New general manager at Trapper


Starting next month, Trapper Mining will have a new general manager.

Ray DuBois, Trapper Mine's current engineering manager, has been tapped to succeed Gordon Peters, effective August 1.

"I'm honored," DuBois said. "Trapper Mine is a great place to work. They have a great corporate reputation, and a great environmental compliance and safety reputation."

DuBois said his primary goal at Trapper Mine would be keeping that reputation intact.

"My vision, in a tough coal market, is to improve cost and remain competitive, while still remaining responsible to the community, the employees and the owners," DuBois said.

DuBois, who joined Trapper Mine in 1996, has previously worked for Farco Mining of Texas and West Virginia's Peabody Coal Company. He brings with him 25 years of experience in the mining industry.

DuBois has also served as Trapper Mine's production manager and maintenance manager.

"He is a great candidate for the job," Peters said. "And he'll do a great job."

Peters, who is retiring, had been Trapper Mine's general manager since 1993.

DuBois said he looked forward to the new opportunity.

"This was definitely a goal," DuBois said. "I knew this would be a great place to be a general manager. I was fortunate to land this."

The Trapper Mine supplies roughly two million tons of coal to the Craig power plant each year.

Trapper Mining employees 160 people.

Peters said he and his wife plan to move to Florida, where the two have a daughter and grandchildren.

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