Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012 - (Page 58)

E M I N Y R S TA R L A N G L O I S CAN ADA SUMMER 2012 Your Mine and Ours When Nyrstar announced it would reopen the Langlois Mine, the company held a catered reception for the whole town in Quebec. [ BY RUSS GAGER ] The Langlois Mine in northwest Quebec is being. reopened by Nyrstar Inc. to produce zinc.. • Quebec For most companies, keeping a mine open in down times can be difficult. But according to Nyrstar Langlois General Manager Jason Morin, “That’s where our operational excellence comes in. We focus on the way we conduct our business so we have competitive costs and operation to allow us to bridge those gaps during the low times – that’s the key. “Anybody can operate in the high times,” Morin says. “[The challenge is] operating consistently through the ups and downs and consistently generating a return – or at least bridging to the next high time. Maintaining a steady operation for the long term will generate a lot more value, both from a return on investment, employee job security and a way of life.” Morin emphasizes that social aspect of mine operation. Nyrstar understands that the Langlois Mine in northwest Quebec – which has been opened and closed three times by prior owners since being started in the 1990s – will be an important part of the community. And he PROFILE “Zinc fluctuates like any base metal, but due to compelling fundamentals, the medium to long-term outlook for zinc is extremely positive.” // JASON MORIN, general manager, Langlois Nyrstar Langlois. Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland | Employees: 325 at Langlois Mine; more than 7,000 globally Specialty: Integrated mining and metals business, with market-leading positions in zinc and lead emphasizes that Nyrstar and the community are a good fit – when it bought the mine in fall 2011, Nyrstar held a reception to introduce itself to the locals. “Employees working here saw a change in the way the business is operated, the way the management is working, the way corporate supports it,” Morin emphasizes. “They’ve seen a lot of changes. The word-of-mouth spreads that there’s something different about Nyrstar. When we came to town, we had a reception and invited the whole town. We had little appetizers and soft drinks and some speeches, and the press was there. It was well-covered in the French business paper L`Affaires. We actually took the time to have a reception and introduce ourselves to the community and try to integrate with the community.” THE NYRSTAR WAY That concern about people is important because employee recruitment and re- 58

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Energy & Mining International - Summer 2012
Wind Financing
Latin American Energy
Mining Developments
Wabash Mfg. Inc.
Mega Precious Metals
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Canada Energy
Gear Energy
Manitok Energy Inc.
Chieftain Metals
IC Potash
Nyrstar Langlois Mine
Phoenix Technology Services Inc.
Waycon Manufacturing Ltd.
Tuscany International Drilling
Latin America Focus
Canacol Energy
Orosur Mining
Lithium One Inc.
Cabo Drilling (Panama) Corp.
Continental Gold Ltd.
Guyana Oil Co. Ltd.
Batero Gold Corp.
The Williston Basin
Primary Petroleum
Sanjel Corp.
Summit Energy Services
Kengor Metals LLC
Stone Energy
Holloway Pipe
McFarren Group – Appalachian Transload Services
Trumbull Corp.
De-Cal Mechanical
Buck’s Fabricating
ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies
Hamilton Machine/ ValTek Industries
Rodenberg Diversified LLC
Mazzella Lifting Technologies
Independence Excavating
Magna-Solutions LLC
Blackhawk Specialty Tools LLC
MinExpo 2012
Rail-Veyor Technologies
STW Technic
RAM Enterprise
Miner Elastomer Products Corp.
McElroy Manufacturing
REICHdrill Inc.
Gunnebo Johnson Corp.
The Timken Co.
K/M Specialty Pumps & Systems Inc.
Schroeder Industries
The Reinforced Earth Co.
Geoprobe Systems®
Sumitomo Pogo Mine LLC – Pogo Mine
Power Service Inc.
National Pump Co.
Peak Oilfield Service Co.
TonaTec Exploration
Xtreme Oil & Gas Inc.
White Tiger Gold
TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
Lydford Mining Co.
MFM Industries Inc.
Crescent Companies
Tri State Tank
Aquila Resources
Armstrong Coal
EnerJex Resources Inc.
Sanchez Energy Corp.
Chatham Steel Corp.
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