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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.

"As we continue to grow our business, we are looking for companies like Viesko: Well-run operations in growing markets where we have familiarity," says Knife River CEO David Barney. "We have a lot of experience in Oregon, and we're excited to further expand our footprint."