A History & Future of Change
Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Ergon, Inc., and its consolidated subsidiaries are built on a foundation of petroleum-related enterprises begun in 1954 by its Chairman, Leslie B. Lampton. Starting as a petroleum retailer with only two employees, Ergon has evolved into a network of market-leading companies employing over 2,400 people. Ergon operates as a sophisticated crude oil processor, transporter and marketer of refined products. It also functions as a producer and marketer of specialty asphalt products, as well as an oil and gas explorer and real estate developer. In addition, Ergon manufactures state-of-the-art road maintenance products and equipment.
The Company's roots are in the petroleum industry service areas, including trucking and propane distribution, marine transportation and petroleum marketing services. Through acquisitions and from merging other company operations into a base of entities that would become Ergon subsidiaries, including ventures in refining, terminaling, asphalt marketing, mid-river operations, exploration, maintenance support and real estate, we have moved forward to become a well-diversified portfolio of companies.