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Runaway train goes down the tracks at Clitheroe

A loaded cement wagon from the Hanson cement works in Clitheroe, Lancashire escaped from a siding and continued to run away down the line towards Horrocksford Junction, where it connects to the main railway line. The wagon broke through the gates at the exit from the cement works, went over …

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Breedon snaps up slice of Cemex UK operations

Construction company Breedon has bought a slice of  the aggregate operations of global materials giant Cemex for £155m cash and liabilities of £23m. The sale consists of 49 ready-mix plants, 28 aggregate quarries, four depots, one cement terminal, 14 asphalt plants, and four concrete products operations, grouped across six divisions …

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CEMEX upgrades facilities at Salford to improve rail depot capability

Global building materials solutions supplier CEMEX has invested over £300,000 into its Salford railhead, upgrading its track and storage bays to improve safety and allow delivery of hardstone into the site. This important work forms part of a strategic programme to upgrade all of the track at CEMEX sites across …

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What merchants can learn from iconic brands

Patrick Edwards

Tarmac Cement’s Patrick Edwards looks at brand longevity and what merchants can learn from it. As one of the building industry’s most iconic brands, Tarmac’s Blue Circle cement product brand has demonstrated lasting appeal over the last 100 years. As the brand continues to evolve in a connected world where …

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Cookstown cement plant celebrates 50 years of production

Lafarge Cement Ireland is celebrating 50 years of clinker and cement manufacturing at its Cookstown Plant. Launched in 1968, the plant is now responsible for producing a substantial volume of cement each year, employing almost 100 staff both in Cookstown and at the business’ cement terminal in Belfast. As well …

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