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Not fitness related but interesting....

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I get asked quite a bit about what I do for a living since i make alot of references to being out in the pit or rotating shifts etc...

I work at an iron mining operation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, providing high voltage electrical support to mining equipment and also support motor control systems, motors, programmable logic controllers etc.... its demanding for sure but its a pretty cool job.

I got a DVD from the HR dept when I first hired in and I had it for a while. I was looking over it yesterday and thought it would be pretty cool to post it on my You Tube channel.

It gives you the "nickel tour" of the operation and explains the mining process that supplies our American steel industry.

Thought you might like it, pretty interesting.

BTW, to really understand how big those trucks are, remember that the tires on the 240 ton units are about 14' tall.

Click here and enjoy....

Extra note...I did NOT make this video, it was produced by the public relations dept at the mine... I am not in it at all.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TERID816 8/26/2012 5:21PM

    I'm a geologist by education, so this was quite interesting to me! Thanks.

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MRSDAVIS09 8/26/2012 5:16PM

    I learned something today. . .thanks, Robert!

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BECCA315 8/26/2012 4:17PM

    That was an eye-opener!

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PERFECTLY_LIFE 8/26/2012 4:05PM

    A cave dweller...
AND a Yooper!!

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REGILIEH 8/26/2012 3:52PM

    Wow! Incredible!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 8/26/2012 3:19PM

    Very interesting!! Its neat to see the 'raw' process in the beginning because my job involves the 'completed' end in that I deal with bars of various steel in the manufacturing environment! I love learning new things, thanks for sharing!

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WORLDSERIES11 8/26/2012 3:12PM

    Thanks for sharing! Very interesting, i love learning about new things! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 8/26/2012 3:05PM

    thanks for sharing we used to have a steel works by us when we were small my uncle and cousins worked there the only way you could get a job there or in the coalmines(we used to have alot in wales)was if you had a relitive working chence for outsiders.a hard but provitable work. emoticon

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STHAX10 8/26/2012 1:44PM

    pretty interesting!!! emoticon

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MRFUZZ 8/26/2012 12:46PM

    Thank you! What a difficult job that must be!

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MARATHONDAD 8/26/2012 12:17PM


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ONEKIDSMOM 8/26/2012 11:56AM

    Gotta say I love finding out about the big back-end operations that make our industrialized civilization possible. "How it works" video is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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SNOWYOGA 8/26/2012 11:52AM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GARDENSFORLIFE 8/26/2012 11:44AM

Thanks for sharing info about your job.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/26/2012 11:39AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/26/2012 11:37AM


Interesting - kind of like a "How It's Made" video. I love knowing how things are made. Thanks for sharing.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/26/2012 11:34AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing the video!

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ALDEBARANIAN 8/26/2012 11:19AM

    Thanks for the video. I worked almost 30 years in industrial maintenance, some of them as head of maintenance in a cast and ductile iron foundry, so it was real interesting to see a little of your operations.


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GARDENCHRIS 8/26/2012 11:17AM

    wow cool! I like to know things about how things work and always ask questions. I have toured a lot of "different" places because these things fascinate me/... so thanks!

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ANSWRGAL 8/26/2012 11:07AM

  Thanks! I was so certain you were in the IT department like me! This is day 6 of 7 being on call, so sleep is intermittent. Your positive posts on handling shift rotation have been such a help.

Have a great week (and early Happy Birthday...).

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SUNSHINE99999 8/26/2012 11:05AM

  sounds interesting. emoticon

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