Many livestock farmers in Wales have been hit hard by the well documented farming crisis, and are therefore investigating alternative uses for their land.
S. Grundon (Services) have helped a class at Alder Bridge School near Reading with an unusual building project.
BLUE Circle Industries have welcomed a new £3.1 billion cash bid from Lafarge following last year's failed hostile takeover attempt.
"HANSON plc have acquired Davon Inc, the largest aggregates and ready-mixed concrete producers in southern Ohio, for US$99.8 million (£68 million) in cash.
1 January 2001 saw the demise of the once ubiquitous Redland name as Lafarge Redland Aggregates Ltd began trading as Lafarge Aggregates Ltd.
RMC Group have sold their UK lime business, RMC Industrial Minerals, to the Lhoist Group of Belgium. Completion took place on 14 December 2000.
SAMSA, the Silica and Moulding Sands Association, has joined forces with the Quarry Products Association.
A RECENT market survey of all known sand and gravel pits and crushed rock quarries in Northern Ireland has confirmed CRH's position as the largest aggregates company.
THE Northern Ireland Assembly has unanimously opposed the introduction of the proposed aggregates tax, which, it is understood, could threaten over 4,000 quarrying jobs in the province.
CATERPILLAR dealers Finning have made a significant move into the plant hire sector with the acquisition of Hewden Stuart for £322 million in cash.