Knife River closes on the assets of Wyoming’s McMurry Ready-Mix

Sources: MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff Knife River Corp. has expanded its Intermountain Region footprint by acquiring the assets of McMurry Ready-Mix Co., a concrete and aggregates supplier based in Casper, Wyo. A McMurry concrete plant on the city’s west side will serve as a satellite to a Knife River ready mixed site on the east side. With…

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Washington prestressed plant ranks on Knife River capex commitments

Sources: MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff Under parent MDU Resources’ five-year, $3 billion capital investment plan, Knife River Corp. has budgeted for construction of a Spokane, Wash. prestressed concrete plant and Albany, Ore. employee training center, plus development of the Honey Creek Quarry in Burnet County, Texas.

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Viesko Redi-Mix joins Knife River Northwest portfolio

Sources: MDU Resources Group, Inc., Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff

MDU subsidiary Knife River Corp. has acquired Oregon’s Viesko Redi-Mix, Inc., which operates Wheatland (headquarters), McMinnville and Woodburn ready mixed plants plus an aggregate site in Keizer. The acquisition complements Knife River’s existing Oregon operations and provides expansion into the growing north Willamette Valley and Portland metro markets. Viesko RM’s 60 team members join the Knife River Northwest Region, which last year added the operations of Molalla Redi-Mix and Rock Products Inc. and Teevin & Fischer Quarry LLC.

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PRODUCERS – NOVEMBER 2018

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Knife River adds South Dakota’s Sweetman/Concrete Materials

Sources: MDU Resources Group Inc., Bismarck, N.D.; CP staff

MDU Resources has closed on Sweetman Const. Co., an integrated ready mixed, aggregates and asphalt producer serving the Sioux Falls, S.D., market and operating as Concrete Materials Co. The company and its 260 employees join the North Central Region—Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska—of MDU’s Knife River Corp. construction materials subsidiary. 

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PRODUCERS – NOVEMBER 2017

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Denver-based Summit Materials, Inc. has begun a search for a successor to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Douglas Rauh, who will leave the aggregate and ready mixed producer at year end. In the interim, Executive Vice Presidents Damian Murphy (East Segment), Shane Evans (West Segment) and Tom Beck (Cement Segment) will report directly to Summit CEO Tom Hill.

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PRODUCERS – APRIL 2016

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Ontario-based Brampton Brick Ltd. was scheduled to close by this month on the concrete block line and other assets of Eurobloq Inc. in Boisbriand, Quebec. Valued up to $6 million, the transaction will add production and distribution capacity to meet demand for the suitor’s masonry and landscape products in Quebec and eastern Ontario.

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MDU Resources marks 90 years, sounding NYSE Bell

Sources: New York Stock Exchange; CP staff

David Goodin, chief executive officer of Knife River Construction Materials parent MDU Resources, rang the NYSE Closing Bell on March 18 to commemorate the company’s 90th anniversary. Joining him were executives of the namesake energy and Knife River Construction businesses.

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