DEVELOPING: 90 Full Time Employees Out of Work as Area Mine Idles Production in Carlisle


CARLISLE - Hallador Energy just announced that it is temporarily idling production at its Carlisle Mine in Sullivan County, Indiana.

This will result in the immediate reduction of 90 full time employees, according reporting from WTHI-TV in Terre Haute.

"Unfortunately, weak market conditions have resulted in an over-supply of domestic coal, which necessitates that we reduce our production," said Larry D. Martin, Chief Financial Officer of Hallador Energy Company.

"The employees who are affected by this action are a part of the Sunrise family, and we regret the impact this will have on their families and the community.

As a result of today's announcement, Hallador will be shifting production to its lower cost operations at Oaktown, Indiana.