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Transportation Tips

By Charlotte Cox and Darren Epps, SNL Energy  Powder River Basin (PRB) coal deliveries in the upper Midwest declined during the first three months of the year compared to the previous two years...

Legally Speaking

By R. Brian Hendrix None of us are perfect. In every human endeavor, mistakes are made, for all sorts of reasons. Mine operators and miners make mistakes, and so do Mine Safety and Health...
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Product News

article thumbnailThe Satellite series of unattended weighing kiosks provide the ultimate experience in unmanned truck scale efficiency and streamlined data integration.
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Top 10 Coal Producing States

Week Ending (06/28/2014) (in Thousand Short Tons)
  2014 2013 % Change
Wyoming 187,505 184,640 1.6
West Virginia 58,340 59,189 -1.4
Kentucky 40,985 41,268 -0.7
Pennsylvania 28,869 27,828 3.7
Illinois 26,898 27,441 -2.0
Texas 20,155 19,367 4.1
Montana 20,012 19,408 3.1
Indiana 19,855 18,894 5.1
North Dakota 14,280 13,425 -6.4
Ohio 11,514 14,331 -19.7
U.S. Total 482,485 485,122 -0.5


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...
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