Sudbury-based Fuller Industrial is a world-class supplier of carbon steel pipe spool fabrication, rubber lining and specialty coating of pipes, fittings, tanks, and assemblies. The company has been in operation since 2004 and employs 100 people at their Sudbury operations and 30 people in their Edmonton plant. www.fullerindustrial.com
The Sudbury Area Mining Suppliers and Services Association (SAMSSA) represents the largest concentration of mining suppliers in North America. Northeastern Ontario is the hardrock mining heartland of the Americas and Sudbury is its epicentre.
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Sudbury, January 13, 2011 – Fuller Industrial has done it again. Hot off the heels of their massive project in Madagascar, they have been awarded another multi-million dollar project to supply carbon steel, rubber lined pipe and fittings, this time to Mongolia.
The Ivanhoe Mining / Rio Tinto Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia is set to be one of the largest copper and gold mines in the world. The mine is under construction as of 2010 and scheduled to begin production in 2013. It is also the largest financial undertaking in Mongolia’s history and is expected upon completion to account for more than 30% of the country’s gross domestic product.
Fuller, with plants in Sudbury, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta won the award over several international bidders including competitors in neighbouring China to supply nearly 6 km of rubber lined pipe and fittings for the massive concentrator being built in the Gobi desert. The rubber lined pipe increases the life of the system by providing abrasion resistance to the slurry being processed.
Fuller, who will produce and manage the project in their Sudbury plant, acknowledges that the award is a big win for Fuller, for Sudbury, Ontario, and for Canada. It bucks the ongoing trend of value added manufacturing happening in China.
China’s pipe is coming here for processing and being shipped back to their doorstep. It validates that a knowledge-based company with strong innovation and a lean culture can compete anywhere in the world.
“Our fully integrated facility uses one piece flow and the industry’s best employees to provide a one stop shop for the entire scope of work”, says Jeff Fuller, President of Fuller Industrial. “Our project management knowledge, along with the speed, quality and transparency that we can produce these spools is what separates us from our competition.”
Sudbury has long been recognized internationally as a cluster for excellence in both mining and the supply of goods and services to the mining industry both locally and internationally. This award is another example of the success that emanates for this mecca of mining in Northern Ontario, and the richest hardrock mining district in North and South America.
The project begins in the first quarter of 2011 and is scheduled for completion in the fall.
For more information, please contact Jeff Fuller, President at 705-682-2777 x 100