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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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Vulcan Reports Profits, Shipments Up; Costs Down

Vulcan Materials Co. announced results for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015. The company's fourth-quarter results demonstrate ongoing strong revenue growth and margin expansion as the gradual recovery in construction activity continues across most of its markets, the company said.

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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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NSSGA to Hold 'Tele-Town Hall' Meeting

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a nationwide Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. EST, and everyone in the aggregates industry is welcome to participate. This call is the perfect time to bring questions, ideas and comments to NSSGA and help shape the association’s future legislative and regulatory priorities, the association said.

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