Sunday, June 05, 2005

Tracing KY Company Histories

Four miners are waiting for a judge's decision on their complaint that Misty Mountain Mining, Inc., fired them for complaining about safety conditions in the company's underground coal mine near Jenkins, Ky. Company officials deny the charge. The Courier-Journal story is here:

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050526/NEWS0104/505260435/1008/NEWS01

Curious about the history of this company or others? The Kentucky Secretary of State lets you search online at http://sos.ky.gov/online.htm

For instance, you can find out more about Misty Mountain Mining:

Organization Number 0548511
Name MISTY MOUNTAIN MINING, INC.
Profit or Non-Profit P - Profit
Company Type KCO - Kentucky Corporation
Status A - Active
Standing G - Good
State KY
File Date 11/20/2002
Organization Date 11/20/2002
Last Annual Report 5/17/2004
Principal Office PO BOX 165
JONANCY, KY 41538
Registered Agent WAYNE OSBORNE
# 8410, HIGHWAY 122
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Authorized Shares 1000
Current Officers
President Wayne Osborne
Vice President Stanley Osborne
Incorporators and Initial Directors
Incorporator WAYNE OSBORNE


The following information in bold has been added/revised since the original post:

MSHA apparently has company vice president Stanley Osborne listed as the "Controlling Company" for the mine where the discrimination complaint happened:

Mine ID: 1516643
Operator: Misty Mountain Mining, Inc.
Mine Name: #4
Controlling Company: Stanley Osborne
Ownership Date: 3/9/2004
Mine Status: Abandoned*
Status Date: 3/22/2005
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Type of Mine: Underground
Location: Pike County, KY
State: KY

Through a name search on the KY Secretary of State's website, you can find out that Stanley Osborne has headed several previous coal companies:


Osborne, Stanley President PACE MINING AND PROCESSING, INC. I-Inactive 0253802
Osborne, Stanley President GUNSTOCK MINING, INC. I-Inactive 0418267
Osborne, Stanley President TORIE MINING, INC. I-Inactive 0402010
Osborne, Stanley President SISTER BEAR MINING, INC. I-Inactive 0478082


And links let you find out more about each:

Organization Number 0253802
Name PACE MINING AND PROCESSING, INC.
Profit or Non-Profit P - Profit
Company Type KCO - Kentucky Corporation
Status I - Inactive
Standing B - Bad
State KY
Organization Date 1/24/1989
Last Annual Report 6/29/2000
Principal Office 10448 ROBINSON CREEK ROAD
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Registered Agent RANDY L. TACKETT
10448 ROBINSON CREEK ROAD
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Common No Par Shares 100
Current Officers
President Stanley Osborne
Secretary Randy L Tackett
Treasurer Randy L Tackett
Incorporators and Initial Directors
Incorporator JIM G. VANOVER


Organization Number 0418267
Name GUNSTOCK MINING, INC.
Profit or Non-Profit P - Profit
Company Type KCO - Kentucky Corporation
Status I - Inactive
Standing B - Bad
State KY
File Date 7/1/1996
Organization Date 7/1/1996
Last Annual Report 6/29/2000
Principal Office 10448 ROBINSON CREEK RD.
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Registered Agent RANDY TACKETT
10448 ROBINSON CREEK RD.
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Authorized Shares 1000
Current Officers
President Stanley Osborne
Secretary Randy L Tackett
Treasurer Randy L Tackett
Incorporators and Initial Directors
Incorporator STANLEY OSBORNE
Incorporator RANDY TACKETT


Organization Number 0402010
Name TORIE MINING, INC.
Profit or Non-Profit P - Profit
Company Type KCO - Kentucky Corporation
Status I - Inactive
Standing B - Bad
State KY
File Date 6/21/1995
Organization Date 6/21/1995
Last Annual Report 10/5/2000
Principal Office P.O. BOX 615
179 ELWOOD RD.
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Registered Agent STANLEY OSBORNE
P.O. BOX 615
179 ELWOOD RD.
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Authorized Shares 1000
Current Officers
President Stanley Osborne
Secretary Wayne Osborne
Treasurer Wayne Osborne
Incorporators and Initial Directors
Incorporator STANLEY OSBORNE


Organization Number 0478082
Name SISTER BEAR MINING, INC.
Profit or Non-Profit P - Profit
Company Type KCO - Kentucky Corporation
Status I - Inactive
Standing B - Bad
State KY
File Date 8/2/1999
Organization Date 8/2/1999
Last Annual Report 9/23/2003
Principal Office P.O. BOX 100
JONANCY, KY 41538
Registered Agent STANLEY WAYNE OSBORNE
8410 HWY. 122
VIRGIE, KY 41572
Authorized Shares 1000
Current Officers
President Stanley Osborne
Incorporators and Initial Directors
Incorporator STANLEY OSBORNE


And you can search on other company officers to get more connections.

If you want, you can page on over to the MSHA website and look up the most recents, and find that it's listed as temporarily idled:

Mine ID: 1516183
Operator: Sister Bear Mining Inc
Mine Name: Mine #9
Controlling Company: Stanley Osborne
Ownership Date: 4/6/2001
Mine Status: Temporarily Idled
Status Date: 8/29/2002
Mined Material: Coal (Bituminous)
Type of Mine: Underground
Location: Pike County, KY
Address of Record: P.O. Box 100, JONANCY, KY 41538


..and I was going to say, you can get its safety record, but MSHA website only returns an error message. And darn, the Pace company returns the same error message.

Item cannot be found in the collection corresponding to the requested name or ordinal.

/drs/ASP/MineHeading.asp, line 76


Now why would that be? Sorry, but you get the idea.

Most states' Secretary of State offices seem to have online searchable information these days, a great convenience. Usually.

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