1. Jorge Lerena attended the annual meeting of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) in Salt Lake City last February. As in previous years, the benefit of attending the conference has added to the strength and knowledge of our consulting group.

2. PEC Consulting worldwide expanse of services has been strengthened by its relationship with EPCON/PT Engineering Services and Solutions Asia as its representative in the ASEAN countries. EPCON’s Principal, Mr. Pharaoh Hirani, brings substantial knowledge to the industrial minerals sector, especially cement and lime. He has participated in the development of Greenfield and Brownfield cement plants projects in Indonesia. His experience encompasses working with local authorities throughout Indonesia in establishing new cement manufacturing facilities. EPCON is based in Jakarta. To find out more about EPCON and our association, please go to www.epcon-a.com.