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MINING PROGRESS COAL IS THE Future WESTFALIA LUNEN
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Capitalized, black text (except "Future," which is written in alternating yellow, red, and orange lettering) on a blue background.  

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Westfalia-Lunen is a German-based hard coal mining equipment manufacturing company. The products are marketed by Mining Progress Inc. Westfalia-Lunen is the predecessor of Caterpillar which is an American heavy equipment manufacturing company. In 1993, Westfalia-Lunen introduced the first and only mine-worthy plow control system. Westfalia-Lunen and Mining Progress Inc. distributed wearable memorabilia including stickers and buttons in the 1970s supporting coal mining efforts that featured positive messages on the impact of coal for the economy.

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Caterpillar Inc. (n.d.). The Story of the Caterpillar Name. Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://www.caterpillar.com/en/company/history/archive/caterpillar-name....

Paschedag, U. (2014). Plow Technology — History and the State of the Industry [PDF]. Caterpillar Inc.

Redscoalminingstickers. (n.d.). Nice set of 11 Australia Westfalia-Lunen coal mining stickers # 410. Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://www.ebay.com/itm/NICE-SET-OF-11-AUSTRALIA-WESTFALIA-LUNEN-COAL-M...

Star Chaser's Realm. (2020, May 21). Vintage 1970s Mining Progress Westfalia Lunen Coal Miner Sticker Mining Hard Hat. Retrieved July 11, 2020, from https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970s-Mining-Progress-Westfalia-Lunen-C...

Trackemas, J. D. (2013). Factors considered for increasing longwall panel width [Dissertation]. Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 175. https://researchrepository.wvu.edu/etd/175 

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