MC Mining owns and operates an underground mining complex since 1989. It provides leasing services for reserves and operates an affiliate company, Excel, which conducts various mining operations. The mine utilizes room and pillar mining techniques. MC Mining has a preparation plant that has a capacity of more than 1,000 tons of raw coal products an hour. Its products are shipped through railroads and state highways. MC Mining is a part of Central Appalachia, which operates several mining operations. With a staff of over 500 individuals, Central Appalachia is operated by Alliance Resource Partners, which is a coal producing company that serves clients throughout the United States.