“Our investment in this rebuilt, state-of-the-art preparation plant demonstrates our commitment to Central Appalachia,” said Don L. Blankenship, chairman and CEO. “The re-opening of Zigmond Processing will have a major economic impact in Logan County, W.Va.”

Zigmond Processing features a heavy media vessel, heavy media cyclone, reflux classifiers and froth flotation and has processing capacity of 1,200 tons per hour. It will service four underground mines producing high quality metallurgical coal and two surface mines producing steam coal. The mines are part of the company’s Logan County resource group. The facility also features a new batch-weigh flood loadout capable of loading 15,000 ton trains in four hours.