WHAT MEMBERSHIP MEANS TO YOU
The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) was organized in 1944 to promote and protect the interests of crushed stone operators located or doing business in the state. The association is involved in legislative issues; state and federal regulatory matters; community and public relations; and marketing of stone products.
MLPA maintains a full-time staff in an attractive office building the association owns at 409 East McCarty, Jefferson City, MO.
MLPA’s bylaws provide for three categories of membership. Producer Members are engaged in the production or sales of crushed stone in Missouri. Affiliate Members are engaged in mining of other commodities. Associate Members are suppliers of goods and services to the industry. All three categories are able to participate in the association’s functions and receive general mailings.
One of the most important functions of the association is its involvement in legislative issues. Members are able to take a united stand on proposed new environmental regulations, employee/employer matters, safety regulations, highway funding, additional taxes and other topics that may arise. The staff spends considerable time testifying before legislative committees, as well as making individual contacts with elected officials. This activity takes place on the State and Federal levels. An MLPA Legislative Newsletter keeps members informed about important bills that have been introduced.
Another area that has become of increasing importance in recent years is environmental regulation. MLPA is active in many environmental issues that have the potential to affect our industry. However, the most important are air pollution control, water pollution control and land reclamation. By necessity, this is the area in which the association staff devotes much of its time. An MLPA Environmental Newsletter keeps members informed about these issues.
Issues and information about the industry are discussed at the association’s two primary meeting functions during the year. They are the Annual Meeting & Convention and the Summer Business Meeting. Special workshops and seminars are also held on an as-needed basis.
The “heart and soul” of MLPA is its active committees. These help us better address environmental issues, safety issues, legislative matters, aggregate specifications, product marketing and community/public relations. These committees provide valuable insight that helps guide the association’s activities throughout the year, but they also provide a forum for members to share information/experiences about these topics.
MLPA’s policies, actions, and budget are established by the Board of Directors. Nominees are selected to give the board representation from large and small operations, with consideration given to maintaining a broad geographical distribution. Nominees are voted on by the entire membership at the association’s Annual Meeting.
As a final note, MLPA operates under compliance with applicable antitrust laws. New members are provided with our Antitrust Policy and Guidelines. Attendees at all MLPA meetings are reminded of these requirements.
Representing the Crushed Stone Industry
MISSOURI LIMESTONE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
409 East McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
JEAN GLAVIN - email@example.com