Unprecedented showcase at Bluefield coal show

THE city of Bluefield, West Virginia, is set to welcome what may possibly be a record number of guests and exhibitors for its biannual Bluefield Coal Show, September 14-16.
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Bluefield coal show 2003

Donna Schmidt

The Brushfork Armory-Civic Center will be buzzing with activity as more than 6500 coal industry leaders view the hottest technology in the industry today, and more than 200 exhibitors showcase their newest equipment, services and technology inside and outside on the armory grounds.

US National Mining Association president Jack Gerard isn’t surprised by the attendance estimates for this premier event. “The Bluefield Coal Show plays a critical role in what we and others have termed ‘the resurgence of coal.’ Our collective prospects are far brighter today than they have been in decades.”

More than 225 exhibitors carpeted the entire Armory property in 2003, showcasing the most efficient, cost-effective coal-producing tools. Some exhibitors this year are on a waiting list hoping to grab a space at this leading-edge industry event.

The 2005 Coal Show is fittingly timed, Gerard said, because “where people once thought of coal as the fuel of our economic past, many more now view coal as the fuel of the future”

International Longwall News will bring that future to you by informing you about the diverse companies attending the show and provide you with accounts of contracts and tenders won as a result of the new products and services unveiled at one of the leading shows in the eastern US.

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