About Us

Missouri River Towing was formed in recent years in response to growth in regional freight movements and the need for affordable and available transportation solutions. MRT operates four linehaul towboats, four line boats ranging from 900-4000 hp., that can handle six to nine barges at a time. In addition the company moves construction equipment to otherwise hard and expensive to reach job sites, and oversized cargo.

Steve Engemann, President

Steve is President of Hermann Sand & Gravel, Inc. and Missouri River Towing LLC. Steve also is co-owner Mid MO Concrete. He is on his fifth issue of his Captain’s license. Steve takes pride in operating small family businesses. These businesses continue to thrive because they are based on honest business practices and hard work.  He is actively involved in continuing to work towards achieving reliable river transportation on the Missouri River by being a member of the Missouri River Dredgers Group, Inland Rivers Ports and Terminals, MRAC, Coalition to Protect the MO River, and Missouri River Relief organizations.

Steve began working at Hermann Sand & Gravel Inc. full time in 1999 to achieve his goal of becoming a river boat pilot. Steve was able to obtain his captains license in 2003 and in 2004 he started managing operations at Hermann Sand & Gravel, Inc. Currently, Hermann Sand & Gravel Inc. has two locations Hermann and Jefferson City. MRT provides commercial barge transportation from Sioux City, IA to New Orleans, LA.  We also operate on the Upper Miss. and Illinois Rivers with a focus on the MO River.

On a personal note, Steve is happily married to his wife Kate and has been blessed with two beautiful girls.  While he is not managing the family business, he and his family spend time together enjoying water sports on the Missouri and Gasconade Rivers and horseback riding.  Steve is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Steve holds memberships with the Knights of Columbus, Gore Case Community Club, Big Spring Busy Beavers 4H, and is a member of the Hermann Chamber of Commerce.