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Mining Technology: Did you know?July 18, 2016
Tucson is a great place to be located if a major part of your business is providing fabrication and service to the Copper Mining Industry. There are 11 copper operations right here in Arizona. If you move out to about a 500 mile radius and include our near neighbors in Mexico and New Mexico that will add another 10 copper operations. Having 21 copper operations within easy shipping distance to Tucson has greatly assisted CAID’s financial success through the years.
There are approximately 250,000 cathodes in use in the electro-winning tank houses across those 21 copper operations. CAID has fabricated nearly 150,000 of those, but we service all of those 250,000 cathodes. The price of copper today may not support the purchase of new cathodes, however, repairing cathodes is something that cannot be put on hold, so we maintain a very healthy repair backlog through our Cathode Repair Facility. It is not just the proximity to the copper mines that has made our cathode operation so successful. It is the quality of our people that make the best functioning cathode and the most repairable cathode in the industry.