50 Years of Commitment in the Drilling and Mining Industry

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America Owned

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Providing American Jobs and Safe Working Conditions for Five Decades

At RAISEBOR, our employee’s safety is the main emphasis of our company culture. 

Established for five decades as a cornerstone of America’s robust mining and drilling industry, RAISEBOR is committed to providing American jobs with safe working conditions.

Recently, we have received the prestigious Joseph A. Holmes Safety Award, which recognizes our excellence in mine safety.

Time and time again, RAISEBOR is recognized as a leading entity for introducing safe yet progressive solutions in challenging terrains. Our priority lies in crafting a secure environment for all our workers, taking necessary precautions, and implementing rigorous safety measures that exceed standard industry practices.

Our lost time accident rate is one of the lowest in the entire industry. With a focus on continuous improvement and zero injuries, our commitment to drilling safely also extends to subcontractors and suppliers. They must also follow our project safety guidelines, which include a comprehensive substance abuse program. Our safety officer has over 30 years of industry experience, and he collaborates with MSHA, OSHA, our insurers and employees.

Providing safe working conditions for American workers will continue to be at the forefront of RAISEBOR’s mission.

Joseph A Holmes Safety Association Award
Joseph A Holmes Safety Association Award
West Virginia Coal Association Mountaineer Guardian Award

The Past 50 Years at Raisebor

Established in 1973, RAISEBOR started with a single Robbins 41R rig. Over the decades, we have built up our robust arsenal of raiseboring equipment, from high-pressure air compressors to rig-up trucks. 

In the past half a century, we have demonstrated our drilling experience, conquering an array of mining construction projects, including 6’ diameter raises down to 2,250 feet, 9’ diameter holes reaching 1,800 feet, and 12’ diameter excavations plunging to 1,250 feet. 

Our ventures include 16.5’ diameter explorations to depths of 1,540 feet and bold 20’ diameter endeavors reaching an impressive 2,000 feet. Over the years, our raiseboring company has completed countless dip angle raises. We’re also proud to specialize in providing and installing steel casing & liner.

Today at Raisebor

Our team continues to complete raise bore drilling projects of various diameters and depths. With our advanced raiseboring machinery, experienced team, and solid financial foundation, RAISEBOR is able to bond our work and execute turn-key projects for surface or underground shafts—complete with steel or concrete lining—without depending on external aid.

This enables us to remain flexible and consistent in our work. RAISEBOR can ship our equipment to wherever your job is. No job is too remote. We continue to take pride in the speed, safety and efficiency of our raiseboring and drilling projects.

Our ventures include 16.5’ diameter explorations to depths of 1,540 feet, bold 20’ diameter endeavors reaching an impressive 2,000 feet, and 26′ diameter endeavors reaching to 1,450 feet in what is still the largest hole reamed in North America. Over the years, our raiseboring company has completed countless dip angle raises. We’re also proud to specialize in providing and installing steel casing & liner.

83RM Reaming Continues

The Future of Raisebor

For five decades, RAISEBOR has remained dedicated to delivering exceptional raiseboring and drilling services. With our focus on safety, worker welfare, and customer satisfaction, we raise the bar in the mining and drilling industries.

When we look to the future, the RAISEBOR team envisions a continued legacy of excellence. We will continue to take pride in surpassing industry standards and to build on our foundation of safety, quality, and customer-centric processes. Here’s to our contributions to the mining and drilling industries, and to the next era of growth!

Recent Notable Projects

Adger, ALCrimson Oak Grove12' dia. x 1,050' Ventilation Shaft
Berwind, WVRamaco Resources12' dia. x 800' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWarrior Met Coal20' dia. x 1,806' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWarrior Met Coal14' dia. x 1,545' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy14' dia. X 1,609' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' dia. X 1,813' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' dia. X 1,183' Ventlation Shaft w/ Directionally Drilled Pilot Hole
Triadelphia, WVTunnel Ridge, LLC18' dia. X 496' Concrete Lined to 16.5' dia. Service/Ventilation/Escape Shaft
Luttrell, TNCarmeuse Lime & Stone18' X 375' Ventilation Shaft
Stallings, WVAracoma Coal Company16' X 295' Ventilation Shaft
Ste. Genevieve, MOMississippi Lime6' dia. X 200' vent shaft w/ 60" Steel Casing Installed & Grouted
Sharon, WVPatriot Coal Corp. - Panther LLC12' dia. X 1,015' Concrete Lined to 10.5' dia. Ventilation Shaft
Elkins, WVUnited Coal - Pleasant Hill Mine12' dia. X 361' Concrete Lined to 10.5' dia. Ventilation Shaft
Henderson, KYPatriot Coal Corp. - Corydon Resources, LLC16' dia. X 305' Concrete Lined to 14.5' dia. Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' dia. X 1,886' Ventilation Shaft w/ Directionally Drilled Pilot Hole
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy26' dia. X 1,453' Concrete Lined to 24' dia. Service Shaft w/ Directionally Drilled Pilot Hole
Salome, AZLuxcor Gold, LP6' dia. X 240' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' dia. X 1,440' Ventlation Shaft w/ Directionally Drilled Pilot Hole
Johnson City, ILWilliamson Energy, LLC18' dia. X 420' Concrete Lined to 16.5' dia. Ventilation Shaft
Marfa, TXRio Grande Mining Co.7' dia. X 370' Ventilation shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' dia. X 2,003' Ventlation Shaft w/ Directionally Drilled Pilot Hole
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' dia. X 1,506' Ventlation Shaft w/ Directionally Drilled Pilot Hole
Sharples, WVArch Coal - Mingo Logan Coal Co.14' X 370' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy14' X 1,377' Ventilation Shaft
Ste. Genevieve, MOMississippi Lime6' dia. X 225' Vent Shaft w/ 60" dia. Casing Installed & Grouted
Ste. Genevieve, MOMississippi Lime6' dia. X 190' Vent Shaft w/ 60" dia. Casing Installed & Grouted
Brenton, WVBrooks Run Mining LLC12' dia. X 618' Ventilation Shaft
Brookwood, ALWalter Energy20' X 1,448' Ventilation Shaft