AN UPDATE FROM OUR CEO
To our community:
These are extraordinary times. The global effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 has changed both how we live our lives and think about the future in ways both large and small.
I’m writing to assure you that Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM) remains committed to the long-term welfare of the communities we call home.
In the fight against COVID-19, our first focus has been on the health and safety of our team. Like many of you, the dedicated TMM team members have been with their families working from home since mid-March. But even though our offices are closed, we’re not slowing down. Our team is working hard every day to keep the promise of environmentally sound economic growth and job creation in northeastern Minnesota.
We are keenly aware of the economic and other challenges that COVID-19 has brought to the communities of Ely, Babbitt and surrounding areas. TMM contributions support local safety net organizations including United Way of Northeast Minnesota, Ely Food Shelf, Ruby’s Pantry in Babbitt and the Babbitt Ambulance Fund. The people of these organizations are doing heroic work. Read more details on the specific contributions we made here.
As I write, the mine plan that we submitted to the regulatory agencies late last year is being reviewed by those agencies.
We have deep respect for the regulatory process, which will take a while. You’ll have several opportunities to provide input on our project through the formal public comment periods, which will likely take place beginning in 2021. We will keep you informed about the process and how we intend to move forward.
We look forward with great hope for the day when we can break ground and begin construction on our project. We want to put the people of northeastern Minnesota to work building the mine and extracting the copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals vital to a green economy, virtual communications and even medical science.
As a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership, I have had the opportunity to stay connected with leaders at other businesses and government organizations in our state during this time through weekly calls, and one theme that is consistently clear to me is that Minnesotans and our employers are incredibly resilient. From the Mayo Clinic to Anderson Corp to the University of Minnesota and so many others, we’re in good company and are proud to be part of this strong community.
Stay safe. We will be in touch soon.
CEO, Twin Metals Minnesota