New members on Iron Mining Association board

Posted December 20, 2016

New members on Iron Mining Association board

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA)  – which strives to promote an iron ore industry that will provide long-term growth and prosperity for all stakeholders through profitability in a competitive, global market – announced the results of its annual board elections this month at its annual meeting and dinner.

Incoming board members include:  Jon Anderson of Road Machinery & Supplies in Virginia, Brian Maki of Lakehead Constructors in Superior, Wis., and Matt Thibodeau of Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek in Duluth.

Also new to the 2017 board is Producer Director Tim Kalisch of US Steel – MN Ore Operations.

They join board members representing the following companies: ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine, Cliffs Natural Resources, Furin & Shea, Hibbing Taconite, Industrial Lubricant Co., Jasper Engineering, Krech Ojard & Associates, Lind Industrial Supply Inc., Northshore Mining Co., Pit & Quarry Supplies, United Taconite, Steel Dynamics, U.S. Steel, W. P. & R.S. Mars Co., and W.R. Whiteside Equipment.

U.S. Steel Mining Solutions General Manager Larry Sutherland currently chairs the board, which meets quarterly in the interest of the iron mining industry and its supporting businesses.

The association is overseen by IMA President Kelsey Johnson, who was hired by the board in March 2016.

“In the coming year, I look forward to building on the 25 years of this association’s success,” she said. “Minnesota’s iron mining industry is so vital to our region and nation.”