NANA/Major Drilling is one of the world s largest drilling service companies that serves the mining industry. It provides all types of drilling services, including surface and underground coring, directional, reverse circulation, rotary air blast, geotechnical and environmental. The company maintains field operations and offices in Canada, the United States, South America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Australia. It has an inventory of drilling and orienteering equipment. NANA/Major Drilling is a part of the NANA family of companies, which is a group of engineering, construction, resource development, facilities management, logistics, information technology and telecommunications companies. With more than 6,000 employees, the parent company, NANA Regional Corporation, was created in 1972 through the enactment of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.