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Syntron Material Handling

Zack Jensen recently joined Syntron Material Handling as the electrical systems sales and service manager for the midwest and western U.S. Jensen has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry working with Tata...

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Eriez promoted John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll to new positions within the company’s corporate leadership team. Blicha has been promoted from director of global marketing and communications to senior director of global...

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Minergy Ltd.

  Morne du Plessis has been appointed CEO of Minergy Ltd., effective August 1. He will replace Andre Boje. He has been a director on the board since January 2017 and became CFO in February 2017. They also appointed Financial...

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Peabody’s Derek Launius was named “Reclamationist of the Year” by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) for his outstanding accomplishments in the evaluation and application of technology used in land...

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JRL Energy Inc.

JRL Energy Inc. CEO Timothy Lusby was recognized for his entrepreneurial achievements by the Berry Alumni Association. Lusby received the 2019 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and was inducted in to the Berry Alumni Hall of Fame....

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Tug Valley Mining Institute (TVMI)

At the May 20 Tug Valley Mining Institute (TVMI) dinner meeting, six 2019 scholarship recipients were awarded. The $8,000 David B. Akers Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Payton Fitchpatrick, Tug Valley High; the $8,000...

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Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel appointed Mike Rispin as vice president of underground. He has 32 years of experience and began his career in the explosives industry and held leadership positions with DuPont of Canada, ETI and The Austin Powder Co....

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The Austin Powder Co.

The Austin Powder Co. presented Technical Manager John Capers with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Mineral Resources Management. During his 42-year career at...

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Ramaco Carbon

Randall Atkins, chairman and CEO of Ramaco Carbon, has been elected vice chairman for the remainder of this year and chair-elect for 2020 of the National Coal Council (NCC) in Washington D.C. Atkins was originally appointed to...

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Ramaco Resources

Ramaco Resources appointed Jeremy Sussman as CFO. Randall Atkins, executive chairman who has also been serving as the CFO since July 1, 2018, will step down as CFO, effective upon Sussman’s appointment. Atkins will continue to...

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Epiroc appointed Jon Torpy as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing for the Drilling Solutions division. (img:Jon Torpy)

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American Electric Power

American Electric Power named Gary O. Spitznogle vice president, environmental services. He will succeed John M. McManus, senior vice president, environmental services, who is retiring later this year. Spitznogle has served as...

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Top 10 Coal Producing States & Regions

Week Ending (6/1/19)
(in Thousand Short Tons)
 YTD '19YTD '18% Change
West Virginia39,16840,189-2.5
North Dakota11,80712,148-2.8
Appalachian Total80,64084,561-4.6
Interior Total53,36457,189-6.7
Western Total156,467167,082-6.4
U.S. Total290,471308,832-5.9

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