This news story originally provided by WV
September 24, 2004
New Underground Mine For Logan County
A new underground mine in Logan County means new jobs for 200
miners. Arch Coal announced Thursday afternoon they're hiring on
workers to mine 107 million tons of coal at their Mountain Laurel
Governor Bob Wise calls it a great economic day for West Virginia.
He says it's been a long time since they've had this kind of good
economic news from the coal industry. The governor helped break
ground on the site that will be an underground mine.
Not only will the company hire 200 workers over the next three
years, they're also investing $190 million dollars-plus into the
project. That means millions of dollars in coal severance taxes for
Logan County and anywhere from 120-130 construction jobs to build
the new mine site. The site will eventually employ 383 miners.
At a time when other coal companies are downsizing, Wise says Arch
is making a major investment, not just for Logan County, but also
for the entire state.