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2010-11-16 11:01:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that it has restarted operations at its preparation plant in Logan County, WV. The redesigned Bandmill plant has been renamed "Zigmond Processing," after retired longtime Massey member Richard Zigmond. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The plant, which was destroyed by fire on August 27,...

2010-11-15 09:22:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship will be speaking at the Dahlman Rose Global Metals, Mining & Materials Conference at 11:00 a.m. on November 17, 2010 in New York City. Mr. Blankenship's presentation will be webcast and can be accessed by the public at the following web address: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/dahlman6/mee/ (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-11-08 15:31:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today reported that it has entered into an amended and restated asset-based revolving credit agreement, which provides for available borrowings, including letters of credit, of up to $200 million, depending on the level of eligible inventory and accounts receivable. Subject to certain conditions, at any time prior to maturity, Massey may elect to increase the size of the facility up to $250 million. The...

2010-11-05 11:25:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that the results of an audit performed by Corporate Election Services ("CES"), a nationally recognized and independent stockholder voting tabulation firm, reconfirmed the election of Richard Gabrys, Dan Moore and Baxter Phillips to the Massey board at the Company's 2010 annual meeting of stockholders held on May 18, 2010 (the "Annual Meeting"). American Stock Transfer & Trust, LLC ("AST"), the...

2010-11-03 16:06:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) confirmed today that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Kentucky seeking to close the Company's Freedom Energy Mine No. 1 until alleged safety hazards can be corrected. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) The Freedom Energy Mine is an older mine...

2010-10-21 13:34:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today that its Empire Surface Mine has achieved a major safety milestone by working more than 1,000 days without incurring a single lost-time accident. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "I commend the members at Empire Surface for their unwavering commitment to working safely everyday," said Don L....

2010-10-19 11:34:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement regarding upcoming safety meetings: Massey Energy will idle production at our 92 underground coal producing sections on October 29 to reinforce the fact that safety is more important than production. The Company will conduct site specific training at these operations to reinforce the fact the company expects its miners to follow the law. The operations will also review past...

2010-10-19 09:34:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today released the following statement in response to reports that the company is exploring strategic opportunities: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) Our Board of Directors and management team are always focused on opportunities to create shareholder value. However, we do not comment on specific...

2010-10-13 16:37:00

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) will announce its third quarter 2010 financial results after the market closes on October 26, 2010. A press release detailing the quarterly results will be distributed through the wire services and media and will also be available on the Investor Relations page of the Company's website at http://www.masseyenergyco.com. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-10-06 16:03:00

CHARLESTON, W. Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) announced Wednesday the state is suing the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for holding up the permitting process for coal mining operations in West Virginia. Manchin said the lawsuit, which has been planned for several months, specifically challenges the court to declare EPA's actions improper and illegal. State officials have spoken with officials in Virginia and...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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