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“I knew that in order to survive, I thought


we needed to be bigger, and at some point in time maybe diversify a little bit, and I’ve done that,” he said. Maloley returned to Lexington with a long


term goal to buy the company, which he did in May 1996 with his brother-in-law, Chub Klein, who owned some of the equipment and was a partner. Tey changed the name to MRK, Inc. – the M standing for Maloley, the R standing for Ronnie Rogers’ daughters’ last names, and the K standing for Klein. In about 2002, Maloley bought out Klein and became the sole owner. “My wife’s name is Ronda, so it also works


for ‘Mike, Ronda and Kids, now, I guess,” he said.


Te company had been operating a truck


washout facility seven miles outside of town since 1989. MRK replaced that in December 2013 with a $2 million four-bay facility in a perfect location across from the Tyson plant. It offers four employee-operated manual wash bays and three repair bays. Trailers can be steamed and disinfected, which is particularly


“HE WAS A HARD WORKER. …HE WENT TO A SALE EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK SIX DAYS A WEEK, AND HE WASN’T AFRAID TO TAKE CHANCES. I LEARNED A LOT FROM HIM [ABOUT] JUST KEEPING


YOUR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE AND WORKING HARD. THAT’S WHAT HE DID.”


—MIKE MALOLEY REFERRING TO HIS FATHER-IN-LAW, RONNIE ROGERS


important when hauling hogs, which are susceptible to disease. Te facility also is used for grain trailers and harvest equipment. While drivers are waiting, they can get


themselves and their clothes clean using one of the facility’s showers and laundry services, or they can watch TV in a lounge and enjoy free


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