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UBB Miners Memorial Gets $10K Gift

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The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial received a $10,000 gift from Vossloh Track Material, Incorporated Thursday, according to a news release. The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group said the contribution brings the total amount pledged and collected for the memorial to over $140,000. The group is now more than half way to its goal of $250,000. The estimated cost to build the UBB Miners Memorial is $500,000. In May, Alpha Natural Resources pledged to match the first $250,000 the memorial group was able to raise. "The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group would like to thank Vossloh Track Material Inc. for moving us one step closer to reaching our fundraising goal and getting this memorial built," group President Sheila Combs said in the news release. Vossloh Track Material, Inc.'s Mining Division is the largest full-line supplier of rail, trackwork, steel and wood ties to the coal mining industry. Their business is conducted primarily with underground coal mines in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The company's Mining Division is located in St. Albans.