Letter to the editor — October 12, 2018

Editor’s note: Walter Wulf, CEO of Monarch Cement, sent this letter to members of the Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force and gave verbal testimony at their meeting held Sept. 20, at Pittsburg State University. The state task force is holding meetings throughout the state and hearing testimony from concerned citizens regarding their thoughts on Kansas’ transportation needs.

Dear Chairman Proehl and Members of the Transportation Vision Task Force:

I’m Walter Wulf, Jr., chief executive officer and chairman of the board of The Monarch Cement Company, a manufacturer of Portland and masonry cements. Monarch is vertically integrated and operates a number of ready-mix concrete plants, concrete products operations and has made a significant investment in East Kansas Agri-Energy in Garnett. An important fuel source for operation of our cement production comes from Coffeyville Resources. U.S. 169 highway is a lifeline for our economic survival.

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