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Happy National Miners Day!

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy National Miners Day! Since its designation by Congress, in 2009, December 6th is a day for the United States to recognize the nearly 300,000 men and women working in the mining industry. IMA-NA is proud to represent the companies and hard working individuals who make up a big piece of the industrial minerals sector. As we all know, industrial minerals are the building blocks of our modern lifestyles. Without the men and women developing and producing industrial minerals, coal, and metals life would look substantially different. We hope that today everyone takes a minute to thank and recognize the tremendous miners we all rely so much on. Remember, if you can't grow it, you have to mine it!

To read Secretary Acosta's statement click here.

To read Assistant Secretary Zatezalo's statement click here

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National Miners Day - December 6th

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Monday, December 5, 2016

Tomorrow, December 6th, is National Miners Day. Designated by Congress in 2009, December 6th, is marked as a day of commemoration and appreciation for the more than 350,000 miners whose work allows for our modern lifestyles. As IMA-NA members are aware, the mining industry goes largely unrecognized by the wider public for the enormous contributions to the global economy and community.  National Miners Day is a wonderful opportunity in the United States to recognize your workforce and the miners whose hard work underpins so much of our modern world. 

IMA-NA and our staff would like to take the opportunity to extend appreciation and gratitude for our Producer Members and their workforce. Furthermore, we would like to encourage IMA-NA members to share that tomorrow is National Miners Day with their employees, post to social media, or simply highlight your contributions to your community throughout the day tomorrow.

Click here to connect to the Facebook National Miners Day page.

Click here to read NIOSH's salute to Miners.

Click here to read MSHA's background on the day.

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National Miners Day 2015 - December 6th

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, December 4, 2015

This Sunday, December 6th is the 8th Annual National Miners Day.  National Miners day was designated by Congress in 2009 to celebrate and honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. The day is a time to honor the role miners played and continue to play in building the United States.  

IMA-NA is encouraging members to take some time Sunday to share your role in your communities and your appreciation for the teams you work with.  Whether you share on social media, on the IMA-NA site, or simply by letting your families and friends know about National Miners Day, the more we talk about our community the more awareness we bring to the industry.  MSHA has developed resources to assist in the staging of any activities for Miners Day, which you can find here. There you can find Miners Day videos, photos, and posters as well as a social media toolkit. If there are individuals or operations you would like to highlight on IMA-NA's website or Facebook page, please contact Ariel Hill-Davis.  Additionally, MSHA staffer, Lynn Dondis is supporting events and sharing updates. She can be reached here, if you would like to share information, thoughts, or stories from your operations with her directly.

 

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National Miners Day 2015

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Monday, November 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

December 6th marks the 8th Annual National Miners Day, a day designated by Congress in 2009 to celebrate and honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. The day is a time to honor the role miners played and continue to play in building the United States.  As we are aware, mining is a vibrant and necessary industry both in the U.S. and across the globe that allows us all to enjoy a higher quality of life.  National Miners Day, like North American Minerals Days, is an opportunity to recognize the mining industry and promote greater awareness of the important work miners carry out each and every day.  According to MSHA, about 375,000 miners extract coal and nearly 100 different kinds of minerals from the earth, including industrial minerals. IMA-NA is proud to represent the producers of these materials that fuel our industries, comprise our infrastructure, and make up our consumer products.

IMA-NA would like to encourage our members to do something to commemorate and celebrate all the employees that make your companies great. MSHA has developed resources to assist in the staging of any activities for Miners Day, which you can find here. There you can find Miners Day videos, photos, and posters as well as a social media toolkit. If there are individuals or operations you would like to highlight on IMA-NA's website or Facebook page, please contact Ariel Hill-Davis.  IMA-NA will be taking this entire week as an opportunity to put the spotlight on some of the exceptional people who make up your organizations and our membership. Additionally, MSHA staffer, Lynn Dondis is supporting events and sharing updates. She can be reached here, if you would like to share information, thoughts, or stories from your operations with her directly.


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National Miners Day on December 6

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Thursday, December 4, 2014

This coming Saturday, December 6, will be the 5th annual National Miners Day since its designation by Congress in 2009. The day was designated as a time to honor, as well as reflect upon the workforce whose work is so critical to the creation and maintenance of our nation. As we all know, the mining industry plays a crucial role in the high quality of life we enjoy and December 6 is a day to honor the men and women whose hard work makes it all possible. We encourage all our members to participate in this important day in whatever way you can.

To better commemorate the day and honor the miners of yesterday and today, MSHA along with the Department of Labor created a multitude of educational outreach materials. You can click here to view the materials, which include a video, two poster, and a gallery of miner photos and sound bites.  

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