ABOUT US

James River Coal Company was formed in 1988 through the purchase of General Energy Corporation. McCoy Elkhorn and Bell County were the original operating companies. In 1992 we acquired the operations of Johns Creek Coal Company which added 33,000,000 in coal reserves and the Bevins Branch Preparation Plant, both of which are now operated under McCoy Elkhorn. In June of 1995 the Leeco and Bledsoe operating companies were acquired through Transco Coal Company. The Blue Diamond operating company was purchased in 1998. In 1999, we acquired Shamrock Coal Company, which added mines, reserves, and a preparation plant and the Clover loadout facility to the Bledsoe complex. Triad was purchased in May of 2005. In April 2011 we acquired International Resource Partners (IRP). IRP adds high quality metallurgical and steam coal production and reserves to our portfolio. Logan and Kanawha, IRP’s global marketing group, provides an immediate footprint into the global seaborne steam and metallurgical coal markets.