We received a call yesterday from our friends at Barrick Gold Corporation. They have been a great customer for us having purchased multiple prefabricated building for use as control rooms at the mines they operate throughout the western U.S.. The e-mail we received indicated that they wanted to purchase another one of those “lovely” shacks from us. Although we rarely have anyone refer to our prefabricated buildings as “lovely” when you look at this photo you will see why. As you can imagine the grounds of a mining operation are a place where strict adherence to safety is critical. As part of their focus on safety Barrick requires us to paint these shacks some rather unusual colors. They do this to make these buildings highly visible. As they have explained to us, “with 400 ton trucks and other heavy equipment roaming all around our mines we need these buildings to stand out as much as possible.”
As one of the world’s largest gold produces, Barrick’s mining operations are truly amazing places. Click here to see some photos of their very sophisticated and efficient mining operations.