The (West Virginia Coal Mining) Institute has never strayed from its mission of exchanging the hands-on technology of coal mining. It occupies a unique and unchallenged place both in the history and future of coal mining. Members can muse about the next one hundred years, and the many advancements yet to be made that will originate from and be reported at future Institute meetings.
- Joseph W. Leonard III
wEST vIRGINIA COAL MINING INSTITUTE