1910s

  • 1915
    • Joplin Cement Company is founded by Frank M. Myers.
1915

1920s

  • 1921
    • Larry B. Myers, son of Frank Myers, joins the company and runs it with his father.
1921

1950s

  • 1956
    • Founder Frank Myers steps down from his role with the company.
1956

1960s

  • 1962
    • Larry Myers sells Joplin Cement to Wallace Sparks and B.M. Radcliff. Radcliff serves as president and Sparks serves a secretary-treasurer and general manager.
  • 1965
    • Joplin Cement is now one of the largest distributors of ready-mix concrete and plays a major role in local highway construction.
19621965

2000s

  • 2002
    • The Monarch Cement Company, based in Humboldt, Kansas, purchases Joplin Cement Company from Ralph Sparks & family and subsequently changes the company name to Joplin Concrete Company Inc.
  • 2007
    • James Wallace Sparks, former owner/operator of Joplin Cement Company from 1961 to 1984, dies at age 92.
20022007

2010s

  • 2011
    2011
    • In response to the EF-5 tornado that decimated much of the Joplin area, Joplin Concrete donates a portion of the concrete needed to rebuild seven houses, as part of the Extreme Makeover Home Edition campaign.
  • 2018
    Wildwood plant
    • The company adds an additional plant just west of Joplin on the Wildwood Ranch near the Kansas state line. The plant allows the company to better serve an expanded region, including southeast Kansas and northwest Okahoma.
    • Joplin Concrete purchases the assets of Neosho Concrete Products and begins operating the plant as Neosho Concrete – A Division of Joplin Concrete.
20112018
  • 1915

    • Joplin Cement Company is founded by Frank M. Myers.
  • 1921

    • Larry B. Myers, son of Frank Myers, joins the company and runs it with his father.
  • 1956

    • Founder Frank Myers steps down from his role with the company.