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  • Sustainability focus for NRMCA conferenceSustainability is to be the focus of the US-based National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's (NRMCA) international conference in 2011. The organisation has called for papers to be submitted for the... 07 October 2010
  • UNPG launches carbon calculatorFrance-based National Union of Aggregate Producers (UNPG) has developed a new tool to help its members assess their CO2 emissions. The calculator allows the operator to identify emissions at every... 07 October 2010
  • New French union formedFrance-based independent quarry operators group Carrières Indépendantes du Grand Ouest (CIGO) has formalised its organisation to become a professional union. The group has said that the move has been... 06 October 2010
  • Biodiversity recognition for VicatFrance's aggregates association Unicem has presented a special award to Vicat for its commitment to biodiversity. It was the company's efforst at its Saint-Jean-le-Vieux in Ain which helped Vicat... 21 September 2010
  • UEPG heralds sustainable industryAggregate production by UEPG member countries reached a new high of 3.54billion tonnes in 2008 but the industry is more sustainable than ever before, according to the association. In his opening... 21 September 2010
  • French aggregate demand risesFrance's quarrying industry association has reported that aggregate production in the country rose 25% to 27.6million tonnes in June, compared to the previous month. 15 September 2010
  • BAA wins aggregate tax battleThe British Aggregates Association (BAA) has announced that it has won the case against the exemption or derogation from the Aggregates Levy in Northern Ireland in the EU General Court. The Court... 10 September 2010
  • Belgian concrete profits stagnateBelgium's concrete federation has reported that concrete volumes rose by 10% during the first half of the year, however most companies in the sector do not expect to see an increase in turnover this... 09 September 2010
  • Austrian aggregate growthAustria's stone and ceramic association - Geschäftsführer des Fachverbandes Steine-Keramik has reported a rise in turnover in the industry during the first half of the year. The organisation has... 26 August 2010
  • Concrete Society appoints new presidentDavid Ball has been appointed by the UK-based Concrete Society as its new president after being a director of the organisation for the last five years. Ball takes on the presidency from Professor... 10 August 2010
  • MPA launches new safety toolThe UK's Mineral Products Association (MPA) used this week's Hillhead exhibition in Derbyshire, UK as a platform to launch its new tool to help the industry improve safety. The 'Safer by Association'... 25 June 2010
  • BAA renews levy campaignFollowing the change of government in the UK, the British Aggregates Association (BAA) has renewed its campaign to have the country's Aggregates Levy scrapped. The organisation has written to... 14 June 2010
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