What do a long client list and history say about a company? They’re a testament to the quality of work, product reliability, ease of partnership, adaptability regardless of the challenges, a drive to perform, and trust for a job well done.
Air Products and Chemicals
Albian Sands Energy
Allied Nevada Gold Corp.
Alumina Partners of Jamaica
Anglo American Platinum Corporation Ltd.
Anglovaal Mining Limited
Apex Silver Mines Corporation
Barrick Gold Corporation
Beaver Creek Silver Company Inc.
CalEnergy Operating Corporation
Canadian Bogosu Resources
Cerro Matoso S.A.
Chevron Resources Company
China ENFI Engineering (Ramu Nickel)
Climax Molybdenum Company
Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp.
Cominco Alaska Inc.
Compañía Minera Antamina S.A.
Compañía Minera Inés de Collahuasi S.A.
Consórcio de Alumínio do Maranhão
Cyprus Amax Minerals Company
Diavik Diamond Mines, Inc.
Dragon Mining Sweden AB
Eldorado Gold Corporation
Electra Northwest Resources Ltd.
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Exxon (Monterey Coal Company)
Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc.
FLSmidth Minerals Inc.
Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold
Glamis Gold, Inc.
Highland Valley Copper
Homestake Mining Company
Kennecott Utah Copper
Lurgi Metallurgie GmbH
Matson Terminals Inc.
Meadow Lake OSB Limited Partnership
Mid-Continent Resources Inc.
Minera Alumbrera Limited
Minera Escondida Limitada
Minera Hecla S.A. de C.V.
Minera Los Pelambres
Minera Yanacocha S.R.L.
Minorco Lisheen Limited
National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association
Newcrest Mining Limited
Newmont Gold Company
Pan American Silver
Pangea Minerals Limited
Pegasus Gold Inc.
Placer Development Limited
Puerto Rico Marine Management Inc.
Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations Pty Ltd.
Retech Services, Inc.
RGC Mineral Sands Inc.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Round Mountain Gold Corporation
Roy O. Martin Lumber Company
RTZ (Río Tinto Minera S.A.)
Santa Fe Pacific Mining Inc.
Servicios Industriales Peñoles S.A. de C.V.
Shell Canada, Shell Chile
Sierra Rutile Ltd.
Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra
Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde
Sonora Mining Corporation
Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Stillwater Mining Company
Suriname Aluminum Company
Thai Copper Industries Ltd.
The Doe Run Company
Thompson Creek Metals Co.
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Vale (Formerly CVRD) and Vale Inco
Voisey's Bay Nickel Company Limited
Voskhod Chrome LLP
Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM)
Performance Associates specializes in the natural resource industries including mining, metallurgical and nonmetallic minerals processing, forest products, waste water handling, and power generation.
Iron and Steel
Other Chemical Processes
Platinum and Palladium
Radioactive and Toxic Waste Treatment
Whether your location is near or far, high or low, hot or cold, Performance Associates can train there. During our many years of training on nearly every continent and in dozens of countries, we have learned to work with a multitude of cultures. Proper training and experience within a culture is critical to success.
If the system, equipment, or process has been implemented or designed, Performance Associates can create the proper training program to effectively train for that application; no process or piece of equipment is too complex.
Absorption and Packed Towers
Autoclaves (Pressure Oxidation and Pressure Leaching)
Performance Associates strives to stay on the leading edge of technology so we can more easily and competently serve our clients. Our skill sets and tools allow us to build the best training programs, suited to your company and its needs.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd — Panama and Zambia
First Quantum Minerals Ltd—Cobre Panama—Panama
Performance Associates is developing a comprehensive operations and maintenance computer-based training program for First Quantum Mineral’s large open-pit Cobre Panama copper development project in Panama. Also being provided are introductory training modules on unit operations, process control, basic mechanical skills, mining, and mobile equipment, and a training unit on supervisory skills development. PAI is also developing maintenance training modules for the large pieces of equipment in the mining operation. All materials will be provided in both English and Spanish.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd—Sentinel—Zambia
Performance Associates is working with staff at First Quantum Mineral’s Sentinel property in Zambia as they conduct introductory module training and application of the PAI Field Tracker devices that are being used to track operations and maintenance field data.
Teck — Canada and Alaska, USA
Teck—Highland Valley Copper—Canada
Highland Valley Copper and Performance Associates have a long history of working together to keep Highland Valley Copper’s PAI-developed plant and mobile equipment computer-based training program current and ready to train new hires. Performance Associates continues to support Highland Valley Copper’s efforts on an ongoing basis.
Performance Associates is developing training modules for all areas of the Red Dog lead/zinc process plant operated by Teck in northwestern Alaska. These modules are being incorporated into the existing on-site computer-based training system installed by Performance Associates. PAI continues to support the installation and operation of our proprietary tablet-based software, Field Tracker, used to track operations and maintenance field activities.
Excellon Resources Inc. — Mexico
Performance Associates provided a supervisory skills development program in English and Spanish to Excellon Resources for use in its La Platosa Mine in Durango, Mexico. Training for Excellon personnel was conducted in Mexico and at the PAI office in Tucson.
Nordgold — Russia
Performance Associates is working with Nordgold in their effort to define a skills assessment program.
Yamana Gold — Argentina
For Yamana’s new Cerro Moro gold project in Argentina, Performance Associates is developing a plant-specific English/Spanish plant operations and maintenance computer-based training program covering the eight areas of the plant. PAI is also providing introductory computer-based training modules and a supervisor skills development program.
Kinross Gold — Mauritania
As Kinross Gold optimizes elements of its processing operations at the Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania, Performance Associates is updating the corresponding parts of the English/French plant operations computer-based training program first developed by Performance Associates in 2011.
Anagold Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. — Turkey
Performance Associates is preparing an English/Turkish computer-based training program for Anagold’s Çöpler Sulfide Plant in Turkey. The training program consists of introductory training on unit operations and process control and 14 new plant operations manuals, including on-site training at the Çöpler operation in Turkey. Performance Associates developed an operations and maintenance training program for the Çöpler Heap Leach Project in 2009.
KAZ Minerals — Kazakhstan
In 2013, Performance Associates developed and delivered a plant operations computer-based training program in English and Russian for the 15 areas of the KAZ Minerals sulfide concentrator and Bozshakol clay plant. PAI also provided introductory training modules on unit operations and process control, as well as our learning management system, PTracker Pro. Performance Associates is currently providing continuing support for the PTracker Pro trainee tracking system.
Torex Gold — Mexico
Performance Associates recently developed a comprehensive operations and maintenance computer-based training program for this gold plant in Mexico, conducted pre-start-up training, and assisted in commissioning the plant. Since start-up, Torex has consistently met or exceeded production goals.
Performance Associates continues to provide maintenance and updates for the PTracker Pro trainee tracking system still in use at the plant.
NextMed — Tucson, Arizona, USA
NextMed provides mobile lithotripsy, surgical laser, and endoscopy services and technology to patients, physicians, and other health care providers. Performance Associates migrated NextMed’s extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) training program and laser technologist training program into a computer-based format and continues to manage a cloud-based training program for NextMed’s ESWL technologists.
Roy O. Martin — Texas and Louisiana, USA
Performance Associates is developing a computer-based training program for Roy O. Martin’s new OSB plant being constructed in Corrigan, Texas. Introductory modules, as well as plant-specific modules, are being developed. PAI’s PTracker Pro learning management system is also being installed. As part of the project, previously developed PAI training manuals for the Oakdale plant are being converted to an interactive, computer-based training program. Performance Associates is also conducting training on-site in Corrigan.
Northern Star Resources, Ltd. — Kalgoorlie, Australia
Performance Associates is providing introductory training modules on unit operations, process control, and basic mechanical skills hosted as a cloud-based subscription application for the Kanowna Belle operation near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. PAI is also developing equipment-specific maintenance training modules for the Kanowna Belle operation.
Centerra Gold — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Performance Associates updated the previously developed computer-based training program to operate in the most recent version of the PTracker Pro trainee tracking system.
Acacia Mining Operations — Turkey
Performance Associates is preparing an English/Turkish computer-based training program for the Acacia Mining Operations copper sulfide process plant in Turkey. The training program consists of introductory training modules on unit operations, process control, and basic mechanical skills hosted as a cloud-based subscription application with training tracked using PAI’s learning management system, PTracker Pro. PAI is also developing plant-specific computer-based training modules for two key areas of the process plant.
Goldcorp — Mexico
Performance Associates is preparing an English/Spanish computer-based training program for Goldcorp’s pyrite leach project at Peñasquito in Mexico. The training program consists of introductory training modules on unit operations, process control, and basic mechanical skills hosted as a cloud-based subscription application with training tracked using Performance Associates’ learning management system, PTracker Pro. PAI is also developing eight plant-specific computer-based training modules for the pyrite leach circuit in the process plant.
American Zinc Recycling — Mooresboro, North Carolina
Performance Associates is preparing a computer-based training program for the American Zinc Products facility in Mooresboro, North Carolina. The training program consists of introductory training modules on unit operations, process control, and basic mechanical skills hosted as a cloud-based subscription application with training tracked using Performance Associates’ learning management system, PTracker Pro. PAI is also developing six plant-specific computer-based training modules for the Mooresboro process plant.