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Rugby cement plant welcomes back visitors

Heritage Open Day

Members of the public invited to visit site for first time in three years for Heritage Open Day

CEMEX’s Rugby cement plant welcomed around 95 members of the general public to site last week as part of the Heritage Open Days event – an annual, national initiative to open various sites of historic interest across the country for members of the public to visit.

The visitors enjoyed a tour of the flagship cement manufacturing plant, alongside audio visual presentations on the history and development of cement making at the site. They also had the opportunity to travel to the top of the 120m-high preheater tower and enjoy stunning views across the Warwickshire countryside.

This was the first time since 2019 that the Rugby cement plant had been able to participate in the event, due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chiedza Mupfumira, social impact specialist for CEMEX UK, said: ‘It was a joy to throw open the doors again and welcome so many visitors to our plant for the Heritage Open Day.

‘The Rugby cement plant has been part of the local community since 1865, so people love having the opportunity to look around and see how this vital construction material is made. We hope those who attended on the day enjoyed their tour, and that we are able to host a similar event soon.’

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