Sources: Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis.; CP staff
Oshkosh executives will mark 100 years in business by ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell on May 4. Accentuating the day will be a staging of company equipment—from namesake front discharge mixers and McNeilus rear discharge mixers or refuse trucks to Pierce fire apparatus and JLG aerial work platforms—outside the NYSE in lower Manhattan.
The first quarter of 2015 proved a lively financial period for public and would-be public heavy building materials operators, who commanded investor attention the world over.
Sources: CP staff; S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, New York City
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. will gain elevated stature on Wall Street as it absorbs Texas Industries Inc., and switches spots from the Standard & Poors MidCap 400 to S&P 500 Index with one of the 20th century’s corporate icons, United States Steel Corp.—a past cement (Universal Atlas) and aggregate (Presque Isle, Mich., mega-quarry) operator in its own right.