Rock Products

NOV 2018

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48 • ROCK products • November 2018 With that history of innovation, Firmatek continues that legacy today. They are a national leader in drone solutions for the aggregate mining industry, providing enterprise drone solutions to the largest producers in the country. Firmatek also recently launched their software development depart- ment, showing their continued commitment to offering the industry better tools and ways to visualize their data and gain insights and business intelligence from the data. New Technology Rogers Group recognizes the importance of embracing tech- nology in this industry, and the company is committed to improving its use and commitment to technological efficiency. The company knows that technology will continue to impact its work, and will see that impact growing exponentially. The aggregate industry is constantly evolving, demanding more from technology. For example, the workforce is chang- ing, demanding industry-wide innovation, and the speed of information availability is increasing, demanding more from technology. Rogers Group is excited about the new opportunities that drone technology brings to their organization regarding mine planning, construction and even training. Firmatek is working with Rogers Group to continue to develop new appli- cations and ways to incorporate drones into their operations. "Firmatek is a service organization, and we enjoy partnering with clients to find solutions," said Lauren Elmore, president of Firmatek. "In fact, in September we worked with two cli- ents, including Rogers Group, doing on-site presentations and working sessions to continue to develop new solutions and educate the organizations about the technology and how to use it effectively." So what does the future hold? "The sky is the limit, pun intended," Nix said. "One of the strongest appeals to me for drone use is its untapped poten- tial. I am constantly being asked by folks within Rogers Group, 'can we use the drone for this, or for that?'" And almost every time the "this" is a new concept and the answer ends up being, "yes." Drone Solutions

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