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MDU Resources Recognized for Gender Diversity

RR032420 MDUlogoMDU Resources Group Inc. has again been named a Winning "W" Company by 2020 Women on Boards for having at least 20% of its corporate board comprised of women. MDU Resources' board is made up of 10 directors. Three women, Karen B. Fagg, Patricia L. Moss and Chenxi Wang, served on the board in 2019. Winning "W" companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards annual "Gender Diversity Index," which tracks the number of corporate board seats held by women among companies listed on the Russell 3000 Index. In 2019, the campaign achieved its original 20% campaign goal, with women corporate directors making up a record 20.4% of all board seats nationally on the index. "Diversity is critical to MDU Resources' success across all ranks of our employees and leadership," said David L. Goodin, president and CEO of MDU Resources. "We value diverse perspectives and equality in all areas of our company."

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Need for Respiratory Protection

RR031820 coronavirusMarch 23, 2020 – The construction, aggregates and mining industries know a little something about respiratory protection. Masks are a normal part of our PPE. But due to the coronavirus, masks for the medical profession are in short supply. The state of Virginia is using what PPE supplies it can get from the federal stockpile. The Virginia Emergency Support Team is also tracking down alternative providers. They are in contact with suppliers who make masks used in mining and quarry operations. Those are the same grade as medical masks that can prevent those already infected from spreading the virus further. If you have a supply of masks at your operation, you might be able to help your local medical establishment. 

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Coronavirus Could Spur Infrastructure Investment

RR031820 coronavirusMarch 18, 2020 – Congressional leaders and White House officials began work on a massive coronavirus relief bill that could contain major economic stimulus for corporations and consumers. Could it take a pandemic such as coronavirus/COVID-19 to finally get an infrastructure bill passed?

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ConExpo-Con/Agg Goes On

RR031020 conexpo sqMarch 10, 2020 – Despite several major exhibitors and other smaller ones pulling out of the show amid fears of coronavirus, ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 went on in Las Vegas. If attendees were planning on not coming, it was not evident, as more than 120,000 were expected and vibrant activity on the show floor confirmed that buyers were in the house and ready to do business. Show management noted, "We are continually monitoring the situation and will respond to any recommendations set by the U.S. Government or its agencies. We will continue to be transparent in our communications if new information develops. [We have] taken steps to address the spread of germs by providing heightened levels of cleanliness." The show wraps up on March 14.

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Mike Eruzione Speaks

RR030920 EruzioneMarch 9, 2020– At the joint NSSGA, NRMCA, PCA Opening Session in Las Vegas, 1980 Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey team captain Mike Eruzione spoke about team building, respect and success. With good humor and great sincerity he talked about the 1980 Olympic team's journey and offered parallels to business, giving his audience a number of great takeaways. "If you understand the value of work you will always be successful," he stated. 

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