North American Coal Corporation

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North American Coal Corporation
Subsidiary
Industry Mining
Founded 1913
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
Number of locations
8 mines
Key people
Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. (Chairman) and Robert L. Benson (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Products Coal
Parent NACCO
Divisions Florida Dragline Operations
Subsidiaries Caddo Creek Resources Company, Demery Resources Company L.L.C, Liberty Fuels Company, L.L.C, Mississippi Lignite Mining Company, The Coteau Properties Company, The Falkirk Mining Company, The Sabine Mining Company,
Website www.nacoal.com
North American Coal Corporation Specimen Stock Certificate

North American Coal Corporation (NACC) is an American coal mining and mining services company. The company, now held as the main subsidiary of NACCO, is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and operates coal mines in North Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company also contracts to provide dragline mining services to limestone quarries in Florida.[1]

History[edit]

The Mines[edit]

North American Coal Corporation's coal mines are all surface mines producing lignite coal. At 35 million tons of annual production, NACC is the largest lignite coal producer in the United States, and also ranks among the top ten of all coal producers.[1]

North American Coal Corporation Mines
Mine Name State
Five Forks Louisiana
Liberty Mine Mississippi
Red Hills Mine Mississippi
Falkirk Mine North Dakota
Freedom Mine North Dakota
Eagle Pass Texas
Caddo Creek Texas
Sabine Mine Texas

Of the above mines, three ranked among the largest United States coal mines by production in 2007:

  • Freedom Mine, North Dakota: 15.0 million short tons produced in 2007, ranked 12th[2]
  • Falkirk Mine, North Dakota: 7.8 million short tons produced in 2007, ranked 21st[2]
  • Sabine, South Hallsville No 1 Mine, Texas: 4.2 million short tons produced in 2007, ranked 48th[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "North American Coal Corporation". North American Coal website. North American Coal Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "Major U.S. Coal Mines, 2007". Energy Information Administration of the United States Department of Energy. September 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-14.