Nearly 190 miners from the state’s last unionized coal mine received layoff notices last week.
Tri County Coal issued the 60-day notices to the workers last week.
The Crown III mine will close because their major customer didn’t renew a contract for next year.
That customer is Archer Daniels Midland.
Tom Austin, vice president of Springfield Coal Co., tells the SJ-R that Tri County Coal’s Crown III mine will reopen in the future.