Each year, Dec. 6 marks National Miners Day – a day designated to honor the contributions and sacrifices of all miners, both past and present. It’s also an opportunity for us to celebrate and recognize our own miners, including three who were recently recognized at the Annual Southeast U.S. Mine Safety Health Conference for working more than 40 years without a recordable injury.

Michael Alderman is a Maintenance Project Coordinator at our Wingate facility. In his 43 years of service, he knows that working safely takes a team effort – with all levels of the organization working together to make sure everyone gets home safely. 

Cliff Hancock is a Dragline Maintenance Mechanic at our Four Corners facility. During his 43 years in the industry, he has learned the importance of always paying attention to his surroundings and watching out for fellow employees.

James Kirkland is a Maintenance Planner at our Four Corners facility. He has worked in the industry for 46 years and believes safety is everyone’s responsibility. James always reminds others to always look out for themselves and their co-workers.

On National Miners Day – and every day – thank a miner! And join us in recognizing Michael, Cliff and James for being examples for all of us about the importance of looking out for ourselves and others.