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Tarmac acquires full ownership of ScotAsh

Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced the acquisition of Scottish Power’s 50 per cent share of the ScotAsh Limited joint venture, a market leader in sustainable construction products.

Tarmac becomes first national partner of Solutions for the Planet

The Solutions for the Planet programme will be extending its reach to thousands more pupils across the UK, with support from its first national partner, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. The partnership will encourage children to come up with ‘Big Ideas’ as part of an award-winning sustainability and enterprise initiative for schools.

Tarmac celebrates opening of new rail depot

Tarmac celebrates opening of new rail depot

A new Tarmac rail depot contained within Freightliner’s existing Garston complex, which will take around 10,000 trucks off the roads every year, has been officially opened by the Mayor for Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram and local MP for Garston and Halewood, Maria Eagle.

Tarmac in the running for prestigious  industry awards

Tarmac in the running for prestigious industry awards

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is celebrating being shortlisted in three categories for a major national awards scheme.

Martin Riley becomes new MPA chairman

Martin Riley becomes new MPA chairman

Martin Riley, Senior Vice President, Tarmac, has been appointed MPA Chairman for the next two years, succeeding Simon Vivian of the Breedon Group.

Tarmac employee achieves UK first with MPQC qualification

Tarmac employee achieves UK first with MPQC qualification

An assistant quarry manager at Tarmac’s Wensley quarry in North Yorkshire has become the first person in the country to achieve the MPQC Level 4 Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management in Mineral Products Operations.

Tarmac launches Topscape product range

Tarmac launches Topscape product range

Tarmac’s Building Products business has announced the a new product line – Topscape – aimed at combining and enhancing its offer to customers in the commercial landscaping market.

Tarmac focuses on skills at MPA 2017 conference

Tarmac focuses on skills at MPA 2017 conference

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, was headline sponsor at the MPA’s annual conference and AGM for 2017, which took place on 7 June at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, in the heart of Westminster.

Tarmac funds St Albans community project

Tarmac funds St Albans community project

Tarmac has donated £30,000 to the St Albans Museum and Gallery Trust, to build a windowed walkway, called a glazed link, on the west side of the building.

Tarmac supports May Bank Holiday quarry safety campaign

Tarmac supports May Bank Holiday quarry safety campaign

With the warmer weather approaching in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend, Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) annual ‘Stay Safe’ campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes

Tarmac’s Bestwood Quarry becomes first site to receive PRIME status

Tarmac’s Bestwood Quarry becomes first site to receive PRIME status

The team at Tarmac’s Bestwood Quarry, in Nottinghamshire is celebrating after becoming the first site to be awarded PRIME (Professional Recognition In Mineral Extractives) site status by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), for its commitment to workforce engagement, training, and continuous professional development.

Tarmac acquires JB Riney

Tarmac acquires JB Riney

Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and construction solutions business, has announced the acquisition of civil engineering and highways maintenance contractor, JB Riney

Innovative new ‘milk round’ revolutionising lime deliveries

Innovative new ‘milk round’ revolutionising lime deliveries

The industry’s first small scale liquid lime delivery vehicle has been unveiled by Tarmac, and has already started making deliveries of Tarmac’s Kalic and Kalic HS milk of lime to sites across the UK in a route affectionately dubbed the ‘milk round’.

Tarmac supports employee in laying the road to success

Tarmac supports employee in laying the road to success

Congratulations to Richard Denman Jnr, who has become the first Tarmac employee to achieve the Minerals Products Qualification Council (MPQC) Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Roadbuilding and Construction).

Tarmac adds to largest UK fleet of moving floor trailers

Tarmac adds to largest UK fleet of moving floor trailers

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has added 40brand new trailers to its line-up of moving floor trailers as part of its commitment to continuously improving the safety of its fleet of HGVs.

Tarmac supports Easter quarry safety campaign

Tarmac supports Easter quarry safety campaign

With the Easter holidays underway and warmer weather approaching, Tarmac is supporting the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) annual ‘Stay Safe’ campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of quarry safety, and the danger of swimming in quarry lakes

Tarmac secures Rutland highways contract extension

Tarmac secures Rutland highways contract extension

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has been awarded an extension on its £3.5m per year highways maintenance contract with Rutland County Council.

AIA publishes annual ALARM survey

AIA publishes annual ALARM survey

The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) - a partnership between the Mineral Products Association and Eurobitume UK - has published its annual independent survey of local authority highways departments.

Panshanger Park partnership recognised at High Sherriff Awards

Panshanger Park partnership recognised at High Sherriff Awards

Tarmac, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the Herts Natural History Society have won a prestigious Hertfordshire High Sherriff Award for their successful work at Panshanger Park, receiving the ‘Highly Commended Award for a Voluntary-Private Sector Partnership’.

Tarmac's Aberthaw plant shares best practice with CIWM members

Tarmac's Aberthaw plant shares best practice with CIWM members

Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement plant has played host to over 16 members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) as part of a workshop to share best practice in developing and maintaining good community relations.

SHROPSHIRE STUDENTS LEARN FROM BAYSTON HILL

SHROPSHIRE STUDENTS LEARN FROM BAYSTON HILL

Employees at Tarmac’s Bayston Hill quarry have been working with Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT), to provide civil engineering students with an insight into the opportunities available and skills needed in the industry.

City living: intelligent screed solutions

City living: intelligent screed solutions

Galliard Homes’ Baltimore Tower is an exclusive 45-storey residential development in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf. With its striking design offering coveted high-rise homes in one of the city’s most fast-paced districts, it has helped to redefine the financial district – having made use of Tarmac’s intelligent screed solutions during its construction.

Tarmac stars in new road safety film

Tarmac stars in new road safety film

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has starred in a new programme created by ITN productions to promote road safety in the construction industry.

SOUTH WALES RAIL FACILITY TO REDUCE TRUCK MOVEMENTS BY 25 per cent

SOUTH WALES RAIL FACILITY TO REDUCE TRUCK MOVEMENTS BY 25 per cent

Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant has opened a rail facility which will ensure that 2,500 truck movements will be removed from the road each year as the company delivers on its pledge to support sustainable delivery of materials, and cut transport CO2.

Tarmac building careers in construction for graduates

Tarmac building careers in construction for graduates

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has reaffirmed its commitment to skills development by welcoming 37 university leavers to its nationwide graduate scheme.

Tarmac talk career development at Skills Show 2016

Tarmac talk career development at Skills Show 2016

Tarmac, UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is showcasing their career opportunities at the 2016 Skills Show hosted at the NEC in Birmingham.

Tarmac awards national rail offloading contract

Tarmac awards national rail offloading contract

Tarmac has awarded a new strategic national rail off-loading contract to specialist company Rail Freight Services for grab off-loading of materials arriving at sites across the country.

Tarmac boosts aerated blocks capabilities at Linford

Tarmac boosts aerated blocks capabilities at Linford

Tarmac's Building Products division has announced that it is to boost manufacturing of Durox aerated blocks by re-opening the second of its two existing factories at Linford, Essex.

Tarmac demonstrates sustainability performance with 2015  report launch

Tarmac demonstrates sustainability performance with 2015 report launch

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched its 2015 Sustainability Report, highlighting the significant progress that the business is making against its sustainability framework commitments and targets.

Collaboration key for new bridge project in Sunderland

Collaboration key for new bridge project in Sunderland

Tarmac has led a 26-hour continuous pouring operation to help complete work on Sunderland’s new bridge across the River Wear. The company supplied more than 200 loads of concrete to the pour that recently took place.

Tarmac boosts rail capability from Mountsorrel

Tarmac boosts rail capability from Mountsorrel

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has boosted its capability to deliver aggregates by rail from its Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire with the arrival of a new fleet of state-of-the-art rail wagons.

Hindlow Quarry goes back in time

Hindlow Quarry goes back in time

Tarmac’s Hindlow quarry near Buxton has received some artistic attention, after becoming the showcase for a 75 metre long piece of land art produced by contemporary artist Eddy Dreadnought.

Tarmac employee named Apprentice of the Year

Tarmac employee named Apprentice of the Year

George Cooper, an electrical apprentice based at Tarmac’s West Thurrock site in Essex, has been named Apprentice of the Year by Mid Kent college after completing an NVQ level 2 in engineering operations.

A mammoth discovery at Clifton

A mammoth discovery at Clifton

A woolly mammoth tusk discovered at Tarmac’s Clifton quarry in Worcestershire, is about to go on display at a local museum.

Geography students gain insight into quarrying industry

Geography students gain insight into quarrying industry

Tarmac’s Tunstead site in Buxton recently hosted its largest school visit to date, when over 100 students from Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School in Grantham, Lincolnshire, came to visit its operations.

Local schoolgirl wins chance to demolish chimney

Local schoolgirl wins chance to demolish chimney

On 18th September, Tarmac will be demolishing their iconic 200 foot chimney at Westbury, having picked the winner from a drawing competition which was launched in April.

Tarmac and Amey set new benchmark for surfacing north of the border

Tarmac and Amey set new benchmark for surfacing north of the border

A highways surfacing project on the M9 has set a new benchmark for laying output in Scotland and demonstrated how to boost productivity, cut timescales and minimise disruption to road users. The project on the M9 between Junctions 6 and 7 of the northbound carriageway saw Tarmac and Amey lay 2,460 tonnes of asphalt in just 29 hours – a significant time saving compared to similar scale road schemes usually delivered within a 48-hour working window.

Tarmac help clean up local school

Tarmac help clean up local school

Volunteers from Tarmac’s contracting team based in Bellshill have donated their time at Wester Overton Primary School in Strathaven, to help improve the school’s playground.

Tarmac Remember Employees Who Served At The Somme

Tarmac Remember Employees Who Served At The Somme

Apprentices at Tarmac’s Tunstead site near Buxton have proudly unveiled a poppy made in memory of 15 men who worked at the Buxton Lime Firms and served at the Battle of the Somme, to mark its centenary.

Tarmac backing conservation in Peak District

Tarmac backing conservation in Peak District

Tarmac is stepping up to provide much needed funding to help the Peak District National Park employ a new member of staff to support its conservation volunteering programme. This donation will see Tarmac commiting £20,000 each year for the next five years and is directly providing the money and volunteer hours needed to care for and protect the very special landscape of the UK’s first National Park.

Dannika makes her mark

Dannika makes her mark

Dannika Bannon is a prime example of the career development opportunities that exist within the quarrying and construction sectors. With the support and encouragement of Tarmac, her hard work and commitment has been rewarded. Having begun her career in the Logistics team, she is now the Quarry Manager for both Bestwood and Calverton quarries in Nottinghamshire.

Tarmac welcomes Taylor Bennett Foundation trainees to HQ

Tarmac welcomes Taylor Bennett Foundation trainees to HQ

Tarmac has teamed up with the Taylor Bennett Foundation to host a visit from a group of six trainees to its headquarters in Solihull. The graduates spent the day with Tarmac’s Communications and Corporate Affairs team learning about the business, gaining insight into work the team does and their individual career paths.

Tarmac hosts CBI roundtable on future of infrastructure

Tarmac hosts CBI roundtable on future of infrastructure

Senior business leaders from companies including Atkins, Interserve, Carillion and housing associations came together at Tarmac’s Portland House headquarters when it hosted a roundtable with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) West Midlands and Oxfordshire.

Birtley Volunteers

Birtley Volunteers

As part of Tarmac’s employee volunteering scheme, staff from the company’s regional office in Birtley spent a day improving the outside area for local children’s charity Heel & Toe.

CELEBRATING TALENTED TRAINEES

CELEBRATING TALENTED TRAINEES

Two Tarmac trainees have been recognised for their expertise by industry experts at the prestigious Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales Annual Dinner.

Iip Gold Award

Iip Gold Award

Tarmac’s Contracting division has retained the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) Gold Award in recognition of its approach to people development and the way the business communicates to employees on how they can support the company’s strategy and ongoing success.

Tarmac launches new driver academy

Tarmac launches new driver academy

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has launched a new large goods vehicle (LGV) Driver Training Academy- taking a fresh approach to recruitment to build on its existing 2,500 driver fleet.

Collaboration key as BIM Level 2 mandate comes into force

Collaboration key as BIM Level 2 mandate comes into force

By Mark Joel, Managing Director, Tarmac’s Building Products division. The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 mandate that came into effect from 4 April 2016, represents a key milestone for collaboration in the UK construction industry.

Tarmac supports architectural excellence with RIBA Awards 2016

Tarmac supports architectural excellence with RIBA Awards 2016

As the RIBA Awards 2016 begin to be announced from 14 April, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has confirmed that it is continuing its sponsorship of the RIBA Project Architect of the Year award in 2016.

Tarmac and Max Bögl launch JV to deliver new slab track system for UK high-speed rail

Tarmac and Max Bögl launch JV to deliver new slab track system for UK high-speed rail

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has formed a joint venture with Max Bögl, the largest privately-owned infrastructure engineering company in Germany, to deliver a new slab track system specifically for high speed rail applications in the UK.The JV draws upon Tarmac’s expertise and manufacturing capability for the UK rail industry and combines this with Max Bögl’s extensive experience of working on high speed projects.

Walsall apprentice builds on success at Tarmac

Walsall apprentice builds on success at Tarmac

Guy Tooth, a 23 year old apprentice from Walsall has secured a permanent job with Tarmac, the construction solutions company delivering the highways repair and maintenance contract for Walsall Council

Tarmac collaborates to achieve BS11000 Certification

Tarmac collaborates to achieve BS11000 Certification

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has long advocated the benefits of closer collaboration with clients and across the supply chain. Now this approach has been officially recognised with the award of the prestigious BS11000 standard for collaborative business relationships - granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI) - to its Contracting division.

ALARM Survey 2016: A ‘perfect storm’ of challenges

ALARM Survey 2016: A ‘perfect storm’ of challenges

The findings from this year’s ALARM Survey provide another timely reminder of the ‘perfect storm’ of funding, traffic and resource challenges facing councils when maintaining local roads in England and Wales.

Tarmac welcomes four new apprentices in Knowsley

Tarmac welcomes four new apprentices in Knowsley

Four young people from Knowsley have started their apprenticeships with Tarmac. The Operations Apprentices who live in Huyton, Kirkby and Prescot are aged 19-21. They will be based at the Knowsley Borough Council’s Stretton Way depot in Huyton and will work as part of the Tarmac team delivering highways surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing as well as footway and carriageway repairs across Knowsley.

A new era for Knowsley’s roads as Tarmac maintenance contract begins

A new era for Knowsley’s roads as Tarmac maintenance contract begins

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has begun its five-year highways maintenance contract with Knowsley Council to deliver surfacing, bridge and structures maintenance, gully cleansing, and footway and carriageway repairs.

Tarmac launches apprenticeships recruitment drive with national pledge

Tarmac launches apprenticeships recruitment drive with national pledge

Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March), Tarmac - the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company - has announced the creation of up to 50 new apprenticeships for 2016, including nine higher apprentices.

Wildlife Trust grants ‘Wildlife Site’ status to Tarmac’s restored Eardington quarry

Wildlife Trust grants ‘Wildlife Site’ status to Tarmac’s restored Eardington quarry

A former Tarmac quarry has undergone major restoration to become a popular local nature site. Eardington Nature Reserve, which was previously an active sand and gravel quarry in Shropshire, is celebrating after it has been officially recognised as a Local Wildlife Site after gaining ‘Wildlife Site’ status by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Forest School Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Forest School Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Panshanger Park Forest School at Tarmac’s Panshanger Park has celebrated its one-year anniversary with a visit from local MP and leaders from Tarmac and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Tarmac supports UK-GBC members joining forces to deliver designed building performance

Tarmac supports UK-GBC members joining forces to deliver designed building performance

UK-GBC is launching a new piece of work that will explore industry approaches, tools and behaviours to ensure that the non-domestic buildings we design, construct and operate perform in a robust and reliable way. The project, which is supported by Tarmac, will focus on energy performance and wider building performance in health, wellbeing and productivity terms.

Tarmac bring some festive cheer with new livery

Tarmac bring some festive cheer with new livery

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions provider, is spreading some festive cheer across the UK with its bespoke Christmas livery.

Open Energi and Tarmac sign landmark smart energy partnership

Open Energi and Tarmac sign landmark smart energy partnership

Open Energi has announced a landmark partnership with Tarmac. The agreement will help to harness flexible energy demand from their equipment which Open Energi then aggregate to unlock new capacity on the National Grid.

Harden Quarry

Harden Quarry

We can confirm with great sadness that our colleague, Adam Donaldson, who was working for a contractor, lost his life at Harden Quarry in Northumberland yesterday morning (7 October). Our thoughts are with Adam’s family, friends and colleagues. We are cooperating fully with the authorities and supporting the Health and Safety Executive with their investigations.

Tarmac supports SUMMER FUN FOR VALE CHILDREN

Tarmac supports SUMMER FUN FOR VALE CHILDREN

Tarmac arranged a fun day out for 59 children and volunteers from the Vale Parent/Child Homework Club as part of the community partnership at Aberthaw Cement Plant.

Scotland’s first as Midlothian adopts lower-temp asphalt

Scotland’s first as Midlothian adopts lower-temp asphalt

Midlothian Council is leading the way by becoming the first authority in Scotland to use an innovative lower temperature asphalt, UltiLow, to build a series of link roads around its state-of-the-art waste treatment facilities for Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Tarmac dives in and donates discoveries

Tarmac dives in and donates discoveries

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum near Chichester has received a welcome donation from Tarmac after the company’s marine business discovered parts from a WWII German dive bomber involved in the Battle of Britain.

Tarmac gets in gear to highlight cycle safety

Tarmac gets in gear to highlight cycle safety

Pupils at Knighton Primary School Powys enjoyed an interactive lesson in cycle safety as part of a joint initiative between the school and constructions solutions company Tarmac.

Tarmac leads responsible sourcing excellence

Tarmac leads responsible sourcing excellence

In an industry first for the sector, Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has announced that its Cement and Lime business has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating under BES 6001.

Tarmac first to trial new safermixer design in  UK

Tarmac first to trial new safermixer design in UK

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has underlined its commitment to improving vulnerable road user safety by becoming the first company in the UK to trial a new Econic concrete mixer.

UK CONSTRUCTION LEADER TARMAC RELAUNCHES UNDER CRH OWNERSHIP

UK CONSTRUCTION LEADER TARMAC RELAUNCHES UNDER CRH OWNERSHIP

Two iconic British construction brands, Tarmac and Blue Circle have today come together to form Tarmac, the UK leader in building materials and sustainable construction solutions, under the new ownership of CRH plc.

TARMAC HELPS BUILD NEW WATCH HUT

TARMAC HELPS BUILD NEW WATCH HUT

A new wildlife watching hut was unveiled last weekend during an open day held at Farndon Willow Holt Nature Reserve.

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