” page lists vehicles that are currently in stock and at which facility they are located. The page also includes images of the actual vehicles in NPK inventory, not just stock images. The rest of website contains lots of useful information including product information, services available, direct contact info for mining staff, news & events, links to NPK & Paus parts catalogs, and much more!
To celebrate the success of 2018 and to get to know our neighbors in Elko better, NPK Mining Equipment will be holding a grand opening celebration May 9th & 10th at the facility in downtown Elko.Mark your calendars and check back in as we get closer for more details about the festivities!