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2016 Press Releases

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  • Home time for the cattle grazing on CEMEX sites
    December 13, 2016
    Hardy native breeds of cattle have been helping CEMEX to improve the ecology and biodiversity of land on two of their sites and now it’s time for the cattle to go back to their farms to be housed for the winter.
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  • Hot of the ‘press’ ....... new CEMEX ReadyBrick Facing range
    November 24, 2016
    A new range of bricks, the CEMEX ReadyBrick® Facing range is ‘hot off the press’ at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in West Calder, Scotland. The facing bricks offer builders and house developers an alternative solution to clay bricks, with a shorter production lead time and quick turnaround to keep up with the growing demand from new housing developments.
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  • Driving to success - CEMEX Logistics Apprentices graduate
    November 14, 2016
    Ten young drivers have graduated in the CEMEX Logistics Apprenticeship scheme and have become the latest aggregate tipper and cement tanker drivers at locations across the country.
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  • CEMEX UK transports more than ever by rail saving truck journeys
    November 9, 2016
    CEMEX has hit the 2 millionth tonne of material transported by rail earlier in the year than ever before and is on course for 2016 to be the best year for use by this mode of transport. It is the fourth successive year of increasing rail transportation of materials from CEMEX operations, primarily quarries.
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  • Lightweight concrete, CEMEX's new Porofoam range
    October 18, 2016
    Porofoam, a new range of lightweight foamed concretes which offer a range of densities has been launched by CEMEX UK. The new concrete can be produced premixed with a density of as little as 300kg / m3, with other readymix producers in the market producing the lowest density of 800kg per m3.
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  • New quarry at Cromwell to open up new market for CEMEX UK
    October 6, 2016
    A new quarry at Cromwell, Lincolnshire has just started supplying high quality sand and gravel into the local market and the area around north Nottinghamshire. The new 26.5 hectare site will provide approximately 200,000 tonnes per annum and has reserves of an estimated 2.4 million tonnes.
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  • New CEMEX quarry of strategic importance for the South East market
    September 13, 2016
    A new CEMEX quarry at Datchet, Berkshire, adjacent to the M4, is starting to supply essential sand and gravel to construction customers and readymix concrete plants in London and the South East. Datchet quarry will supply approximately 400,000 tonnes of material per annum and is of strategic importance in the supply chain to the region’s construction industry.
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  • The ‘Haute couture’ of bricks and mortars
    August 16, 2016
    The ‘look’ of a house or a building can be subtly changed with the use of different coloured bricks with co-ordinating or contrasting mortar.
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  • It’s all in the curves ..... the latest development in the London Underground track
    August 10, 2016
    It was a challenge for London Underground to produce the right type of sleeper that could guide the track around tight curves, less than 200 metre radius, whilst ensuring Tube trains stayed on track.
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  • CEMEX expands Valuemix business to south coast
    August 8, 2016
    CEMEX UK has expanded its Valuemix business, the mobile volumetric concrete and screed service, currently operated only in Altincham near Manchester to another developing market, Poole in Dorset. This is a ‘first’ in the Poole area with the CEMEX volumetric vehicle meeting the higher safety standards of a HGV, not a mobile plant.
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  • Local lads start new Valuemix business in Poole
    August 8, 2016
    Rob, Mark, Kevin and Iain of CEMEX Readymix Southern have set up a new mobile volumetric concrete and screed service based at the Poole plant in New Quay Road, Poole.
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  • New concrete plant opens in Moreton Valence
    July 13, 2016
    Today, local Gloucester man, Lee Mills takes control of a new Imer concrete plant at the Old Airfield, Moreton Valence. The plant, which represents an investment of £0.7million by CEMEX UK will produce readymixed concrete for construction and building projects in the area.
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  • Ravens at Rugby’s very own Tower
    July 11, 2016
    It may not be the Tower of London, but a family of ravens with Mum, Dad and four youngsters have decided that a silo at CEMEX’s Rugby cement plant will make a very nice home, thank you very much!
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  • The latest ‘pop-up’ in Warrington – a new rail depot
    May 26, 2016
    The new pop-up rail depot in Warrington is the latest CEMEX rail innovation and is helping to meet the growing demand for aggregates by the construction industry in the North West. CEMEX in partnership with DBCargo has created the new depot which will be able to handle 125,000 tonnes a year.
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  • CEMEX UK is walking off the wobble!
    April 29, 2016
    For the third year running, CEMEX employees are getting more active and walking off the ‘wobble’ by taking part in the 2016 CEMEX Pedometer Challenge, starting on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May.
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  • Time to build hotels
    April 20, 2016
    There’s still a nip in the air, but Spring is definitely here and with it comes Sand Martins, the cute bird that flies thousands of miles from the Sahara to breed in the UK. CEMEX quarries are all prepared for their arrival with sacrificial sand banks piled up, offering them the perfect home.
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  • Manchester business achieves outstanding transport accreditation
    April 20, 2016
    Manchester concrete supplier, CEMEX Valuemix has been accredited with the FORS standard, Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme, for its high standards of operational management. Valuemix has been operating in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas for only two years and is a mobile volumetric service providing concrete and screed to building and construction companies as well as individuals doing DIY projects.
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  • Concrete and Masonry Pavilion at Ecobuild 2016
    January 20, 2016
    The Concrete Centre has come together with manufacturers, solution providers and industry bodies to offer a wealth of expert advice, seminars and practical demonstrations showing the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve true sustainability, long term performance and aesthetic goals.
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  • Great strides in haulier contractors’ standards in 2015 and more to come in 2016
    January 5, 2016
    Great strides were made in 2015 by CEMEX to ensure more subcontractors used by the company met the standards of the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS). By the end of 2015, 169 subcontractors in CEMEX Logistics, covering aggregates, asphalt, bulk cement and building products, were FORS registered or accredited.
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