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Former Stone Association Executive Bob Bartlett Dies

The aggregates industry is mourning the loss of Robert G. Bartlett, former president and CEO of the National Stone Association.

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Vulcan Division Publishes First EPD for Aggregates

The Western Division of Vulcan Materials Co. has published North America’s first self-declared Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for aggregates, according to the company. An EPD is a standardized way of communicating the environmental impacts of a product in a scientifically-recognized and compact format.

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Dodge Momentum Index Strong in January

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.4 percent in January to 126.4 (2000=100) from its December reading of 123.4. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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MDU Resources' Construction Materials Business Grows

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported 2015 consolidated adjusted earnings of $180.0 million, or 92 cents per share, compared to $205.5 million, or $1.07 per share in 2014. Consolidated adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter were $48.6 million, or 25 cents per share, compared to $67.8 million, or 35 cents per share in 2014.

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