March 2016

Tour of Moly-Cop Canada - Kamloop Facilities

Organized by the APEGBC South Central Branch

Please Note
Guests are expected to bring and wear their own PPE, including hard hat, glasses, and steel toe shoes. Please wear long sleeved shirt and long pants.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Location: Moly-Cop Canada - 250 Andover Crescent, Kamloops, BC
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $20.00

Non-Member Price: $20.00

Student Member Price: $20.00
Join the South Central Branch for a tour of Moly-Cop Canada at their Kamloops Facilities Tour. Please see below for more details.

The tour will begin promptly at 11:00 AM.  Parking is available in the plant parking lot. Guests are expected to bring and wear their own PPE, including a hard hat, safety glasses and steel toe shoes. Please wear a long sleeved shirt and long pants. The tour will conclude with a luncheon with time for some question and answers.

Please note that that Moly-Cop requires all guests to provide their name, position, and company prior to determining elegibility for the tour. At the end of the registration process, there will be space provided to fill in your company information. If you have any questions in regards to eligibility please contact Mike Gregson at [email protected]


  • Please register by March 9, 2016.
  • If you have any questions about this event, contact the South Central Branch at [email protected]

Additional Tour Information

Moly-Cop, the largest supplier of grinding balls and grinding rods in the world, is doing just that. The company, which in September will enter its 30th year in business, is working on doubling its capacity while still providing the high level of customer service its reputation is built on.

Part of the company's success is their extensive international manufacturing network, with facility locations chosen based on their proximity to mining sites. This includes the Moly-Cop manufacturing plant in Kamloops, which provides grinding balls to mines across Canada, eastern Russia and Alaska, and allows the company to be flexible and effcient in responding to customers with assured backup from the Kansas City, USA and El Salto, Mexico plants if needed.

While remaining focused on its customers, Moly Cop is also investing in the future, taking steps to expand product capability and production. Those steps include expansions or improvements at facilities in Kamloops, Kansas City, Indonesia and Peru.

Moly-Cop's expanded facility in Kamloops will focus on best practices and best technologies for forging and heat treatment, to enhance the performance aspect of the company's grinding balls and grinding rods.

As Moly-Cop grows, it maintains its focus on environmentally sustainable practices. Water that leaves the Kamloops facility does so through evaporation or irrigation, not through the South Thompson River. Meanwhile, scrap steel from the production process is sent back to the supplier or to recyclers. In addition the scale (iron oxide) produced as a byproduct in the heating of the steel bars from which the balls are made, is sent to a cement plant preventing it from winding up as landfill.

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