MINExpo reaffirms strength of mining industry

On the opening day of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL on Monday, senior mining executives described the state of the mining industry as positive both in the US and globally, as growth in the developing world continues to fuel demand for coal, minerals and the equipment needed to mine them. Yesterday, IM spoke with the Presidents of Caterpillar, Caterpillar Mining, Atlas Copco Mining and Construction, Sandvik Mining and Construction and others, who were also confident of the industry's strength.That was also the consensus from chief executive officers of US coal, mineral and mining equipment companies here in Las Vegas to attend MINExpo INTERNATIONAL, the world's largest mining exhibition. The quadrennial exhibition is hosted by the National Mining Association (NMA), the Washington, D.C.-based trade group for the US mining and machinery industry….International Mining