Industry veteran has found stable niche in turbulent coal industry

April 14, 2015 12:07 PM

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One of three partners of independent coal dealer Castle Rock Carbon and Coal, Welsh has been in the coal business since 1968 - first for the railroads, then Peabody Energy, and now his own companies.

Welsh first went into business for himself in 1982 with his own coal sales company, but he has worked at Castle Rock, based in downtown St. Louis, for about five years. It mostly deals in metallurgical coals and coke used in steelmaking and foundries. However, a good portion of its sales are in ther...

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