Cloud Peak Energy Awarded American Technical Education Association Silver Star of Excellence Award


April 4, 2014



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"Cloud Peak Energy is honored to accept this award from ATEA with the nomination by NWCCD"

GILLETTE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cloud Peak Energy received the Silver Star of Excellence Award from the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) at their national conference in St. Paul, Minn. on March 27. The award, presented by ATEA and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), recognizes a company that is supportive and committed to postsecondary technical education.

Mark Englert, Ph.D., Vice President/CEO of Gillette College, nominated Cloud Peak Energy on behalf of the Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD). “Cloud Peak Energy is one of our strongest industry partners,” wrote Englert in his nomination letter. “Their support to the college district has been invaluable and has been exhibited in many forms. Cloud Peak Energy has provided technical assistance, financial support and donations of materials and equipment.”

“Cloud Peak Energy is honored to accept this award from ATEA with the nomination by NWCCD,” said Dave Traverso, Manager, Systems at Cloud Peak Energy. “Our strong relationship with Gillette and Sheridan Colleges highlights Cloud Peak Energy’s emphasis on the importance of training students for highly-skilled careers in a demanding workforce.”

The award was presented at ATEA’s National Conference on Technical Education at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul. ATEA was founded in 1928 with a dedication to excellence in quality of postsecondary technical education with emphasis on professional development.

For accompanying photo of Cloud Peak Energy representatives accepting the Silver Star of Excellence award, click here.

About Cloud Peak Energy®

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (PRB) coal company. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, Cloud Peak Energy mines low sulfur, subbituminous coal and provides logistics supply services. The company owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB, the lowest cost major coal producing region in the nation. The Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines are located in Wyoming and the Spring Creek mine is located in Montana. In 2013, Cloud Peak Energy shipped 86.0 million tons from its three mines to customers located throughout the U.S. and around the world. Cloud Peak Energy also owns rights to substantial undeveloped coal and complimentary surface assets in the Northern PRB, further building the company’s long-term position to serve Asian export and domestic customers. With approximately 1,700 total employees, the company is widely recognized for its exemplary performance in its safety and environmental programs. Cloud Peak Energy is a sustainable fuel supplier for approximately 4 percent of the nation’s electricity.


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