Tag: backlogs

After beginning construction in March 2023, Montabert plans to open its expanded distribution and rebuild facility in late September. Photo: Montabert

How manufacturers are adjusting to meet demands

October 23, 2023By

As equipment manufacturers find themselves with ever-growing backlogs, they are seeking out ways to increase production and get more equipment into the field.

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Says Route 82 Sand & Gravel’s Stewart Petrovits: “We anticipate a strong 2023. We’re a month in and we’re already washing material – which is unheard of.” Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

What 2023 can offer the aggregate industry (Part 1)

April 18, 2023By

Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees share why they expect the months ahead to bear plenty of fruit for their businesses during a January discussion.

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ABC: Construction backlogs, input prices up; contractor confidence down

June 15, 2022By

The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) report its Construction Backlog Indicator was up in May, while its Construction Confidence Index was down.

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MDU Resources reflects on the start of 2022

May 5, 2022By

Although MDU Resources Group took a loss in its construction materials business in the first quarter, the company’s president and CEO is optimistic about the months ahead.

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MDU Resources ends 2020 on a high note

February 3, 2021By

Knife River Corp.’s parent company saw earnings in its construction materials business jump 22 percent last year.

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Good weather, backlogged work drive up revenues at MDU Resources

August 5, 2020By

The construction materials business at MDU Resources Group, whose subsidiary is Knife River Corp., achieved record second-quarter revenues

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Record second-quarter 2019 earnings at MDU Resources

August 2, 2019By

Earnings at MDU Resources Group were $61.8 million in second-quarter 2019, compared to $43.8 million during the same time period in 2018.

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Granite Construction poised for strong start to 2019

February 28, 2019By

A federal infrastructure bill and a cooperative Mother Nature should spur growth in 2019 for Granite Construction, the company’s president and CEO says.

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