Knife River Names New President of Mountain Region

Mon February 25, 2008 - Midwest Edition

Rich Allison has been named president of Knife River Corporation’s Mountain Region Jan. 23.

In November 2007, Allison was named interim president for the Mountain Region. Previously, he had served as the vice president of operations for the JTL Group, now doing business as Knife River.

Allison has a long career in the construction materials industry working as a laborer, equipment operator, driver, foreman and superintendent. He was the general manager of the company’s operations in Belgrade, Mont., for 20 years before being selected as the vice president of operations of JTL Group.

“With 37 years of experience in the industry at our Montana and Wyoming operations, Rich is well qualified to lead our operations into the future,” said Bill Schneider, president and chief executive office of Knife River. “He knows our employees, operations and customers very well and we look forward to the future success he and the Mountain Region team will bring to the company. Rich is highly respected throughout our company and the construction materials and mining industry.”

Knife River’s Mountain Region includes operations in Billings, Belgrade, Missoula, Polson and Kalispell, Mont.; and Casper and Cheyenne, Wyo.

Knife River Corporation is the construction materials and contracting subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, Inc. Knife River mines aggregates and markets crushed stone, sand, gravel and related construction materials, including ready-mixed concrete, cement, asphalt, liquid asphalt and other value-added products. It also performs integrated construction services. Knife River operates in the central, southern and western United States and Alaska and Hawaii.