The Eagle Mine has a new general manager. Michael Welch has taken over as head of the mine that’s under construction in western Marquette County. Before joining Lundin Mining last week, Welch headed up Glencore exstrata’s Raglan nickel operations in Quebec. Before that, he was project director on the successful construction and startup of the Nickel Rim South project in Sudbury, Ontario. In a press release sent out this week by Lundin, Welch promised that the Eagle Mine will be a safe, disciplined operation that promotes local jobs and protects the environment.