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Tarmac wins £8m Surrey resurfacing deal

01/09/2011

Tarmac National Contracting has been awarded an £8m highways contract with Surrey County Council to deliver up to 30 maintenance schemes.

Tarmac alternative is made from plant seeds

07/06/2012

A new surfacing alternative to tarmac has been launched made with plant seeds used to treat constipation.

Tarmac tackles rising cost of bitumen

17/10/2012

Tarmac is launching a new highways division to help cut the cost of resurfacing roads for contractors and clients.

Worker killed operating tarmac cutter

29/04/2013

A Portishead plant hire company has been fined £100,000 after a worker was killed while operating a tarmac cutter in Box, Wiltshire.

CRH completes takeover of Lafarge Tarmac

03/08/2015

CRH has completed a deal which sees two British construction brands, Tarmac and Blue Circle come together to form Tarmac.

Tarmac trials new concrete mixer

10/08/2015

Tarmac has become the first company in the UK to trial a new Econic concrete mixer – a vehicle designed with road user safety in mind.

Tarmac unveils new £6.6m asphalt plant

21/09/2015

Tarmac has unveiled a £6.6 million asphalt plant inside the M25 at Harper Lane, Hertfordshire.

Midlothian Council adopts lower-temperature asphalt

22/09/2015

A local authority in Scotland is the first to adopt lower-temperature asphalt.

Tarmac earns Nottinghamshire contract extension

28/09/2015

Tarmac has been awarded a two-year extension on its highways maintenance contract with Nottinghamshire County Council.

Largest graduate intake for Tarmac

28/10/2015

Tarmac has started the recruitment process for its largest graduate intake to date with 37 university leavers set to join its nationwide programme next year.

Tarmac wins £3m A12/A14 improvements contract

02/11/2015

Tarmac has been awarded a £3 million contract to carry out improvements on the A12 and A14 in Essex and Suffolk.

Tarmac wins £30m Knowsley highways contract

10/11/2015

Tarmac has been awarded a five-year £30 million highways maintenance contract with Knowsley Council.

Tarmac launches recruitment campaign

02/02/2016

Tarmac is encouraging more people to consider a career in construction through the launch of a new recruitment campaign.

New apprenticeships recruitment drive from Tarmac

15/03/2016

Tarmac has announced the creation of up to 50 new apprenticeships for 2016 to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week which is taking place from 14-18 March.

More than 1,100 tonnes of tarmac laid in one night

31/05/2016

A record amount of tarmac has been laid in a single night – more than 1,100 tonnes – by contractors working on behalf of Highways England.

Tarmac and Amey set new asphalt laying record in Scotland

14/07/2016

Tarmac and Amey have set a new record for laying asphalt in Scotland after delivering almost 2,500 tonnes in under 30 hours on a section of the M9.

Tarmac acquires 11 new readymix plants

01/08/2016

Tarmac has acquired 11 readymix concrete sites from Breedon Aggregates and Hope Construction Materials.

Tarmac launches safety innovation

22/08/2016

National Road Planing (NRP), Tarmac’s road planing contractor has developed a new lighting solution to highlight safety zones around planing machines.

Tarmac recognised by Considerate Constructors Scheme

04/10/2016

A partnership between Tarmac and Nottinghamshire County Council has become the first highways maintenance contract in the UK to achieve Ultra Site status with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Demand for asphalt starting to fall, research shows

14/11/2016

Demand for asphalt has begun to fall after two years of solid growth, according to research carried out by BDS Marketing.

Tarmac takes on 45 ex-Carillion staff to drive highways projects

01/03/2018

Tarmac has so far taken on 45 former employees of the failed construction and outsourcing giant Carillion, including two apprentices, and is encouraging others to apply for work.

Boosting productivity in a single pass

04/04/2018

The 20km-long Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NNDR) is nearing completion and leading materials group Tarmac is applying the finishing touches with some of the latest major additions to its fleet.

Mr Brown goes to...Tarmac

03/05/2018

Tarmac has bolstered its contracting senior management team with the appointment former Carillion MD of Andy Brown as director, Tarmac Infrstructure.

Highways England: Paving the way to smoother journeys

03/05/2018

Thanks to a new piece of kit, Highways England and its contractors are working hard to speed up resurfacing work on a major scheme.

Round table: The human touch

14/06/2018

The latest Highways round table, in partnership with Tarmac, sought the views of a group of new entrants and some of those seeking to be part of the solution, on the enduring question of how to make the sector a more attractive and better-understood proposition.

Tarmac secures £40m extension on Norfolk contract

05/07/2018

Tarmac has secured an extension to its major highways maintenance contract with Norfolk County Council worth up to £40m.

Long read: Planning for productivity and unlocking efficiencies

01/08/2018

Tarmac gives Highways an exclusive insight into how it unlocks efficiencies using planning, plant, software and data.

Tarmac electronic proof delivery

28/09/2018

Tarmac is rolling out a new digital system for tracking and recording deliveries to boost efficiency and enhance its customer service.

Preston Bypass: Taking the high-tech road

23/01/2019

Brian Kent, technical director at Tarmac – which built the country's first motorway, the Preston Bypass – looks at how things have changed in the road building sector - and will change in the future.

Preston Bypass: A trip down memory road

23/01/2019

John Baxter, who worked on the Preston bypass as a young civil engineer, speaks exclusively to Dominic Browne about the project and lifelong fellowships built on the road

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