“Turner Mining Live” digs deep into the inner-workings of Turner Mining Group. Season 2 features 5 key players in the company that are critical to our business, revealing our struggles and uncovering what it takes to actually follow your passion.
Keaton Turner & Eric Thran: Drama Kills
No one understands the saying, "If it's not farmed, it's mined" quite like Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, Eric Thran. With decades of experience in both farming and frac sand mining, Eric joins Keaton and Thomas to talk about the transition from life as a local dairy farmer to a mine supervisor traveling the country. He dives into his experiences navigating challenging managers, working alongside his wife, and how he's forged a successful career in a completely new industry.
Keaton Turner & Dave Wilson: Lessons from the Equipment Dealer World
Dave Wilson joins Keaton Turner and Thomas Haun in this episode of Turner Mining Live to share his insights on the equipment dealer world. Transitioning from a corporate role at John Deere to West Side Tractor, he dives into lessons learned in both white-collar and blue-collar settings, the art of prioritizing people, and key takeaways from rehiring former employees. No matter the stage of your career, he offers advice that can be applied to any industry.
Keaton Turner & Austin Anstoetter: Why do you work for Turner Mining Group?
In this episode of Turner Mining Live, Austin Anstoetter, Director of Engineering, teams up with Keaton Turner and Thomas Haun to dive into the pivotal role that hard work and perseverance have played in propelling his career.
Making the leap from one of the most established heavy civil contractors in the U.S. to a young Turner Mining Group, Austin candidly shares the challenges, similarities, and invaluable lessons he's learned along the way.
With a focus on his involvement in Turner's most demanding projects and his instrumental role in the company's data-driven evolution, this episode offers a glimpse into Austin's inspiring path to success as he answers the questions, "what in the world made you stay when some people wouldn't?"
Keaton Turner & Paul Moran: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
Keaton Turner and Thomas Haun are joined by Paul Moran, Chief Commercial Officer, at Turner Mining Group in his first appearance on Turner Mining Live!
Paul brings a fresh perspective to the mining industry as he shares insights on relationship management, how to find a mentor, and the importance of networking within a seasoned mining community.
Highlighting the challenges faced in acquiring new business, he also discusses the importance of hard work, continued patience and how you can become a leader people want to follow. Check out the latest episode of Turner Mining Live to listen to his story!
Keaton Turner & Cade Smith: Mastering the Equipment Business
When we say mining is in your blood, Cade Smith - our SVP of Equipment - is the perfect example. Born in a mining family, he was destined for the industry.
Cade got his start at an early age as a mechanic. A jack of all trades, he's led teams in mine operations, maintenance, and equipment rebuilds.
Bringing over 30 years of experience from several major US mining companies, Cade talks about his approach to navigating the equipment business and explains why it takes determination and bull-headedness to be successful.
Keaton Turner & Blaine Larson: Why the hard lesson always pays off
Blaine Larson, Director of Operations, joins Keaton Turner, Thomas Haun and Patton Deischer on the latest episode of Turner Mining Live.
After 38 years in the industry, he talks about the art form of moving dirt, industry changes, and why the hardest lessons always pay off in the end. Check out the full episode to learn more about his story.
Met Keaton in 2015 before Turner Mining group was even a twinkle in his eye. High energy, genuine guy! Kudos on all your success!
Ready for more!
Ready for the next episode! Great show guys. I work for a heavy civil contractor, so I really appreciate the perspective on the growing pains, and hearing about your team working through the problems. Y’all are doing some very cool things!
Pod b’n Pod
Great job guys - good content and easily relatable!