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Joel Rheault

Joel Rheault

General Manager, Empire State Mine

Joel Rheault, newly-appointed General Manager at Titan Mining Corporation’s Empire State Mine (“ESM”), is excited about the growth potential at the recently restarted underground zinc mine.

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Reilly Pike

Reilly Pike

Geological Technician

For Reilly Pike, getting the call to work at Empire State Mine was a dream come true.

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Lonnie Manning

Lonnie Manning

Environmental Technician

Who’s the guy with the best office at Empire State Mine? Some would say it’s Lonnie Manning, our environmental technician.

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Kris Bidwell

Kris Bidwell

General Maintenance Foreman

Kris Bidwell, General Maintenance Foreman, spends most of his day next to a radio, helping mechanics some 3,000 feet underground.

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Nictoria Bates

Nictoria Bates

Administrative Assistant

Nictoria Bates is an Administrative Assistant at the Empire State Mine. She is the first person that most of the surface employees see when they arrive at work in the mornings. 

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Michael Steenhoek

Michael Steenhoek

Chief Mine Geologist

Mike oversees a department of seven mine geologists who work with the underground crews, engineers and the management team to ensure that the zinc-bearing rock at the Empire State Mine (“ESM”) is brought to surface in an economic way.

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Natalie Young and Elizabeth Perrigo

Natalie Young and Elizabeth Perrigo

Mine Clerk and Maintenance Clerk

At the Empire State Mine (“ESM”), day-to-day performance is tracked by Mine Clerk, Natalie Young, and Maintenance Clerk, Elizabeth Perrigo.

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