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In Our Operation Why Does Drummond Use Highwall? Since 2013, Drummond owns and operates a machine that has had positive impacts on the operational processes and in the sustainability of the business. Jason Young, Manager of Engineering and Environment, and Ron Damron, VP of Mining Operations, tell us what the benefits of this method have been. Currently, the company has one Highwall Mining extraction machine, the only one in the country, which has allowed the maximization of coal recovery, reduction of operational costs, while maintaining the highest industrial safety standards for our employees. In September of 2013 ‒after five years of studies, planning, and visits from expert engineers who determined the adaptability of the machine to the terrain– Drummond made the decision to 12 www.drummondltd.com bring this technology with an investment of approximately 15 million dollars. This measure has brought multiple benefits for the company’s production and for our employees at the mine. 1. Costs: Highwall mining is much more cost effective than other conventional extraction methods due to lower implementation and development costs, as well as the increase in production at a lower operating cost. Roof support,


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