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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Begins on Wednesday


September 12, 2022 - The 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, begins on Wednesday complete with 165 exhibitors representing 30 states as well as Canada, Germany, Poland and Singapore.  The Show will have companies providing exhibits in underground coal mining, safety, technology, aggregates, components, and major equipment. The Bluefield event provides the opportunity to network with coal industry leaders, a private suite for business negotiations, and showcasing the latest products and services as well as technology throughout the mining industry.

David Stetson, CEO of Alpha Metallurgical Resources, will address the Exhibitor and Media Breakfast beginning at 8:30 am on Opening Day September 14 in the Food Tent. Chris Hamilton, President and CEO, West Virginia Coal Association, will cut the ribbon to open the Show. Exhibitors are encouraged to attend this important Breakfast, which is emceed by Bill Reid, Managing Editor, and Coal Miner Exchange, and hear the latest views of the state of the coal industry.

David Stetson

Chris Hamilton

“We are delighted to have David join us and we look forward to welcoming him to Bluefield,” said Bill Reid, Chair of the Breakfast. “Coal is hot right now and we all have a window of opportunity. It will be most interesting for us all to hear David’s perspective on the industry for both steam coal and met coal. We also look forward very much to welcoming Chris Hamilton and to hear what he has to say about the future.”

The show’s evening events are being consolidated into one big event, the Vendor Reception being held on Thursday evening at 5 pm at Bowen Field, Bluefield City Park. There will be tailgating, live music, beer, and BBQ, as well as big screen football. 

The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show also affords an opportunity for attendees to attend firsthand the live demonstrations, state-of-the art equipment and products, and the chance to discuss product solutions for some of the safety and productivity challenges facing the industry.   

Live TV interviews will take place on the Opening Day of the Show. Exhibitors have competed for free interview slots based on a new product launch or a significant contribution to the coal industry. Interviews are being carried out by Bill Reid.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions together with and here for Lodging Guide for the coal show. For more information about the Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, contact the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias, at 304-327-7184 or email For further information:  Contact Jeff Disibbio, 304-327-7184.