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FLANDERS to Exhibit at SME’s Annual Conference & Expo

February 10th, 2016

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Conference & Expo will take place from February 21- February 24, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. FLANDERS will be one of over 800 exhibitors at this year’s show with an expected crowd of over 7000 attendees.

SME attendees are encouraged to visit FLANDERS at booth #907 to experience a demonstration of FLANDERS’ ARDVARC system and see the hardware of Freedom Level 3 Optimized Bank Performance panels and strain gauges first-hand. As an innovative and solution-driven company, FLANDERS offers mining industry solutions that outperform and outlast the rest.

To learn more about the 2016 SME Annual Conference & Expo, visit http://www.smeannualconference.com/.


FLANDERS to Exhibit at ISEE’s 42nd Annual Conference & Expo

January 7th, 2016

The International Society of Explosives Engineers 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique will take place from January 31 – February 3, 2016 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. FLANDERS will be one of over 130 exhibitors at this year’s show.

Exhibitors and attendees will join nearly 1,600 blasters, manufacturers, government officials and industry leaders at the world’s largest conference on explosives engineering, sponsored by the International Society of Explosives Engineers.

Highlights of the show include technical sessions showcasing the latest technological advances. These sessions include: Automation of Drill and Blast – Measurement Techniques to Develop Standard Procedures, Improving Quarry Production Rates by Reducing Bucket Fill Time, Wireless Electronic Blasting, and more.

ISEE attendees are encouraged to visit FLANDERS booth #1600 to learn more about FLANDERS’ ARDVARC. The first, and only, fully automated multi-pass drill rig control system that also incorporates the world’s first autonomous angle drill implementation, compatible radio network and auto propel. Also, learn more about FLANDERS’ solutions that range from field and repair services to mining machine optimization solutions.

To learn more about the 42nd Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, visit https://www.isee.org/conferences/2016-conference.

FLANDERS’ Founder and Chairman, Roy Patterson, Passes Away at Age of 89

January 1st, 2016

Roy Patterson - Owner/OfficerEVANSVILLE, Ind. – FLANDERS is sad to announce that Roy Patterson, FLANDERS Chairman, passed away on December 31, 2015.

“Roy was the driving force behind the growth and development of FLANDERS. Roy leaves behind a legacy and company that only he could have built, and his spirit provides much of the foundation of FLANDERS,” reflects Allen Patterson, grandson of Roy Patterson and COO of FLANDERS.
Roy was a founding member of the FLANDERS family in 1947 when it was only three employees, including himself. His exceptional work ethic, long-term commitment to customer service, unwavering desire to always do the right thing, his guiding principles to love others, and treat them as you would want to be treated and to serve others made him truly one of a kind. He was with the company for 53 years and up until last month was still coming to work 5 days a week, at the age of 89.

Roy’s son, David Patterson, current FLANDERS President, will succeed Roy as the Chairman. Allen Patterson will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer.

Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, FLANDERS develops advanced technologies and designs, manufactures, sells and services motors, complete power systems and automation solutions for mining, metals, utilities, alternative energy and other heavy industries. A third generation family-owned company, FLANDERS maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, South America, Africa, Brazil and Australia with more than 850 employees and almost one million square feet of shop, office and inventory space. Visit FLANDERS online at flandersinc.com.
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