Polydeck Celebrates 40th

On October 11, Polydeck Screen Corp. celebrated its 40th anniversary at the company’s Spartanburg, South Carolina, campus. It was a two-day celebration attended by employees, partners and affiliates. The anniversary merits both...

Mission Coal Files for Chapter 11

Mission Coal, which was formed in January by combining Seneca Coal Resources and Seminole Coal Resources, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama....

Bowie Becomes Wolverine, Moves to Utah

U.S. bituminous coal operator Bowie Resource Partners moved its corporate headquarters from Grand Junction, Colorado, to Sandy, Utah, and has changed its name to Wolverine Fuels LLC. Wolverine will continue to operate the Sufco,...


Alliance Reports Increased Coal Sales and Exports

Alliance Resource Partners said strong second quarter coal sales volumes led total revenues higher to $516.1 million, an increase of 29.4% compared to the second quarter of 2017. Alliance is now essentially sold out for its...


Donkin Mine Will Transport Coal by Seagoing Vessel

The yearslong debate on coal transportation by rail versus barge appears to have ended. Officials at the Donkin mine are preparing for geotechnical drilling, a first step toward plans of building a marine terminal in Port...

Doosan Drives First Pile for New Power Plant in Vietnam

Construction has officially started on the $2.79 billion Nghi Son 2 thermal power plant in Vietnam by driving in the first pile on August 27. Nghi Son 2 is a 1,330-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant being built by Doosan that is...


Partnership for Stockpile Assessment System

BinMaster partnered with Stockpile Reports on a stockpile volume and value assessment and reporting system, available by subscription. The solution will leverage lev-el sensors within silos and image processing software to...

Hexagon Acquires Guardvant

Hexagon’s Mining division announced the acquisition of Guardvant, a provider of integrated safety solutions for the mining industry. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Guardvant currently equips almost 5,000 mining vehicles with fatigue...

Double Coin Launches New Mobile App

Double Coin and CMA, a leading tire manufacturer and marketer, launched a new Double Coin mobile application available for both Apple iPhone and Android smartphones. The free Double Coin mobile app uses GPS (Global Positioning...


Effective Road Dust Control

Momar Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, recently introduced the Resinator, a dynamic road and soil enhancer designed specifically for use on unpaved roads in and around sensitive habitats. The product has been...

Medium-voltage Switchgear

Schneider Electric announced CBGS-0, a gas-insulated switchgear with solid dielectric busbar for applications up to 38 kilovolts, 2,000 A and 31.5kA. The CBGS-0 includes a grounded and shielded solid insulated bus system,...

Radio Remote-control Hoists

JD Neuhaus (JDN), a leader in air hoists, cranes, trolleys and monorail hoists, has further enhanced their remote control capabilities. Three remote-control models are now available, RC-X, RC S and RC-SP, each comprising a...


LED Light Reduces Roof Bolter Lighting Glare

by john j. sammarco Fortunately, there is an overall trend of increasing mineworker safety in the United States. One example is the rate per 200,000 hours worked of coal mining nonfatal lost-time injuries was 2.57 during 2009...

Studying Longwall Ventilation With Physical Modeling

by vasu gangrade, samuel harteis and james addis Ventilation is the primary method for controlling gas and dust during longwall mining. It is not only important for controlling dust particulates, but also for maintaining...

Short-Circuiting the High Cost of Transformer Upgrades

Ameren’s Rush Island generating station’s use of retrofitted transformers offers insights for any plant that seeks to increase capacity on a budget Increase capacity. When the call comes from upper management to produce more...


United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)

Cecil E. Roberts has been elected to a sixth full term as international president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) along with his entire slate of returning and new union officers. Roberts’ running mate, Levi Allen,...

Motion Industries

Motion Industries announced the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen. Breen began his career with Berry Bearing Company in 1982 and served there as a sales representative, branch manager, regional manager, and...


Mining is Critical Infrastructure

by erik dullea There are two types of companies in America — those who have been hacked and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked. The gravity of this statement is even more troubling for the mining industry and your role in...


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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending 8/25/2018
(in Thousand Short Tons)
  YTD '18 YTD '17 % Change
Wyoming 198,793 205,054 -3.1
West Virgina 61,453 60,160 2.1
Illinois 32,406 32,485 -0.2
Pennsylvania 30,826 32,376 -4.8
Kentucky 30,826 28,633 -8.9
Montana 24,051 21,434 12.2
Indiana 20,955 20,799 0.9
Texas 19,222 22,825 -15.8
North Dakota 18,823 18,383 2.4
Alabama 9,625 8,512 13.1
U.S. Total 490,602 504,092 -2.7

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