Once again TEI Rock Drills will hold their annual open house September 20-22 in beautiful Montrose, Colorado. Every year people from around the world gather to trade stories, learn new techniques and meet with old friends and also make some new friends. The TEI open house is built to help the owners and managers of construction drilling and mining companies improve their business. The open house is not a sales presentation but a chance to learn about our industry and to meet with your peers in business. TEI brings in experts from around the world to share their knowledge with open house guests.
The event is two and a half-days long with an opening reception the first night. This gives our guests the chance to meet and relax in the hotel after traveling. On Wednesday morning there is a companion day-tour to Telluride while the rest of us go to the factory. Educational presentations are in the morning with nice coffee breaks and a tour of the TEI factory. After a satisfying lunch there will be equipment demonstrations in TEI’s large testing area. Then again on Thursday morning there will be educational presentations, then after lunch guests can decide to operate the equipment or visit one of the many beautiful sites around Montrose. And of course every night is topped off by a sumptuous meal and hearty discussions.
This year TEI will focus on new drills but more on what we call our “safety products”. TEI has two new products built to improve the health and safety of our workers. First, we have the dust-suppression system which can knock-out up to 98% of dust as a simple add-on unit to any drill rig. Then to address the problem of heavy drill pipes and casings for workers, TEI has developed a casing-handler that will load and remove drill pipe and casing simultaneously on an anchor rig. The new casing-handler is a simple clip-on attachment for mini-excavators.
The new drills from TEI in 2016 are the TE565 drifter designed for mining and tunneling industries. The low profile and reduced torque make this a great sized drifter for production drilling. There will be a demonstration on the installation of 152mm casing with both percussion and rotary style casings. The new RDS1004 rotary and the new TE1000 drifter will be used for the installations. With the addition of the new “safety products” TEI will be able to demonstrate equipment that is designed to quickly and safely install micropile and anchor elements.
2016 is also an exciting year for our educational offerings at the open house. Jeff Hermanson the chief mountain carver at The Crazy Horse Memorial will give everyone an update on how the memorial is coming along and what new devices TEI and Crazy Horse have collaborated on to continue sculpting the mountain. Silica is a four-letter word these days and the new safety director from the ADSC, Rick Marshall, is coming out to talk about the dangers of silica, what the new OSHA regulations mean to you and what types of safety products are available to protect your workers. There are many, many more presentations that will interest all of our guests. But you will have to come to Montrose this September to find out what else we have in store.
Of course to finish off every night TEI hosts wonderful dinners. The reception Tuesday night is very casual and held at the hotel to make it easy to go back to your room if you wish. Wednesday is held at the Bridge’s Gold Resort up on the second level with a large veranda looking out at the sun setting on the San Juan Mountain Range. And the final night is always a favorite with a big dinner served up western style at our very own old west saloon. Yup, put on yer hats and boots because we are going to have fun with Joe, Glenn and the band playing all your favorite songs.
The annual TEI open house is a great experience to all that attend. Please be our guest and let us help you improve your business, all while having a great time with friends in Colorful Colorado.
Call us at 1 (800) 777-3745 to register.