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2008 Press Releases

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  • 31th December 2008: John Drayton, quarry manager at CEMEX in Barrington, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire: Member (MBE) for services to the quarry industry and geology. John Drayton first came to CEMEX’s Barrington Cement Plant 38 years ago.
    CEMEX quarry manager honoured in queen’s new year list
  • 11th December 2008: CEMEX’s latest new concrete plants, at Stepney in London and Oldbury in Birmingham, are up and running and represent significant investment and commitment to local construction markets. Both plants are well placed to provide readymixed concrete for housing, infrastructure and other construction projects in some of the busier conurbations in the country.
    New urban concrete plants open for business
  • 9th December 2008: New state-of-the-art rail hopper wagons are now transporting aggregates on behalf of CEMEX UK, building materials provider, increasing its rail transportation to over 10% of all transport. 82 new CEMEX-branded hopper wagons are high capacity, track-friendly wagons that will maximise the amount of materials transported.
    New hoppers to increase rail transportation to over 10% for CEMEX UK
  • 2nd December 2008: Building materials company CEMEX has been presented with five awards for the company’s marketing excellence at the prestigious Construction Marketing Awards 2008.
    CEMEX collects five top marketing awards
  • 20th November 2008: A new book, A Climate for Life, was today launched in London by global building materials provider CEMEX and biodiversity partnership body Conservation International.
    New collaborative book uses power of pictures to put the spotlight climate change.
  • 23rd October 2008: Andy Nevitt, a screed flooring expert from CEMEX UK, the leading building materials provider, talks about what architects, developers and self builders need to know when choosing screeds to use over underfloor heating systems.
    Underfloor heating – The importance of having the right base
  • 23th October 2008: Global building solutions company CEMEX has promoted current director at Rugby cement plant, Carlos Uruchurtu, to vice president for cement operations in the UK, while current operations manager at Rugby, Luis Galan, has been appointed new plant director with immediate effect.
    CEMEX Promotes Cement Experts
  • 23rd October 2008: Mortar is the glue in any building and is one of the many product lines that can be sourced at builders' merchants.
    Adding value for customers through Mortar advice
  • 14th October 2008: Building materials provider CEMEX UK has commissioned a new £6 million dry silo mortar plant at Braintree in Essex, from which factory-made mortars are delivered dry to construction sites.
    New CEMEX mortar plant opens for business
  • 10th October 2008: Another significant ‘find’, a ‘Picardy’ pin, has been unearthed at CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry at Horton near Windsor in Berkshire.
    New Bronze Age Find’ At CEMEX’s Kingsmead Quarry
  • 2nd October 2008: Leading building materials provider, CEMEX UK has launched two new online tools to help customers locate with ease the building materials and services they require.
    CEMEX Launches New Online Location Finders To Help Customer Ordering
  • 26th September 2008: Building materials solutions company CEMEX has announced plans for a new plant that would receive residual household and commercial waste and transform it into a sustainable green fuel, referred to by CEMEX as Climafuel.
    CEMEX UK Announces Plans For New Warwickshire Plant To Make Green Fuel From Local Waste
  • 26th September 2008: Building materials company, CEMEX, has transferred land at Ten Acre Lane in Thorpe, Surrey, to the local Scouts movement to help secure the future of a hut where local Brownies, Cubs and Scouts have been meeting for more than 40 years. As part of its efforts to be a good neighbour, the company.
    CEMEX Presents Land At Ten Acre Lane To Thorpe Brownies
  • 30th June 2008: Concrete has traditionally endured a poor reputation as a fundamental building material due to perceptions concerning its reliance on virgin raw materials and the energy consumption and emissions associated with its production process.
    Looking At Concrete In A New Light As A Sustainable Building Material
  • 17th June 2008: Building materials company, CEMEX UK, has published a draft report for public consultation following a trial programme using chipped tyres as a substitute fuel at an increased rate of six tonnes per hour at its cement plant in Rugby.
    Use Of Tyres Shows Further Environmental Gains For CEMEX’s Cement Plant In Rugby
  • e 2008: Building materials provider CEMEX UK has launched two new concrete block permeable pavers aimed at the domestic market, Chelsea ReadyflowTM 60 and Barbican ReadyflowTM 60, complementing the existing ReadyflowTM 80 commercial range.
    CEMEX UK PRESENTS TWO NEW DOMESTIC PERMEABLE PAVING RANGES
  • 9th June 2008: Two new paving designs, ideal for drives, patios and ornamental gardens, have been launched by one of the UK’s leading building materials supplier, CEMEX. Chelsea ReadyFlowTM and Barbican ReadyFlowTM are stylish concrete block permeable pavers which will not require planning permission when new legislation comes into force in October 2008.
    THE NEW ‘GREEN’ PAVING FROM CEMEX UK
  • 18 April 2008: Building materials solutions company, CEMEX UK, has been granted permission by the cement industry regulator, the Environment Agency (EA), to use a waste-derived fuel, Climafuel, to part-replace the fossil fuels used to heat the kiln at Barrington cement plant in Cambridgeshire.
    CEMEX UK GRANTED PERMIT TO USE CLIMAFUEL PERMANENTLY AT BARRINGTON WORKS
  • Building materials supplier CEMEX UK has launched the first UK pallet collection system within the cement industry for the customers of its packed cement products. Over 10 million bags of CEMEX Rugby+ cement are sold every year, and transported on nearly 250,000 pallets, many of which are not returned but thrown away or shredded.
    CEMEX UK launches the first pallet collection system in the cement business
  • Leading building materials supplier CEMEX has begun its 2008 ambitious national investment programme in the UK with a new state-of-the art concrete plant at one of the capital's busiest sites off Butchers Row, Stepney in East London.
    CEMEX Continues Ambitious UK Investment Programme With New, Strategic London Plant
  • Building materials supplier CEMEX UK has launched ReadyflowTM, a new concrete block permeable paver to add to the ReadyPave® range. The new paver has a unique interlocking shape and can be used as an integral part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS), a growing solution in the UK to excessive surface water caused by rain and flooding.
    ReadyflowTM, A New Permeable Paving Solution With Green Credentials From CEMEX UK
  • Barrington cement plant with adjoining quarry in Cambridgeshire, which is owned by global building materials company, CEMEX, has scooped three Health and Safety Awards following the plant's record four years without a lost time injury.
    CEMEX's Barrington Plant Scoops Three Awards For Outstanding Health & Safety Record
  • Employees at building materials company, CEMEX UK, are leading the way in operational training for the sector, with more than 85% of operational staff undertaking training at any one time. Since introducing National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in 2002, CEMEX employees have achieved nearly 2,200 qualifications, a record 651 qualifications in the past academic year alone.
    CEMEX Leads The Way With Training To Meet Future Skill Shortages
  • The Tree House Centre, a new environmental education centre at Cannock Forest, Staffordshire was officially opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne with Lex Russell, Vice President Aggregates and Tony Rowley, Development Manager Western region in attendance. The new centre is sponsored by CEMEX UK.
    New education centre sponsored by CEMEX UK gets royal seal of approval
  • 6 February 2008: Building materials company CEMEX UK today announced record cement clinker productivity at all three of its cement plants which together achieved world-class efficiency levels of 90.5 per cent in the period January 2007 to January 2008. This has resulted in an increase in production of 13 per cent compared to the same period last year.
    CEMEX UK Announces Record Performance In All Its Cement Plants In 2007
  • 30 January 2008: Global building solutions company CEMEX has appointed Gonzalo Galindo as new country president for the business in the UK with immediate effect.
    CEMEX UK appoints new country president
  • 25 January 2008. The start of 2008 sees the launch of Moray, a new range of Russell® concrete roof tiles from CEMEX UK, the leading building materials supplier.
    RUSSELL® presents a new concrete roof tile with the beauty of natural slate
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