- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Westmoreland Coal Co. has laid off an unconfirmed number of workers at San Juan Mine.

The Farmington Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1SDawd4 ) that Westmoreland Executive Vice President of Operations Joe Micheletti on Wednesday confirmed that there was a workforce reduction at the Farmington mine.

Micheletti declined to say how many workers were laid off or comment on the types of jobs that were cut.

Westmoreland San Juan, a subsidiary of the Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal, purchased the San Juan Mine from BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal on Feb. 1 for $127 million.

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