ATLANTA, GEORGIA – 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 global 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 vibrant mining technology cluster at the NORCAT Underground Centre."