|Arch Coal Earns 10 State Safety, Environmental Awards for Operational Excellence in West Virginia and Colorado|
ST. LOUIS, March 12, 2013 – Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced that employees in Colorado and West Virginia recently earned a total of 10 statewide safety and environmental awards, including Colorado’s top coal mine safety award.
“Safety and responsibility are deep-rooted values at Arch, and these external recognitions highlight our employees’ dedication and leadership,” said John W. Eaves, Arch’s president and chief executive officer. “Thanks to the hard work of our employees, Arch has led our major, diversified peers in safety for seven consecutive years.”
On March 7 and 8, Arch Coal’s Appalachian operations earned eight prestigious safety and environmental awards in West Virginia.
On Feb. 26 and 27, Mountain Coal Company’s West Elk mine in Colorado earned two state awards for safety and environmental excellence.
U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. is one of the world’s top coal producers for the global steel and power generation industries, serving customers in 25 countries on five continents. Its network of mining complexes is the most diversified in the United States, spanning every major coal basin in the nation. The company controls a 5.5-billion-ton reserve base of high-quality metallurgical and thermal coals, with access to all major railroads, inland waterways and a growing number of seaborne trade channels. Mingo Logan Coal Company, Wolf Run Mining Company, Coal-Mac, Inc. and Mountain Coal Company, L.L.C. are subsidiaries of Arch Coal, Inc.
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