Bowie Resource Partners LLC (BRP) produces bituminous coal producer, generating 15.8 million short t of coal sales in the 2014. It owns and operates three underground coal mines in Utah and one in Colorado.
Following idling of longwall mining due to developing a new longwall panel at Bowie #2 mine near Paonia, Colorado, BRP will scale back production at the mine. The company will keep evaluating the market for Bowie #2 coal and anticipates the new longwall panel developments will be completed in approximately twelve months.
The Bowie #2 mine currently employs 181 full time employees and 19 contractors. "Some of the affected employees will be relocated where possible to fill vacancies in other parts of the business; however, layoffs are unfortunately unavoidable," commented Gene E. DiClaudio, BRP's Chief Operating Officer.
It is estimated that 19 contractor and 78 full time positions could be eliminated.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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