International Minerals Innovation Institute

Selected from among applications submitted by Saskatchewan supply chain companies, this award for the best new technology product represents the most innovative new or applied technology emerging from the supply chain for the minerals industry in the province in 2018, as judged by a panel of subject matter experts from IMII’s minerals company members and Innovation Saskatchewan.

“This year’s Innovation Award winner has the potential to have a positive impact on the province’s potash industry,” says Al Shpyth, IMII’s Executive Director. “It offers an advantage over existing technologies available for underground potash mining to collect dust at transfer points that could otherwise be vented into the work environment and cover equipment, improving reliability and lowering maintenance requirements.”

“The development of this new dust collection system complements and builds upon the success CMI has had with developing and deploying engineering chute systems that are in service in a number of potash operations throughout the province,” says Dwayne Howatt, Partner in Continental Mine & Supply Ltd. “We look forward to the opportunity this recognition brings to work with the industry to find a site for a test installation and see how successful this new technology may be.”

IMII announced Continental Mine & Industrial Supply Ltd. as its Innovation Award winner for 2019 during the official opening of the 11th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. Receiving the award on behalf of CMI was Dwayne Howatt, P.Eng.


For more information about IMII, please see or contact Al Shpyth, Executive Director:
Phone: 306-668-2057
Email: [email protected]

For more information about Continental Mine & Industrial Supply Ltd., please see or contact Dwayne Howatt, P.Eng.:
Phone: (306) 975-1944
Email: [email protected]