2008 was a busy year for Thyssen Mining especially within the potash industry. There was a spur of activity starting with the announcement by PCS of an expansion to their existing mine. Included with this expansion was the sinking of a 3rd shaft (production shaft) and associated mill etc. to ultimately double their production. At this point, through a few discussions, it was decided that our previous potash shaft sinking company AMC-Harrison Ltd. would be “re-born” to facilitate the demand for new shafts being sunk in the potash. This company is a joint venture between Thyssen Mining and JS Redpath and named Associated Mining Construction Inc. (AMC for short).
A little history about Thyssen Mining:
- May 19, 1960 - AMC Ltd. was incorporated
- May 5, 1964 - AMC-Harrison Ltd. was incorporated with AMC Ltd. as an original shareholder
- Apr. 29, 1969 - AMC Ltd. purchased Harrison’s share of AMC-Harrison
- May 5, 1969 - AMC Ltd. voted to change the name of AMC-Harrison Ltd. to AMC Construction Ltd.
- Jun. 26, 1972 - Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH purchased AMC Ltd.’s share of AMC Construction Ltd.
- Jun. 27, 1972 - TS GmbH voted to change the name of AMC Construction Ltd. to Thyssen Mining Construction of Canada Ltd.
It was the necessity of frozen shaft technology in Saskatchewan that eventually led to the formation of the Thyssen Mining that we know today. TMCC was formed as a direct result of the potash industry and the frozen shafts that were sunk under AMC-Harrison.
Headquartered in Regina, SK, Canada, AMC is strategically positioned within a few hundred kilometres of a large percentage of the world’s potash. Having access to Thyssen Mining’s management and project support systems, as well as an experienced network of suppliers, subcontractors and labourers allows AMC to be the contractor of choice for the potash industry.
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