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The Competition Commission ruling on the proposed Lafarge-Tarmac merger may result in a new player breaking into the traditional 'big five' of the UK aggregates market.
A host of new machines have been launched this year, ahead of hotly-anticipated Hillhead exhibition. Phil Bishops picks out the best of the bunch.
The first quarter of 2012 has seen a substantial reduction in sales of aggregates, ready mixed concrete and asphalt, according to new figures from the Mineral Products Association.
Aggregates giant Cemex has been playing a leading role in improving safety awareness among cyclists " by showing them exactly how (in)visible they are from a truck driver's cab.
New technology is helping Aggregate Industries prevent conditions like vibration white finger, a long-time problem for workers in the quarrying and mining sectors.