Caterpillar is updating and upgrading room and pillar mining equipment manufacturing facilities in Houston, Pennsylvania. The facility, located south of Pittsburgh, currently manufactures continuous miners used in underground coal and soft rock mining, and it is being readied to manufacture the Cat® room and pillar coal transportation products now made in Pulaski, Virginia. Additionally, the Cat HW300 Highwall Miner, now built in Beckley, West Virginia, will be assembled in the Houston facility. The facility updates will be completed in third quarter. Investment in these mining machines, which came to Caterpillar in the acquisition of Bucyrus in 2011, includes more than the facility upgrades in Houston. Caterpillar continues to conduct significant research and development directed to new products and technology.“There’s no doubt that the underground mining segment is a key component of Caterpillar’s growth strategy, and we’re putting all the building blocks in place now to ensure our underground program is everything our dealers and customers need it to be,” said Paul Mulley, Product Manager for room and pillar and the highwall miner. “We’re funding programs that will create long term facility, product and customer benefits. Even as the updates to the facility are made, we have the industry’s best engineering talent working on new products, we’re integrating proven Cat components into many models, and we’re pursuing new technologies that customers have been asking for.”The Houston facility upgrades are substantial and will first and foremost address manufacturing and assembly areas. Jim Johnston, Facility Manager for all Caterpillar room and pillar manufacturing locations, explains: “Our changes will improve work flow and provide our employees with a brighter environment, and we’re physically separating manufacturing from assembly areas to help ensure the highest quality. New flooring surfaces in the plant will also promote contamination control. In addition, new pre delivery inspection areas and a test track are planned. All of these changes will help us deliver the highest quality products built for high productivity and long life.”The Houston facility already uses the Caterpillar Production System, proven to drive quality and efficiency in Caterpillar plants around the world. Additionally, all new products are being developed using virtual validation tools that help ensure ergonomic, efficient and safe assembly procedures. On the line, the team uses new visual management tools that facilitate assembly and help ensure global Caterpillar standards are being met.“Our goal is to deliver underground mining equipment that provides the best value for customers worldwide. We are taking advantage of a slow period to make significant changes to our business and to position Caterpillar well for the future. We are also working with our dealers to be able to provide our underground customers the unparalleled support they expect from Caterpillar,” said Robert Droogleever, Segment Manager for all underground products at Caterpillar. “Being the best means not only developing new products and technologies, but also making continuous product improvements to the models we currently offer—and, yes, making some difficult decisions required to develop into a stronger business.”The Caterpillar portfolio of underground products also includes longwall and hard rock mining equipment. Cat longwall products, such as the new EL1000 Shearer, are designed by the talent in the engineeringCenterofExcellencelocated inLünen,Germany. The hard rock segment is also hard at work on new product introductions, including the rock cutting head that was announced at MINExpo 2012.In addition to the Houston plant, Caterpillar manufactures underground products in plants located in Australia, Germany, China, Thailand and the Czech Republic.
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New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) With the Indo-Pak cricketing ties in limbo, Pakistani cricketing legend-turned politician Imran Khan today asserted that stopping cricket is not an answer to terrorism and said he has raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while hoping for a positive response. “Stopping cricket is not an answer to terrorism. You dont boycott a society on the basis of few sick men,” Imran said, when asked about playing cricket amid terrorism from across the border, at Agenda AajTak. “I supported the ban on South Africa once, but that was due to their stance on apartheid and that was a human rights violation. But other than that I believe sport should carry on. It is a matter of lifelong relationship. people to people contact is necessary to build ties. Sachin (Tendulkar) is loved in Pakistan as a Wasim (Akram) is loved in India,” he added. On his meeting with Modi, Imran said, “I told Modi that cricket should happen. Modiji smiled at that question and I couldnt decipher whether it was a yes or no. But I am a positive person and would take that positively”. “We are the first generation of partition children, so we had heard a lot of hate stories. And people like us were on each side of the country. But when I toured India as a cricketer, I realised that we are the same people, who listen to the same songs and have the same tastes. “There is consensus in Pakistan against terror. So we should look to bridge gaps not create distances,” he said. Imran, the politician, also tried to explain the dynamics of modern society, once again stressing the need for people-to-people contact. “Every society has two sections — the right wing and the liberals. Look what Donald Trump had to say against Muslims. So you should not judge a society like Pakistan. When Mumbai attacks happened every Pakistani was sad. “Seeing people go down is always a sad thing for a human being. So acts like these do not reflect the true image or though of the whole nation,” he added. Meanwhile 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, who was also sharing the stage with Imran, was more guarded in his stance on Indo-Pak cricket. “Players have no problem in playing against each other, but you cant go against government policy. Boards certainly want to play, but Imran, Kapil and Sachins views do not matter, it is the governments decision which finally counts,” Kapil said. PTI FK FKadvertisement
Bright and spacious reading room, well-equipped pre examination room, warm and comfortable recreation room, the reporter walked into the village song "Da Bao Zi Zhen Cheng Bei Qu Kang Fu family integrated service center" in the scene. As the city’s first village level integrated service center, it is playing a positive role in caring for the floating population. It is reported that the "Da Bao Zi Zhen Song Jia Zhai Cun Kang Fu family comprehensive service center covers an area of 100 square meters, a total investment of 80 thousand yuan, including family planning service room, reading room, recreation room and other 5 activities, mainly for the resident population and the floating population of the village to provide health, law, information, policy other aspects of the consultation and training. According to reports, before the Song Village floating population of only two people, since the Qinghai Tibet Plateau agricultural and sideline products distribution center located in the north of the city, the Song Song Village floating population grew by 122%, reaching up to 124. In order to help care for these new migrants, the morning of December 5th, the "Da Bao Zi Zhen Song Jia Zhai Cun Kang Fu family comprehensive service center staff specially invited North District Family Planning Bureau, family planning service station staff for the area of floating population on marriage classes, and family planning policies and regulations, and reproductive health eugenics and other service activities. In addition, in order to further improve the management of floating population work Baoziwan town area, the area of the village will also strengthen the floating population and their places of origin for contact closely with the public security organs of floating population of origin, to achieve two-way management of the floating population.