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2014 Press Releases

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  • Production starts at CEMEX South Ferriby plant
    Production has started at CEMEX UK South Ferriby, after significant work by its 150 workforce and over 400 contractors during the past year, following the flooding in December 2013.Just over a year ago high tides, strong winds and low atmospheric pressure resulted in the River Humber breaching flood defences and...
  • CEMEX is helping to build a Greater Britain
    CEMEX products and services have been shaping the UK since 1906. Just during the last 12 months, our industry-leading products and building solutions have enabled 1,600 miles of new road and contributed to 25,000 new homes: 22% of the total number of new homes built in the UK.
  • Investing in talent for the future
    A new CEMEX UK Technical Development Programme has been launched this week to develop the technical managers of the future.Six technicians embarked on the first 18 month programme with an Orientation Day at CEMEX’s National Technical Centre in Southam, Warwickshire.
  • Doing the Twite Thing at Dove Holes Quarry by creating a flower-rich meadow which provides seeds
    The CEMEX team at Dove Holes quarry, Derbyshire is helping to save the Twite, similar to sparrows but smaller, by creating a flower-rich meadow which provides seeds such as sorrel. Twite is one of only two British birds that feed their young entirely on seed, so an abundant supply close to their nests is vital.
  • Stepping-in is a gift, the theme of this year’s CEMEX H & S days
    Stepping in and challenging unsafe behaviour is a gift that demonstrates a colleague cares enough to keep another person safe. This is the main theme of this year’s CEMEX UK Health and Safety training days.
  • Its Operation Turtle Dove as CEMEX UK and RSPB work together to reverse the decline of this bird
    CEMEX UK and RSPB (Royal Society for the protection of birds) are working together on an urgent and important mission to help reverse the fortunes of turtle doves. Together they have begun a three year conservation project at four carefully chosen CEMEX quarries in central England.
  • Quarrying and wildlife on the agenda at major Westminster conference
    The minerals industry is set to take centre stage at a major conference on halting wildlife declines. CEMEX Sustainability Director Andy Spencer will be speaking at the Conference for Nature alongside Sir David Attenborough and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg on Wednesday September 3rd.
  • CEMEX UK Leads The UK Rankings In The World Concrete 500 List Of Social Networkers
    The World Concrete Forum is pleased to announce the publication of the World Concrete 500, a league table of the top 500 influencers and players active on Twitter in the fast-moving $1.3tr global concrete and cement industry. Published at https://www.leaderboarded.com/world-concreteLeading the UK based social networkers are Cemex UK [#12 on global list].
  • Stopped By The Cockles, A New Plant In Dagenham
    For those of you who are not malacolotists, it’s the cockles breeding season in the Thames estuary. This annual event in the cockles life has put a temporary halt to dredging an area in the Dagenham docks and the start of a new CEMEX aggregate processing plant.
  • CEMEX Dove Holes Delivers Its 2 Millionth Tonne Of The Year
    This week CEMEX Dove Holes quarry has delivered its two millionth tonne of aggregates of the year. Situated in Derbyshire close to the Peak District, Dove Holes is CEMEX’s largest quarry and provides limestone for construction projects all over the country.
  • CEMEX UK wins leading logistics industry award
    CEMEX UK received a major industry award, Safety in Operation at last night’s Motor Transport Awards for its outstanding achievements in cyclist safety. The award was presented by actor and comedian, Rob Brydon.
  • CEMEX Quarry Operator receives one of the 1st UK Gold Cards
    Ian Bagshawe of CEMEX Dove Holes Quarry has been awarded one of the first ever industry wide gold standard accreditation for highly efficient quarry and mining equipment operators. The new standard has been launched through a partnership between MP Awards and Finning and aims to recognise the best operators in the country.
  • CEMEX UK launches stunning conservation book, Sublime Nature
    Sublime Nature, a new book launched by CEMEX UK, is the first in the new Nature Series from global building materials supplier, CEMEX.
  • Two CEMEX Readymixers and 600 miles
    Stuart Keighley and Al Laverty of CEMEX Readymix Central region are getting on their bikes on Monday 2nd June and will start cycling from CEMEX Uddingston office near Glasgow to eventually reach Thorpe office near Heathrow. They will cover 600 miles (966kms) in five days calling at three CEMEX offices along the way, all in aid of the charity, RoadPeace.
  • Unique Construction and Sport Partnership in Prestwich, Greater Manchester
    CEMEX UK is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Greater Manchester Community sports club, Prestwich CTBC (cricket, tennis and bowling club) that will see road and cyclist safety education and awareness reach over 1000 children in Greater Manchester this year.
  • CEMEX UK achieves the ultimate FORS, the Gold standard nationwide
    CEMEX UK is one of only 22 companies out of 4915 registered members to achieve the Gold FORS standard nationwide. FORS is the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme, a voluntary certification scheme, run by Transport for London.
  • CEMEX UK colleagues start walking 210 million steps
    With World Day for Safety and Health at work being observed today, CEMEX UK colleagues are starting a challenge to improve their health by walking 210 million steps or 95,000 miles over the next month.
  • Slabtrack, a “first” on UK rails
    An innovative rail development and a “first” in the UK are IVES precast Slabtrack Units, produced by CEMEX Rail Solutions at their Washwood Heath factory in Birmingham.
  • CEMEX UK launches a new brand, Valuemix
    CEMEX UK launches a new brand, Valuemix*, a mobile volumetric service providing concrete and screed to customers in Greater Manchester and the North West. This is a ‘first’ with this type of service in the North of England, as the concrete is quality assured and the vehicle meets the legal requirements of a large goods vehicle.
  • CEMEX Shortlisted For H&S Construction News Award
    CEMEX UK, building materials provider, has been selected as a finalist in the Health & Safety Initiative of the Year category for the 2014 Construction News Awards, to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 17 July 2014. A record number of entries were submitted for this year’s Construction News Awards.
  • New Brick on the Block - Readybrick
    A new concrete brick, Readybrick has been launched by building materials supplier, CEMEX UK. Readybricks are made of the same materials and complements CEMEX blocks. This new product will provide a solution to the growing pressure in the construction industry for blocks and bricks, when used together, to be made of the same materials.
  • The art of storytelling, the latest technique in the battle to achieve Zero incidents
    All day, every day people tell stories, it is one of the most effective ways of communicating with each other. This powerful tool of storytelling is the key to a new health and safety training programme carried out by CEMEX UK.
  • CEMEX UK shortlisted at Construction News Specialists Awards for Health & Safety Excellence
    CEMEX UK has been shortlisted in this year’s Construction News Specialists Awards for the Health & Safety Excellence category.CEMEX's Vision is to 'be the best' for its 5 key stakeholders, families; employees, customers; communities and shareholders.

Videos

Lade Pits Quarry Restoration

CEMEX has fully restored Lade Pits Quarry back to nature, making it safe for public amenity use and as a nature reserve.  Handed on to RSPB - for general public to enjoy wildlife  View

Building a better Future

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Lend-A-Hand Scheme

CEMEX UK runs a Lend-A-Hand scheme whereby every UK employee volunteers on a community project.  View

Building Better into Everything We Do

At CEMEX we believe in building, and building a better future for everyone. A future we can be proud to leave our children, and our grand children.  View

Cementitious Solutions

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Impact

Learn about our history, how our operations make an impact on the world today and the direction we are taking for the future.  View

Sustainable Future

Learn about our sustainability model and the many activities we are implementing to help build a sustainable future, today.  View

Building the Future
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