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2015 Press Releases

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  • Job well done! Lee tunnel plant dismantled
    December 14, 2015
    The final pour and the dismantle of CEMEX’s Lee Tunnel concrete plant have taken place, having produced 220,000 cu metres of concrete for this part of London’s largest sewer upgrade scheme by Thames Water. The new £635million, 4 mile long tunnel will handle around 39 million tonnes of sewage a year.
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  • It’s looking all Twite! for the small bird close to extinction
    December 10, 2015
    Great news, the number of Twite birds at CEMEX Dove Holes quarry has increased and is looking all twite! Thanks to the flower-rich five hectare meadow planted on the edge of the quarry site which provides the young Twites with the sorrel seeds they need.
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  • The first woman Master in UK Dredging Industry joins CEMEX
    December 7, 2015
    The first woman Master in the UK Marine Aggregate Dredging Sector, Georgina Carlo-Paat has recently completed her first tour of duty aboard CEMEX UK Marine aggregate dredger, the Sand Heron.
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  • CEMEX’s 2nd cohort of apprentice drivers includes the first woman Logistics apprentice
    November 24, 2015
    The second cohort on CEMEX’s Logistics Apprenticeship scheme has started their one year course to become highly skilled large goods vehicle drivers. The 15 young people, all under 23 years old include the first woman Logistics apprentice, Christina Wilcox.
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  • CEMEX operates the first Econic tipper in the country, helping to save cyclists lives
    November 19, 2015
    CEMEX UK is the first company in the country to own and operate the new Econic tipper, designed by Mercedes-Benz and providing the driver with an unrivalled field of vision helping to protect vulnerable road users.
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  • New CEMEX Flooring Plant Could Help Government Achieve New Housing Target
    November 19, 2015
    CEMEX UK has opened a new flooring production plant at Rochester in Kent which could help the Government achieve its target of one million new homes by 2020.
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  • CEMEX UK awarded industry’s highest H&S award
    November 17, 2015
    “The winner has excelled in each of the key areas in which the MPA judges awarding the John Crabbe Trophy” comments from the judges of the 2015 Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health & Safety Awards. CEMEX UK was the winner of this prestigious industry award for its outstanding excellence in Health & Safety.
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  • CEMEX UK Is Shortlisted for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2016
    November 6, 2015
    Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 57-strong jury, drawn from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major construction projects, including: Sally Austin, Group HR Director, CostainRichard Cook, Head of Residential, LendleaseNick Elliot, MD, National Supply Chain, Network RailScott...
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  • CEMEX UK wins prestigious CILT award for protecting vulnerable road users
    October 23, 2015
    The award was sponsored by Transport for London and highlights the considerable work that, leaders in their sector, CEMEX has done since 2004. Judges commented “CEMEX’s ambition is to become a beacon and really make a difference in helping to make Britain’s roads safer for vulnerable road users.
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  • CEMEX launch Supaflo-C at the UK Construction Week Show in Birmingham
    October 20, 2015
    The new product, launched at UK Civils exhibition in Birmingham, is based on CEM I cement. “Significant development work in terms of laboratory and site trials has gone into the design and production of Supaflo-C.
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  • CEMEX Launch Permaflow - Permeable Concrete at UK Construction Week
    October 6, 2015
    With paved surfaces all around us, the new Permaflow range addresses the building and construction industry need for a permeable concrete product that can be used in large areas of surfacing and minimises water run-off. Surface water management, including the laying of Permaflow, can help prevent possible flash flooding and pollution of the water table, rivers etc.
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  • CEMEX and Suez Open New Facility Which Turns Waste Into High-Specification Fuel
    September 21, 2015
    Jean-Marc Boursier, Senior Executive Vice President of SUEZ in charge of the Recycling and Waste Recovery division for Europe; Fernando A.
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  • New Leeds concrete plant for supervisor, Andy
    June 17, 2015
    Andy Ralph from Rodley, Leeds and plant supervisor at the CEMEX Elland Road plant has got a new £1million+ plant to produce readymixed concrete for local construction projects, such as the Kirkstall Forge development.Andy, who worked at the old plant for 8 years saw it demolished in January this year.
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  • Ready, steady, walk … CEMEX UK colleagues start 2015 Pedometer Challenge
    May 11, 2015
    The May Day Bank Holiday saw the start of this year’s CEMEX UK Pedometer Challenge. This is the 2nd year the company has organised the challenge, with 800 colleagues in 88 teams beginning their walk yesterday. Last year 760 colleagues walked around the world taking 210 million steps, improving their health and raising money for charity.
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  • It’s clear to see...CEMEX, the first to operate the new Econic tipper
    May 7, 2015
    CEMEX is the first company in the UK to operate and trial the new Econic tipper, designed by Mercedes-Benz to provide the driver with an unrivalled field of vision.”It’s clear to see that this revolutionary design, giving more than 90% extra visibility* can help prevent incidents and save lives on...
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  • CEMEX UK wins top award at Construction News Specialist Awards
    May 6, 2015
    CEMEX UK was awarded the prestigious prize for Materials Supplier of the Year at last night’s Construction News Specialists Awards, held at the Hilton Park Lane, London.Nearly 800 people representing over 90 shortlisted businesses came together last night to celebrate and network at the only awards that recognise and celebrate the very best specialist contractors across the UK.
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  • CEMEX UK Launches New IUCN Book In Conservation Book Series
    March 19, 2015
    Leading building materials solutions provider CEMEX, today announced the launch of a new book The IUCN Red List: 50 Years of Conservation in the UK. This book is the latest in CEMEX’s conservation book series; an initiative which dates back to 1993, and was launched following the United Nations Rio Earth Summit to help conserve the world’s natural resources.
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  • Grey and White is Greener in house building
    March 4, 2015
    CEMEX Ready Wallform is launched at Ecobuild 2015 In today’s world, where there are shortages of raw materials and global pressure on energy supply, a new product CEMEX Ready Wallform can provide a solution for the UK housing market, where demand for homes far outstrips current rates of supply.
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  • In with the new….. CEMEX 2015 trainees
    January 27, 2015
    A new cohort of trainees has started at CEMEX UK, bringing young people and new talent into the construction and building materials industry.
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  • CEMEX shortlisted at the Construction News Specialist Awards 2015
    January 8, 2015
    Cemex has been shortlisted in the Materials Supplier of the Year Category in this year’s Construction News Specialists Awards in the Materials Supplier of the Year Category. The Construction News Specialists Awards recognise and celebrate the very best specialist contractors in the UK, highlighting their outstanding work across 18 categories covering the whole range of the industry.
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