(Wyoming Business Report, April 4) – The American Technical Education Association presented Cloud Peak Energy with the Silver Star of Excellence Award at its national conference in St. Paul, Minn. March 27.
According to the ATEA, the award goes to companies that are “supported and committed to postsecondary technical education.”
An official from the Northern Wyoming Community College District had nominated Cloud Peak for the award, saying the coal company is one of the district’s strongest industry allies.
“Their support to the college district has been invaluable and has been exhibited in many forms,” said Mark Englert, vice president and CEO of Gillette College in a release. “Cloud Peak Energy has provided technical assistance, financial support and donations of materials and equipment.”
ATEA was founded in 1928 with a dedication to excellence in quality of postsecondary technical education with emphasis on professional development, according to the release.
Cloud Peak net income dropped 70 percent in 2013, but was featured in national news as a comeback kid. The company’s stocks have steadily risen over about the last six months. A representative of Cloud Peak will present at the Business Report’s 2014 Wyoming Energy Summit as part of a panel discussing coal-export prospects.