BLUEFIELD COAL SHOW SEMINAR SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
The biennial Bluefield Coal Show, set for September 12, 13 and 14, 2007 at the Brushfork Armory Civic Center, will feature 225 exhibitors, bringing coal to the forefront of the Appalachian region
. During the three-day event, Technical Seminars will be offered for exhibitors and attendees, featuring relevant topics from prominent speakers within the industry.
Dave Langford of Appalachian Power is working with a committee of coal leaders to lineup the presenters.
Speakers and topics to date include: Bill Raney, WVCA, speaking on “Coal’s Contribution”;
Ron Wooten, Director of WV Office of Miner’s Health, Safety & Training, on “Safety Developments in WV Since Sago”; representative of Rentech, Inc., on “Coal Conversion”;
Bill Reid, Editor of Coal News and former President of EMICO, on “Public Perception of Coal”;
William Tate, CEO, DBT Global; Mike Adamczyk, Joy Mining Machinery, on “Mining Machinery Development and Contribution to Mining Safety”;
Paul Bailey, Center for Energy and Economic Development, speaking on “Climate Change”; and,
Steve Antoline, President of Superior Highwall, will present “Twenty Years of Highwall Mining.”
The seminars will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13 in the classroom of the main building of the Brushfork Armory Civic Center.
For more information, call the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce (304/327-7184), or visit the website at www.bluefieldchamber.com.