Midwest U.S.


Bear Run Employees Weather the Storm During March of Dimes Walk

Bear Run Mine employees participated in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, where employees braved the weather as they walked. The mine also donated $1,000 to the walk, which will go toward premature birth research and family support.

Peabody Contributes to Save Dugger Schools

In 2013, the Board of Trustees for the Northeast School Corporation voted to close the Dugger Elementary School and the Union Jr/Sr. High School located in Dugger, Indiana. As members of the Dugger community, Bear Run Mine and many of its employees were concerned by the potentially devastating effects of this decision on the Dugger community and its residents. Thus, Peabody Energy Bear Run Mine contributed $5,000 to ensure the schools’ success and for the continuation of educational opportunities that will produce and sustain a vibrant economic environment.

Evansville Springs Into Caring

The Peabody Evansville Office participated in the United Way of Southwestern Indiana 2014 “Spring Into Caring” Food Drive. Peabody employees collected barrels of non-perishable food along with a $300 donation. The Food Drive enabled the United Way of Southwestern Indiana and Tri-State Food Bank to provide nearly 40,000 meals to those in need in the Southwest Indiana community.

Gallatin County Mini Fair Day

Representatives of Peabody Energy’s Cottage Grove and Wildcat Hills Mines participated in the Gallatin County Mini Fair Day. Educational presentations regarding various coal and mining processes were given to approximately 200 Gallatin County students from the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. In addition to the presentations, employees cooked and served hamburgers and hot dogs to the students.

Peabody Sponsors School's Record-Setting Prototype Vehicle

A team from Sullivan High School, which supports the community around Bear Run Mine in Carlisle, Ind., set a new world record when it won the prototype diesel division of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, an international engineering/fuel mileage contest in Houston, TX. The Sullivan team car, “Black Diesel,” set a new fuel-efficiency record in the prototype diesel division for the most miles per gallon, achieving a score of 1,899 miles per gallon. Peabody has been a primary sponsor of the team the past two years.

Peabody Sponsors Outdoor Classroom for Students in Dugger, Indiana

Peabody Energy joined the West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance, Wildlife Land Resource Management and U.S. Fish & Wildlife in a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Union High School (Dugger, Ind.) outdoor classroom, which takes learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom. During the celebration, project partners, school officials and approximately 25 science students participated in an afternoon of identifying wetland adaptations and macro-invertebrates that now reside within the wetland.

Peabody Midwest Raises Money for Blue Ribbon River Run

Peabody Midwest employees from Francisco Mine and the Evansville Office teamed up with more than 450 participants in the First Annual Prostate Cancer Blue Ribbon River Run (BRRR).The BRRR was to bring awareness, save lives and defeat prostate cancer through support, education and by encouraging men to be screened annually for the disease. Peabody employees worked together to raise over $3,600 that will assist cancer patients and their families.

Peabody Energy Celebrates the Success of 11 Maintenance Acceleration Program (MAP) Graduates

Eleven students graduate from Peabody Energy’s Maintenance Acceleration Program, with a ceremony being conducted at the Peabody’s Evansville, Indiana office. The Maintenance Acceleration Program was designed to aid students in becoming confident, competent and electrically certified maintenance technicians.


Peabody Midwest Collects Food for the United Way

Peabody’s Evansville office participated in the United Way of Southwestern Indiana "Spring Into Caring Food Drive" which benefited the Tri-State Food Bank. In 2012, the United Way of SW Indiana answered over 20,000 calls requesting food from families within the community.

Gateway Mine Shows Support for Coulterville's Construction and Manufacturing Program

Peabody presents Tim Schnoeker, Construction and Manufacturing teacher at Coulterville High School, with a $500 check. Mr. Schnoeker took approximately 30 vocational students from Coulterville, Marissa and Steelville to Hoyleton, Illinois to construct sidewalks and to design and construct a multipurpose structure at a Hoyleton Children’s Home, a residential treatment program that provides compassionate care for 40 children and adolescents with severe emotional and/or behavioral problems, as well as youth who are developmentally disabled.

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. 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. Their generosity will help provide food for 29 families this holiday season.

Gateway Mine Raises Money for Children in Need

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 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 fundraisers and host their annual fish fry sale to the public.

Peabody Midwest Sponsors Water Stop

Peabody 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

Employees 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

Over 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 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 Willow 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

Peabody 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.”

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