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Rural Roads Report Details Ominous Conditions

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth and improve traffic safety in the nation’s Heartland, but the United States faces a $211 billion backlog in funding for needed repairs and improvements to the rural transportation system. This is according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. 

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The Sunrock Group Acquires Canadian Reserves

The Sunrock Group, a privately held construction materials supplier headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has acquired an existing quarry with 1,400 acres of high-quality aggregate reserves from Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos’ North American business unit Canada Building Materials/St. Mary’s Cement.

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CEMEX Funds Development of Personal Protective Equipment

CEMEX USA announced a grant award by its philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation, to Houston-based nonprofit TX/RX Labs to fund efforts to develop and make critically-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, face shields and intubation boxes to aid medical professionals, first responders – including police, firefighters and other public servants – and community members in the fight against COVID-19.

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MDU Construction Materials Business Down in First Quarter

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported first quarter earnings of $25.1 million, or 13 cents per share, compared to first quarter 2019 earnings of $40.9 million, or 21 cents per share.

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AED Urges State Governors Not to Cut Road Projects

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) delivered letters to the nation's 50 state governors, highlighting the importance of transportation infrastructure projects and encouraging them to refrain from decreases in planned investments.

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