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2011 Press Releases

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  • 9th December 2011: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, has invested £3.5 million in a new cement bagging plant at its Rugby plant site in Warwickshire. The new plant has been built following extensive customer consultation, with many customers wanting the option of cement in plastic or paper bags.
    It's all bagged up at the new CEMEX plant
  • 24th November 2011: As winter approaches, 150,000 honey bees are preparing to colonise in six hives recently located at CEMEX UK Taffs Well quarry near Cardiff, South Wales.
    The sound of buzzzzzzzzzzzzz at CEMEX Taffs Well Quarry
  • 16th November 2011: Building materials company CEMEX UK has been recognised for its outstanding health and safety initiatives, both at company and individual level, at this year’s Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health & Safety Awards held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
    CEMEX UK wins top industry health & safety awards
  • 20th October 2011:CEMEX UK is the first ever winner of the new Natural England Biodiversity Award for its restoration work at Rugeley quarry in Staffordshire. 80 hectares of high quality wildlife habitat has been created and restored to lowland dry heathland, complementing the adjoining Cannock Chase Special Area for Conservation. The site was described by the judges as "stunning".
    CEMEX Rugeley site wins the first ever Natural England Biodiversity Award
  • 7th October 2011: A CEMEX UK sand and gravel quarry in Branton, Nr Powburn in Northumberland has been progressively restored and transformed into a stunning 29 hectare nature conservation area, attracting over 50 species of birds including some red listed breeds such as Spotted Flycatcher and Lapwing.
    CEMEX UK restores Northumberland quarry into a nature conservation area
  • 13th September 2011: CEMEX UK has been awarded the prestigious DuPont Safety Award in the Innovative Approach category at the XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul, Turkey. This is the 10th time these international Safety Awards are presented.
    CEMEX UK receives top international award for cyclist safety campaign
  • 27th July 2011: A new flooring concrete from CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, has enabled one customer to reduce preparation time by a week, while achieving a highly durable slab with structural reinforcement, all without the use of steel mesh. CEMEX Advanced Flooring combines micro and macro-synthetic fibres to increase resistance to cracking and improve impact and abrasion qualities.
    Tough new flooring finishes salt store in a couple of shakes
  • 15th July 2011: CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, has invested in a replacement readymix concrete plant, erected on the existing Stanley Street site in Blackburn, Lancashire. The investment in the new plant demonstrates CEMEX's commitment to the UK construction industry and ensures good quality concrete for local construction projects.
    CEMEX invests in new Blackburn plant
  • 28th June 2011: CEMEX Angling, part of the building materials provider, CEMEX UK has opened a new site, Copse Lake, in the Yateley complex, Hampshire. Copse Lake is considered to be one of the prettiest sites in the complex as well as being very secluded and peaceful.
    Restored sand and gravel quarry turned into latest CEMEX Angling site at Yateley
  • 20th June 2011: During the Team Green Britain Bike Week 18 - 26th June, CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, will be supporting 5 local cycling events to help educate cyclists about safe cycling around large vehicles.
    CEMEX UK continues its support of cyclist safety during the 2011 Bike Week
  • 15th June 2011: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, was presented with an award for its cyclist safety programme by the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of the road safety charity, Brake. CEMEX UK was the winner in the "Road Safety in the Community" category.
    CEMEX UK wins major road safety award for its cyclist safety programme
  • 1st June 2011: For the first time in its history, CEMEX Readymix and Mortars, a business sector of CEMEX UK, building materials provider, has achieved one year lost time injury (LTI) free. This achievement is one of four major health and safety attainments celebrated by the company this month.
    CEMEX Readymix achieves 1 year lti free
  • 25th May 2011: Permatite, a new waterproof concrete solution from CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, is being used for the first time in a major UK project, the construction of a luxurious, below-ground leisure suite. Permatite is an effective waterproofing concrete manufactured by CEMEX UK used in conjunction with state-of-the-art moisture barrier technology developed by international waterproofing specialist, Fosroc.
    New CEMEX Permatite is the choice for luxury leisure development
  • 2nd May 2011: Global building solutions company CEMEX has appointed Jesus Gonzalez as the new UK president with immediate effect. Mr Gonzalez comes to the UK from Panama, where he was President for CEMEX in Central America, covering operations in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Panama.
    CEMEX appoints new UK country president
  • 12th April 2011: As part of CEMEX UK's commitment to cyclist safety, LGV drivers from different areas of the business got on their bikes and took part in cycle training, to see the road from the cyclist's perspective. The comprehensive training was devised and delivered by Greg Woodford, Senior Training Instructor at CTC, the UK's national cyclists' organisation.
    CEMEX UK drivers get on their bikes
  • 29th March 2011: CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, has launched a new rapid-hardening, controlled set concrete which allows contractors to strip formwork much earlier than they could using traditional concrete. This is the first time this type of concrete is available in the UK and is branded, Promptis.
    CEMEX launches new concrete in UK
  • 23rd March 2011: South Ferriby Cement Plant in North Lincolnshire, which is owned by building materials company CEMEX, has replaced 100% of the fuel used to heat its cement kiln with fuels made from wastes.
    UK cement plant sets new record
  • 9th March 2011: Epod, the innovative electronic proof of delivery system, is being extended into additional business areas of CEMEX UK. Highly successful and fully operational in the cement business, Epod is being introduced into CEMEX Asphalt this month. CEMEX Asphalt is the first company in its sector to introduce this revolutionary system.
    EPod advances into CEMEX UK
  • 03rd February 2011: CEMEX Aggregates, a business division of CEMEX UK the building materials supplier, has achieved recognition for its quality management systems with the award of BS EN ISO 9001. The certification recognises the company’s commitment to quality management systems used in the production and supply of aggregates to its customers and to continuous improvement procedures.
    CEMEX quarries achieve quality management ISO 9001 certification
  • 6th January 2011: Building materials company, CEMEX UK, has published a draft report for public consultation, which shows that more than doubling the levels of Climafuel (from 30% up to 65%) at its Rugby plant in Warwickshire has environmental benefits.
    Use of more waste derived fuels at CEMEX’s Rugby cement plant shows further environmental gains
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