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News » UK » New member for Mineral Products Association » published 27 Jun 2012

New member for Mineral Products Association

The British Association of Reinforcement (BAR) membership has voted to affiliate with the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

BAR is the trade association for the UK’s reinforcement industry.  It includes all major UK reinforcement fabricators and mills. Its membership covers 100% of UK reinforcing steel production and more than 75% of UK reinforcement fabrication.

Chairman Graham Mackenzie welcomed the decision: “I am delighted that we have taken this important step in affiliating the UK reinforcement representational body with other concrete organisations. BAR has a good history of representing the reinforcement sector, but the challenges in front of all of us are considerable. There is more need than ever for us to work with like-minded materials and product interest organisations.”

MPA chief executive Nigel Jackson added: “We are delighted with this very positive move by the BAR members and warmly welcome them into the MPA family. They will bring a large and valuable product into our organisation. This move represents another significant step in the evolution of the trade representation of the industry from a number of fragmented organisations into a genuinely sectoral body that promotes and protects all its members’ interests and enables more effective and influential dialogue with government and other key stakeholders.”



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This article was published on 27 Jun 2012 (last updated on 27 Jun 2012).

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