Tag: Missouri Limestone Producers Association

Lile Quarry is currently opening up a new pit in southwest Missouri, marking a new chapter at the operation that falls under owner Jim Lile’s purview. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

Infrastructure spending prompts optimism among Missouri producers

January 29, 2024By

Dan Kleinsorge, executive director of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, shares his expectations for the industry in Missouri this year.

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Chris Upp, pictured at left, served on the MLPA Scholarship Foundation board of directors for more than 20 years. Photo: Missouri Limestone Producers Association

MLPA launches fundraising campaign for Upp endowment

November 2, 2023By

The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) is paying tribute to longtime Conco Quarries leader Chris Upp, developing a scholarship in his name.

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Says Summit Materials’ Scott Anderson: “Inflation was kind of beating us out of the gate, and we were playing catchup. I feel like we’re catching up and we are going to see the benefits of that momentum into 2023.” Photo: Dan Kleinsorge

Industry leaders in Missouri talk business (Part 2)

March 22, 2023By

Find out what Farmer Companies’ Kirk Farmer, Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye and Summit Materials’ Scott Anderson had to share during a Missouri Limestone Producers Association roundtable discussion.

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Photo: P&Q Staff

Upp, longtime aggregate industry leader, dies

March 20, 2023By

Chris Upp, who spent 27 years at Conco Quarries and dedicated his career to aggregates, died last week. He was 49.

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Topics discussed during a producer roundtable at the Missouri Limestone Producers Association’s 2022 Annual Convention included the workforce, sustainability and community engagement. Photo: Dan Kleinsorge

Industry leaders in Missouri talk business (Part 1)

February 14, 2023By

A roundtable discussion between three aggregate producers was a highlight of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association’s Annual Convention.

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Chris Upp attended the Missouri Limestone Producers Association’s Annual Convention late last year with his wife Jill. Pictured alongside the Upps is Horton Supply Co.’s Collin Swift.

Quarry Faces: January 2023

January 23, 2023By

Check out a gallery from recent industry events, including meetings of the industry’s Missouri and Pennsylvania associations.

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Capital Quarries’ Jamie Jones, left, and Capital Materials’ Chris Williams were on-hand at the Missouri Limestone Producers Association’s (MLPA) annual convention to receive safety awards for their respective operations. Photo: Lauren Alexander, Capital Materials

Missouri association honors producers for safety excellence

January 4, 2023By

Dozens of aggregate operations throughout the state of Missouri were recognized for their continued commitment to safety.

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Missouri Limestone Producers roundtable moderated by Pit & Quarry

December 14, 2022By

Pit & Quarry managing editor Jack Kopanski moderated a roundtable at the 2022 Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) Annual Convention.

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More than 440 attendees and 41 exhibitors were on hand at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, for the Missouri Limestone Producers Association Annual Convention. Photo: Lauren Alexander, Capital Materials

Big showing in the Show Me State

December 13, 2022By

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye was one of three producers to take part in a roundtable discussion during the recent Missouri Limestone Producers Association Annual Convention.

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