Alliance Coal, LLC is the operations branch of Alliance Resource Partners, LP (ARLP). Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) is a diversified producer and marketer of steam coal to major United States utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the nation's first publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal, began mining operations in 1971 and has grown to become the second largest coal producer in the eastern United States with operations in all major eastern coalfields. ARLP currently operates 9 active mining complexes in 5 states, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland and West Virginia. We also operate a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana.