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2010 Press Releases

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  • 25th November 2010: CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, is fitting its 300th vehicle with nearside proximity sensors to help cyclists and pedestrians stay safe around its vehicles.
    300th CEMEX vehicle to be fitted with sensors to keep vulnerable road users safe
  • 16th November 2010: A new rail siding and junction at the entrance to CEMEX UK’s largest quarry, Dove Holes in Derbyshire, will increase the rail loadout capacity by 25% from 2 million tonnes to 2.5 million tonnes per annum.
    New siding and junction to increase rail capacity by 25%
  • Click here to see video (.wmv) 27th October 2010: A new 21.6metre bridge, part of a £1.2million project has been lifted into place over the A30 at Bramshill Quarry, Eversley, Hampshire operated by CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier.
    New conveyor bridge will aid release of valuable sand reserves for the South East
  • 25th October 2010: CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier has invested £2.9 million in 40 new MAN vehicles to be based at its South Ferriby cement plant in Lincolnshire.
    40 new CEMEX trucks hit the road
  • 7th October 2010: In the company of Members of Parliament Anna Soubry and Jessica Lee, Building materials company CEMEX UK and the RSPB today at Attenborough Nature Centre in Nottinghamshire launched a biodiversity strategy for CEMEX's operations in the UK to enrich nature.
    CEMEX UK and RSPB launch national biodiversity strategy at Attenborough to enrich nature
  • 6th October 2010: In the company of Scottish Minister for the Environment Roseanna Cunningham MSP, building materials company CEMEX UK and the RSPB today at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh launched a biodiversity strategy for CEMEX's operations in the UK to enrich nature.
    CEMEX UK and RSPB launch national biodiversity strategy in Scotland to enrich nature
  • 24th September 2010: In the company of Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing, Jane Davidson AM, Building materials company CEMEX UK and the RSPB today at Taff's Well Quarry near Cardiff launched a biodiversity strategy for CEMEX's operations in the UK to enrich nature.
    CEMEX UK and RSPB launch national biodiversity strategy in Wales to enrich nature
  • 19th September 2010: Building materials provider CEMEX UK is demolishing its cement plant at Rochester in Kent, marking the end of 150 years of cement making at the site. It also marks the end of an important chapter in the social and economic life of the county.
    Demolition of chimney taller than St Paul's Cathedral marks end of an era at CEMEX plant
  • 14th September 2010: Scottish employees of CEMEX UK, building materials provider, launched the company's new 'Lendahand' employee volunteer programme at Baron's Haugh RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Reserve near Motherwell.
    New CEMEX volunteering programme launched in Scotland
  • 14th August 2010: Building materials company CEMEX has launched the second Sustainable Development Report for its UK operational performance, bringing it into line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 principles for the first time, to help readers compare its performance with that of other companies.
    CEMEX UK reports major improvements in sustainable development report
  • 5th August 2010: CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, has achieved the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard across all its GB operations for measuring and reducing its carbon emissions by over 36% between January 2007 and December 2009. The Carbon Trust Standard is the world's first award that recognises organisations for real carbon reduction.
    CEMEX UK gains recognition for its actions on climate change
  • 3rd August 2010: CEMEX Angling is supporting a sponsored 'fish-in' in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at the company's award winning, high-profile fishing complex in Yateley, Hampshire. The event is being organised by CEMEX Area Head Bailiff, Allan Stone. The event, from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August (inclusive) is being held during the Angling Trust's National Fishing Month.
    CEMEX Angling supports charity fish-in for MacMillan cancer
  • 28th July 2010: A Bronze Age 'logboat coffin', including the remains of a Roman woman, and two swords from a similar period have been donated by CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, to Reading Museum. The artefacts were unearthed in active CEMEX sand and gravel quarries in the Reading area during operations approximately 30 years ago.
    CEMEX donates 2000 year old artefacts
  • 13th July 2010: CEMEX Surfacing has started supplying asphalt worth approx £7million per annum, on behalf of Amey to the Birmingham Private Finance Initiative contract. Over 30,000 tonnes of asphalt are required this year and between 3 and 4 times this amount per annum going forward.
    CEMEX Surfacing starts £7million a year asphalt contract
  • 6th July 2010: Leading building materials company, CEMEX UK, has developed a new, readymixed concrete mix, which is being used in the UK for the first time, for the construction of the foundations of new Terminal 2 building at Heathrow Airport.
    Innovative, COOL CEMEX CONCRETE for Heathrow Terminal 2
  • 1st June 2010: CEMEX Surfacing, part of CEMEX UK the building materials supplier, has saved £1.3 million in disposal costs and eliminated 1,120 tonnes of CO2 emissions by using an innovative product on a highways contract for Amey.
    £1.3 million and 1120 tonnes CO2 emissions saved on A45
  • 18th June 2010: For the second year, CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, is supporting Bike Week 19 - 26 June, highlighting its significant investment in additional features on its 900+ vehicles and its driver training programme aimed at cyclist safety.
    CEMEX UK supporting 2010 Bike Week to promote cyclist safety
  • 7th June 2010: CEMEX, the building materials supplier, has received the Big Tick award from the Business in Community's (BITC) prestigious national award scheme for responsible business practice. The award was given to the company for their Patrimonio Hoy Programme which has been in operation since 2000.
    CEMEX receives a Big Tick
  • 3rd June 2010: Building materials company CEMEX today announced that all its main product divisions in its UK business have been certified to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products - BES6001.
    CEMEX UK completes responsible sourcing certification for its main business areas
  • 27th May 2010: CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, has invested £1.3 million in a new readymix concrete plant, erected on an old landfill site. The new site in Hazel Grove, York is located 3.7kms from the previous site and is better located to serve the local market.
    Major investment by CEMEX in York plant
  • 11th May 2010: A new sand production plant is helping CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, boost efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its largest UK sand and gravel quarry at Rugeley, Staffordshire.
    New sand production plant to boost efficiency
  • 29th April 2010: CEMEX UK is the first national building products company to achieve the Green Dragon Environmental Standard, for the environmental management systems incorporated at its block works factory at Newport, South Wales. Green Dragon recognises effective environmental management and is a new environmental standard available to companies in Wales.
    CEMEX block factory, first to achieve Green Dragon
  • 20th April 2010: Building materials company CEMEX UK, has appointed a new manager, Roo Newby, to head up its angling business with immediate effect. Roo, 36, will be reporting into CEMEX UK’s Principal Development Surveyor, Daniel Panormo. He joined CEMEX Angling in 2007 as assistant angling and fisheries manager from Burley Aquatic Developments, where he was a consultant.
    CEMEX UK Appoints New Angling and Fisheries Manager
  • 7th April 2010: CEMEX UK is the first cement company in the world to provide certified carbon labels for its cement using the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label, showing the company's commitment to reducing the footprint of its cement.
    CEMEX first to launch responsibly sourced, carbon labelled cement
  • 10th March 2010: 2010 has seen the start of a new rail route for the transportation of aggregates by CEMEX, the building materials provider. The route from Neath in South Wales to the CEMEX railhead at Sturton, near Leeds in West Yorkshire is used to transport high psv (polished stone value) aggregate quarried from CEMEX’s Gilfach Quarry.
    New CEMEX rail route between South Wales and North East
  • 9th March 2010: A new 12 tonne bridge costing £180,000 has been lifted into place at Trent Meadows in Long Eaton, Derbyshire to make the Erewash countryside more accessible to all. The bridge has been funded through a partnership of Derbyshire County Council, CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, and the Environment Agency.
    New bridge to link the Trent Valley Greenway
  • London 25th February 2010: A new book, The Wealth of Nature, has been launched in London by global building materials company CEMEX and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
    CEMEX and IUCN present new book on ecosystem services for international year of biodiversity
  • 17th February 2010: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, supported the latest Metropolitan Police cyclist safety event held at Trafalgar Square in central London yesterday by providing one of their logistics fleet vehicles. The event is one of nine planned to be held in the capital during 2010 and is part of the Mets cycle safety events ‘Exchanging Places’.
    CEMEX supports latest Metropolitan Police cyclist safety event
  • 10th February 2010: A broken tooth from the Orthacodus family, an extinct group of sharks, has been found at CEMEX Barrington Quarry, near Cambridge. This important find is a ‘first’ in UK or Europe in an area where rocks date back to the Jurassic, Cretaceous and early Tertiary age that is, over 55million years ago.
    Extinct Shark’s Tooth Found At Barrington Quarry
  • 19th January 2010: Five new ‘Sports England’ colours have been developed by CEMEX Mortars for the sports complex at the new £35million Warwickshire College. The five bespoke colours: Sports England red, green, yellow, white and natural have been created to match the colours of the blocks used in different areas of the build.
    Sports England mortars for new Warwickshire College Sports Complex
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