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Placing Value on Educating Student Groups and Community Organizations

At Blaschak Coal Corp, we see education as part of our duty to the community. Over the years, we have opened our doors to many groups, local and distant, and provided information and materials to explain what we are doing to not only extract the anthracite we mine, but also reclaim and restore the land [...]

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Adversity Exposes Character

I have heard it said from time to time that “adversity develops character.” To me, that is not quite right. I believe that adversity EXPOSES character. Our company mines and distributes anthracite coal in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal Region. All of the anthracite coal produced in the United States (and, in fact, all of North [...]

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People Make the Difference – An Idea in Action

I have written before how important people are to the success of any organization and how people of character can make huge differences in their communities and companies. About a year ago, I wrote about a couple of our people and how their lives have impacted others. Yesterday morning, October 27, 2016, one of our [...]

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Coal-Fired Pizza Ovens are Pushing Anthracite into the Spotlight

Most people won’t immediately think “pizza” when they hear about anthracite — but that’s starting to change. The fastest growing sector in the casual dining industry is coal-fired pizza. While pizza has been prepared using coal for many years, in the past ten years, coal-fired pizza has become a rapidly growing trend.  What many people do [...]

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People ARE Important

In the business world, it is sometimes way too easy for leaders to focus on numbers. Sales, expenses, earnings, capital spending, progress toward plans, strategy execution and other “metrics” ARE important of course, but in the last few weeks I have been reminded (again) in a number of ways that PEOPLE are the truly critical [...]

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Why Anthracite Coal is Experiencing a Resurgence

Mining is a difficult and high cost business. The capital requirements are intense, and the skill levels of the people needed to operate and maintain the sophisticated equipment we use are significant. The industry pays the best wages in the region, wages that can support families, send children to college, and provide demand for the [...]

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