THE Quarry Products Association has called on the Council for the Protection of Rural England to stop its scaremongering and adopt a more consensual approach to mineral planning.
"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.
The Scottish Coal Company have purchased the share capital of Miller Mining (UK) Ltd from the Miller Group.
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.
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.