Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry. It operates through two segments, U.S. Operations, and Canadian and U.K. Operations. The company also extracts, processes, markets, and/or possesses mineral reserves of thermal coal and anthracite coal, as well as produces metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas. As of December 31, 2014, it had approximately 392.7 million metric tons of recoverable reserves. Walter Energy, Inc. sells its metallurgical coal in Europe, Asia, and South America; and thermal coal primarily to large utilities and industrial customers located principally in Alabama, West Virginia, and the United Kingdom. The company was formerly known as Walter Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Walter Energy, Inc. in April 2009. Walter Energy, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.