Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tarmac confirms precast plant closure; 100 jobs lost

Tarmac has confirmed that it is to close its precast concrete plant in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, with the loss of 100 jobs.

The GMB union had hoped to avert the closure, which was originally mooted in July last year, but negotiations failed to find a solution and all work will now be consolidated at the Tallington site in Lincolnshire.

Martin Allen, GMB organiser who represents GMB members at the plant said: "Tarmac in Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, announced in July 2008 that the concrete plant would be closing on 31 December 2008. Working together we managed to extend that but unfortunately it has been confirmed today [12 February 2009] that the site will close on 27 March 2009 with the loss of over 100 jobs."


Tarmac confirms precast plant closure; 100 jobs lost


Nigel Claxton, Precast Director at Tarmac said: "I can confirm that we have taken the decision to close our Kirkby precast concrete plant. Unfortunately, this means that the people currently employed there will be made redundant.

"Production will transfer from Kirkby to our site at Tallington in Lincolnshire, where we have made a significant investment in new manufacturing equipment .This will enable us to continue to offer a wide range of precast products to the market, and respond to customer demand now, and as the market recovers."

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