2017 Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous donations to our chapter. Every dollar helps send our students to the SME Annual Conference & Expo and the Intercollegiate Mining Games.


Platinum Sponsor

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Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, we develop and produce innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provide world-class service and consumables.


Gold Sponsor


RECON engineering & construction

RECON Engineering & Construction, Inc. is a mid-sized specialty construction company consisting of management and project teams which, combined, have over 300 years of direct hands-on experience in refractory material installation and repair, lining designs, specialty ASME Code welding for boilers and pressure vessels, crew supervision and project management. The experience and abilities of these teams are well known in the industry.


Silver Sponsor


Arizona Rock Products Association

The ARIZONA ROCK PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION (ARPA) is a trade organization, that for 60 years has represented companies producing nearly all the aggregate materials in the State of Arizona. ARPA is the oldest Mining Association in Arizona and our membership includes producers or suppliers of aggregate, asphaltic concrete, ready mix concrete, asphalt and portland cement, as well as trucking firms, paving contractors and other aggregate end users, material testing labs and ancillary companies.


Copper Sponsors


Freeport-McMoran inc.

Freeport-McMoRan operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.


Hexagon mining

Hexagon Mining is an information technology company that integrates planning, operations, and safety solutions. Hexagon Mining brings surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance together in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes.



Established in 2010, National Exploration, Wells & Pumps is a company with the western values of keeping our word, and working hard. All members of the leadership team have deep roots in the drilling industry.  Combining our experience and skills, we built National to restore the basic industry principles of safe, dependable and professional drilling services.  Taking that philosophy to heart, our primary goal is to provide a great company that safely serves our clients, and our employees.



Hudbay is a Canadian integrated mining company with operations, development properties and exploration activities across the Americas principally focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals. 

The company’s objective is to create sustainable value through increased commodity exposure on a per share basis by growing long-life deposits, in high-quality and mining-friendly jurisdictions.  A member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index, Hudbay is committed to high standards of corporate governance and sustainability.

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Apache Nitrogen Products Inc.

Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of ammonium nitrate-based products essential for a wide variety of important applications, especially in mining and agriculture. Apache is well-known as being a responsible supplier of dependable, top-quality products and a provider of innovative business solutions.



Bradken® is a leading global manufacturer of differentiated consumable and capital products to international markets, supplying an extensive range of cast and fabricated products.


Other Sponsors


Chuck Preble

Split Engineering

Quadra Chemicals


m3 engineering & technology corp.

hard rock planning llc


Independent Mining consultants


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