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Metallurgical Coal Producers Association to Host Conference at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County West Virginia



July 20, 2021 - The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association will host its 42nd Annual Conference Sept. 26-28 at the Stonewall Resort in Lewis County.

This year’s conference is the first since the association, formerly known as the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, rebranded as the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association and expanded its focus to include both Southwest Virginia and West Virginia.

“The MCPA and our producing members are excited to host this year’s annual conference. Attendees will learn about the future of our industry associated with steel-making coal, or metallurgical coal,” said Ben Beakes, president of the MCPA. “Our conference is timely considering talks in Washington, D.C., surrounding our nation’s critical infrastructure needs. We cannot have infrastructure without steel, and we cannot have steel without metallurgical coal.”

Kevin Dempsey, president and chief executive officer of the American Iron and Steel Institute, will serve as one of the keynote speakers for the conference.


Kevin Dempsey

Other speakers will include top executives from MCPA-producing members, coal and steel industry market experts, political leaders and more. Visit for more information and to register.