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  • High conservation priority bird at northern CEMEX quarry
    March 6, 2012
    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.
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  • Partnership Site Biodiversity Advisor appointed
    January 30, 2012
    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.
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  • CEMEX UK reports great strides to excellence in its Sustainable Development Update
    January 17, 2012
    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.
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  • Quarries continue to be a 'home of choice' for birds of prey
    January 9, 2012
    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.
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  • It's all bagged up at the new CEMEX plant
    December 9, 2011
    9th December 2011: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, has invested £3.5 million in a new cement bagging plant at its Rugby plant site in Warwickshire. The new plant has been built following extensive customer consultation, with many customers wanting the option of cement in plastic or paper bags.
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  • The sound of buzzzzzzzzzzzzz at CEMEX Taffs Well Quarry
    November 24, 2011
    24th November 2011: As winter approaches, 150,000 honey bees are preparing to colonise in six hives recently located at CEMEX UK Taffs Well quarry near Cardiff, South Wales.
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  • CEMEX UK wins top industry health & safety awards
    November 16, 2011
    16th November 2011: Building materials company CEMEX UK has been recognised for its outstanding health and safety initiatives, both at company and individual level, at this year’s Mineral Products Association (MPA) Health & Safety Awards held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
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  • CEMEX Rugeley site wins the first ever Natural England Biodiversity Award
    October 20, 2011
    20th October 2011:CEMEX UK is the first ever winner of the new Natural England Biodiversity Award for its restoration work at Rugeley quarry in Staffordshire. 80 hectares of high quality wildlife habitat has been created and restored to lowland dry heathland, complementing the adjoining Cannock Chase Special Area for Conservation. The site was described by the judges as "stunning".
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  • CEMEX UK restores Northumberland quarry into a nature conservation area
    October 7, 2011
    7th October 2011: A CEMEX UK sand and gravel quarry in Branton, Nr Powburn in Northumberland has been progressively restored and transformed into a stunning 29 hectare nature conservation area, attracting over 50 species of birds including some red listed breeds such as Spotted Flycatcher and Lapwing.
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  • CEMEX UK receives top international award for cyclist safety campaign
    September 13, 2011
    13th September 2011: CEMEX UK has been awarded the prestigious DuPont Safety Award in the Innovative Approach category at the XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul, Turkey. This is the 10th time these international Safety Awards are presented.
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  • Tough new flooring finishes salt store in a couple of shakes
    July 27, 2011
    27th July 2011: A new flooring concrete from CEMEX UK, building materials supplier, has enabled one customer to reduce preparation time by a week, while achieving a highly durable slab with structural reinforcement, all without the use of steel mesh. CEMEX Advanced Flooring combines micro and macro-synthetic fibres to increase resistance to cracking and improve impact and abrasion qualities.
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  • CEMEX invests in new Blackburn plant
    July 15, 2011
    15th July 2011: CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, has invested in a replacement readymix concrete plant, erected on the existing Stanley Street site in Blackburn, Lancashire. The investment in the new plant demonstrates CEMEX's commitment to the UK construction industry and ensures good quality concrete for local construction projects.
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