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Westmoreland's Jewett Hits Production Milestone

The Texas Westmoreland Coal Co.'s (TWCC) Jewett mine recently produced its 200 millionth ton of lignite. The second largest lignite mining operation in Texas, Jewett celebrated the occasion on July 30 with a barbeque lunch for 500 people, including employees and families, TWCC and NRG Texas Power corporate representatives, state and local government officials, contractors and vendors.

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Cottage Grove Marks Safety Milestone

Peabody Energy's Cottage Grove operation in southern Illinois recently passed a significant safety mark, three years without a single reportable incident. The producer said the mine has operated without a lost work day since July 15, 2011, and during that time crews have produced more than 5 million tons of coal. The mine's year-to-date incidence rate of zero compares to a 3.42 incidence rate per 200,000 hours worked among U.S. mines, based on the latest data.

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Vindex Energy Earns Multistate Environmental Award

Vindex Energy Corp. has received the 2013 Excellence in Reforestation regional award from the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI). The award recognizes Vindex's Maryland-based operations for its exemplary performance among mines in seven states.

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GMS Awards Cars, Other Prizes for Safe Work

Contract staffer GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance recently held their annual safety award ceremonies in all regional locations, sending several workers home with prizes for safe work practices including two 2014 Jeep Cherokees, a new Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster motorcycle and other items.

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Alpha Mines Earn Holmes Safety Awards

Four Alpha Natural Resources operations and four company employees have earned Holmes Safety Awards from the state of West Virginia for their safety efforts.

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