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Tour of

Shoemaker Mine 

New Beltline


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Recently city officials had the privilege of touring the $200 million renovation project at Shoemaker Mine in Benwood which was organized by the city’s Public Safety Director and Police Chief Frank Longwell in conjunction with Jim Mazzocca, Consol Project Engineer.  The project includes replacing the underground rail hauling system and belt overland hauling line with the latest amazing technology. Upgrades are on-schedule with the previously announced early 2010 start date.

These improvements are expected to increase production at Shoemaker Mine to approximately 6.0 million tons of coal per year. This is a massive change compared to its prior production capability.

Consol Energy, Inc. is the largest producer of high-quality bituminous coal in the United States and named one of America's most admired companies by Fortune magazine.

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“Officials were simply fascinated at the magnitude of the project when they toured it. You have no idea the extent of the beltline until you see it in person. I am so proud to be a part of the progress that is happening now in the city which will contribute to its future success!’’ said

Edward M. Kuca, Jr., Mayor of Benwood

If you would like to see a video of the project we just completed click on this link

Then click on the red lettering as shown below.

What's New at CONSOL



Link to Consol Energy, Inc.


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