Police told the agitators that they were removing only the unauthorised flex hoardings and not those hoardings, which were put up with permission. Tension prevailed for a while at different places in Trichy yesterday, when a group of volunteers of the Naam Tamilar Katchi objected to police action of removing the party’s flex hoardings, carrying the portraits of the banned LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran, erected by them, the Deccan Chronicle reported.The flex hoardings were erected in connection with the party’s state conference held last evening at the suburban Panchapur in which the party’s founder Seeman and others were scheduled to speak. After this, the agitators dispersed peacefully. A later report said that vehicular traffic on the busy Pudukkottai-Rameswaram National highway was paralysed for about an hour as a section of volunteers of ‘Naam Tamilar Katchi’ blocked the road by parking their vehicles near the NHAI’s toll plaza at Thirumayam, refusing to pay toll. They were on their way to Tiruchy to attend their party’s meet.
With new offices in the US, Wenco International Mining Systems says it now offers improved in-country sales, service, and support to American clients of its mine fleet management and high-precision navigation systems. Led by North American Sales Manager Richard Tagge, Wenco’s first American office opened in Denver in 2013. Since then, operations have expanded to two additional locations – Tuscon, Arizona, and Tyler, Texas.From these regional offices, a team of engineers, sales representatives, and service technicians provides solutions and support for clients new to the system, as well as for existing clients active in the mining industry, which include Minntac, Keetac, United Taconite, Minorca, and the ASARCO Mission copper mine.The company states: “The US team also excels at applying Wenco’s system for stockpile management at coal-fired power plants, as used by the Arizona Public Service and Luminant. This application of the system improves safety and navigation at these facilities while generating information on stockpile topography, which engineers use to calculate the volumes of coal remaining.” The recent acquisition of APS technology has also enabled Wenco to adapt its fleet management and navigation systems for use at small mines and quarries – an important emerging sector in the Eastern US market.Wenco’s international headquarters are located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and regional staff are located in Australia, Chile, South Africa, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ireland, Russia, India, and the US. The company is a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machiner. read more