Hecla posts record sales and profits
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Despite a series of accidents that led to the deaths of two miners and injuries to others, Hecla Mining Co. reported record sales and profits in 2011.
The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based company on Tuesday reported record revenues of $477.6 million last year, and gross profit of $265 million.
Hecla's Lucky Friday Mine is closed for the rest of this year to make safety improvements.