Foundation Coal West is a regional office of Foundation Coal Holdings that provides high-quality steam and metallurgical coal to domestic and export markets. It operates through various equipment and technology that includes the deployment of advanced long-wall technologies and truck-and-shovel systems. Foundation Coal West owns and manages two sub-bituminous, low-sulfur and non-union surface mines and has over 500 employees. The company employs a management staff responsible for various functions, such as generating free cash flow and profit margin, increasing productivity, controlling costs, developing and maintaining long-standing customer relationships. It operates through various offices and has nearly 14 mines in four coal supply regions.