Falcon Mine Service, a provider of cutting tools, drills, and bit products, started serving the West Virginia coal mining industry in 2001.
The late Darrell Green started the business upon his retirement from Fansteel VR/Wesson (once a supplier of miner bits) and became its distributor the very next day. His first location was in the Crab Orchard Plaza, and before long he purchased land on Midway Road in Midway and built a warehouse.
When Fansteel went out of business a couple of years later, Green worked to find other manufacturers to source his products. He was a one-man show and built a strong multi-million-dollar business, despite battling cancer twice.