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BY JIM HARRIS INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING LTD. I INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING PRODUCES HIGH-QUALITY CONVEYORS AND SPECIALTY PRODUCTS FOR MINING AND OTHER SECTORS. CONVEYING SUCCESS ndustrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.’s (IEM) products can be found in mining operations from British Columbia to Mongolia. The Surrey, British Columbia-based company engineers and manufactures bulk material handling equipment for the mining and forest industries, as well as specialized equipment for other sectors including Canada’s oilsands operations. IEM’s machines can be used in port transfer and loading facilities, pulp and paper mills, sawmills, cement and aggregate plants and grain elevators. Many of the company’s pieces of equipment are manufactured to meet a client’s specific needs, President John Hards says. “Every project is a little bit different than the one before it and therefore our design input is extremely important.” Major Products The majority of the company’s business is manufacturing conveyors for use in mining. Conveyors are available in a number of different styles including belt conveyors, high-lift conveyors, chain conveyors and screw conveyors. Features include transfer towers, load chutes, discharge chutes with belt cleaners, platforms and walkways, the company says. IEM’s main customer base for conveyors is consulting engineers who run the large projects for the mining companies. “We can build what they need, and are experienced experts at working within their required quality control systems,” Hards says. Other major products include heavy-duty apron feeders used to feed rock out from the bottom of large bins in order to meter the material to the next step in the process. Belt feeders are also a major product and they are often used much like apron feeders only for less severe applications. All mining equipment produced by IEM is designed to perform in extreme environments, resist wear and tear, and perform 24/7 with proper maintenance, the company says. Specialty Products In addition to mining equipment, IEM also has the capability to produce products for other industries. The company designs and manufactures fabricated steel housings for large spherical roller bearings, as well WINTER 2011 The equipment built by IEM is used in facilities including port transfer and loading facilities, pulp and paper mills, sawmills, cement and aggregate plants, and grain elevators. However, the company’s main customers are consulting engineers in the mining sector. COMPANY PROFILE Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. www.iem.ca Revenues: $10 million HQ: Surrey, British Columbia Employees: 40 Specialty: Bulk material han- dling equipment John Hards, president: “The reason we get work is because we engineer and build a reliable product good for the long term.” EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM | 79 http://www.EXPLORATION-PROCESSING.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011

Exploration & Processing - Winter 2011
Redefining Refining
Synfuels Success
A Natural Solution
After the Fallout
Uranium on the Rise
Galleon Energy Inc.
Gibraltar Mines Ltd.
The Municipal Group of Companies
Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Redmond Minerals Inc.
Copper Fox Metals
Henry Resources
OFM Pump Inc.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Co.
Thermo Design Engineering
Alexco Resource Corp.
North American Palladium
Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd.
KSM Inc.
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Flexpipe Systems
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Flotek Industries Inc.
Dominion Terminal Associates
Compressor and Engine Service LLC
BEHR Energy Services Ltd.
LoneStar Energy Fabrication
American Oil & Gas – The Goliath Project
Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Southern Petroleum Laboratories Inc.
Cochrane Technologies Inc.
Crystal Flash Energy
Energold Drilling Corp.
Esperanza Resources Corp.
Explorator Resources Inc.
Rush Sales Co.
Kimber Resources Inc.
Nelson Bros. Oilfield (1997) Services Ltd.
Gulf Copper and Manufacturing
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