Nearly 200 Layoffs Coming at Indiana Coal Mine

(OWENSVILLE) – A coal mine in southern Indiana is laying off 184 employees.

The Evansville Courier & Press says Gibson County Coal filed a notice Friday. The layoffs are effective Jan. 15.

The coal company’s parent, Alliance Resource Partners, says there’s too much coal on the market as a result of poor export markets. Chairman Joseph Craft III says, “We deeply regret the impact of this action on our employees.”

The Gibson North mine this year produced about. 1.7 million tons of coal through Oct. 31.