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VantaCore Drives Natural Resource Partners' Q2 Success

Natural Resource Partners L.P. reported second quarter 2015 revenues and other income of $137.6 million compared to $90.6 million for 2014. Net income attributable to the limited partners for the second quarter of 2015 was $30.7 million, or $0.25 per unit, versus $30.8 million, or $0.28 per unit, for 2014.

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Ken Gutschick Dies; Former Rock Products, Lime Association Staffer

NOTD Gutschick 150Kenneth A. Gutschick, 90, passed away on June 25 in Rockville, Md., following a stroke. He was born in Chicago in 1924 and resided in Cicero, Ill., and the Chicago metropolitan area until 1956 when he and his wife Shirley relocated to Maryland.

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Oldcastle Parent Closes on Lafarge, Holcim Assets

CRH has closed on a portfolio of Lafarge S.A. and Holcim Ltd. cement, concrete and aggregate production assets in 10 countries across the Americas and Europe. At a $7.2 billion enterprise value, the transaction is among the largest to date involving publicly traded, global heavy building materials companies – trailing Cemex-Rinker and HeidelbergCement-Hanson ($15 billion–$16 billion; 2007) and Lafarge-Orascom ($12 billion, 2008).

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