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On the far shore of the Kanawha River the grumbling growl of diesel engines shakes the earth. The bulldozers and loaders shift black mountains from the yard to boats. It’s believed that our world runs on coal but that’s a mistake.
Our world runs on the energy of men and women who keep the coal moving.
Our world is powered by afternoons covered with sweat and grit and diesel fuel.
Our world runs on the turn of the wrench that replaces another hydraulic hose.
Our world is powered by bonding and laughter in the downtime.
Our world is kept lit by the heavy equipment operator who knows the difference between arrogance and confidence as he moves a multi ton machine up the gob pile to dress it.
And at the end of the day when the sun sinks low all of that sweat and effort welcomes them home as a light in windows and a hot shower before dinner. All wrapped up in the arms of a loving family.
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