National Miners Day: Celebrating Our Mining Employees Today and Everyday
6 Dec 2018
Doe Run proudly employs more than 700 talented people in our Southeast Missouri Mining & Milling Division. Our employees work hard to locate, mine and process the minerals that serve as the foundation for many products that are vital to our daily lives.
To honor American mine workers, Congress designated December 6 as National Miners Day.
Missouri’s mining industry provides more than 10,000 jobs across the state. For more than 150 years, the mining employees of Doe Run and its predecessors have been an essential part of the Southeast Missouri economy in areas like the Old Lead Belt and the Viburnum Trend.
Modern minerals mining is a technologically advanced industry using remote-controlled vehicles, drones and more. Many of today’s miners are digital and tech specialists with exciting career opportunities.
Learn more about the importance of mining careers and innovation in Minerals Make Life’s infographic.