"It takes commitment, teamwork and the vigilance of every employee to set such a notable record. The men and women of Coal-Mac are to be congratulated for this rare accomplishment, and now they've set their sights on two million," Arch chief operating officer John Eaves said.
Coal-Mac's mining complex is located in southern West Virginia near Ragland. The mine employs 200 people and produced 2.1 million tons of coal in 2003.
Coal-Mac recently earned the Silver Good Neighbor Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior for exemplary interaction, communication and involvement with the surrounding landowners and community.
Last year, Coal-Mac earned the Mountaineer Guardian Award from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety & Training for significant accomplishments in mine safety in 2003.