Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. is a fourth generation family-owned business with approximately 110 employees. Joe Usibelli Jr. currently serves as President of the corporation and his father, Joe Usibelli, is chairman of the board of directors. The mine was founded in 1943 by Emil Usibelli in Healy, Alaska and is currently located 115 miles south of Fairbanks. Usibelli Coal Mine holds six permits that provide access to over 100-million tons of coal. In 2017, the mine is projected to produce approximately 1-million tons. Today, Usibelli Coal Mine provides coal to six power plants in Interior Alaska: Golden Valley Electric Association's Healy 1 & 2, Aurora Energy in downtown Fairbanks, Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Wainwright Army Post and the University of Alaska Fairbanks's Combined Heat & Power plant on campus. Four generations of the Usibelli family have lived in or near Healy. With the mine in the family's backyard, it was no surprise that six years before it was required by federal law, that Usibelli Coal Mine pioneered a successful land restoration program to establish a natural landscape on mined land. The mine supports many community events and activities, and through the Usibelli Foundation, provides grants to more than 100 organizations throughout Alaska.
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