Usibelli Coal Mine is KUAC’s Featured Sponsor for October
Emil Usibelli, the founder of Usibelli Coal Mine, arrived in Alaska penniless during the throes of the Great Depression. Yet, in less than a decade he had started a mine that was destined to become one of Alaska’s oldest and most successful businesses. Much has changed over the decades, but the pioneering spirit of Emil Usibelli still guides the company today; for the last 77 years Usibelli Coal Mine has been helping to energize Alaska. The mine operates year-round and produces approximately 1 million tons of ultra-low sulfur coal for use by the six power plants in Interior Alaska. The mine is supported by an all-Alaskan workforce of more than 100 employees and utilizes the most modern mining equipment and state-of-the-art engineering processes. Its reclamation program began in 1970, years before it was required by law. They are committed to leaving Alaska as they found it – wild and beautiful.
Along with their commitments to safe operations and environmental stewardship, UCM also places a high priority on caring for the people in the communities it serves. Usibelli Coal Mine continues to offer significant financial support to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as a myriad of community groups involved in the arts, education, athletic programs, health care, and social services. The mine is proud to support KUAC and the diversity of radio and television programming they offer to help keep Alaskans connected!
Usibelli Coal Mine is committed to excellence in mining and in practicing everyday safety – at work, at home, and at play. Learn more at usibelli.com or call 907-452-2625.