May 19-22, 2019, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Longwall USA Provides Useful Information for Underground Coal Operators
Trade show highlights the best in longwall mining operations, while offering educational benefits that also include room-and-pillar mining
Longwall mining is the safest, most-productive form of underground coal mining. For more than 20 years now, industry leaders have gathered at Longwall USA to see the latest in underground coal mining equipment and technology and to learn from and network with their peers.
In addition to the excellent technical presentations on longwall mining and development that delegates expect, the Longwall USA steering committee worked with the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) to organize two training workshops. All coal operators will be interested in these workshops, not just longwall miners. Professional development hours will be credited to professional engineers.
The Longwall USA executive committee has also worked with the major universities to add a poster contest for engineering graduate students. The logic behind this move was to get more youth involved in the event. Interest and participation has been high. This will be a great opportunity to see the future of our industry.
The other major component of Longwall USA is the exhibition, which currently has more than 75 suppliers showcasing equipment and technology. MMI will soon launch an app that will allow conference delegates to interact with the exhibitors and participate in the program. Working with exhibitors, MMI will award prizes to coal operators throughout the program.
Longwall USA begins Sunday evening, May 19 with a reception on the show floor. The 2.5-day technical program kicks off on Monday, May 20. On Tuesday, May 21, Coal Age will present the Longwall USA Top Performers Awards. On Tuesday, attendees can participate in the Longwall USA night at PNC Park. MMI has reserved prime seats at the Pirates game. Tickets are available at cost ($29).
While we will honor walk-up registrations, we are asking people to preregister at www.longwallusa.com. Miners who purchase a full-conference registration will have access to the papers after the event. We are also offering an exhibit-only rate. Those people can listen and participate in the technical program, but they won’t have access to the papers after the event and they will not receive credit from MMI for professional development hours.