The West Virginia Coal Seam is the official blog of the West Virginia Coal Association. Located in Charleston, WV, the WVCA is the largest state coal association in the nation, representing about 98 percent of the coal production in the second largest coal-producing state in the nation. Contact us at 304.342.4153 or visit our website at http://www.wvcoal.com.
Located in Charleston, W.Va., the West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state’s underground and surface coal mine production. Its purpose is to have a unified voice representing the state’s coal industry as well as increase emphasis on coal as a reliable energy source to help the nation achieve energy independence.
Our Mission: By communicating with one voice, we will work together to create an environment that will establish West Virginia coal as a safer, cleaner and more competitive energy source.
The WVCA will assemble and disseminate to members and the public factual information about the industry in the state and elsewhere; keep its members informed of governmental matters affecting the industry; and engage in such other lawful and legitimate activities as may be necessary to properly safeguard, protect and advance the industry, its members and the public.
Board of Directors
First Vice Chairman
Second Vice Chairman
Coal River Energy
Arch Coal, Inc.
Pritchard Mining Company, Inc.
L P Mineral
Associate Division Chairman
Walker Machinery Company
Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Jeff Allen — Pardee Minerals, LLC
Jennifer Austin – Arcelor Mittal WV
Ralph Ballard – Asset Management Group (AMG)
*-Jimmy Brock – Consol Energy
*-Cason Carter – Alliance Coal, LLC
*-Kevin Craig – Natural Resource Partners, LP
Bill Davis – Joy Global Mining Machinery
Patrick Graney – Nacelle Logistics
Vic Green – Rudd Equipment Company
*-Warren Hylton – Tyler Morgan Coal Company
Bobby Hypes – Xinergy
Greg Jesse – Met Resources
Buddy McGlothlin – Rish Equipment Company
John Payne – Pocahontas Land Corporation
Marty Petrunyak – Nelson Brothers, LLC
Wayne Stanley – Stanley Industries, Inc.
Dave Stetson – Alpha Natural Resources
Chris Supcoe – Crown Hill Equipment, Inc.
Robert Worley – Baylor Mining, Inc.
Mike Zervos – United Coal Company, LLC
Executive Staff Includes: