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Alpha Takes Top Honors at Governor’s Cup


Alpha Maxxim Shared Services’ Blue team was the overall winner at the 31st annual Governor’s Cup Mine Rescue and Safety Contest held in early June at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. A total of seven teams competed in the event, co-hosted by the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance (VCEA), Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

The second place team was Buchanan Minerals’ Red team, and third place went to Wellmore Coal Co.’s Red team. Bench first place (BG4) was Josh Richardson of the Buchanan Red Team, and bench first place (240R) was secured by Shannon Moore of Wellmore Coal.

Tops in the preshift competition was Billy Sluss of Alpha Maxxim Shared Services. The teams competing in the event included Alpha Maxxim Shared Services; Arch Lone Mountain Processing-Lone Mountain team; Virginia Small Operators Mine Rescue A team; Buchanan Minerals Black team and Red team; Revelation Energy-Blue team; and Wellmore Coal Red team. The contest’s sponsor was National Mine Rescue Association Virginia Post 7.