About the ACA
The Alabama Coal Association was formed in 1972 by a small number of surface mining companies who recognized the need for a unified voice to cope with the modern-day issues that impact so dramatically on the mining industry. In July, 1984, ACA merged with the Alabama Mining Institute, a 75 year old consortium of underground and surface mining operators. With the merger, ACA represents firms which produce 92% of all coal produced in the State of Alabama. Today, these member companies continue to work together to accomplish those things that a single company could seldom accomplish alone.