Monarch stands the test of time

Thursday's tour made me realize how so much of what surrounds us is just the tip of the iceberg, and how it behooves us, as Gov. Kelly did, to go deeper. It was a win-win affair, and there’s no doubt the governor came away duly impressed with the vital role that Monarch Cement plays in southeast Kansas.

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April 16, 2021 - 2:24 PM

Walter Wulf, CEO Monarch Cement Company, Lt. Gov. David Toland and Gov. Laura Kelly take a tour. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Decked out in a hard hat and protective headphones, Gov. Laura Kelly took an extensive tour of Humboldt’s Monarch Cement plant Thursday morning.

Walter Wulf, CEO and chairman of the 113-year-old industry, served as host. 

Though he no longer runs day-to-day operations, Wulf still has his finger on the company’s pulse and is very much involved in the decision-making required to keep the industry competitive.

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