THUNDER BAY – Today, the Northwestern Ontario Associated Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) released a Mining Supply & Services Association Pre-feasibility Study and outlined planned steps to advance mining supply and service chain development for Northwestern Ontario.
The completed Pre-feasibility study outlines 5 possible options for creating a mining supply and service association for Northwestern Ontario and identifies the level of risk and feasibility of each option. NOACC has elected to proceed with option 5: to create an Activity-Based Mining Supply and Service Sub-Committee that administers mining related activities and events for Northwestern Ontario.
NOACC’s first mining supply & services “Procurement Power Hour”, will be held during the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Prosperity Northwest on September 24, 2014. The event will feature representatives from two developing mines: New Gold in Rainy River and Rubicon in Red Lake. Both presenters are currently active in supply chain development; they will outline their procurement processes and supply and service needs throughout construction and start-up. One-on-one interviews with the procurement managers will be included in conference registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
NOACC would like to thank Fednor and Crupi Consulting Group for their support in completing the study. The full report is available at: www.noacc.ca
Exhibitor and attendee registration for Prosperity Northwest including the Procurement Power Hour at: www.tbchamber.ca/prosperity