Cemex has announced proposals to close one of its cement manufacturing plants in Barrington, Cambridgeshire, which could result in the loss of 87 jobs, according to reports from Contract Journal.
The proposed move is part of a plan to rationalise the company’s manufacturing in the UK by transferring part of Barrington’s production to plants at Rugby in Warwickshire and South Ferriby in North Lincolnshire.
Cement manufacturing at Barrington involves feeding wet raw materials, mainly limestone and clay, into the cement kiln. Cemex said this traditional process requires more energy to manufacture the product than the process used at its other two plants.
If the plant does close, Barrington could be turned into a depot used to service customers in East Anglia, which would sustain 10 jobs at the plant.
Source: Contract Journal, UK