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Patriot Cuts 130 at Corridor G

Making good on a promise sealed by a WARN Act notification in early September, Patriot Coal has immediately terminated the jobs of 130 workers at its Corridor G complex in West Virginia.

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Peabody, Glencore Combine Australian Coal Mines

Seeking to slash costs amid a weak market, Peabody Energy Corp. and Glencore Plc will form a joint venture (JV) merging two Australian open-pit projects, officials announced. Peabody is the world’s top coal producer; Glencore, a mining and commodity trader, is the No. 1 power station coal exporter.

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Blankenship Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court

In his first court appearance since being indicted on four federal felony charges on November 12, former Massey Energy Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship has plead not guilty to all charges and is now free on bond.

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Bridgestone Opens First US Mining Tire Manufacturing Facility

This week, Bridgestone Americas opened its first giant off-road radial tire plant. Based in Aiken County, South Carolina, the 1.5 million-sq-ft manufacturing facility produces various off-road radial tire products used to equip heavy haul trucks in mining and aggregates applications. The new plant strengthens Bridgestone’s ability to meet the needs of its global customer base in this key segment.This week, Bridgestone Americas opened its first giant off-road radial tire plant. Based in Aiken County, South Carolina, the 1.5-million-sq-ft manufacturing facility produces various off-road radial tire products used to equip heavy haul trucks in mining and aggregates applications. The new plant strengthens Bridgestone’s ability to meet the needs of its global customer base in this key segment.

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