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Strata Worldwide Signs Distribution Agreement With DSI Underground Systems

January 5, 2016

Strata Worldwide, a leading supplier of mine safety technologies, communication solutions and emergency refuge, has recently signed a new distribution and service agreement with DSI Underground Systems Inc. to benefit the North American tunneling industry. Under the terms of the

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Mine Safety Improvements Progress Since Sago Coal Mine Disaster, W. Va

January 5, 2016

One positive thing that came out of the disaster at the Sago Mine is an increase and focus on mine safety. Over the past decade, newer legislation has made the mines a safer place to work.  This has always been

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Fluor to Manage Westinghouse Electric’s Construction Workforce for Nuclear Power Projects

January 5, 2016

Fluor Corporation has been awarded two subcontracts by Westinghouse Electric Company to manage the construction workforce at two Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plant projects in Georgia and in South Carolina — the first majority-owned and operated by Georgia Power and

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Michael Fuljenz, America’s Gold Expert®, Makes Seven Fearless Forecast Predictions for 2016

January 5, 2016

Presidential election year politics will disrupt markets, leading to a strong year for physical gold and rare coins in 2016, and a drop in the Dow Jones stock market average, predicts Michael Fuljenz, an award-winning precious metals and numismatic writer

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Duke Energy Reviews State’s Recommendations While Coal Ash Management Work Continues, North Carolina

January 5, 2016

Duke Energy has issued the following statement regarding initial ash basin classifications issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). We appreciate the work that has gone into developing these preliminary recommendations. We’re particularly interested in understanding how

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Peabody Energy Amends Agreement with UMWA Regarding Patriot Retiree Healthcare Benefits

January 5, 2016

Peabody Energy has amended elements of its 2013 agreement with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) to resolve outstanding Patriot retiree healthcare benefit issues. This agreement improves Peabody’s expected 2017 cash flows by $70 million. Since 2013, Peabody has

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United Steel Workers Delivers Message at Iron Range Jobs Summit, Minnesota

January 5, 2016

The director for USW District 11 joined a small group of taconite miners from the shutdown mines on Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range for a private jobs crisis leadership summit. The event was hosted by Gov. Mark Dayton. Strong statements were

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Remembering Sago Coal Mine Disaster in W. Va: A Coal Miner’s Daughter Looks Back

January 5, 2016

In many ways, Fred Ware Junior was a simple kind of guy. “These were his mining boots. They still have the coal in the bottom of them. I still have all of the belongings he had on him…nails, safety goggles,

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Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Coal Mines in W. Va. and Ohio

January 5, 2016

As we move into 2016, more than 500 coal miners will be laid off by Murray Energy. Officials are estimating the number of layoffs to land somewhere in the upper 500s, reaching over 600 including those from earlier this year.

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Signal Peak Energy Lays Off 58 Coal Miners at Bull Mountain Mine, Montana

January 5, 2016

A Montana coal mine announced Wednesday that it laid off dozens of workers and is cutting production amid an industrywide slowdown that’s starting to impact the largest coal-producing region of the United States. Signal Peak Energy announced Wednesday that 58

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