Associations and Links(11)


PAC - Anthracite, commonly known as hard coal, has been commercially mined and prepared in the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania for more than 150 years. Most Anthracite reserves are found in the five counties of Schuylkill, Carbon, Northumberland, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

Friends of Coal

The Friends of Coal is dedicated to inform and educate West Virginia citizens about the coal industry and its vital role in the state’s future. Our goal is to provide a united voice for an industry that has been and remains a critical economic contributor to West Virginia.


The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) is the industry’s unified voice in Harrisburg, representing more than 200 member companies, large and small, across the state. PACA was formed in 1982 by the consolidation of the Pennsylvania Aggregates Association and the Pennsylvania Ready Mixed Concrete/Sand & Gravel Association.


The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is an international society of professionals in the minerals industry. The SME membership is more than 11,500 strong, with members in nearly 100 countries.


The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media. NMA's mission is to create and maintain a broad base of political support for the mining industry and to help the nation realize the economic and national security benefits of America's domestic mining capability.


Membership of the Powder River Basin Coal Users Group comprises individuals from users of PRB coals as well as prospective consumers (generating companies or industrial energy consumers). Associate members from companies supplying coal, equipment or services are also invited to participate.


A Trade Association serving North American manufacturers and designers of conveyor world wide since 1933. Companies that represent the leading designers, manufacturers installers of conveyors, conveyor components, and material handling systems.


The Belting Association is a voluntary association of individuals and organizations who have joined together to further the interests of all fabricators, distributors and manufacturers of belting and related products.


NSSGA is the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. The association represents the crushed stone, sand and gravel-or aggregates-industries. NSSGA member companies produce more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel consumed annually in the United States.


Is a not-for-profit trade association comprising thirteen independent power producers in Pennsylvania that generate approximately 831 megawatts of electricity by using environmentally friendly Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) boiler technology to burn coal mining refuse.

The American Coal Council

ACC is dedicated to advancing the development and utilization of coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound energy fuel source. The Association promotes the lawful exchange of ideas and information regarding the coal industry. It serves as an essential resource for companies that mine, sell, trade, transport or consume coal. The ACC provides educational programs, advocacy support, peer-to-peer networking forums and market intelligence that allow members to advance their marketing and management capabilities.