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2007 Press Releases

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  • Leading building materials solutions provider CEMEX UK has invested over £2 million at Jarrow Wharf site on the Tyne to upgrade and install new equipment for the processing of sand and gravel, used in the construction of homes, schools, offices, hospitals and roads.
    Major Investment at CEMEX UK's Jarrow Wharf Benefits Local Construction Projects
  • Building materials company, CEMEX UK, has been granted a permit for a trial by the cement industry regulator, the Environment Agency (EA), to increase the use of tyres from 12 to 25 per cent as part-replacement for coal to heat the cement kiln at Rugby Works in Warwickshire.
    CEMEX UK To Double Use Of Tyres At Rugby Works
  • CEMEX UK is presenting plans for proposed operations at Swinderby Airfield to ensure the continued supply of building materials for local construction projects. The plans are being presented to the local community at an exhibition on 29th November, 2pm to 7.30pm at the Village Hall, Witham St.
    CEMEX UK Hosts Exhibition To Present Development Plans At Swinderby Airfield
  • Building materials provider CEMEX UK today opened a new, state-of-the-art concrete block and paving factory at West Calder near Livingston in Scotland. The £5million factory, which represents a significant investment in the region and has created 10 new jobs, will produce 1.2 million square metres worth of blocks and pavers, enough to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools every year.
    CEMEX UK Opens New 'Cutting Edge' Concrete Factory At West Calder
  • CEMEX is pleased to announce their continued involvement in the Thames Gateway forum. We will be on hand to answer any building materials solutions enquiries you may have at the Excel hosted event - London, on the 28th to 29th of November 2007. We're on Stand F16.
    CEMEX Your Reliable Partner at the Thames Gateway Forum
  • Building materials provider, CEMEX UK has won this year's prestigious Highways Magazine Excellence in Recycling Award for a contract carried out on behalf of the Welsh Assembly on the M4 Motorway.
    CEMEX UK Scoops Highways Magazine Excellence For Unique Recycling Achievement
  • Leading building materials provider CEMEX UK has submitted plans for extending the existing Eversley Quarry at Fox Lane, Eversley, in Hampshire to ensure the continued supply of sand and gravel for local construction projects.
    Potential Quarry Extension Could Treble Nature Reserve At Eversley
  • Building materials solutions company, CEMEX UK, has been granted permission by the Environment Agency, which regulates the cement industry, to trial a waste-derived fuel, Climafuel, to replace up to 30 per cent of the coal used to fuel the cement kiln at Rugby Works in Warwickshire.
    CEMEX UK Granted Permit to Introduce Climafuel at Rugby Works
  • In the largest project of its kind in the country, CEMEX UK is supplying cement from its Rugby cement plant and marine sand from the Bristol Channel to a major contract in Combe Down village near Bath.
    CEMEX UK Supports stabilisation of UKs Largest Disused Mine Project in Bath
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Mike Ogden (Vice President, CEMEX), Sir Bill Callaghan (Chair HSE) and Lynda Thompson (Chairman) Building materials solutions company, CEMEX UK, welcomed Sir Bill Callaghan Chair of the Health and Safety Commission to its sand and gravel quarry at Bramshill in Eversley Hampshire on Wednesday 5th September.
    HSC Chair, Sir Bill Callaghan visits Bramshill Quarry
  • Building material solutions company CEMEX UK is pioneering development in screed technology and has launched the first online training programme about the specification, application and performance of screeds.
    CEMEX UK Launches First RIBA Accredited Screed Training Programme
  • Employees at Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire have celebrated 365 days without accidents*. This is an all-time record for the site and beats the previous 152-day record from 2005.
    CEMEX UK's Rugby Cement Plant Achieves Health and Safety Record
  • Leading building materials solutions provider CEMEX UK is half way through its year-long and ambitious £60 million national investment programme to improve quality and service for construction customers. The improvements span the entire business, including the aggregates, cement, readymixed concrete and concrete products sectors and stretch from Midlothian in the north to Dover in the south.
    CEMEX National Investment Programme Improves Efficiency, Quality and Service for Customers
  • table width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Leading building materials solutions provider CEMEX UK has invested over £325,000 at the Leamouth Wharf site near Southampton to upgrade and install new equipment for the processing of sand and gravel, and the manufacturing of readymixed concrete and screed. This will ensure product quality and consistency for local builders and construction customers.
    Major Investment at CEMEXs Leamouth Wharf Benefits Construction Customers & Saints Football Fans
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Save our Butterflies schools competition As part of CEMEX UK's partnership with Butterfly Conservation, our charity of the year, CEMEX has published a leaflet with some top tips to protect butterflies and months, both of which are good indicators of a healthy environment.
    CEMEX UK launches Save our Butterflies schools competition
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Building materials solutions company CEMEX UK today awarded a six-year contract to EWS Construction for its rail freight for aggregates and coal. This is the first major contract awarded to EWS Construction and includes the transportation of over two million tonnes of materials per annum.
    CEMEX Commits to a New Rail Contract to Promote Sustainable Solutions & Allow for Rail Expansion
  • Building material solutions company CEMEX UK today announced improved productivity at all three of its cement plants which together achieved world-class efficiency levels of 95.4% in the period January to June 2007. This has resulted in an increase in production of 13 per cent compared to the same period last year.
    CEMEX UK Announces Performance Improvements in All its Cement Plants in
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> CEMEX UK vice president of strategic planning Jaime Muguiro (left) with president of Butterfly Conservation, Sir David Attenborough (right).
    CEMEX UK Announces Butterfly Conservation Partnership to Flight Season Start
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Global building materials solutions company, CEMEX UK, has appointed Graham Russell, 34, as vice president of Commercial and Building Products with immediate effect. In his new role Mr Russell reports directly to country president, Ignacio Ortiz.
    CEMEX UK Appoints Vice President to Improve Cement and Building Product Quality, Service and Sales
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Building material solutions company CEMEX UK has cut emissions of dust from its Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire by 80%, following the successful installation of a state-of-the-art filter. This means that the dust filter has exceeded expectations.
    CEMEX Cuts Dust Emissions At Rugby Plant By More Than 80% As Part Of Wider Sustainability Commitment
  • - Manorcroft Nursery in Egham has received a grant for gardening equipment for its pupils from building material solutions company CEMEX UK. The grant comes from the CEMEX UK Foundation, which has been created to provide a single point of focus for all the company's charitable, community support and employee engagement activities.
    CEMEX Angling Improves Online Experience
  • e width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Building materials solutions provider CEMEX UK has won the contract to supply Europe's largest on-shore wind farm on moorland and forest near East Kilbride south of Glasgow over the next two years. The contract involves the supply of 50,000 cubic metres of ready-mixed concrete, enough to fill more than 450 double decker buses.
    CEMEX UK supplies concrete by air for key European wind farm in East Kilbride
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Manorcroft Nursery in Egham has received a grant for gardening equipment for its pupils from building material solutions company CEMEX UK. The grant comes from the CEMEX UK Foundation, which has been created to provide a single point of focus for all the company's charitable, community support and employee engagement activities.
    Nursery receives grant from Neighbouring Company, CEMEX UK
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> Building materials solutions company CEMEX UK has started work on a new concrete block and paving facility at West Calder near Livingston, Lothian, which will be one of the biggest factories in Scotland.
    CEMEX UK works on state of the art concrete block and paving plant in Scotland
  • ble width="500" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> A sleeping head sculpture, which was inspired by original artist Constantin Brancusi's famous works 'Sleeping Muse', has been created from clunch by David Free with the help of building materials solutions company CEMEX UK.
    CEMEX UK provides clunch and grant to support art students at University of Hertfordshire
  • Building materials solutions company CEMEX UK and Forth Ports today celebrated the approval of plans for a new facility for the manufacturing of blended cements at the Port of Tilbury in Essex. The development was marked in a ceremony, where guests included the Mayor of Thurrock, representatives from the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation and a number of local stakeholders.
    CEMEX UK Gets approval for new grinding and blending facility at Tilbury
  • Building materials solutions company, CEMEX UK, has been granted a permit by the cement industry regulator, the Environment Agency, to use tyres as part-replacement for coal to fuel the cement kiln at Rugby Works in Warwickshire.
    CEMEX UK Granted permit to use tyres at Rugby Works

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