Mining industry converges on Bluefield for 2013 Coal Show - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Mining industry converges on Bluefield for 2013 Coal Show

Posted:
  • More Local NewsMore Local NewsMore>>

  • Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    Man wanted in armed robbery of convenience store

    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
    PINEY VIEW (WVVA) - The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man who allegedly robbed a convenience store at knife point.Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a male wearing a black hoodie and camouflage...More >>
  • Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    Concord University chooses Boggess for president

    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
    ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission)...More >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    EXCLUSIVE: Business vandalized by ten and 12 year-old

    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>
    BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Staff at Medical Massage and Therapy in downtown Bluefield, WV were stunned to learn two juveniles are the alleged culprits behind the extreme vandalism to their building.“I'm just shocked... Just can't believe it," owner Dana Deskins told WVVA.The ten and 12-year-old boys are charged with breaking and entering and two felony charges of destruction of property.The owners say the boys first tried to set fire to the building on the night of Sunday, April 13th."It could have b...More >>

UPDATE:

The 20th Bluefield Coal Show kicked off Wednesday at the Brushfork Armory.

Close to 250 vendors from all areas of the coal industry are set up under tents, and inside. Visitors from manufacturers to suppliers take a look at displays of parts, machinery, and the latest in underground mining.

With vendors coming from 32 states and even other continents, mining professionals we spoke with say the coal show is a great networking opportunity.

"All the equipment vendors, the people we buy all of our equipment and supplies from are here," said David Webb from Cliffs Natural Resources. "They make a good outing and we can see all their latest and greatest equipment. It's usually assembled so we can get a good look at it. It really saves us a lot of time."

The Coal Show is only open to people in the coal industry.

It continues until Friday, open 10AM-6PM Wednesday and Thursday and from 9AM-2PM on Friday.

Buses are shuttling visitors, who must be affiliated with the coal industry, from the parking lot at Mitchell Stadium and Bowen Field.


--------------------

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - A virtual 'who's who' of the coal mining industry was in Bluefield Wednesday as the 2013 Coal Show officially begins.

The bi-annual event, held at the Brushfork Armory, showcases the latest advancements in mining, while addressing issues facing the industry.

Wednesday's events began with a media appreciation breakfast that featured guest speaker Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy.

Murray's fiery comments focused on the Obama administration and its policies, which Murray feels are "destroying" the coal industry.

The three-day event continues through Friday, with a lineup of speakers and events scheduled. The event also features hundreds of exhibitors on-site at the Armory.

 

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVVA.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Audrey Sluss at (304) 324-0659. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.