Founded in 1943 by Emil Usibelli, Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (UCM) is located in the mountains of the Alaska Range, near the town of Healy, Alaska. UCM is 115 miles south of Fairbanks and 250 miles north of Anchorage adjacent to the Parks Highway and Alaska Railroad.
UCM currently has a work force of about 130 employees, and operates year-round. Mine production has grown from 10,000 tons in 1943 to an average above 2 million tons of coal per year. Currently the only operational coal mine in Alaska, UCM is supported by the most modern mining equipment and state-of-the-art engineering. Today, UCM supplies coal to six Interior Alaska power plants and exports coal to Chile, South Korea and several other Pacific Rim destinations.
UCM sponsors many community events and activities, and through The Usibelli Foundation, funds numerous scholarships, and provides grants to more than 100 organizations annually.