The Canada based Finning will supply mining trucks, support equipment, parts and specialized maintenance labour to the copper-gold mine throughout 2012.

The 42 machines include Caterpillar 793F mining trucks and support equipment.

Finning Canada president Dave said the company is proud to partner with Thompson Creek as they begin developing the Mt. Milligan mine.

Mt. Milligan is a conventional truck and shovel open pit mine, which is currently under construction.

The mine is expected to have an average annual metal production of 81 million pounds of copper and 194,000 ounces of gold over a projected 22-year mine life.

"Our dedication to customer satisfaction has earned us the leading equipment supplier position in the mining sector and we look forward to demonstrating that commitment to Thompson Creek." Parker said.

Production is scheduled to begin in 2013.