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The following is a list of regional organisations and companies that participate in the local blasting industry.

International Society of Explosives Engineer
The ISEE provides information about the society including its publications, calendar of events, and industry links

Calder and Workman inc.
Over twenty years of consulting experience, serving the mining and quarrying industry with blast optimization, presplitting, cast blasting and wall control

Wipware photanalysis systems
WipWare Inc. provides imaging products, support services, and consulting expertise to the explosives, mining, quarrying, construction, and materials handling industries. Incorporated in 1995, we have obtained exclusive rights to over 13 years of image analysis software development, including initial research at the University of Waterloo

The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC)
The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) is a world-renowned
postgraduate research school and consulting organisation in the University
of Queensland

The Institute of Makers of Explosives
The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) is the safety association of the commercial explosives industry in the United States and Canada. IME is a non-profit incorporated association which was founded in 1913

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is an international society of professionals in the minerals industry. The SME membership is more than 16,000 strong, with members in nearly 100 countries.

US Steel Corporation
U. S. Steel, with executive offices in Pittsburgh, manufactures and sells a wide variety of steel mill products, coke and taconite pellets

Hoover Construction
A leader in Drilling and Blasting for more than 50 years. All types of drilling and blasting are done by Hoover, including mass rock excavation, structure excavation for footings, foundations and pipe trenches, quarries, and more.

Taconite Aviation
Providing blast surveillance, temperature profiles and more since 1966

Michigan Technological University
Mining Engineering education and research has been a tradition at Michigan Technological University for more than 110 years

University of Minnesota
Civil Engineering education and research is a prominent department at the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology.

Julian Simone
Remembering Julian Simone. Environmental doomsayers beware! Must reading for miners.