Massey Energy Co.    



4 N 4th St.

Richmond, VA 23219-2230

United States

(804) 788-1800

Company description

Massey Energy Co. was created in 2000 when A.T. Massey's parent company Fluor Corp. completed a reverse spin-off that separated Fluor into two entities: the "new" Fluor Corp. and Fluor Corp., which retained its coal-related businesses and was subsequently renamed Massey Energy Co. The company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange that year. Massey Energy is the largest coal company in Central Appalachia and produces, processes and sells bituminous coal of various steam and metallurgical grades, primarily of a low sulfur content. The customers for its steam coal product include primarily electric power utility companies that use the coal as fuel for their steam-powered generators. Customers for its metallurgical coal include primarily steel producers who use our coal to produce coke, which is, in turn, used as a raw material in the steel manufacturing process. The company has 23 processing and shipping centers, many of which receive coal from multiple mines. Massey Energy operates approximately 56 mines, including 42 underground mines (two of which employ boom and pillar and longwall mining) and 14 surface mines (with 12 highwall mines in operation) in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

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News and information about Massey Energy Co.

Wheeling's Zatezalo: Murray CEO, Others in Industry Encouraged Seeking Post
The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV); September 6, 2017; 700+ words
...during a time when then-MSHA chief Joe Main was ramping up agency enforcement after the deaths of 29 miners at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch Mine, in April 2010.One of Rhino's mines received back-to-back warning letters from...
Blankenship Urges Trump Not to Punish Coal Execs
The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV); May 17, 2017; 700+ words
...his one-year stint in federal prison for criminal conspiracy to violate mine safety and health standards, former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship urged the Trump administration not to support legislation that would lengthen the sentences...
Blankenship Seeks Appeal Rehearing
Charleston Gazette Mail; February 11, 2017; 700+ words
...Appeals reconsider a previous decision in which a three-judge panel upheld the criminal conviction of the former Massey Energy Co. CEO. In a 22-page filing with the 4th Circuit, Blankenship's defense team urged the full court to focus any...
Blankenship Conviction Is Affirmed ; 4th Circuit Upholds Berger Rulings
Charleston Gazette Mail; January 20, 2017; 700+ words
...sacrificed for coal production and profits, a federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a series of trial rulings by U.S. District...
Deadly Floods Top W.Va. Story of 2016
Charleston Gazette Mail; December 29, 2016; 700+ words
...West Virginia news story in 2016 by Associated Press member newspapers and broadcasters.The sentencing of former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship and his subsequent appeal was voted second, and the state's substance abuse epidemic was...
Some of W.Va.'S Best, Brightest Make Mountain State Careers
The State Journal; June 3, 2016; 700+ words
...Resources as its West Virginia director of government and external affairs. She was with Alpha when the company bought Massey Energy Co. for $7.1 billion, creating a coal giant with 14,000 employees and more than 5 billion tons of coal reserves...
Blankenship's Fall Mimics Coal's Decline
Charleston Gazette Mail; May 27, 2016; 700+ words
...Blankenship uttered those words during a speech to the Tug Valley Mining Institute.That was back in the day when the Massey Energy Co. CEO was still full of bravado, not the haggard character we saw in photographs and courtroom sketches from his...
Clinton Blasts Blankenship on Protest Showing
Charleston Gazette Mail; May 4, 2016; 700+ words
...repeatedly criticized Don Blankenship after the former Massey Energy Co. CEO showed up a day earlier among the pro- coal...coal dust.DANIEL DESROCHERS | Gazette-Mail Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship stands amid protesters in Williamson...

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Industry information

NAICS codes 
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used to classify businesses for the purpose of collecting statistical data related to the U.S. economy. NAICS codes have been assigned to international companies to help organize all companies by type of activity.  

Primary: 212111 - Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining


SIC codes 
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes classify establishments by their primary type of activity. SIC codes are a U.S. Census Bureau system but can apply to international companies.  

Primary: 1221 - Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining industry report