BTI Works To Improve Operations, Makes Changes In Leadership

Over the past year, Breaker Technology (BTI) worked alongside its parent company, ASTEC Industries, to enhance its internal quality program aimed at improving operational efficiencies to better meet customer requirements and deliveries. In response to the initiative, BTI has added a Director of Operational Excellence and Facilities Manager to its leadership team.

Brad Dickinson, P.Eng. formerly employed as BTI's Plant Manager, was the successful candidate for Director of Operational Excellence and Facilities Manager. Dickinson demonstrated the implementation of lean concepts as BTI's Senior Industrial Engineer from 2012 through 2013 and sustained those improvements while effectively managing Production, Manufacturing Engineering, and Maintenance as Plant Manager from 2014 to present. Brad's role will now evolve to leading the implementation of lean concepts throughout all of BTI's business processes - from Quote to Cash. Brad will also continue to lead the Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance teams, and oversee the Capital Expenditure Projects for the company.

According to BIT's President Don Sissons, the Director of Operational Excellence and Facilities Manager is "a key role that will assist greatly in the development and implementation of robust business processes and practices aimed at structuring our organization for effective and efficient growth."

Dickinson's transition provided an opportunity to expand Jason Meyer's role from Purchasing and Traffic Manager to Production and Purchasing Manager. Meyer started with BTI a year ago, and during his time at BTI Meyer has "successfully developed and strengthened key vendor relationships while implementing measurements to monitor performance effectively," says BTI President Don Sissons.

Both positions are effective immediately and report directly to Don Sissons. 

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Breaker Technology Hosts School of Rocks Service School For Pedestal Rockbreaker Boom Systems


BTI’s “School of Rocks” Training School hosted 11 individuals from 5 countries for the 2019 Spring Factory Service Training from April 22-25! Participants experienced a plant tour while learning more about preventive maintenance practices, common repair/maintenance/rebuild solutions, troubleshooting, electrical control systems, automatic lubrication, and hydraulic systems related to BTI equipment, including its Pedestal Rockbreaker Boom Systems and hydraulic breaker attachments for excavators.

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Arnold Machinery Company and Breaker Technology Team Up For Mining In Western U.S. Market


Thornbury, ON – Breaker Technology selects the Arnold Machinery Company to distribute rockbreaker systems, mining mobile equipment and breaker attachments to the Western U.S. mining market.

Serving the U.S. mining industry for 90 years, Arnold Machinery is well-versed in mining methods and equipment and is positioned to provide top-notch sales, service, and parts from their facilities throughout the Western U.S. This move will improve Breaker Technology’s position in the U.S mining industry.

"After many years of working with Arnold Machinery in the construction business, having the chance to get more involved with them and their mining division was a great opportunity for us," says Terry McKague, Breaker Technology’s Director of Sales “We have always been impressed with their commitment to serve the customer, it is in their culture. Providing quality equipment with a long-term view fits well with BTI's strategy.”

Breaker Technology has over 60 years of experience in providing rockbreaking technology. They offer an extensive line of rockbreaker systems, scalers, and attachments that power productivity and get mining companies ahead of the grade. Additionally, Breaker Technology’s Mine Runner offers a 6,000 lb payload and is available in various configurations including a personnel carrier, mechanic’s truck, utility pick-up or a simple flat deck.

“Arnold Machinery Company is proud to represent BTI rockbreaker systems, mobile equipment and breaker attachments for underground mining industry,” says Tom O’Bryne, Arnold Machinery’s COO & Mining Equipment President. “Arnold Machinery Company’s Silver Service® is the engine of our growth and customer satisfaction is our focus. BTI and Arnold Machinery Company’s cultures align for one common purpose, “customer satisfaction is our only policy.”

Breaker Technology Appoints New Distributor In Sudbury Mining Market

Breaker Technology (BTI), the world-leading manufacturer of rockbreaking technology, and Creighton Rock Drill Ltd., an industry-leading Eastern Ontario distributor of aggregate and mining equipment, announce their distribution partnership for BTI mining equipment in Ontario. BTI's move to partner with Creighton Rock Drill Ltd. comes in an effort as both companies strive to improve their customer service and support in the mining industry.

Under the terms of the agreement, Creighton Rock Drill will sell capital equipment and parts, as well as service BTI underground mining vehicles, rockbreaker systems, and hydraulic breaker attachments from their location in Lively, Ontario.

"After 18 years of working with our good friends at BTI, having the chance to get more involved with them and their mining products was a great opportunity for us," says Al Creighton, Senior Vice President of Creighton Rock Drill (CRD). "We've had a location in Lively now for over three years and are looking to grow our team with people that can understand our key values of service first as a way to promote sales. We will do that through attention to detail, local parts stocks for fast turnarounds on order fulfillment and by listening to our customers. It is important to us to build the BTI and CRD brands together as a symbol of quality and reliability in the mining sector. "

Creighton will be promoting BTI's line of underground equipment including their extensive range of rockbreaker systems. BTI's MRHLP model Rockbreaker System is a low-profile design for the underground mining environment. Additionally, BTI's PB Series Rockbreaker Systems offers rockbreaking capabilities directly at the grizzly ore pass. All systems offer options for remote rockbreaker operation with BTI's Breaker Intel system. Creighton Rock Drill will also be promoting BTI's mining vehicles including its latest mechanical underground scaler, ScaleBOSS 3D/ 3DE, the Mine Runner Underground Utility Vehicle, RMS Scaler, Vibratory Pick Scaler and Hammer Feed Scaler.

"Creighton Rock Drill has been our distributor for Construction and Aggregate Equipment for the past 18 years," says Terry McKague, BTI Director of Sales. "During this time, we have seen how they provide outstanding customer support. They engage with their customers, and we appreciate this kind of relationship. We are looking forward to extending our product offering as Creighton expands into the Mining Markets in Ontario Canada. "

Breaker Technology Awarded Silver In Science & Technology Competition

Breaker Technology Inc. (BTI) received the second-class prize in China Gold Association's 2017 Science and Technology award for its contribution to improving underground productivity and safety, through its latest version of the Breaker Intel System at Shandong Gold's Xincheng Gold Mine.

"We appreciate being recognized for our contribution toward improving the safety and productivity at our customer's operation," says BTI President Don Sissons.

BTI's Breaker Intel System is a multi-faceted control system that maximizes rockbreaking operations and creates a safer, more secure working environment while easily connecting to the mine's existing process control system. The system not only includes long distance controls but also offers an abundance of other features such as force and speed control, automated movements, collision avoidance, monitoring and diagnostics and the ability to operate multiple rockbreaker stations with a single remote. 

Breaker Technology Shows Shear Eagle II At ISRI 2018

The Shear Eagle II from Breaker Technology will be on display at the largest Scrap and recycle show in North America, Institute of Scrap & Recycling Industries (ISRI) trade show, from April 16-19, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Grease Is Key To Maintaining You Hydraulic Rockbreaker

When it comes to maintaining your hydraulic rockbreaker, absolutely the most important thing you can implement into your routine is lubricating the tool. This preventative maintenance routine can you save you time and money.