||For over 60 years,
the mission of Meckley’s Limestone Products, Inc. has been to become the leading
provider of crushed limestone, paving products, service, placement and delivery in eastern
central Pennsylvania. We have been fortunate to have exceeded the expectations of
our customers, and fortunate in our capable and dedicated employees.
Meckley’s has since expanded that mission to become a world-class provider of
pulverized limestone products and services. Our uncompromising emphasis on
quality work, on-time delivery and creative solutions to difficult situations tells the
story of our success. The customer always comes first. This philosophy
has guided our operations since 1936, and will continue to be our hallmark as
Meckley’s Limestone Products, Inc. moves ahead.
|Into The Future
In 1982, the U.S. Department of Energy constructed a ‘fluidized bed boiler’
in Paxinos, PA, approximately 25 miles from the quarry. The purpose of this unit was to
demonstrate the feasibility of burning coal waste (culm) as a primary fuel for the
production of steam energy. Part of this project involved testing the use of finely ground
limestone as a sorbent of sulfur dioxide (the primary cause of acid rain) by injecting it
into the combustion chamber. Meckley’s was able to provide the limestone
tests, which demonstrated that the limestone was an effective sorbent. As a result of
these tests, Meckley’s was able to form supply
agreements with the Keeler Company of
Williamsport, providing pulverized limestone for a factory test boiler. Participation in
the research and development of many projects such as these has made Meckley’s
Limestone Products, Inc. a leader in the industry, and a crucial player in the development
of new markets. The limestone from these early tests has become the benchmark for
sulfur-dioxide capture against which all other limestones would be measured.
Over the years, Meckley’s has developed supply relationships with 10 independently
owned power plants that, combined, consume over 325,000 tones of limestone each year.
Weekly sales of pulverized limestone to power plants surpass 6,000 tons. Consistently on
the cutting edge of the power industry’s demand for sorbent, Meckley’s manages
to maintain the quality, consistency and delivery excellence expected. Our extensive core
drilling/chemical testing of the quarry and our on-site chemical/physical analysis
laboratory allow us to accomplish these goals. Our trucking fleet, office staff and
employees make sure that good service doesn’t end when the product leaves the quarry.