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  • From The Sands of The Sahara to The Sands of CEMEX Quarries
    March 11, 2013
    Sand martins make an amazing journey every winter from the Sahara to the UK, to breed in piles of sand. This year, every CEMEX UK quarry will be creating the sheer banks of sand that sand martins love to make their homes in.
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  • Southern England's First Housing Development
    March 6, 2013
    Four early Neolithic houses (3700 BC) have been unearthed by archaeologists at CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry in Berkshire. The discovery is unprecedented on a single site in England and challenges our current understanding of how people lived more than 5,700 years ago.
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  • Home Grown by CEMEX UK
    February 5, 2013
    2013 sees the introduction of a new training programme by CEMEX UK, Leaders in Development, to help create the next generation of CEMEX business leaders. Three talented employees have been selected to take part in the one year programme, in which they will gain extensive and fundamental knowledge of the business and develop a multi-functional perspective.
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  • Perfect solution for Birmingham bus terminal
    January 29, 2013
    One of the first contracts for the latest CEMEX surfacing product, Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC), was supplied to Amey, on behalf of Birmingham City Council, for the resurfacing of the bus terminus in Druids Lane, Druids Heath, Birmingham.
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  • Patience and Ryburn move to Branton
    January 17, 2013
    Two Exmoor ponies, Patience and Ryburn are now residents at CEMEX’s Branton Nature Conservation Area, Nr Powburn Northumberland and have become the site’s ‘natural lawnmowers’.
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  • Local Avon team win major H & S award
    November 27, 2012
    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.
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  • A raft of support for wildlife at the new CEMEX nature reserve
    November 13, 2012
    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.
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  • RCC, the solution for today’s highways and by-ways
    November 7, 2012
    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.
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  • CEMEX Paving Solutions Ltd, a new name for today’s market
    October 30, 2012
    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.
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  • Collaboration is key at CEMEX Aggregates conference
    October 23, 2012
    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.
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  • New CEMEX tyre strategy gives economic and sustainability savings
    October 16, 2012
    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.
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  • Not the end of the line for CEMEX quarry loco
    October 5, 2012
    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.
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