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TEI Rock Drills’ Annual Photo Contest 2019

This contest has ended. Photo contest winner gets a jam packed swag bag

Enter our photo contest NOW through March 31 and you could win this jam-packed swag bag including a t-shirt, two hats, a much-coveted TEI sweatshirt, and other goodies

Your pictures – and the stories behind them – are just tiny, forgotten memories on your phone … until you share them. That’s why we’re searching the universe for The Coolest Photo of TEI equipment in action. Show us all the grit, grime, and torque that makes every day memorable. Tell us a little bit about the story behind the photo, too, including details like location, project, who’s on the crew, were you working under tough or ideal conditions, why was a TEI drill the perfect solution? It will be shared on our social media platforms, our website, and possibly future publications.

Photo contest great example

Whether your job is on an island paradise, a deep mine in Chile, a lonely site on Mars, or anywhere in between, your picture could be a winner!

How Do I Enter?

Images should be submitted in .JPG or .GIF format with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher to sarah@teirockdrills.com by March 31, 2019. By submitting your photo, you are granting TEI Rock Drills permission to use it in our advertising. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit. Winner will be notified via email by April 8, 2019.

TEI Rock Drills 2019 Hollow Bar School Information

You’re invited! Enrollment is now open for TEI Rock Drills’ Hollow Bar School. Two sessions will be offered this year in order to accommodate growing interest. Students will learn from industry experts through classroom and field training about the process and best practices of installing hollow bar micropiles for soil stabilization.

Students learn at TEI Hollow Bar School

All aspects of hollow bar installation will be taught including the TEI Method for Installation, grouting principles, an overview of micropile and soil nail design, and step-by-step instructions on how to properly test a hollow bar micropile. Case studies from geotechnical contractors will be emphasized. Instructors also cover the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of each piece of equipment.

Students learn at TEI Hollow Bar School 

Hollow Bar School will take place in Montrose, Colorado on June 2-4 and June 5-7, 2019. Each session is limited to 32 participants, and both are expected to sell out. Your seat is only reserved upon payment. The price is $1800, which includes a welcome reception, three nights’ stay at Holiday Inn Express, three catered meals a day, transportation between the hotel and the TEI facility, 16 hours of training by highly regarded professionals with a ratio of one instructor per every two students, a flash drive with all the information presented, and a certificate of completion.

You can register on our website here. For questions, contact Sydnie at 1-800-777-3745 or sydnie@teirockdrills.com

Western Hollow Bar Seminar

Western’s Craig Berninger speaks to the group about hollow bar installation

Rock drilling engineers, contractors, and estimators had the opportunity to meet in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, November 9, 2018 for TEI Rock Drills’ and Western Equipment Solutions’ Hollow Bar Seminar. Participants learned from industry experts through classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations about the process and best practices of installing hollow bar soil nails (HBSN) for soil stabilization.

The International Association of Foundation Drilling, in conjunction with The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, devised a standard for the installation of HBSN in 2010. Since then, TEI has been at the forefront of the education of users in this method, holding sold-out seminars and schools several times each year.

Attendees wait outside Western Equipment Solutions for a drilling demonstration to begin

Western Equipment Solutions, a distributor of TEI equipment, transformed their warehouse into a classroom for this event. Instructors led the discussion to familiarize attendees with HBSN technology, including different types of hollow bars, proper drill rig choice, and best grout plant technique.

The next Hollow Bar Seminar will be held May 1-2, 2019 in Columbus, North Carolina at Foothills Drilling Equipment. Two sessions of TEI’s Hollow Bar School will take place in Montrose, Colorado, June 2-4 and June 5-7, 2019. Call 800-777-3745 now to reserve your space – they will fill up quickly, don’t miss it!

TEI Rock Drills is headed to South Africa!

TEI Rock Drills is headed to South Africa!

Electra Mining ExpoOur very own President, Sue Frank, and Glenn Patterson, Director of International Sales, will be attending the Electra Mining Africa 2018 expo in Johannesburg, South Africa September 10-14. They will be representing TEI at one of the largest events of its kind in the world with over 850 exhibitors – more than its ever seen in its 46-year history.

Mining, manufacturing, electrical, and power industry leaders will be gathering together to learn from each other and stay informed of new technology. Each day of the week-long expo will feature a different theme, including safety, diversity, and skill development. The event promises to have a highly immersive environment where industry experts will be available for seminars and hands-on demonstrations of new products.

Our long-time distributor, Demolition & Drilling Equipment (DDE), is located in South Africa and will have an exhibit at hall OS, stand P1202. It will be Sue’s first visit to South Africa.

Safe travels, guys!

Check back soon – we’ll be posting pictures of their adventures.