Quarry Academy is set for Nov. 8-10, 2011 in San Antonio. This three-day technical course will address current best practices in unit operations with a focus on systems integration, economic sustainability, process improvement, cost reduction and the use of practical safety as a part of daily work behavior.

Topics covered will include improved safety, drilling, blasting, fines and boulder management, load and haul, fleet management, crushing and screening, the quarrying process, quarry management and unit-operation efficiency. Quarry Academy not only addresses critical processes within the quarry, it focuses on the relationship between each process, how they systematically interact with one another and how they can be linked to improve overall operational improvement.

Sandvik and Dyno Nobel have assembled a team of expert instructors, each with years of industry experience in quarry and mining operations around the world. The focus will not be on the companies’ products, but on the processes within the quarry that drive productivity and improve efficiency.

The 2011 edition of this event will be held at San Antonio’s Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel (room rate, $159; 800-843-6664). Cost for Quarry Academy 2011 will be $1,295. Note: Steel-toed shoes are required to visit the quarry site.

For complete details about this unique opportunity, visitwww.quarryacademy.com.