USC Consulting Group Mining Experts to Exhibit at MINExpo 2008

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Mining veterans to address latest developments in mine performance optimization.

Operations management consulting firm USC Consulting Group, LLC (USCCG) will be exhibiting at MINExpo International 2008, sponsored by the National Mining Association, September 22 -- 24, in Las Vegas.

The firm's veteran mining industry experts will be on hand to share their insights on everything from asset performance management, to increasing throughput and lowering cost per ton, to the latest IT developments for mining application. During its 40 years in business performance improvement, USCCG has put its expertise to work for a number of mining companies, among them Barrick Gold, Cleveland Cliffs, INCO, Meridian Gold, North American Palladium, and Placer Dome.

The USCCG team, stationed at Booth #1963, will include:

  • David Riggs, VP, senior regional manager for the Pacific and Midwest Regions;
  • Joe DiNapoli, VP, senior operations manager;
  • Dean Carrier, senior operations manager;
  • Jack Korpela, senior business development executive; and
  • Jim Littlefield, business development executive.

In addition, USCCG strategic partner Ivara Corporation, a leader in asset performance management solutions, will be on hand. Ivara's EXP Enterprise asset performance management software provides a cohesive and integrated platform to develop, implement and manage a living equipment reliability program. EXP, supported by advanced reliability practices, enables Ivara's renowned proactive asset reliability process. The process is developed and sustained with the Ivara Work Smart™ delivery methodology, which builds and implements asset reliability programs one asset at a time.

About USC Consulting Group (USCCG): USCCG is an independent operations management consulting firm with nearly 40 years' experience in the area of business performance improvement. It combines extensive subject matter expertise, gained in the course of successfully completing over 1,300 engagements, with enabling technology to drive and sustain superior results. The firm offers an array of services that include Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, process improvement, project management, value stream mapping, training and facilitation, blended learning solutions, modeling and simulation, and asset performance management including world class maintenance management and reliability services. USCCG is a Microsoft Managed partner headquartered in Tampa, FL. It also has offices in Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto. For more information, visit http://www.usccg.com.

About Ivara
Ivara is the leader in asset performance management software, Ivara EXP Enterprise, and services including Ivara RCM2™, the leading reliability strategy development methodology. RCM2 is delivered exclusively by The Aladon Network, Ivara's global network of reliability experts. Ivara EXP prevents industrial equipment failure, increases production and lowers costs for better business performance. EXP transforms data into real-time intelligence and helps plant and operations management make fast and accurate business decisions. Customers worldwide, representing a cross section of asset intensive industries, realize the benefits of EXP every day.

Working with strategic partners such as USC Consulting Group, Ivara delivers substantial and sustainable bottom line results. Mining customers include Peabody Energy, Quebec Cartier Mining, and Prairie Coal (formerly Luscar Ltd). Ivara is based in Toronto and has offices across North America. For more information visit http://www.ivara.com.

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