Longwall mining is the safest, most productive underground coal mining method. For more than 20 years now, industry leaders have gathered at Longwall USA, which takes place every two years on the odd years, to see the latest in longwall mining equipment and technology and to learn from their peers.
Coal Age has always been affiliated with Longwall USA and last year its publisher, Mining Media International (MMI), purchased the conference and exposition. Seeing an opportunity for improvement, MMI immediately began to make changes. After reviewing several hotels near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, MMI negotiated better rates for a larger block of rooms. Delegates now have access to affordable rooms at three properties: the Westin, the Marriott Courtyard, and the Drury Inn & Suites.
The timing of Longwall USA was moved to May from June to avoid conflicts with summer holidays. The event will kick off with a reception on the show floor Sunday evening, May 19. The exhibit will run all day Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 and a half day on Wednesday, May 22.