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MDU Resources Expands in First Quarter

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported first-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $41.9 million, or 22 cents per share, compared to first quarter 2017 earnings from continuing operations of $35.5 million, or 18 cents per share. Including discontinued operations, MDU Resources reported first quarter earnings of $42.4 million, or 22 cents per share, compared to $37.2 million, or 19 cents per share, in 2017.

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Martin Marietta Finalizes Bluegrass Acquisition

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced that it successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Bluegrass Materials Co., described as "the largest privately-held, pure-play aggregates company in the United States," for $1.625 billion in cash.  

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Construction Spending Dips on Steel Tariffs; Highways Rise

The U.S. Census Bureau reported put-in-place construction statistics for March 2018. Construction spending was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,284.7 billion, 1.7 percent (±0.8 percent) below the revised February estimate of $1,306.4 billion. 

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NSSGA Young Leaders Meeting Features Mark S. Walsh Award

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2018 Young Leaders (YL) Annual Meeting, held April 25-28 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., was a great success with more than 200 people in attendance. The meeting helped attendees improve professional and personal skills through development sessions, networking opportunities, and community service and teambuilding projects.

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