North American Coal Corp last week celebrated 50 years of lignite coal production, which began in July 1957 when the company acquired the Indian Head Mine in North Dakota. “We are excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary of producing lignite,” said North American’s President and CEO Robert Benson. “The talent, initiative, and passion of the employees of North American Coal have been central to the development of our lignite surface mining and reclamation operations.”
“Every day and every night, lignite mined by North American Coal is powering the businesses and homes of America.[i]t is propelling our country forward toward energy independence in an economical and environmentally sensitive manner,” Benson said.