About Blaschak Anthracite
Blaschak Anthracite is one of the country’s top anthracite producers.
From its founding in 1937 to its operations today, Blaschak has built a legacy of mining innovation and environmental restoration, all while meeting the needs of customers around the world – and in our backyard.
Located in the anthracite country of northeastern Pennsylvania between the borders of the Lehigh Valley and Greater Philadelphia Region, Blaschak Anthracite’s headquarters lie in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
- Capacity to produce 450,000 prepared tons of anthracite per year
- Annually mines approximately one million tons per year of raw coal
- Sustainable business model
- Integrated producer – processor – distributor
- Multiple mining operations and processing facilities
- Most diverse markets and more balanced than others in industry
- Easy rail access to East Coast ports for exporting to growing global markets
For 85 years, Blaschak Anthracite has remained at the forefront of anthracite mining. Today, the company maintains a leading role in the industry with a strong legacy and a bright future.
1937 – John, Anthony Sr., and Walter Blaschak start Blaschak Trucking, a transporter and marketer of deep-mined coal
1945 – Blaschak acquires a deep mine at St. Nicholas
1955 – The Blaschak Breaker at St. Nicholas Village is constructed and the company begins preparing raw coal
1959 – Blaschak enters into the bituminous coal industry
1967 – Blaschak upgrades its breaker facility
1974 – The onset of the first major U.S. energy crisis drives the demand for anthracite coal. Blaschak expands its operations through acquisitions and partnerships
1978 – A bagging plant is built to support the company’s entry into the home heating and supplemental heat market
1984 – Blaschak begins surface mining by assuming a competitor’s lease
1985 – Blaschak purchases the first new dragline in the anthracite industry in over 30 years
1991 – Blaschak purchases second dragline allowing the company to mine approximately 40 to 50 percent of its raw coal needs
2002 – Blaschak upgrades its breaker facility
2006 – Primrose mine is developed, boosting in-house supply capacity to approximately 75 percent of Blaschak’s raw coal needs, if necessary
2009 – Blaschak acquired by Milestone Partners
2010 – Blaschak acquires mining rights to Lattimer Basin and purchases Lattimer breaker
2011 – Company records are set for mine production, coal processed, and tons sold
2013 – Blaschak annual coal sales hit 317,000 tons, breaking previous records
2016 – Mt. Carmel development opens
2018 – Blaschak receives $1 million grant, provided by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), supported by Governor Tom Wolf
2018 – Blaschak becomes the exclusive anthracite supplier to Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza
2018 – Blaschak sets its latest sales record, hitting 382,000 tons sold.
2020 – Signed multi year lease on new property adding significant reserve base for future mining
2021 – Extended property lease at Primrose operation adding additional reserves.
2021 – In order to differentiate itself from bituminous coal and emphasize the superior characteristics of anthracite the company changed its name to Blaschak Anthracite Corporation.