The Jackson Kelly law firm said it is expanding its energy industry expertise with the addition of all of the lawyers and staff of the Indiana, Pa., law firm of Gormly Gormly & Yuhas.
The four lawyers at Gormly Gormly & Yuhas have traditionally focused on representing Pennsylvania oil and gas companies, Jackson Kelly said. They and their staff will join Jackson Kelly on May 1 and will relocate to Jackson Kelly's Pittsburgh office as soon as renovations to new office space in Gateway Center are completed.
In addition to its offices in Charleston and Pittsburgh, Jackson Kelly has offices in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and the District of Columbia.
Arch renames Taylor mine in honor of CEO
Arch Coal Inc. is renaming its Tygart Valley #1 mine in Taylor County the Leer Mine in honor of Steven Leer, who last week completed two decades as the company's chief executive officer.
The mine, currently under development, is expected to employ more than 300 workers and produce 3.5 million tons of metallurgical coal annually.
James Boyd, Arch's lead director, said, "It is fitting to name this brand-new, world-class mining complex in honor of Steve and his vision of safety excellence, environmental stewardship and strategic growth. We view the Leer Mine as one of Arch's most exciting new growth projects and an integral part of our company's future."
Leer said, "I'm honored to have my name forever associated with this new operation, which I believe is destined to become one of the world's premier coal mines. It has been a great privilege to be associated with Arch for 20 years and counting, and I am more enthusiastic than ever about the company's exciting future prospects."
Business workshop slated for Charleston
A "Business Fundamentals" workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon May 15 in Charleston.
The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center's business training and coaching program, "Three Step Jump Start." The first step is to view the video posted on the agency's website, www.wvsbdc.org. The second step is to attend the workshop, which is designed for startups.
The workshop will be in Room 312 of the Charleston Area Alliance's building at 1116 Smith St. The cost is $35. To register call Dreama Wolfingbarger at 304 957-2083 or email her at dreama.l.wolfingbar...@wv.gov.
Compiled by George Hohmann