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2012 Press Releases

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  • The CEMEX team based at Wickwar Quarry, Avon has won a prestigious industry Health and Safety Award for the development of emergency drills and rescues with one of their contractors, Response Engineering Ltd.
    Local Avon team win major H & S award
  • A new nature reserve is being created at a former CEMEX quarry and landfill site in Rugby, Warwickshire. CEMEX UK initiated this imaginative restoration project in 2010 with the aim of converting the lime and clay quarry site at Parkfield Road, adjacent to its Rugby cement works, Warwickshire.
    A raft of support for wildlife at the new CEMEX nature reserve
  • An estimated 90% of roads are in disrepair and with little investment currently in infrastructure, CEMEX UK has developed a solution, Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC), which offers clients around 30% lower costs over a 50 year period.
    RCC, the solution for today’s highways and by-ways
  • From today, CEMEX Surfacing is changing its name to CEMEX Paving Solutions Ltd. As part of CEMEX UK, the new company will give customers and contractors cost effective solutions to their paving construction. The latest development in paving is cementitious products, such as Roller Compacted Concrete, which although not a new product it offers a modern solution.
    CEMEX Paving Solutions Ltd, a new name for today’s market
  • The first ever CEMEX global Aggregates conference took place in Manchester with a visit to the largest CEMEX UK quarry, Dove Holes, in Buxton, Derbyshire. 38 delegates from 14 countries came to discuss key issues of health & safety, operations, commercial and trading, reviewing the global as well as the local market and the latest industry and CEMEX developments.
    Collaboration is key at CEMEX Aggregates conference
  • With a fleet of 350 cement and aggregates vehicles covering over 15 million miles per annum, tyres are a key part of the economic equation for CEMEX UK. The company started work in 2011 to develop a new strategy with Continental Tyres aimed at maximising the utilisation of this important asset.
    New CEMEX tyre strategy gives economic and sustainability savings
  • The future of the last remaining quarry train which is on display at the CEMEX Barrington Cement works has been secured following the company’s decision to donate the locomotive and two remaining wagons to Rocks by Rail, a local museum specializing in the preservation of the local area’s industrial heritage.
    Not the end of the line for CEMEX quarry loco
  • MicroTech, a new range of ultra-high performance concretes offering rapid strength gain, superb durability, low permeability and high flexural strength has been launched by CEMEX UK.
    New Microtech concrete, perfect for building a greater Britain
  • CEMEX UK has created a series of five advertisements introducing Team CEMEX, applauding the work of those within the company with direct day-to-day responsibility for delivering CEMEX’s service promises. The adverts are running through August in Construction News, a leading trade magazine.
    Helping to Build a Greater Britain, introduced by Team CEMEX, a new marketing campaign
  • Leading the way in its sector and providing much needed information for the building industry, CEMEX UK building materials provider has introduced a new CO2 labelling system on its bagged cement, externally assured by DNV Business Assurance, a world leading certification body.
    New carbon labelling for CEMEX UK bagged cement
  • Over 1500 tonnes of a new bedding mortar, CEMEX Readybase, has been used for the first time in the extensive paved areas around the iconic bus station in the £450 million ‘Heart of Slough’ development.
    CEMEX UK launches new bedding mortar
  • The subject of embodied carbon and ways of reducing it is of growing interest in today’s construction industry. Leading the way in its sector, CEMEX UK has introduced a new Carbon Footprint Calculator, a data modelling tool for calculating embodied carbon for the supply of building materials.
    What is the carbon footprint of your contract?
  • CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, cementing their relationship for another five years.
    CEMEX UK and RSPB cement their relationship for a further 5 years
  • 21st June 2012: CEMEX UK Cement Logistics has added 10 new Volvo FM 12 440 6 x 2 Tractor Units to its fleet of 120 bulk powder fleet.
    CEMEX UK Cement Logistics has added 10 new Volvo Tractor Units to its fleet
  • 21st June 2012: Volunteers from local CEMEX UK sites and offices spent the day helping to plant over 400 trees at the RSPB nature reserve, Baron’s Haugh, as part of the company’s volunteering scheme, Lendahand. The scheme gives the company’s employees eight hours paid leave to volunteer for a charity or organization of their own choice.
    CEMEX Volunteers plant over 400 trees at RSPB Baron's Haugh
  • CEMEX and Conservation International present Oceans; a unique book on marine ecosystems conservation 19 June 2012: Building materials company, CEMEX UK and Conservation International Europe have presented their book, Oceans: Heart of Our Blue Planet, at a Royal Society reception in London.
    CEMEX and Conservation International present Oceans
  • 15th May 2012: CEMEX UK has won 12 awards at this year's prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The awards were given for its outstanding approach to the prevention of accidents and ill-health. The awards included 2 President's Awards (10 -14 consecutive gold awards), 6 Gold awards, one sector winner and two sector commended awards.
    CEMEX UK wins major health and safety awards
  • 8th May 2012: Despite demolition work taking place in the area, a pair of peregrine falcons, the fastest birds in the world, decided that the top of an old clinker silo at a CEMEX UK plant in the Midlands was going to be ‘home’ for them and their future chicks.
    Fastest bird in the world nests on top of an old clinker silo
  • 3rd May 2012: The latest addition to a CEMEX Quarry in Wales is a pair of Little Owls. Unlike other owls this species doesn’t hoot but squeaks and tends to hunt at dawn and dusk rather than at night. Little Owls are not native to this country but were introduced by Thomas Powys in the 19th century.
    The latest addition to a CEMEX Quarry in Wales is a pair of Little Owls
  • 19th April 2012: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, is joining forces with SITA UK, a recycling and resource management company, to develop two waste recycling plants for the production of Climafuel for CEMEX's Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire. Climafuel, an alternative fuel produced from domestic, commercial and industrial waste has been used successfully at the cement plant since 2007.
    CEMEX UK works with SITA UK to develop waste recycling plants for the production of Climafuel
  • 18th April 2012: CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, has invested in a new dust abatement plant, known as an electrostatic precipitator for one of its two cement kilns at South Ferriby, Lincolnshire. The state-of-the-art precipitator will significantly cut the emissions of dust by 90%. The precipitator represents an investment of £3.8million and is a bespoke system manufactured in the UK.
    "Dust off" at CEMEX South Ferriby cement plant
  • 14th March 2012: Last night CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, received an award for its significant work in enhancing the relationship between Mexico and the UK. The award, Mexico-UK International Leader, is being given during Mexico Week in the UK 2012, an event organized on behalf of Mexican and British companies and institutions to promote trade and investment.
    CEMEX UK wins major award during Mexico Week
  • 6th March 2012: The Twite bird, an inconspicuous bird not dissimilar to a sparrow, is breeding at one of CEMEX UK quarries in the north of England. The Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) has been categorized as high conservation importance and a priority UK BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) species.
    High conservation priority bird at northern CEMEX quarry
  • 30th January 2012: Cleopatra Ridgeway has been appointed Site Biodiversity Advisor supporting the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and CEMEX UK biodiversity partnership, which is now in its third year.
    Partnership Site Biodiversity Advisor appointed
  • 17th January 2012: Building materials company, CEMEX UK has compiled its Sustainable Development Update, an interim report updating its environmental, economic and social performance during 2010.
    CEMEX UK reports great strides to excellence in its Sustainable Development Update
  • 9th January 2012: Quarry sites are great places for birds of prey particularly buzzards and kestrels, a new RSPB study has shown. Teaming up with CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, the RSPB surveyed 70 of the company's quarry managers about the birds of prey seen on their sites.
    Quarries continue to be a 'home of choice' for birds of prey
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