Dakota Westmoreland Corporation owns and operates the Beulah Mine, which is a more than 9,000-acre-surface mine that produces over 3 million tons of lignite annually. It is a part of Westmoreland Coal Company is one of the leading energy companies in the United States. Founded in 1854, it is a public company that is engaged in surface coal mining and power operations. The company works with a team of nearly 1,125 staff members. Westmoreland Coal Company produces more than 30 million tons of coal and generates over 1 million megawatt of electric power annually. The company maintains its operations in Colorado, Virginia, Montanan, Texas, North Dakota and North Carolina.