Crutchfield said the company is implementing Alpha's unique employee-driven "Running Right" philosophy of safety and environmental stewardship across the businesses.
Gov. Tomblin announced that the state Department of Transportation has changed the name of the road leading to the Julian office to "Running Right Way." The road was formerly named "Morgan Massey Drive."
Earlier this week, courts in West Virginia and Delaware refused to issue orders to stop Massey's shareholders from voting on the $7.1 billion sale.
Three institutional investors claimed that last year's explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine and other actions damaged Massey's value.
Stockholders of both companies expressed strong support for the takeover in their vote last week.
According to Crutchfield, 77 per cent of Massey's shareholders voted with 99 percent in favor of the transaction; 83 percent of Alpha's stockholders participated in the vote with 98 percent approving the purchase.
Alpha and its affiliates now have 14,000 employees, including approximately 7,000 in West Virginia.
More information about Alpha can be found on the company's Web site at www.alphanr.com
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