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  • It’s rocking, the new CEMEX brand, neogem
    October 10, 2017
    A new CEMEX brand of high performance aggregates, neogem has just been launched in the UK. neogem aggregates are specialist, high quality aggregates, whose intrinsic properties have been developed to meet the essential needs of five sectors in the market – Agricultural, Environmental, Industrial, Landscaping and Sport.
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  • The first jumbo train carrying building materials leaves Cardiff
    September 21, 2017
    History has been made with the first jumbo train of 34 wagons and 660 metres long departing from Associated British Ports rail terminal in Cardiff, South Wales and travelling to Acton in London.
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  • On the road, the latest high performance concrete mixer
    August 10, 2017
    Neil Corner, an independent contractor haulier has just taken delivery of a new 6-wheeler Volvo FM11 ready mixed concrete truck, one of 17 new Volvo vehicles with Hymix mixer unit to be branded in CEMEX livery and delivering concrete across the country on behalf of the company.
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  • Environmental Savings for construction, by barge
    July 25, 2017
    Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, saving approximately 320 road journeys. June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300 tonnes sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market.
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  • Rare bee-eater chicks hatch after 24-hour guard in Nottinghamshire quarry
    July 20, 2017
    Seven birds showed up at a working quarry in East Leake in June, attracting around 10,000 visitors.Nests have been watched around the clock to protect against predators and human disturbance.Bee-eater chicks have hatched at a quarry in Nottinghamshire – just the third time this has happened in the UK in...
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  • 15cms makes all the difference ... to the lower N3 truck drivers
    July 13, 2017
    15cms makes all the difference to the driver’s visibility in the new lower N3 trucks, which now form 100% of the CEMEX London aggregates fleet*.
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  • Bird islands created out of surplus from CEMEX cement plant
    June 23, 2017
    Three new islands have been created for wetland and wading birds out of the ash surplus from nearby South Ferriby cement plant, close to the Humber. It is hoped that over 5000 birds will enjoy the moonscape-like surface of the small, but perfectly formed islands.
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  • In National Bike Week new CEMEX low entry cab trucks take to the road
    June 16, 2017
    In National Bike Week, two new CEMEX low entry cab tippers take to London roads, helping to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The low entry cab aggregate tippers will be part of the London fleet of 33 tippers transporting aggregates from quarries and wharves to readymix concrete plants and customers’ construction sites.
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  • Quarry Garden Wins Hat Trick of Awards including Best in Show at RHS Chatsworth
    June 7, 2017
    Members of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) are today celebrating a hat trick of successes for its Quarry Garden at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, wining 'Best in Show', a coveted Gold Medal and 'Best Construction' from esteemed RHS judges.
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  • On track, CEMEX creates one of its biggest rail crossing
    May 17, 2017
    The construction of one the biggest rail crossing by CEMEX Rail Solutions has just been completed and is awaiting installation outside Waterloo station in London, the busiest station in Britain. Constructed on behalf of Progress Rail, suppliers of rail parts, for Network Rail, the multiple crossing consists of 10 sets of switches through the 1800 metres of rail track.
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  • Swift Tower, new home erected at CEMEX asphalt plant
    May 10, 2017
    A new home for swifts, a swift tower, has been erected at CEMEX’s busy asphalt plant in Hope Street, Manchester to encourage this charismatic bird to come and nest. Over the coming weeks, swifts will be returning to our towns and cities and are a quintessential sign of the British summer.
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  • Mental health, top of the agenda in CEMEX’s new Health Essentials
    May 3, 2017
    It’s estimated that in the construction industry 400,000 days are being lost annually to work-related stress, anxiety and depression and in CEMEX this relates to around 15% of all absences. Mental health is a topic very much in the news at the moment and is one of the 12 topics in CEMEX’s new Health Essentials*.
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