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Quarries & Processing

Top awards for Blue

Equipment supplier Blue Scotland and its managing director Austin Carey were in the spotlight at the recent at the recent Powerscreen Global Conference in Miami, Florida.

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Top job at Tillicoultry

Tillicoultry Quarries is looking for a manager to lead its operations teams. The company supplies aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete throughout the central belt.

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Breedon is rock solid

Activity in Scotland contributed to one of the most productive years in the history of the Breedon Group and is likely to play a continuing major role in the year ahead.

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Quarry jobs open

Tillicoultry Quarries is to recruit a quarry manager for a sand and gravel site in East Lothian and applications close this week for an extractives adviser at Forest Enterprise Scotland.

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CMA probes swap deal

The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating the proposed deal between Breedon Group and Tarmac that would see one of Scotland’s best-known quarries change hands. Comments deadline is next week.

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Patersons in shovel switch

Patersons Quarries, a long-time user of Volvo dumptrucks, has now added its first loading shovel from the manufacturer in a move that signalled a break with its usual loader supplier.

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Leiths wants quarry boss

Leiths (Scotland) has started the search for an executive to look after 14 quarries. The planning and development manager will take responsibility for estate management including planning, licensing and permitting matters.

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Bell rings twice at Skene

A Scots customer has given its latest Bell dumptruck an unequivocal thumbs-up: “It’s a cracking machine that we’ve used every day since delivery without a hitch.” It has joined a seven-year-old vehicle from the same stable.

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RJT goes to mass

Borders contractor RJT Excavations Ltd has taken delivery of another Volvo excavator, this time to service a long-term crushing contract. It's equipped with mass excavation rig.

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Doosan trio for Miller

Aberdeenshire’s Miller Plant has added a further three Doosan machines. Two have been earmarked for its quarry and contract crushing and screening operations with the third joining the hire fleet.

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