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Arch Coal

Company nameArch Coal, Inc.
Company typePublic (NYSE: ACI)
IndustryCoal mining
Founded1969 (founded)
1997 (current corporation)
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri
Key peopleSteven F. Leer, Chairman/CEO
John W. Eaves, President/COO
Revenue(+) US$2.98 Billion (FY 2008)
Operating income(+) US$412 Million (FY 2008)
Net income(+) US$354 Million (FY 2008)
Total assets(+) US$3.98 Billion (FY 2008)
Total equity(+) US$1.73 Billion (FY 2008)
Employees3,600 (2006)

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Arch Coal (NYSE - ACI) is an American coal mining and processing company. The company mines, processes, and markets bituminous and sub-bituminous coal with low sulfur content in the United States. Arch Coal is the second largest supplier of coal in the U.S. behind Peabody Energy. market]. Demand comes mainly from generators of electricity.

Arch Coal operates 21 active mines and controls approximately 3.1 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves, located in Central Appalachia, the Powder River Basin, and the Western Bituminous regions. The company operates mines in Colorado, Kentucky, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming, and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. The company sells a substantial amount of its coal to producers of electric power, steel producers and industrial facilities.

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