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Southern Coal gets AEP contract, recalls workers

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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:54 am

ROANOKE, Va. - Southern Coal Corp. is recalling several hundred laid-off miners in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia and plans to hire 650 new workers.

Roanoke-based Southern Coal announced Tuesday that it has entered into a multiyear contract to supply coal to American Electric Power. The contract will allow it to restart mines idled earlier this year and to save 500 jobs.

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