Halquist sells Lisbon quarry to Lannon Stone
Purchase will help Lannon serve larger projects

By Kelly Smith - Special to The Freeman

Jan. 3, 2019

TOWN OF LISBON — Lannon Stone Incorporated has purchased from Halquist Stone Company the approximately 300-acre Lisbon limestone quarry at the intersection of Highway K (Lisbon Road) and Highway F on the Lisbon-Sussex border.

Although it was Halquist’s largest local quarry, it represented only about 10 percent of the company’s overall operations, said Vice President Tom Halquist.

Halquist emphasized the family-owned company will continue to offer a variety of landscape stones, pavers, cut stones, granite and marble and will continue to own and operate the company office and store located near the quarry on Lisbon Road.

Representatives of the stone companies declined to reveal the price of the acquisition.

Hans Dawson, president of Lannon Stone, said the acquisition provides his company with an opportunity to continue expanding its resources to better serve large construction projects.

Dawson said the approximately 20 former Halquist employees affected by the transaction will be offered an opportunity to work for Lannon Stone.

In 2013, Lannon Stone purchased the 400-acre Vulcan Quarry in Sussex, immediately east of the Lisbon quarry.

Lannon Stone produces about 4 to 6 million tons of limestone and gravel annually, most of it in the Lisbon, Lannon and Sussex communities, Dawson said.