1. Must Have Membership for Drillers in the Mining Industry

    November 27, 2013

    Networking drives business and an association membership is an excellent way to gain those much needed connections that make up your network. This is especially true when you get into drilling and mining because it’s such a niche market. When you have a limited number of people searching for your product, it’s required that you reach as many of them as possible in order to make an impact. What better way to do this than to join an industry specific association.

    For the drilling and mining industry, The Northwest Mining Association is the must have membership. The NWMA is in its 118th year as a non-profit, national association representing the hard rock mining industry. They support all sectors of mining from drilling exploration to closure, and have over 2,000 members. That’s 2,000+ networking opportunities!

    Besides having a large number of members, The NWMA hosts an annual meeting and exposition to serve as a resource for networking with other drillers. The 2013 expo takes place December 2-6 and has over 2,500 attendees and 200+ exhibitors attending. Short courses and technical sessions are also available at the expo that directly relate to drilling and the mining industry. These educational opportunities provide members an additional method of staying on top of the latest mining news and technology.Terramac with Sprayboom for NWMA notice

    Rig Source is one of the many companies that saw the benefit of NWMA membership, and takes full advantage of the opportunities it provides them to advance in the drilling industry. They have actively been using the annual expo for networking and keeping in touch with current and past drilling customers for four years now. The Director of Sales, Matt Slater stated that he expects his sales team to reach approximately five percent of their customer base during the 2013 show. Five percent may not seem like a lot, but that is a high percentage given that the mining industry is only one of many drilling industries that Rig Source serves.

    To learn more about Northwest Mining Association membership, visit the Expo at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada December 2-6th.  While you’re there, be sure to stop by Rig Source’s Booth’s # 514 & 516 and start growing your industry specific network!



  2. Find Us At NWMA Expo: We Custom Mount Core Drills

    November 28, 2012

    Rig Source will make another appearance this year as an exhibitor at the Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) Expo in Spokane, WA – December 5-6, BOOTH #1119 and 1121. Get more information and check the availability of both new and used, Atlas Copco and Boart Longyear core drill rigs.  Also ask about our custom mounting options for your core drills!  Rig Source can mount any drill rig or other type of equipment or integrate a flat bed or dump bed, etc. to a Terramac RT9 crawler carrier for any rough terrain job. Crawler Carrier Mount Option for Core Drills NWMA is a regional association representing members interests throughout the United States and Canada, working closely with the National Mining Association.  NWMA is recognized as an innovative and proactive leader in addressing the needs of an increasingly global mining industry. Please feel free to give us a call at 630-365-1649 if you can’t make it to the NWMA Expo, but would like information on core drills or rubber track crawler carriers.



  3. Terramac RT9 Featured on Mining World Website

    October 29, 2012

    Rig Source was mentioned on the Mining Worlds website for it’s official launch of the Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler carrier to an International audience at MINExpo. While at the MINExpo, the RSI team met with customers and contacts interested in new and used core drill rigs and crawler carriers. Rig Source Features Terramac RT9 at Minexpo and on World Mining WebsiteThe Mining World website is a great resource for the mining and quarrying industry worldwide providing mining and mineral companies information about exploration, technology and production news. Discover the most versatile crawler carrier, the North American manufactured Terramac RT9 crawler carrier. With a 230 HP Cummins engine, 18,000 lb carrying capacity and the ability to customize, this carrier leads the way in track versatility and innovation. For more information about the Terramac RT9 unit or availability, please call 630-365-1649 or email us.



  4. Thanks for Visiting Terramac At MineExpo 2012

    October 5, 2012

    Thank you to everyone who made the 2012 MINExpo International a huge success last week! We had continuous traffic throughout all three days with visitors looking at the new Terramac RT9 crawler carrier or checking availability or our core drilling rigs.

    Terramac Booth Photo from MineExpo

    Rig Source and Terrramac booth at Minexpo (Photo courtesy of MINExpo Flickr gallery)

    The Terramac rubber track carrier sparked an interest, primarily because of its versatility. The RT9 was showcased specifically with a water tank and a crane mounted on the back to show a couple of the custom options available. When asked, visitors at the booth seemed most impressed with: 1) The ability to customize the carrier to accommodate a large variety of markets and applications. 2) How well the machine is built, with quality and safety in mind. 3) The availability of the North American built crawler carrier. Representatives spoke with many OEM’s considering the placement of their products on the Terramac RT9. International attendees from the UK were interested in the Terramac RT9 to utilize mounting tippers (or dumpers as they are called in the states) to the back of the carrier. Many international dealers are looking at distributing Terramac around the world to countries including: Russia, Australia, Netherlands, South America, Canada and more.   Several made plans to visit and learn more about the opportunities. Terramac Sales Representative Bobby & Attendees at MineExpoOne of the highlights of the show was meeting the stars of Gold Rush on Discovery Channel. Sales Representative, Bobby Dawson chatted with both Fred Hurt (Dakota Fred) and Todd Hoffman. Interestingly enough, Dakota Fred said he’d be interested in learning more about how he could customize a Terramac RT9 and apply it to his business. Thanks again to everyone who made it out this year to see us. We can’t wait for  MINExpo 2016! Hope to see you there. Again, if you were unable to attend the MINExpo or stop by our booth, please feel free to contact us anytime to find out more about the versatility of the Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler carrier.  Call 630-365-1649 or email us.



  5. Last Day At MineExpo: Stop by Terramac

    September 25, 2012

    It’s the last chance to see the new Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler carrier at the MINExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Come tomorrow, September 26th, to take a look and get more information on RT9 sales and rental availability. ** Also ask about our availability of new and used Atlas Copco and Boart Longyear core drills. Terramac Booth at MineExpo

    Discovering the Terramac RT9 Carrier: With the front and rear bolt-on attachments, the RT9 crawler carrier is one of the most versatile carriers on the market, allowing for total customization direct from factory.  Other custom options can include: paint color, optional closed cab vs. open cab, adding a flat bed or dump bed and the ability to mount drilling equipment, cranes, and more.  What can Terramac do for you? We hope to see you at the MINExpo, Booth #5501. If you weren’t able to come out, but want more information on the Terramac RT9 crawler carrier, feel free to call us at 630-365-1649.



  6. NEXT WEEK – Visit Rig Source at MINExpo, See the NEW Terramac RT9!

    September 18, 2012

    Don’t forget to come see the NEW Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler next week at the MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas, NV (September 24th – 26th). Rig Source will have the new Terramac RT9 carrier at BOOTH #5501 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Rig Source Inc at Minexpo with Terramac RT9 Crawler Carrier Stop by BOOTH #5501 and take a look at the RT9 features. Ask about CUSTOMIZATION.  We can mount any drill rig or other type of equipment, integrate a flat bed or dump bed, etc. to your RT9 crawler carrier, direct from factory. If you won’t be at the MINExpo, but want more information on options and pricing, feel free to call 630-365-1649 or email us.



  7. Introducing the NEW Terramac RT9 Crawler Carrier at the MineExpo

    August 28, 2012

    Rig Source will be introducing the new Terramac RT9 crawler carrier at MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 24th – 26th (BOOTH #5501). Come check out the Terramac RT9 Crawler Carrier features and the increased versatility, safety and reliability of this crawler carrier for yourself.

    Introducing the Terramac RT9 Crawler Carrier at MineExpo

    THINK CUSTOMIZATION! The Terramac RT9 crawler carrier is perfect for OEMs or contractors interested in mounting a drill rig or other drilling equipment on the back.  It can be also utilized in other markets outside of the drilling industry to carry or mount equipment to. Stop by Booth #5501 in the Central Hall to see what the NEW TERRAMAC RT9 can do for you! If you can’t make it to the MineExpo, feel free to call 630-365-1649 or email us for more information on pricing and availability.



  8. Job Openings in Elburn, IL at Rig Source!

    June 6, 2012

    Thanks to the introduction of Terramac’s RT9 crawler carrier product, Rig Source has job openings in their Elburn, Illinois offices.

    What does Rig Source do? Rig Source sells and rents a variety of new and used drilling equipment to customers around the world.  We carry new and used drilling rigs from manufactures like: Atlas Copco, Boart Longyear, Geoprobe, Diedrich, CME and more.  We also rent and sell crawler carriers by Terramac, IHI and Morooka.  In addition we have a service department that can also refurbish or custom mount the machines we sell. We also have a full parts department.

    What’s it like to work at Rig Source? Maybe we’re a bit bias, but we think Rig Source is a really fun place to work!  Our employees constantly tell us they love working at Rig Source and many have been with us for years.  Rig Source has an energetic culture and values those with an entrepreneurial spirit.  We are looking for people who want to grow with us as we embark on an exciting new chapter of the company with the introduction of our new product, the Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler carrier.

    At the time of publishing this post we have these job openings:

    • Heavy Equipment Shop Manager
    • Experienced Heavy Equipment Sales Representative
    • Sales Assistant

    To view the full job descriptions and apply to open positions at Rig Source, please visit our careers page.



  9. Meet Terramac at the ELKO Mining Expo

    May 23, 2012

    Join us at the ELKO Mining Expo in Elko, Nevada while we exhibit the Terramac RT9, June 7-8, 2012.

    Aerial View of Elko Mining Expo Where Terramac is Exhibiting

    Haven’t heard about Terramac yet? Rig Source is proud to introduce our very own manufactured product: the RT9 rubber track crawler carrier.

    How can the RT9 help your business?
    * Easily mount drilling equipment, water tanks, lifts, cranes and more!
    * Buy a North American made product with a 230 HP, Cummins diesel engine.
    * Feel safe knowing your RT9 is equipped with rollover protective structures (ROPS) and falling object protective structures (FOPS) components.

    Visit the Terramac website and find:
    * See photos of the RT9
    * View RT9 unit specifications
    * How to become a Terramac dealer
    * Join the email list and get Terramac gear

    To get information about availability of the RT9 crawler carrier, please call 630-365-1649 or email info@rigsourceinc.com.



  10. Northern Mines Expo: Don’t Miss the Terramac RT9 Carrier Debut

    May 16, 2012

    In case you didn’t see our first blog post, we wanted to remind you to come visit us in Timmins, Ontario today May 16th and tomorrow May 17th. Get a sneak peak below at the new Terramac RT9 carrier unit… It’s at the Northern Mines Expo – “Canada’s Largest Gold Show”!Terramac RT9 Carrier at Northern Mines Expo

    We are debuting our new crawler carrier product, the Terramac RT9: “Innovation on Tracks!”  If your business uses Crawler Carriers, you don’t want to miss this!  If your business hasn’t used a crawler carrier yet, Terramac RT9 carrier might change your view.  Our crawler carrier was created to be able to adapt to a variety of uses and industries.

    Not going to the Northern Mines Expo? Don’t worry, we’d still love to introduce you to the Terramac RT9 carrier!  Just click here and be one of the first to know about what’s new at Terramac!