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  • CEMEX UK completes responsible sourcing certification for its main business areas
    June 3, 2010
    3rd June 2010: Building materials company CEMEX today announced that all its main product divisions in its UK business have been certified to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products - BES6001.
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  • Major investment by CEMEX in York plant
    May 27, 2010
    27th May 2010: ACEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, has invested £1.3 million in a new readymix concrete plant, erected on an old landfill site. The new site in Hazel Grove, York is located 3.7kms from the previous site and is better located to serve the local market.
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  • New sand production plant to boost efficiency
    May 11, 2010
    11th May 2010: A new sand production plant is helping CEMEX UK, the building materials supplier, boost efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its largest UK sand and gravel quarry at Rugeley, Staffordshire.
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  • CEMEX block factory, first to achieve Green Dragon
    April 29, 2010
    29th April 2010: CEMEX UK is the first national building products company to achieve the Green Dragon Environmental Standard, for the environmental management systems incorporated at its block works factory at Newport, South Wales. Green Dragon recognises effective environmental management and is a new environmental standard available to companies in Wales.
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  • CEMEX UK Appoints New Angling and Fisheries Manager
    April 20, 2010
    20th April 2010: Building materials company CEMEX UK, has appointed a new manager, Roo Newby, to head up its angling business with immediate effect. Roo, 36, will be reporting into CEMEX UK’s Principal Development Surveyor, Daniel Panormo. He joined CEMEX Angling in 2007 as assistant angling and fisheries manager from Burley Aquatic Developments, where he was a consultant.
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  • CEMEX first to launch responsibly sourced, carbon labelled cement
    April 7, 2010
    7th April 2010: CEMEX UK is the first cement company in the world to provide certified carbon labels for its cement using the Carbon Trust's Carbon Reduction Label, showing the company's commitment to reducing the footprint of its cement.
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  • New CEMEX rail route between South Wales and North East
    March 10, 2010
    10th March 2010: 2010 has seen the start of a new rail route for the transportation of aggregates by CEMEX, the building materials provider. The route from Neath in South Wales to the CEMEX railhead at Sturton, near Leeds in West Yorkshire is used to transport high psv (polished stone value) aggregate quarried from CEMEX’s Gilfach Quarry.
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  • New bridge to link the Trent Valley Greenway
    March 9, 2010
    9th March 2010: A new 12 tonne bridge costing £180,000 has been lifted into place at Trent Meadows in Long Eaton, Derbyshire to make the Erewash countryside more accessible to all. The bridge has been funded through a partnership of Derbyshire County Council, CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, and the Environment Agency.
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  • CEMEX and IUCN present new book on ecosystem services for international year of biodiversity
    February 25, 2010
    London 25th February 2010: A new book, The Wealth of Nature, has been launched in London by global building materials company CEMEX and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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  • CEMEX supports latest Metropolitan Police cyclist safety event
    February 17, 2010
    17th February 2010: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, supported the latest Metropolitan Police cyclist safety event held at Trafalgar Square in central London yesterday by providing one of their logistics fleet vehicles. The event is one of nine planned to be held in the capital during 2010 and is part of the Mets cycle safety events ‘Exchanging Places’.
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  • Extinct Shark’s Tooth Found At Barrington Quarry
    February 10, 2010
    10th February 2010: A broken tooth from the Orthacodus family, an extinct group of sharks, has been found at CEMEX Barrington Quarry, near Cambridge. This important find is a ‘first’ in UK or Europe in an area where rocks date back to the Jurassic, Cretaceous and early Tertiary age that is, over 55million years ago.
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  • Sports England mortars for new Warwickshire College Sports Complex
    January 19, 2010
    19th January 2010: Five new ‘Sports England’ colours have been developed by CEMEX Mortars for the sports complex at the new £35million Warwickshire College. The five bespoke colours: Sports England red, green, yellow, white and natural have been created to match the colours of the blocks used in different areas of the build.
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