Telsmith Offers Free Download of Permitting Whitepaper


Telsmith Inc. is proud to sponsor an informative white paper, which is intended to share valuable resources and to stimulate further discussion regarding one of the industry’s greatest challenges – navigating the permitting process. The paper is available for download at the Telsmith website –

“The release of this white paper is part of Telsmith’s ongoing commitment to best serve the aggregate and mining industry, and to partner with its customers to provide total processing solutions. Consider that without proper approaches to permitting, producers would ultimately face dwindling market share, and increasing difficulties in meeting the needs of their customers – and communities would be denied readily-available access to the valuable construction aggregate materials required to build homes and businesses, and to repair and rebuild an aging infrastructure,” said Telsmith President Matthew Haven.

Authored by veteran industry writer Carol Wasson, and entitled “The Permitting Process: Avoiding Pitfalls and Adopting Best Practices,” this white paper features resources from regulatory agencies and expert advice from two of the industry’s top land use permitting consultant firms – California-based Benchmark Resources; and The Saint Consulting Group, which is headquartered in Boston.

According to Benchmark Resources, its staff is comprised of specialists in mine permitting, design and operation, as well as federal, state, and local agency regulation. Benchmark assists its clients during all phases of mineral development, from exploration and feasibility to design, permitting, construction, operation, and closure.

The Saint Consulting Group stresses an expertise in land use politics and a specialization in winning zoning and land-use battles. As the climate for development has become increasingly fraught with opposition, The Saint Consulting Group says it has assembled a staff of successful political strategists, media executives, and attorneys, who understand what drives decision-making in government, communities and the real estate marketplace.

In a two-part approach, this white paper focuses on assembling the proper permitting team; defining the project; setting realistic goals and expectations; identifying potential obstacles upfront; proactively developing solutions; and adopting best practices that may help pave the way to winning permitting approvals.

To download the white paper; or to find more information on Telsmith processing solutions, please visit; or visit the company at AGG1 in Baltimore, March 17-19; Booth #1938.