In 2014, the IMI recognized an apprentice and experienced miner for their outstanding contributions to the mining industry. Former Congressman Ken Gray was selected as the honorary member for his efforts on behalf of miners and their families.
Experienced Miner – George Weaver, The American Coal. Co.
Pictured from left to right: George Weaver, with IMI Secretary/Treasurer Lester Tupper.
Apprentice Miner – Mike Respondek, The American Coal Co.
Honorary Member – Kenneth J. Gray