According to the Gogebic Taconite website,
Gogebic Taconite is an entity of the Cline Group.† Matt Fifield,
GTAC Managing Director, speaks about the Cline Group in a short video:
ďSo who is the Cline Group, and how does it relate
to Gogebic Taconite?† The Cline Group
is one of the Nationís largest privately-held mining companies.† Itís a family-owned company; itís been in
operation for thirty-five years, developed dozens of mines.† Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC, is a wholly
owned entity of the Cline Group and was formed for the expressed purpose of
taking the lease option from the mineral owners and developing the
project.† Today GTAC has four
employees in our Hurley office and will be growing our employment base as
our needs expand during the permitting and development process.Ē
According to the Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel the Cline Group is based Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida.† The Cline Group appears to
not maintain a website.† There is a
marketing and communications company called The Cline Group (www.theclinegroup.com),
headquartered in Pennsylvania, but they donít seem to be the same company
as described by GTAC.
The GTAC Cline Group
appears to be affiliated with Chris Cline.
The Waters Edge: Who is Chris Cline aka The Cline Group?
Wikipedia: Chris Cline
web page about Chris Cline