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  • 15cms makes all the difference ... to the lower N3 truck drivers
    July 13, 2017
    15cms makes all the difference to the driver’s visibility in the new lower N3 trucks, which now form 100% of the CEMEX London aggregates fleet*.
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  • Bird islands created out of surplus from CEMEX cement plant
    June 23, 2017
    Three new islands have been created for wetland and wading birds out of the ash surplus from nearby South Ferriby cement plant, close to the Humber. It is hoped that over 5000 birds will enjoy the moonscape-like surface of the small, but perfectly formed islands.
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  • In National Bike Week new CEMEX low entry cab trucks take to the road
    June 16, 2017
    In National Bike Week, two new CEMEX low entry cab tippers take to London roads, helping to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The low entry cab aggregate tippers will be part of the London fleet of 33 tippers transporting aggregates from quarries and wharves to readymix concrete plants and customers’ construction sites.
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  • Quarry Garden Wins Hat Trick of Awards including Best in Show at RHS Chatsworth
    June 7, 2017
    Members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) are today celebrating a hat trick of successes for its Quarry Garden at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, wining 'Best in Show', a coveted Gold Medal and 'Best Construction' from esteemed RHS judges.
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  • On track, CEMEX creates one of its biggest rail crossing
    May 17, 2017
    The construction of one the biggest rail crossing by CEMEX Rail Solutions has just been completed and is awaiting installation outside Waterloo station in London, the busiest station in Britain. Constructed on behalf of Progress Rail, suppliers of rail parts, for Network Rail, the multiple crossing consists of 10 sets of switches through the 1800 metres of rail track.
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  • Swift Tower, new home erected at CEMEX asphalt plant
    May 10, 2017
    A new home for swifts, a swift tower, has been erected at CEMEX’s busy asphalt plant in Hope Street, Manchester to encourage this charismatic bird to come and nest. Over the coming weeks, swifts will be returning to our towns and cities and are a quintessential sign of the British summer.
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  • Mental health, top of the agenda in CEMEX’s new Health Essentials
    May 3, 2017
    It’s estimated that in the construction industry 400,000 days are being lost annually to work-related stress, anxiety and depression and in CEMEX this relates to around 15% of all absences. Mental health is a topic very much in the news at the moment and is one of the 12 topics in CEMEX’s new Health Essentials*.
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  • Cabinet Secretary for Education shows support for new Welsh Baccalaureate challenge
    April 26, 2017
    Wales’ comprehensive schools to undertake new community challenge looking at water safety to gain Baccalaureate qualification With around 400 accidental drownings happening each year in the UK, with almost 40 of those being in Wales, safety in and around water has become a priority for emergency services, charities, industry and...
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  • Thousands to make a change for healthier, safer sites
    April 18, 2017
    60,000 people from across UK infrastructure will join forces today to help drive better health, safety and wellbeing in the sector. From 10am today more than 1,000 sites, office and production facilities across the country will take part in Stop. Make a Change, a cross-industry stand-down to tackle some of the key health & safety challenges faced by the sector.
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  • CEMEX UK, the ‘waste eaters’
    April 11, 2017
    A bold target for diverting waste from landfill of 80% has been reached by CEMEX UK. Two years ago the business invested in a new strategy, Recycle R8, in partnership with waste provider Biffa, to drastically reduce the amount sent to landfill and increase recycling.
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  • Latest bio-monitoring scheme used in UK for 1st time reveals rare species in CEMEX site
    March 8, 2017
    For the first time in the UK, a nature monitoring scheme analysing the DNA of insects has been used to evaluate the natural condition and environmental ‘health’ of a site. It is hoped that the project will provide the next generation of solutions to improve habitats for wildlife across CEMEX UK’s 400 operational sites.
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  • CEMEX supports charity, River and Sea Sense, to take water safety message national
    January 10, 2017
    A mother whose son drowned 10 years ago at Lligwy Falls, Capel Curig, North Wales aims to take her water safety message across the UK with the support of CEMEX UK, building materials supplier.
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