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Summit Materials Aggregates Revenue Sees Healthy Increase

Summit Materials Inc. announced results for the second quarter 2017. For the three months ended July 1, 2017, the company reported basic earnings per share of $0.47 on net income of $50.0 million, compared to basic earnings per share of $0.21 on net income of $13.4 million in the prior year period. Operating income increased by 75. percent to $82.4 million in the second quarter 2017, versus $46.9 million in the prior year period.

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MDU Resources Cites Weather Factors in Quarterly Report

MDU Resources Group Inc. announced that a strong second quarter at its utility and construction services businesses partially offset a slow quarter at its construction materials business caused by weather-related delays and increased competition. Second quarter earnings from continuing operations were $43.8 million, or 22 cents per share, compared to second quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of $46.1 million, or 24 cents per share.

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MSHA Reports Fifth Fatality This Year

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported a fatality at EP Management Corp.'s Celatom Plant, a nonmetallic minerals operation in Oregon. On July 14, a part-time mine employee was moving irrigation pipe by hand and was electrocuted when the pipe came in contact with high-voltage transmission lines overhead.

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Martin Marietta Scores Record Second Quarter Results

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. reported record results for the second-quarter ended June 30, 2017, including consolidated net sales of $996.3 million, an increase of 8.8 percent compared with $915.4 million in the second quarter of 2016. The company also reported:

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Eagle Materials Reports Strong First Quarter

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 ended June 30, 2017. The company is reporting record revenues of $366.1 million, up 23 percent.

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