2019 Holiday Drive

2019 Holiday Drive

Prairie State’s 12th annual holiday drive was a success! This year, employees from across campus donated gifts of clothing and toys to support 255 children in need throughout Bond, Clinton, Marion, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington counties. We give thanks for the selfless efforts of all those who participated in this year’s holiday drive. More
Lively Grove Mine Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lively Grove Mine Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In August, our Lively Grove Mine celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first coal cut from the mine. On that day, they raised this flag to celebrate their recent CORESafety certification. We are proud of our mine employees’ achievements, and we thank them for their commitment to the Prairie State team. More
Mechanical Maintenance Crew

Mechanical Maintenance Crew

The mechanical maintenance crew is tasked with maintaining equipment to increase reliability, ensuring that any piece of equipment is available for operation when needed. This work can include greasing equipment, completing oil changes, and pulling oil samples, which allows them to find any contaminants and predict impending failures. This crew is also responsible for repairing mechanical failu… More
Electrical I&C Maintenance Crew

Electrical I&C Maintenance Crew

Our power plant’s maintenance crews perform critical work to ensure operational reliability. The electrical instrumentation and controls (I&C) maintenance crew is responsible for all aspects of electrical equipment in preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance. Electrical I&C maintenance technicians also ensure that process instrumentation for indications such as temperature, … More
Mine Rescue Team

Mine Rescue Team

Pictured above, left to right: Mike Alms, Dan Meier, Loretta Fondaw, Raul Guillermo, Jacob Montgomery, Travis Schaeffer, Marcus Tso, Dan Wiedwilt, Mark Baue, and Paul Dunk. The mine rescue team plays an important role in disaster preparedness at Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine. According to Mark Baue, “The main goal of this team is to act quickly and safely, protecting our people and asse… More