Alpha Natural Resources http://wfpl.org en Alpha Natural Resources Will Lay Off 200 Coal Miners in Eastern Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/alpha-natural-resources-will-lay-200-coal-miners-eastern-kentucky <p>Coal company <a href="http://www.alphanr.com">Alpha Natural Resources</a> announced today it will idle four underground mines in Harlan and Letcher counties. Two hundred miners will lose their jobs, while about sixty people will be moved to other positions or other mines.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:13:53 +0000 Erica Peterson 3264 at http://wfpl.org Alpha Natural Resources Will Lay Off 200 Coal Miners in Eastern Kentucky Alpha Announces Plans to Close Coal Mine in Eastern Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/alpha-announces-plans-close-coal-mine-eastern-kentucky <p><a href="http://www.alphanr.com" target="_blank">Alpha Natural Resources</a> will close one of its coal mines in Eastern Kentucky.</p><p>The company will close the Still House Branch Mine in Cumberland in Eastern Kentucky. Forty miners will lose their jobs, and another 40 will be reassigned to other coal mines. Alpha spokesman Rick Nida says there are several factors that went into the decision to close the mine.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:50:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2268 at http://wfpl.org Alpha Natural Resources Reports $2 Billion Loss in Second Quarter http://wfpl.org/post/alpha-natural-resources-reports-2-billion-loss-second-quarter <p><a href="http://www.alphanr.com/Pages/Default.aspx" target="_blank">Alpha Natural Resources-</a>-a coal company with mines in eastern Kentucky, as well as throughout Appalachia--reported its second quarter earnings this morning and the news wasn&#39;t good.</p><p>The company had a net loss of $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2012. That compares to a $50 million loss for the same period last year.</p><p>From the <a href="http://alnr.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=699104" target="_blank">company&#39;s announcement: </a></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:31:54 +0000 Erica Peterson 1252 at http://wfpl.org Alpha Natural Resources Will Close Four Mines in Eastern Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/alpha-natural-resources-will-close-four-mines-eastern-kentucky <p>One of the nation&rsquo;s largest coal companies has announced it will be closing several mines and preparation plants in Eastern Kentucky.</p><p>Alpha Natural Resources will stop mining coal at four mines in Martin and Pike counties and idle two preparation plants. The company has enough jobs at other locations to reassign 286 employees, but about 150 will lose their jobs.</p><p>Alpha spokesman Ted Pile says the move is necessary.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:25:30 +0000 Erica Peterson 588 at http://wfpl.org