800 coal jobs opening in region

800 coal jobs opening in region

There are 76 comments on the WCYB story from Feb 22, 2013, titled 800 coal jobs opening in region. In it, WCYB reports that:

A southwest Virginia company is bringing more than 800 coal jobs to the region. Officials with Professional Contracting in Norton, Virginia tell us they are opening up five coal mines and two preparation plants in the region and need employees to fill several positions.

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Mountain Woman

Berea, KY

#21 Feb 25, 2013
The Country is broke cause the rich do not pay their fair share of taxes, and corporations definitely don't including the coal industry. They externalize all their cost on to us. Mine what they want and leave their messes behind. Kill and lame their workers, workers that pay their pensions then the companies sell to a bogus corporations and that company fills bankruptcy. Please miners stop believing their lies and destroying our homeland.
Self employed

United States

#22 Feb 25, 2013
Tired of a hearing rich don't pay their fair share. Have you ever been self employed?? You pay 33% of what you make in taxes. No way around it... If you don't like working there go somewhere else. Get a life...
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#23 Feb 25, 2013
Mountain Woman wrote:
The Country is broke cause the rich do not pay their fair share of taxes, and corporations definitely don't including the coal industry. They externalize all their cost on to us. Mine what they want and leave their messes behind. Kill and lame their workers, workers that pay their pensions then the companies sell to a bogus corporations and that company fills bankruptcy. Please miners stop believing their lies and destroying our homeland.
Well we all know one thing and it's that the poor and lazy don't pay any taxes!!!
just to let u know

Big Stone Gap, VA

#24 Feb 25, 2013
i was told today that richard gilliam and the guy that owns "BUNN" coffee pot company are partners in this new company. yes it's true the bunn coffee company's owner is into the coal business. he has a prep plant in the trammell area also.
Interesting

Nitro, WV

#25 Feb 25, 2013
This was in the news:

Professional Contracting's president Eddie Estep was contacted by Daniel Bunn, from the coffee maker business, to open up coal mines, and priority is going to laid-off coal workers. "[Bunn] talked to me, and he said 'sell my coal. Help these miners. Help these communities,'" said Estep.
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#26 Feb 25, 2013
Well good luck trying to sell whatver coal they produce.
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#27 Feb 25, 2013
whatever*
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#28 Feb 25, 2013
just to let u know wrote:
i was told today that richard gilliam and the guy that owns "BUNN" coffee pot company are partners in this new company. yes it's true the bunn coffee company's owner is into the coal business. he has a prep plant in the trammell area also.
The only coal washer operating in the Trammell area is the old Lambert Coal Company washer and as far as I know it hasn't been operated for a few years.

Since: Jan 13

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#29 Feb 25, 2013
Mr Washington County wrote:
<quoted text>Well we all know one thing and it's that the poor and lazy don't pay any taxes!!!
I beg to differ. You say the "poor and lazy" don't pay taxes, and you are wrong. Every time they pay a bill with that "Gubment Check", they pay a tax. Every time they buy an iPad, they pay a tax, every time they pay for fuel at the pump, they pay a tax, when they buy a Cadillac, they pay a tax. When they buy a yacht, they pay a tax. When they buy dog food, they pay a tax. Just because they don't file taxes, doesn't necessarily mean they're not paying taxes. If they spend one red penny of that money, they are paying taxes. Most people overlook that, but I'm sure you already knew that.
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#30 Feb 25, 2013
ReaperDragon wrote:
<quoted text>
I beg to differ. You say the "poor and lazy" don't pay taxes, and you are wrong. Every time they pay a bill with that "Gubment Check", they pay a tax. Every time they buy an iPad, they pay a tax, every time they pay for fuel at the pump, they pay a tax, when they buy a Cadillac, they pay a tax. When they buy a yacht, they pay a tax. When they buy dog food, they pay a tax. Just because they don't file taxes, doesn't necessarily mean they're not paying taxes. If they spend one red penny of that money, they are paying taxes. Most people overlook that, but I'm sure you already knew that.
You got me. Lol. Point taken.
just to let u know

Big Stone Gap, VA

#31 Feb 26, 2013
there is two plants, in trammell. one is up next to ervington high school and the other is on the right before u get to trammell
hmm

Big Stone Gap, VA

#32 Feb 26, 2013
The one is up in wakenva is operated by a company named coal technology and "Bunn" is part owner in that and far as the one up neece creek next to ervinton high school is owned by welmore energy or metinvest which ever name you want to use.
Curious

Danville, KY

#33 Feb 27, 2013
Is this Eddie Estep, pastor or former pastor in Cumberland? It would floor me if he was not above board in this. I hope it is legit.
Agreed

Stanley, NC

#34 Feb 27, 2013
Curious wrote:
Is this Eddie Estep, pastor or former pastor in Cumberland? It would floor me if he was not above board in this. I hope it is legit.
I think you are on the right path. A lot of applicants will be disappointed the next time they see Eddie Joe on the news.
Watch_out

Wise, VA

#35 Feb 27, 2013
Be warned! Eddie Joe Estep has never saw anything through. He has failed at everything he has done. He is a "former" mine training instructer, private detective, deputy, EMT, and more. Former owner/operator of "Contract Security", Alpha Answering Service, "Unlimited Specialty Training", and a Bail bonds business and these are only a few of his futile attempts at running a business! If he has a hand in it, it will fail!
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#36 Feb 27, 2013
Watch_out wrote:
Be warned! Eddie Joe Estep has never saw anything through. He has failed at everything he has done. He is a "former" mine training instructer, private detective, deputy, EMT, and more. Former owner/operator of "Contract Security", Alpha Answering Service, "Unlimited Specialty Training", and a Bail bonds business and these are only a few of his futile attempts at running a business! If he has a hand in it, it will fail!
You are probably right.
theo

Roanoke, VA

#37 Feb 27, 2013
All of this is bogus there are no JOBS just a hoax. Please Don't duped by this fale information.
Mr Washington County

Abingdon, VA

#38 Feb 27, 2013
theo wrote:
All of this is bogus there are no JOBS just a hoax. Please Don't duped by this fale information.
I just wonder why they are going to all this trouble and getting peoples hopes up about all these new jobs? What do they gain?
just to let u know

Big Stone Gap, VA

#39 Feb 27, 2013
was informed today they are only going to hire guys that are laidoff, they will not hire someone that has a job already.
coal

Cumberland, KY

#40 Mar 1, 2013
Watch_out wrote:
Be warned! Eddie Joe Estep has never saw anything through. He has failed at everything he has done. He is a "former" mine training instructer, private detective, deputy, EMT, and more. Former owner/operator of "Contract Security", Alpha Answering Service, "Unlimited Specialty Training", and a Bail bonds business and these are only a few of his futile attempts at running a business! If he has a hand in it, it will fail!
well mr bunn has been dead for years.so whats that tell you

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