OWENSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The owners of a new southwestern Indiana coal mine say the project will create 330 new jobs once it hits full production in a few years.
Tulsa, Okla.-based Alliance Resource Partners dedicated the $200 million mine last week during ceremonies at which a local minister offered a blessing for the Gibson County mine's safety and prosperity.
The Princeton Daily Clarion (http://bit.ly/tHOCjD ) reports shaft construction continues at the new underground mine, which is expected to open in 2014. The mine's expected produce 3.3 million tons of coal and have a 330-person workforce by 2015.
Alliance Resource Partners CEO Joe Craft says the mine has a projected 15-year life-span based on its estimated 48 million tons of coal reserves. The company operates a second mine nearby that employs about 320 workers.
Information from: Princeton Daily Clarion, http://www.tristate-media.com/pdclarion