A Little Good Mining News—Finning Gets Chilean order
In a year with little, if any, good news in the mining equipment markets, the Caterpillar dealer, Finning International Inc. has announced that its South American operation has been awarded a contract valued at US$190 million with Codelco, Chile's state owned copper mining company.
Under the contract, Finning will supply 10 Caterpillar 797F trucks to Codelco's Ministro Hales mine in Calama, Chile. Finning will begin deliveries in 2013. In addition, Finning has been awarded a 10-year maintenance services contract for the trucks.