Coal People provides news and insights you can’t get anywhere else about individuals, organizations, events and trends related to North America’s coal and energy exploration industries.

Through print and online editions, Coal People magazine allows executives, managers and other decision-makers in the coal and energy exploration sectors to keep up with personnel moves, industry news, legislative and regulatory issues, and technology trends. The magazine also runs insightful feature stories about people, companies, trade groups and other organizations that keep the industry strong.

When it comes to advertising, Coal People serves as a marketplace for buying and selling mining equipment and supplies. The magazine also produces an array of buyers’ guides to help move the industry forward.

Al Skinner launched Coal People in April 1976, on Easter Morning in Charleston, WV. Al is still the editor and publisher, and is assisted by experienced editorial, sales and production teams, and numerous field correspondents. Coal People is published 10 times a year has a circulation of nearly 15,000.

Editor's Message

Al Skinner
Al Skinner

Coal People Magazine debuted on Easter Morning of April 1976, and for the past 36 years has been considered one of the industry's best read publications, featuring a unique editorial blend of human interest stories, business articles, event coverage, updates on product news and a capsulated section of news.

Staff writers/photographers travel the coal fields compiling human interest stories, bringing to life coal heroes through the pages of Coal People Magazine, celebrating the positive side of a much-maligned industry that has held strong in both secure and unpredictable times.

Coal People Magazine is delivered 10 times a year to the desks of executives in the coal and energy industries. In Print and online, Coal People Magazine is readily accessible. Current issues are available in flip-page format with active links to advertisers, news and special features.

On-going changes with advancing technology being introduced to the coal industry will be brought to readers each issue.

Coal People Magazine is dedicated to the coal and energy industry.

Coal People / PO Box 6247 / Charleston, WV 25362 / Toll Free: 800-235-5188 / Phone: 304-342-4129 / Fax: 304-343-3124

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