MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions

21st February 2024

MacLean Equipment USA to highlight product innovation at SME 2024 technical sessions

MacLean Equipment USA, the US-based business of the global manufacturer MacLean Engineering, will be sharing its mining equipment innovation expertise at two technical sessions at the upcoming SME 2024 convention in Phoenix, Arizona, from February 25th through the 28th. US Branch Manager Tara MacLean will be chairing the Applications and Design Considerations for Battery Equipment in Mining, from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, February 27th in room North 222A. MacLean Product Manager Jonathan Lavallee will be presenting Improved Operations, Reduced Consumption, Safer Results: Next-Generation Shotcrete Technologies at 3 p.m. in Room North 222A, also on February 27th. 

Since opening a full-service branch in Elko, Nevada in 2019, MacLean has been building out its local parts and support capabilities across the western US hubs of underground mining. The MacLean product line for underground mining support vehicles includes ground support, secondary reduction, and utility vehicles. Since 2016, the product line also includes a full fleet of battery electric options. To date, the MacLean EV Series fleet has collectively logged close to half a million operating hours with customers, and by the end of this year, MacLean will have shipped and commissioned over 100 of its EV Series units around the globe. 

“We have a great story to share, both of our commitment to building out a team and a support infrastructure in this part of the mining world, as well as around our OEM innovation, which for the first 50 years of our company existence has been focused on making the underground environment safer for miners,” notes Tara Maclean, Branch Manager, Elko, for MacLean Equipment USA. “This ethos will continue to be our foundation for product development for the next 50 years, as we leverage technology in a smart and effective way when it comes to mobile equipment in the underground mining environment.” 

“Our shotcrete technology advances in the areas of thickness scanning and dosing control, are great examples of what we call ‘MacLean AI’, which to us means, Application Intelligence, in other words, design the right piece of mobile equipment for the right job underground,” adds Jonathan Lavallee, Shotcrete Product Manager at MacLean. “Mining conferences like SME offer up a great opportunity to help move the needle on safety and productivity advances across the US mining industry, and we’re honored to be on the frontlines of this conversation.”