Located in Alabama, McWane Coal is the company’s natural resources division. It manages substantial timber property that supplies the local paper and lumber industries.
In 1962, McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, in Birmingham, Alabama, acquired Empire Coke Company, a foundry coke producer in Holt, Alabama, and the owner of significant coal and timber lands near Sipsey, Alabama. Empire Coke’s plant was built in 1903 and operated the last Semet-Solvay coke ovens in the world until its shutdown, in 2004, after 101 years of service to the foundry industry. The McWane Coal Sales Division manages substantial timber property that supplies the local paper and lumber industries.
McWane Coal maintains a reputation for quality products and compliance with all environmental regulations and we replant harvested timber lands for a sustainable future.