Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM:WLB) today announced the opening of a new office in Billings, Montana. This new location strengthens Westmoreland’s presence in Montana and offers a single location for core operational personnel to be stationed. Westmoreland has been a member of the Montana business community since the early 1970s and currently owns and operates three mines in the state. On average, Westmoreland produces approximately 15 million tons of coal a year from its Montana mines and employs approximately 500 individuals.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Billings office,” said Robert P. King, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Our new office is located in close proximity to several of our Montana mines and helps establish a base for key operational employees. As a significant employer and business in the state of Montana, the Billings office will help Westmoreland maintain a strong position in the Montana business community.”
About Westmoreland Coal Company
Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United States. The Company’s coal operations include coal mining in the Powder River Basin in Montana, sub-bituminous mining in Wyoming, and lignite mining operations in Montana, North Dakota and Texas. Its power operations include ownership of the two-unit ROVA coal-fired power plant in North Carolina. For more information, visit www.westmoreland.com.
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