Epiroc donates drill rig to Missouri S&T

By |  September 26, 2019
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Epiroc donated a FlexiROC T20 drill rig and consumables for the Experimental Mine at the Missouri School of Science & Technology. Photo courtesy of Epiroc.

Epiroc donated a FlexiROC T20 R drill rig and consumables to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) engineering program.

The FlexiROC T20 R replaces outdated equipment while joining a fleet of other equipment at the school’s Experimental Mine.

“Epiroc is thrilled to support the next generation of mining engineers at Missouri S&T,” says Jerry Enyeart, Midwest region district manager at Epiroc. “It’s an honor to provide such a respected institution with drilling technology that will give students real-world application experience for the future.”

Based in Rolla, Missouri, the engineering program at Missouri S&T provides students the opportunity to get first-hand experience in surface and underground methods, blasting, ground control, ventilation, pyrotechnic displays and research in air blast and ground vibration.

According to Epiroc, the donation was facilitated by Chris Upp, vice president and general manager at Conco Companies – a longtime Epiroc customer. An alumnus of Missouri S&T, Upp also serves as a member of the development board for the school’s mining and explosives engineering programs.

“I have great appreciation for Epiroc and the folks that made this happen because it means a lot to the university,” Upp says. “We’ve been very impressed with the performance of our Epiroc machines and the support we get through our dealer. Epiroc did a great job of following through on this donation, and it’s going to be an excellent tool for the university.”

Epiroc is a global company that provides innovative drill rigs, rock excavation, and construction equipment and tools, along with service products and solutions.

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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