American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:AREC) announced Thursday that it has won the National Mining Association's 2019 Sentinels of Safety Award, which is widely considered mining's most prestigious safety award.
NMA's Sentinels of Safety Award recognizes mineral mining operations in various categories for recording the most hours in a calendar year without a single lost-time injury. A minimum of 4,000 hours is required for award consideration.
American Resources said it received the award for its underground, room and pillar carbon mining operation in Letcher County, Kentucky.
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"First and foremost, we are extremely proud of our team members for all of their contributions in achieving an exemplary safety record,” said CEO Mark Jensen in a statement.
“The safety of our team is always held as our primary responsibility and we believe that efficient mines create safer mines. This award further highlights our ability to achieve both high-efficiency standards while operating in a safe and sustainable manner.”
Jensen added: “All of these values are core to our mission and bolsters our confidence in the platform we have built to become a long-term, stable supplier of raw materials to the global infrastructure market. We are honored to receive this recognition of safety and very much look forward to upholding this standard as we prepare to restart our operations at our Perry County Resources complex this quarter."
American Resources said it is keen on efficiently and effectively utilizing its asset bases to supply customers in the metals and infrastructure industry raw materials to manufacture products in the most sustainable way while focusing on building out its full suite of infrastructure-related business lines.
The company also is committed to continuing its efforts to identify operational efficiencies in its ongoing goal to be one of the lowest-cost and safest operators and responsible stewards of the environment in Central Appalachia and throughout all its mining, processing, and transportation operations.
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