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Transportation Initiatives Pass on Election Day

Voters across the nation again demonstrated they strongly support increased investment in transportation improvements, approving 60 of 90 (67 percent) transportation-related initiatives that were on the November ballot, according to a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC).

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MDU Construction Materials Business Has Record Quarter

MDU Resources Group Inc. reported third quarter consolidated adjusted earnings of $84.9 million, or 44 cents per common share, compared to $92.3 million, or 49 cents per common share for the third quarter of 2013. Consolidated GAAP earnings were $103.0 million, or 53 cents per common share, compared to $84.3 million, or 44 cents per common share for the third quarter of 2013.

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Cat Media Event Highlights Advancements

CAT-150Caterpillar announced new products, equipment enhancements and Tier 4 updates at a media event in Peoria, Ill., attended by Rock Products Editor Mark S. Kuhar, who was the only chief editor of an aggregates industry publication to attend the event.

 

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Natural Resource Partners Benefits from Aggregates Acquisition

Oil and gas, coal, aggregates and industrial-minerals producer Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) reported revenues of $91.6 million for the third quarter of 2014 compared to $82.2 million for the third quarter of 2013, and distributable cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, of $57.8 million compared to $104.6 million for the third quarter of 2013.

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