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These are a few of the key supporters of the CPSA

Core & Main Visit Site
Hausner Hard Chrome, Inc. Visit Site
McLanahan Corporation Visit Site
MMD Mineral Sizing (America) Inc. Visit Site
United Central Industrial Supply Visit Site
State Electric Visit Site


CoalProTec2022 Booth Registration Visit Site
CoalProTec2022 Attendee Registration Visit Site
Buffalo Trace Distillery Members Night Out Visit Site


Coal Preparation Society of America

Message from the President

 From the Winter 2020 Issue of the CPSA Journal

The end is near for 2020…… Finally!……and good riddance! With all that has happened this year; The Covid 19 pandemic, civil unrest, and a contentious election, I think most people are looking forward to a new year and the prospect of better days ahead. As I write this message, the pandemic is undergoing a resurgence across the globe with infections, hospitalizations, and deaths steadily rising. There is hope on the horizon though, with at least a couple of successful vaccines expected to be approved by years end.  Distribution of any vaccine to the general public, however, is probably several months away at best. 

Coal markets continue to be depressed, with both low prices and low volume of sales. Most experts are predicting a slight upturn in 2021 which hopefully will provide some much-needed relief to the struggling industry. The apparent change in occupancy in the White House after the recent election is definitely cause for concern with the probable regulatory changes that could follow. 

I would like to thank you for reading this issue of CoalProTec and thank you for your continued support of the CPSA. We look forward to getting back to some sense of normalcy in 2021 and we are very excited about the CoalProTec conference returning in 2022 at the newly renovated Lexington Center. Expect more information about the plans for 2021 and the 2022 conference soon.

As we enter the holiday season, we should all count our many blessings and be truly thankful. Please take the time to reach out to others; those that are less fortunate, those that have lost family and friends, and those that are sick or quarantined and can’t be with their families. Take the opportunities to donate either time or money to the many charitable organizations that assist those in need. Many people are hurting. Many people have needs. Let’s help!

Take care and be safe!


A. Joel Franklin

President, CPSA