More than 95 explosives industry professionals and eight exhibitors filled the Birmingham Marriott Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 for the second Southeast Blasting Workshop.

Held by the ISEE and supported by the Alabama Chapter, the popular event included a networking reception Wednesday evening. The workshop included a full day of presentations covering best drilling practices; interpreting seismograph data; transportation; electronic detonators; and updates from ATF and MSHA. Workshop attendees qualified for blaster’s training recertification hours from Alabama, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Sponsors included Four Star Blasting Mats Inc.; Sauls Seismic Inc.; NOMIS Seismographs; Austin Powder Company; Nelson Brothers; and TN Volunteer ISEE Chapter.