Midwest U.S.

Peabody Energy's Midwest Operations span Indiana and Illinois, where employees are active in their local communities.

Learn more about Peabody's Midwest Operations.


Wild Boar Mine Provides Gifts for 16 Children in Need

Peabody Energy’s Wild Boar Mine partnered with Tennyson and Tecumseh Elementary Schools in Warrick County to provide Secret Angel Christmas gifts for 16 children in need.   Wild Boar Mine Provides Gifts for 16 Children in Need Employees and their families joined forces to wrap all the gifts and distribute them to the schools.


Gateway Mine Canned Food Drive

Gateway Mine held a canned food drive for the Coulterville Food Bank.  Gateway Mine Canned Food Drive Their generosity will help provide food for 29 families this holiday season.


Gateway Mine Raises Money for Children in Need

Peabody Midwest Sponsors Water Stop Gateway Mine raised $500 to donate to the Coulterville Holiday Association.
The funds will help to purchase presents, clothes and other items for children in need in the Coulterville area.


Gateway Donation to Renovate Fish Shack

Gateway Donation to Renovate Fish ShackGateway Mine presented a donation to the Coulterville Chamber of Commerce to help with the renovation of the Fish Shack at the city park. The facility is used by the community to have fund raisers and host their annual fish fry sale to the public.


Peabody Midwest Sponsors Water Stop

Peabody Midwest Sponsors Water StopPeabody Energy’s Evansville office participated in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Greater Evansville Race for the Cure by sponsoring a “water stop.” Peabody employees passed out water to nearly 13,000 race runners and walkers. Overall, 33 Peabody employees participated in the Race for the Cure event.


Peabody Midwest Volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring

Peabody Midwest Volunteers for United Way’s Day of CaringEmployees from Peabody’s Evansville office participated in United Way’s Day of Caring event at the local Goodwill Family Center. Employee volunteers landscaped around the building as well as cleaned and organized storage.


Peabody Midwest Operations Participates in 15th Annual Illinois Coal Education Conference

Peabody Midwest Operations Participates in 15th Annual Illinois Coal Education ConferenceOver 100 educators from across the state of Illinois attended the 15th Annual Coal Education Conference. The goal of the conference was to give teachers the knowledge and learning tools to incorporate coal education into their lesson plans. Employees from Peabody’s Cottage Grove Mine, near Equality, Ill., also provided the teachers with safety training and accommodated them on a tour throughout the mine complex. The Midwest Operations also hosted dinner for the event.


Francisco Mine Hosts Open House

Peabody Energy employees and their families were invited to attend an Employee Appreciation Open HouseFrancisco Mine Hosts Open House hosted by Francisco Mine in Francisco, Ind. A total of 445 visitors were allowed to tour areas of the mine to  experience some of the many facets of an underground mining operation. Nearly 130 employees shared stories and explained various equipment used at the operation. The mine management team at Francisco Mine also raised $500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities by featuring a dunking booth.


Illinois Mines Give to Golden Circle Senior Citizens

Peabody Energy’s Wildcat Hills, Cottage Grove and Illinois Mines Give to Golden Circle Senior CitizensWillow Lake Mines made a $1,500 contribution to the Golden Circle Senior Center in Harrisburg, Ill. In Feb. 2012, a tornado destroyed the Golden Circle Senior Center, temporarily relocating the residents to a local Baptist church. The Mines’ contribution enabled the Center to provide meals to senior citizens around the Harrisburg area.


Gateway Mine Celebrates Arbor Day

Gateway Mine Celebrates Arbor DayPeabody Energy’s Gateway Mine celebrated national Arbor Day with Perry County and Franklin County, Ill., area residents. Peabody donated funds to purchase various trees and fruit trees to beautify and improve the habitats in both counties. Gateway’s General Manager, Cliff Walker, said, “Arbor Day serves as an annual reminder of the importance of nature. Through planting trees we continue to support Peabody’s commitment to environmental stewardship and working toward a greener future.”


Gallatin County Mini Fair Day

Gallatin County Mini Fair DayRepresentatives of Peabody Energy’s Cottage Grove and Wildcat Hills Mines participated in the Gallatin County Mini Fair Day. Eight presentations regarding various coal and mining processes were given to 241 Gallatin County students from the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. In addition to the presentations, employees cooked and served hamburgers and hotdogs to the students.


Evansville Springs Into Caring

Evansville Springs Into Caring Peabody Energy employee volunteers participated in the United Way’s “Spring Into Caring” event in Evansville, Ind. Peabody volunteers joined more than 300 people in community service projects for area non-profit organizations as part of the United Way of Southwestern Indiana’s “Spring Into Caring” event. Employees completed remodeling, landscaping and reorganizing work at a local non-profit center.


Midwest Responds to Disaster Relief

Midwest Responds to Disaster Relief Employees from Peabody Energy’s Willow Lake, Cottage Grove, Gateway and Wildcat Hills Mines volunteered in emergency response efforts following severe weather and tornadoes that swept across Southern Illinois. Medical technicians, underground rescue personnel and employees used their skills acquired on the job to save lives and support their community. These employees took immediate action in a time of need and are an outstanding example of Peabody’s safety focus and care for the community.


Viking Mine Makes Safety a Way of Life

Viking Mine Makes Safety a Way of LifePeabody Energy’s Viking Mine – Corning Pit made safety a way of life both inside and outside of the mine by donating to the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department in Pike County, Ind. Peabody’s donation helped purchase a new program called the Fire Tex Response for the volunteer fire department. Travis Troutman, pictured on the left, said, "Peabody is known for not only helping keep their employees safe while at work, but also by giving back to the communities and organizations around them."


Donation to School's Outdoor Wildlife Classroom

Peabody Energy’s Bear Run Mine presented Union High Donation to School's Outdoor Wildlife ClassroomSchool in Sullivan County, Ind., with $5,000 to help complete the school’s outdoor wildlife classroom, which is designed to teach students about wetland ecosystems. The grant will expand the surrounding grassland by about one acre and help to catch runoff from the high school’s parking lot. Once the project is complete, students will be able to catch and identify invertebrates and learn how weather conditions effect wetlands.


Gateway Mine Donates to Local School

Gateway Mine Donates to Local SchoolPeabody Energy’s Gateway Mine and Prep Plant recently donated $5,000 to Coulterville Community School to support environmental projects. The grant enabled the school to purchase receptacles to encourage recycling, and the remaining funds will be used by Timothy Schnoeker’s Vocational Education class to construct and place duck houses and raptor perches for observation and study.   


Mining and Restoration Field Days

At Peabody's Cottage Grove Mine in Southern Ill., community leaders and academics, local farmers, agricultural organizations and other guests gathered to experience mining and land restoration first-hand.  During the Field Day, guests Mining and Restoration Field Daystoured an active surface mine and learned of Peabody’s approach to land restoration and community outreach, which has earned the company numerous awards. Pictured here, Derek Launius, Environmental Engineer at Peabody Energy, demonstrates innovative engineering and agricultural techniques to restore soil as prime farmland.

Peabody’s Somerville Central Mine in Gibson County, Ind., also held a Field Day organized by the Indiana Soils/Prime Farmland Team. The organization works to promote the protection, restoration and management of prime farmland. 


Investments in Industrial Arts Programs

Peabody Energy donation enhances schools' industrial arts programs.Peabody Energy presented Eldorado, Gallatin and Harrisburg high schools in Illinois with a donation to enhance the schools' industrial arts programs.  Peabody, which operates the nearby Cottage Grove and Wildcat Hills mines in Saline County, Ill., invests in the education of the next generation to deliver academic opportunities and promote a future workforce.  


Living Lands and Waters

Living Lands and WatersA cleanup of the Ohio River near the Newburgh Locks in Evansville, Ind., gave Peabody's employees an opportunity to support the local community. Company volunteers walked around the perimeter of the river and boated the waters to clean up more than 6,000 pounds of garbage. Watch a Living Lands and Waters video.


Arbor Day CelebrationsArbor Day Celebrations

Peabody’s Gateway Mine, located in Coulterville, Ill., supplied new trees to a local community park, in celebration of Arbor Day. The company’s Midwest office in Evansville, Ind., also improved the grounds of nearby Otwell Elementary School while the Bear Run Mine sponsored plantings at Sullivan Middle School in Sullivan, Ind.


Helping the Community During the Holidays

Employees at Bear Run Mine in Sullivan County, Ind., raised $4,500, coupled with a company contribution of $3,500, to purchase holiday gifts for area kids. From clothing and toys to bikes and coloring books, Peabody’s donations will bring joy to more than 50 children. “We asked employees to contribute, and they did in an overwhelming fashion,” said Jeff Eyer, the mine’s Safety and Human Resources Manager.

Helping the Community During the Holidays





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