Montana quarry operation purchased

By |  October 15, 2015

Pipestone Quarry LLC acquired the Pipestone Quarry near Butte, Mont.

According to The Montana Standard, the active Pipestone Quarry spans 64 acres and produces mostly railroad ballast. The 14 workers employed by the previous owner, URS Energy and Construction, will retain their jobs.

Pipestone Quarry LLC owner Dennis Washington also owns Montana Resources, which operates an open pit mine in Butte, according to The Montana Standard. Tim McHugh, Montana Resources’ vice president of finance and administration, confirmed the Pipestone Quarry purchase to The Montana Standard and added that Pipestone Quarry LLC and Montana Resources will operate as separate companies.

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