DFT Valves at MINExpo 2012
The home of places like the Golden Nugget, Las Vegas was probably the perfect locale for MINExpo 2012, taking place September 24th through 26th. The Convention Center hosted mining equipment manufacturers like Caterpillar, Komatsu, and, of course, DFT Valves, for the opportunity to showcase some of their (and our) signature products for mining firms large and small. One of the primary benefits of MINExpo is not only the chance to meet with contracting firms and end users, but also with other manufacturers. Face to face interactions like these can lead to exciting new partnerships and innovations that might not otherwise occur.
As for DFT, our booth centered around our flagship Spring-Assisted Check Valves, our revolutionary design that is the best way to prevent water hammer and damaged or burst pipes. Our expertise with exotic metal constructions makes our valves the ideal choice for deep mining corrosive pipelines, where levels of acidic water and other materials mean that standard metals just won’t cut it.
At 860,000 square feet and 50,000 attendees, this was the biggest MINExpo yet, by a long stretch. Throughout keynote speeches and overheard floor conversations alike, the overarching theme was that rumors of mining’s decline have been greatly exaggerated, and the overwhelming response and attendance of this year’s show can’t help but support that. Optimism for the industry climate at the next show, in 2016, was remarkably high as well, and we look forward to being there.