Memphis Stone & Gravel Opens DeSoto Plant

In business since 1901, Memphis Stone & Gravel Company, sister company of Lehman-Roberts Company, is a locally owned and operated aggregate supplier to Memphis and North Mississippi. The company has recently opened a new facility in Southaven, which will allow them to become the closest aggregate source to the heart of Memphis. The new facility, projected to be a flagship operation for the company, is a key resource for their customers due to the location.

“We are thrilled to be opening a new facility in an area, which has such quality resources,” said Hal Williford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Memphis Stone & Gravel. “We are extremely grateful to our exploration team for locating these quality reserves, as well as the local government for understanding the need for construction aggregates, allowing Memphis Stone & Gravel to work in partnership with the city of Southaven.”

The new plant, sitting on approximately 25 acres, began producing material in April and will officially open for business this month. There are approximately 108 acres of reserved area left to be mined. The plant, which produces 800 tons of material per hour, is mining five different products, including three types of sand and four varieties of gravel.

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L to R at the plant’s ribbon-cutting ceremony: Gary Oakley (MSG Sales Manager), Ed Ragsdale (MSG Ops Manager), Alan Parks (MSG VP), Stan Wright (DeSoto Plant Manager), Star Lewis (DeSoto Plant), Hal Williford (MSG President), Rick Moore (LRC/MSG Chairman of the Board), Henry Reed (MSG. Asst. Ops Manager) and David Leverett (MSG Environmental & Exploration Manager).

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