Facts about NTEC

Navajo Mine is one of the area's top economic drivers providing local communities with a wide variety of benefits:


  • Navajo Mine is operated by Bisti Fuels, a subsidiary of North American Coal Corporation.
  • North American Coal ranks highest in safety, according to Mine Safety Health and Administration
  • North American Coal has won 20 Excellence in Surface Mining and Reclamation awards
  • Jobs for nearly 360 salaried and hourly employees with total approximate payroll of $47 million, nearly 80% are Native American
  • Income for local businesses - $61 million spent in purchases, materials, supplies and contracts with vendors for Navajo Mine.
  • Charitable contributions in 2016:
    • $480,345 to Navajo and San Juan United Way
    • $200,000 to 24 non-profit organizations in the region
    • $20,000 in Chapter Scholarships to Navajo students.
  • NTEC and Navajo Mine are 100% owned by the Navajo Nation.
  • NTEC and Bisti Fuels adhere to Navajo Preference laws for hiring contractors and employees.
  • NTEC contributes approximately $35 million annually to the Navajo Nation General Fund, which provides supplemental funds for essential governmental services for divisions, departments and chapters.

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